Create news - external

There are two different types of news items you can create for your site: internal news (from your own department) and external news (from another UVic website). In this example we will show how to create an external news item.

  1. Your site's News and Events are displayed in the side bar on the right under STAY INFORMED. Typically this sidebar appears on all of the pages in your site. Here you will see up to five current news items displayed. You'll note that external news items have an icon (style) beside them. This way users will know clicking on that news item will take them to an external website. To view all of the current news items you can click on More news.

    stay informed
  2. Clicking on More news brings you to the News & events index page. Each of the news items are listed along with a short description. You can also view your archived news and events on this page. Clicking on Read more will take you to the full news item.
    News index page
  3. You'll see in the Navigator on the left that the News folder is located in the Home folder for your site.  You will also see separate folders for current news and archive news, as well as RSS feeds and the index page.

    news folder expanded
  4. To create an external news item, click on Add Content.

    Click on add content
  5. Click on UVic Pages.

    select uvic pages
  6. Select News item.

    select news item
  7. You will see in the Placement Folder that the current folder is already selected.  Enter a Display Name for your news item. The display name will form part of the URL.

    enter display name
  8. Enter a News title in the field provided. The news title will appear at the top of the news item and in on the News index page.

    enter news title
  9. Enter a short title for your news item and include a short description. The short news title appears under News in your site's sidebar - under STAY INFORMED, and the short description will appear on the News index page.

    enter short title and short description
  10. Be sure to leave the long description blank.
  11. Enter the full URL for the external news item in the External link field provided.

    enter external URL link
  12. When you are finished creating your external news item, click on the ellipsis and then click on submit.

  13. You will see that your internal news item has been created successfully.

    external news item created successfully
  14. And it appears under the News tab in your site's sidebar. You will note that the external style (icon) has been added automatically.
    external news item displays in sidebar
  15. You'll also see the news item has been added to the current folder under news in your site.

    news item appears in current folder
  16. Now that your news item has been created, you are ready publish. You will need to publish the news item and the current-news-rss-feed.