Need to organize, archive or display news articles? Showing users your most recent news and allowing them to easily find older stories.
NOTE: This is a reusable content type widget, which means it is dependent upon content you've first created as a content type from the dashboard menu.
There are multiple ways to display newsroom widgets, which you can find by choosing Edit, going to the List Settings tab and selecting under List Template. The examples below show articles displayed as a list and as tiles:
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The Newsroom widget is a reusable content type. This means that all of the articles displayed with this widget have to first be created in the "Content" area on your dashboard. The follow steps will walk you through creating an article.
Drag articles widget from the right column onto the page. The entire newsroom library will appear.
Choose Edit and in the Content tab, select which articles you want to display.
Then, in the List Settings tab, choose how many articles to display, the order and the list template (how multiple articles display on a page).
Lastly, in the Single item settings tab, choose between 2 detail templates. This is how individual articles display once site visitors click on them.
The default behavior for the detail template is "Article", which allows you to use whatever image size you have added as is. The other option is the "Article Hero" template which includes a highlighted horizontal full-width hero image.
The newsroom widget allows optional text search and filtering at the top of the widget for a more simplified user experience.
Search and filter options give site visitors the ability to type in title, subhead or summary and select categories in order to pare down the list of news articles displayed by applicable criteria. To enable search and/or filtering, please do the following:
While editing the page, click Edit on the news article widget and select Filter at the bottom.
Select which options you would like to implement.
Save your changes.
Use the "External Source Article" option when displaying an article from another source. This will display the article as a place holder on your webpage but send users straight to the source when they click on it.
You can still choose to display an image as well under "Feature article options". When displaying an image with an external source, be sure to use the "External source article link" so the image is only displayed in the preview of the article. Choosing to add the URL to the article field will result in a full page width image with only the link displayed when user click on the article.