News

There are two News Content types: News and News - Cherry-Pick a KU News article.

News is local to your site but can be submitted to the KU News service from within the content type form.

News - Cherry-Pick a KU News article pulls news articles from news.ku.edu and displays them on your site.

Both types of News display topical information for your department in a format that's consistent university-wide.

Display Options

Both types of News can be tagged, allowing lists of news headlines that can be displayed on a page or in a block by using token code. See the full list of options.

  • List of headlines:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news]
  • List of headlines with summary:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/show_summary]
  • List of headlines filtered by keyword:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=tag]

NOTE: Both News content types are unavailable to Contributors.


News Examples:

News

News article


To create a new News article:

  1. Click Add content in the gray shortcut bar at the top of the admin console. Select News.
  2. Enter the fields described below.
  3. Publish the page.
  4. Use a token (noted above) to place your news headline on a page or block.

Fields:

  • Headline — The headline of the news article.
  • Date — This is the date that will appear with the news article.
  • Author — This does not appear with the article, but can be used for internal tracking.
  • External URLOPTIONAL: If you only want to link to an external news article enter the URL here.  When a person clicks on this news article, it will automatically direct them to the external site.
  • Article — Enter the content for your news article.
  • Keywords/tags — Enter the tag news or another word that can be used to filter news headlines by placing a token into a page or block.
  • Submit to KU news — Submitting your news article to the KU News team will give you the added bonus of improving the visibility of your news article. Editors in the Department of Public Affairs will review your article, making any necessary changes, and publish it on news.ku.edu. The article will also automatically show up on your site once they have published it, and it will be available for other sites to cherry pick. Public Affairs will contact you with any questions about the article.  
  • Location — This does not appear with the article, but can be used for internal tracking.
  • Strategic Initiatives — Check these boxes only if your news article directly relates to one of the strategic initiatives. This does not appear publicly.

News Content Type form

News content type

 

 

To create a new Cherry-Picked News article:

  1. Click Add content in the gray shortcut bar at the top of the admin console. Select News - Cherry Pick a KU News article.
  2. Highlight a news headline from the list that will appear.
  3. OPTION: Enter a new headline for the article
  4. Add a tag.
    NOTE: Use the word news as the default or enter another word to filter the news headline.
  5. Publish the page.
  6. Use a token (noted above) to place your news headline on a page or block.

Cherry-Picked News Content Type form

News content type

 

 

News Listings — in a page

You can display news headline listing on a page using token code.

  1. Create a General Content Page
  2. In the Body area, type in:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news]
  3. Save or publish the page.  

Options: There are several options you can use with news articles. 

  1. /items_per_page=10 — This will allow you to customize the number of news items you would like to appear per page. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/items_per_page=10]
  2. /show_summary — This will include the summary of the news article along with the news listing. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/show_summary]
  3. /show_full — This will include the full article along with the news listing. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/show_full]
  4. /nopager — This will disable the pager that appears at the bottom of the listing. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/nopager]

NOTE: you can use more than one option, Example code:
[view:news_articles_list=page=news/show_summary/nopager]


 

News Listings - in a block

A news listing can also be added to your department sidebar as a block. 

  1. Click Blocks in the gray shortcut admin toolbar
  2. Under Disabled, find  KU Departmental News
  3. Choose the Unit/dept sidebar area and arrange as needed.

You can also add a new block add insert the following code into the Block body:
[view:news_articles_list=page=news]

This method includes the following options:

  1. /no_read_more_link — Removes the "Read more" link at the end of the headline listing. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/no_read_more_link ]
  2. /read_more_text=some text — Renames the "Read more" link at the end of the article listing. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/read_more_text=See all news]
  3. /number_of_items=3 — Change the number of news items to be listed in the block. Example code:
    [view:news_articles_list=page=news/number_of_items=3]

NOTE: you can use more than one option, Example code:
[view:news_articles_list=page=news/number_of_items=5/read_more_text=See all news]


 

News Listings — Filtering by keywords

A news listing can also be filtered by keywords.  For example, if you type in the keyword "faculty" for all of your faculty news, you can then have a page that lists only faculty news.  This follows the same format replacing mykeyword with whatever you used:
[view:news_articles_list=page=mykeyword]

So if the keyword is "faculty", you would use:
[view:news_articles_list=page=faculty]

You can use the same options as listed above as well, eg:
[view:news_articles_list=page=faculty/show_summary]

NOTE: currently the system only allows listings by a single keyword.


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