Imported News

  • Only news posts will appear in Imported News. Although it’s possible to add regular web pages to the Imported News collection, they will not appear on your News page.

  • Have you seen an IUP news post on another department or office website that you would like in your own News section? You can do this with Imported News.

    Sharing another department’s news is great. But, having two or more posts on the IUP website about the same topic may end up providing inaccurate information if one post is updated but the other is not. It also splits up web traffic (which can result in a lower search-engine page rank) and may create confusion if more than one page is offering the same information.

    Instead, using Imported News will display another IUP website’s news posts in chronological order within your news feed.

    Add an Imported News Post:

    Before you start: Make a note of the news post’s exact headline.

    Imported News works just like a collection.

    • Log in to the staging server.

    • Click on “workarea” in the toolbar at the top of the page.
      workarea button in top-of-page toolbar

    • In the workarea, navigate to your main News folder, located in the !PageLayouts set of folders on your website. Click directly on the folder named “News" to display the folder contents.

    • Hover over the View tab and choose Collection.

    • Click on the “Imported News” collection. The workarea will now open to that collection.

    • Click the Add Items button at the top of the new window. Then, using the folders in the right-hand pane (see image below), navigate through the IUP website until you find the news item you want. Check the box next to that item’s title, and click the Add button at top.

      • Important: Stay in the right-hand pane of the workarea! If you click on a folder in the left-hand pane, you will jump out of the collection and have to start all over.

    Correct location of Sticky News folder

    • To add items from another site’s news feed, click the Up icon (the folder at top with an up-arrow) to navigate to another website in the workarea. (Don’t add your own news item to Imported News.)

      • In the folders for the site you want to add, open their !PageLayouts set of folders and then click directly on the News folder under that section.

      • Now click on the “[office or department name] News” folder. An alphabetical list of all of their news items will appear.

      • Locate the headline of the news post you want to add and check the box next to it.

      • Click the Add button at the top of the Collection window to add the selected news to your collection. It is important to click the Add icon before navigating to another folder.

    • Items in Imported News will appear chronologically, regardless of how they are ordered in the collection, so don’t bother reordering them.

    • Here is more information about working with collections.

    The selected news item(s) will now appear within your news feed and will remain there until you remove them from the collection. Depending on how old they are or the number of news posts in your feed, they may also appear on your home page’s list of news items.