News Flash


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Add a News Flash Item

Instructions

  1. Log in to the admin side of your website.
  2. Go to Modules > Content > News Flash.
  3. Find which category to add a News Flash item to.
  4. Select Choose an Action > Add Item
  5. Use the following information to complete the data fields.
  6. Display – Choose a Start Date and End Date from the date picker.
  7. Title – Enter the News Flash headline here.
  8. Lead In – A one or two sentence synopsis describing the News Flash item
  9. Full Text – The entire text of the News Flash may be placed here.
  10. Show Additional Details – Shows the rest of your options
    • “Read On…” Text – You can change what the Full Text link says.
    • Link – Put the actual link in the Web Address box and Change Display Text box.
    • Select the check box if you want the link to open in a new window.
      • If the link will open a page or document within your website, enter the relevant link. The forward slash must be included.
        Example (example only, not a valid link): http://www.civicplus.com/602/Public-Safety you would put just /602/Public-Safety.
      • If the link will open a new site, enter the entire web address.
        Example: http://www.yahoo.com
    • Show Archives – If you would like to show previous news items select, Yes.
  11. Select Options to complete Adding/Creating an item.
    1. Spell Check – Click to spell check the page.
    2. Cancel – Will delete what you’ve done
    3. Save – Will save the work as an unpublished draft
    4. Save & Submit – Will save the work as an unpublished draft and notify a publisher that it is ready for review (option is for Authors only)
    5. Save & Publish – Will save the work and publish it for viewing

 

Publish an Item

  1. Log in to the admin side of your website.
  2. Go to Modules > Modules > News Flash.
  3. Find the category the News Flash item to be published is in.
  4. Select Choose an Action > View List.
  5. Find the News Flash item to be published.
  6. Choose from one of the following options:
  • Select Choose an Action > Publish.
  • Place a check mark in the box to the right of the Choose an Action dropdown list, then select Publish on the bottom.

Note: A category must be published and have at least one published News Flash item before it will show on the live side. If it still doesn’t show, check that it has been related to the proper page(s).

 

Unpublish an Item

  1. Log in to the admin side of your website.
  2. Go to Modules > Modules > News Flash.
  3. Find the category the News Flash item to be unpublished is in.
  4. Select Choose an Action > View List.
  5. Find the News Flash item to be unpublished.
  6. Select Choose an Action > Unpublish.
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