Articles are generally used for content that is updated more frequently and cross-referenced and categorized (such as news items or announcements). Articles may also be pulled together into an Article Block or Article List Page. After you create an article, use the Find Content shortcut to locate your article.
Note: you must enable the News and Articles bundle to use this feature.
- Go to the Shortcuts toolbar and select Add Content.
- Select Article from the list of options.
Enter Title and Body
- Title: the article, announcement or blog post’s title.
- Body: is the content area of the page. Use editing controls to style/format body content.
Enter Article Summary
Summaries are teasers, or short summaries of the article. They are displayed on the Article List pages, where articles are aggregated. You don’t have to create a summary but it is definitely a best practice; if there is no summary the system will show the first three lines of text of your article, which in some cases may be too long for an attractive display.
- Click Edit summary and enter a short summary of the article.
Upload an Image
- Click on the Images tab.
- Upload a Photo to your article. (See add images tutorial).
Tip: If you do not insert the image into the body, it is automatically inserted at the top of the article when saved.
- Upload an article Thumbnail: article thumbnails will display on list pages and in article blocks if you choose to show images when configuring the article list page or article block.
Categories are used to group articles into sets of content. You can think of categories as a way to create magazine style article issues.
- Click on the Categories tab.
- In the Categories field, enter a comma-separated list of words to describe your content. Categories are general topics for broad grouping of articles.
Note: As you begin typing a category, the field will auto-populate if the category already exists.
Tags are used to categorize and cross-reference content. You may use the tag to create a page of same-tagged articles, such as 'news', 'announcements' or 'current'.
- Click on the Tags tab.
- In the Tags field, enter a comma-separated list of words to describe your content. Tags describe the specific details of your article.
Note: As you begin typing a tag, the field will auto-populate if the tag already exists.
An article byline will allow you to display by whom the article is written.
- Click on the Byline tab.
- Enter the author's name in the Byline field. If the author has an existing person page on your site, the byline will be linked to that person page.
Note: Create the author's person page first, then the linking will happen automatically when you enter their name in the byline field.
You may add a URL to articles that are on another site. Visitors who try to view this article will be automatically redirected.
- Click on the External Link tab.
- Enter the URL in the External URL field.
Related: See the Include External Articles in News Feed tutorial for more information.
- Scroll down to the Authoring Information section.
- Authored by: this refers to the content creator and is not displayed on the article.
- Authored on: leave blank to use the time you first save the article. Customize or edit the date with the following format: 2016-01-25 17:56:18 -0700. The date format is YYYY-MM-DD and -0700 is the time zone offset from UTC.
- Date Display: show or hide article date by selecting from the drop-down menu.
- Click Save to save the article.
- Use Save and add another to save time during repetitive content creation. This will save your article and open a new Article content type.