Alert Center


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Modify an Alert Item or Category

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Instructions

  1. Log in to the admin side of your website.
  2. Go to Modules > Content > Alert Center.
  3. Choose a category.
  4. Find the alert you wish to modify. There are two ways to modify the alert:
  5. Quick Edit
    1. Click on the title of the alert to enter Quick Edit mode
    2. Change the title, description, alert start/end date, and/or Alert Bar.
    3. Click Save Changes
  6. Full Edit
    1. Hover over the event you wish to edit and click Full Edit.
    2. There are two required fields, Title and Brief Description. The rest of the fields are optional.
      • Title – Place the title of the alert in this field.
      • Brief Description – Type a brief description of the alert in this field.  You are limited to 250 characters
      • Full Description – Type the Full Description of the alert in this field.
      • Alert Bar – You can decide whether you want the alert to display in the Alert Bar on no pages, all pages, or only the Home Page.
    3. If you select Show Additional Details at the bottom, the following will be available as options (See Fig. 2-2):
      • Upload Image(s) – Add related photos the alert.
      • “Read On…” Text – Determine how the link will be displayed if there is a Full Description.
      • Link(s) – Add related links regarding this alert. You can click the plus-sign to the right of the Display Text to add additional links.
      • Alert Starts – When the alert will display on the front-end of the website.
      • Alert Ends – When the alert will end on the front-end of the website.
    4. Cancel – Will delete what you have done
    5. Save Changes – Will save any changes you have made to the file
    6. Saving or Canceling will bring you to the previous screen
    7. Select Save & Publish. Authors select Save & Submit.

 

Editing Through Live Edit

  1. Log in to the admin side of your website.
  2. Go to the front of your website by clicking the Home icon > View Home Page. Then click on Emergency Alert Banner.
  3. You can also get to the Emergency Alerts by clicking modules and clicking the Modules > Live Edit > Alert Center. Either way takes you to the live edit side of Alert Center.
  4. Hover over the alert you’d like to edit and click on the KAM icon that appears.
  5. When the pop-up appears you can select Copy Link, New Item, Add Update, Unpublish, or Archive (Fig. 5-4).
    1. Copy Link – Copies the link to the Alert
    2. New Item – Allows you to add a New Alert
    3. Add Update - Allows you to update the current item
    4. Unpublish – Removes the alert
    5. Archive – Archives the alert
  6. If you select Add Update you can fill in additional information regarding the alert
  7. Select Save to publish the update or Save and Send to publish and notify subscribers of the change.
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