CMS Tip: Highlight, Import, or Stick Someone Else’s News

Posted on 5/13/2016 9:38:59 AM

Have you seen a news post on another department or office website that you would like to include in your own News section? Or maybe you would like to “pin” that news post—or even one of your own—to the top your site’s News feed?

This is part two of a series of tips for web maintainers. The Web Team posts hints and tips about the CMS, MyIUP, IUP Mobile, and the interactive map each week.

You can easily do this. Imported and Highlighted News (for converted websites) and Sticky News (for unconverted websites) let you display news items from anywhere on the IUP site without needing to actually make a news post.

Using these options, a college’s main news feed, for example, could display news posts that are on some of its departments’ websites. Or a department could share a news post from the Registrar’s Office about the final exam schedule, and even pin it to the top of its own news feed.

If your website has been converted, choose Imported News or Highlighted News.

  • Imported News will display another site’s news posts in chronological order within your news feed.
  • Highlighted News will stick another site’s news (or even your own) to the top of the news list on your main page, and will do the same on your News page while also highlighting it in a crimson box. You can see an example of this on the Web Team’s news page.

If your website has not yet been converted to the new, responsive design, choose Sticky News.

  • Sticky News will stick another site’s news (or even your own) to the top of the news list on your main page, and will do the same on your News page.

You’ll find these options already set up as collections in your site’s main News folder. To learn how to work with these options, see our how-tos:

—Bruce Dries