A news article is used to display current and important information in the form of a news article. If you also create a Content Templates to use the same format for all news articles.
Step 1: Log In> Select Edit Mode
Step 2: You can add a News Article one of the following ways: In the upper right corner of any News Aggregator or News Slideshow page element, click Add Article
On the main News page across your top navigation, you can add a News Article to the news collector on that page and tag to any page you would like
Step 3: Click Show Tag Menu and select each page (tag) that you would like article to appear on. You will only be able to select pages within the website that have 'News Enabled'. (Team, League and Division pages automatically default with News and Events Enabled. Click here for instructions on how to enable News on a General Page)
Step 4: Select the Status of your Article
- Draft - This status keeps your news article hidden while you add and refine content.
- Published - When your article is ready to go, change the status to "Published" and choose the Date and Time you wish to publish your article. The article will remain hidden until the time the selected.
- Expiration Date - Select the date and time that you want the article to expire.
Step 5: Fill in the Title and Author of the article
(Optional) Add a Teaser Text for your article. Teaser Text is meant to entice users to click on and read the article.
Teaser Text will display in a News Slideshow, News Aggregator, and in full article view.
Step 6: (Optional) Add a Preview Image by clicking the has image? check box.
Use the Choose file button to search your local computer for the file you would like to include.
Select the corresponding boxes to indicate where you would like the Preview Image to show
- Choose to have the Preview Image included in a News Aggregator Page Element
- Choose to have the Preview Image included in the Full Article View
Note: Only articles with a Preview Image will display within a News Slideshow Page Element. Images with an aspect ration of 5:3 (w:h) will look best within a News Slideshow element. You can also choose to add an image to your article after it's been created by clicking Add Page Element and using the Single Photo Page Element when you are in Full Article view. The image will be independent of the article content. This will give you flexibility to add multiple images (using the Single Photo page element after the article is created) or move your article content and image location on the page.
Step 7: (Optional) Add Preview Text to give users a glimpse of what your article is about . Preview Text will not display within a News Slideshow (use Teaser Text). Additional text may be added to the article content after you create the article by clicking Add Page Element and using the Text Block element.
Step 8: Click Create this News Article
Once the article is created, you will now be able to include additional page elements to your News Article such as additional images or text using the Add Page Element button.
Note: The tagging system is for your parents/players/friends, etc. They will be able to create their own News Reel and Calendar (top navigation buttons) using the Tag Menu. A parent can create a “custom calendar” by selecting the tags that fit their family (They have a daughter that plays for 17-1 and one that plays for 18-2. They can create a custom calendar or news reel to only display the items that apply to them).