News, events, announcements, and links

There are two places you can view news, events, announcements and links. You can view:

  • promoted news, events, links and announcements from the homepage.

  • all news, events, links and announcements (including promoted articles) from the News and events listing page.

Within the homepage news feed your organisation can also choose to pin some articles to the top of the listing, so that they remain there even after new articles are promoted. You may also see a prominent article from time-to-time, this will be particularly important news (you’ll know it when you see it—it will be larger than all the others!).

This section of the guide focuses on providing you with assistance to get the best out of the News and events listing page. You can navigate to the News and events listing page from the 'News' items within the megamenu.

If you’re interested in creating links and news, event or announcement articles, we cover this off in the Create and edit content section of this user guide.

Homepage-promoted articles

A listing of promoted news, events and announcement articles. The first article is a Prominent article (a feature only available for homepage news feed).

News and events listing page

A listing of all news, events and announcement articles.

View articles

Overview

You can click through to view articles from both the homepage and the News and events listing page.

Examples include

News article listing item

News article

Personalised news article listing item

Guide

  1. Navigate to the homepage, or the News and events listing page.

  2. Click on the news, event, announcement or link article you want to read. This will result in you being taken to the content page for the news, event, announcement or link article.

    • For news, event or announcement articles you can:

      • 'Favourite' the article, by clicking the 'Favourite' (star) button at the top of the article.

      • Comment on the article (see our Social collaboration section of this guide).

      • Edit the article if needed (if your organisation allows this functionality).

Please note: the author block must be switched on by the author of the article, for the 'Favourite' and editing functionality to be enabled.

Search for articles

Overview

From the News and events listing page, you can easily search articles.

Guide

  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Search bar.

  3. Enter in your search query into the Search bar.

  4. To conduct the search query, press 'Enter' on your keyboard or click the 'Submit search' (right-arrow) button.

  5. The results of your search (if any), will display below the search bar, in the search results area.

Filter articles

Overview

Within the News and events listing page, you can filter the news, events or announcement articles.

You can filter the articles by:

  • article type (except for link 'articles'), and/or

  • by custom topics/locations etc. (as determined by your organisation)

  • content preferences (if your organisation is utilising the personalised news listing page).

Filtering the listing will narrow down the number of articles showing, so that you only see those articles relevant to you.

Examples include

Regular News listing page

Personalised News listing page

Guide

Filter Regular News listing page

Filter by article type
  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Article type tabs across the top of the Search bar.

  3. Select one of the following four options to filter by:

    • All types (selected by default on page load*).

    • News.

    • Events.

    • Announcements

    • Any other type your organisation has configured e.g. Web Links.

  4. The results of your filtering (if any), will display below the search bar, in the search results area.

Filter by custom topic/location etc.
  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Filter by dropdown menu beneath the Search bar.

  3. Select filter/s to apply to the listing.

  4. The results of your filtering (if any), will display below the search bar, in the search results area.

Filter Personalised News listing page

Please note: if Account settings are enabled for your organisation, and you have selected to customise your news filters, then your filters will be applied by default on page load.

Filter by article type
  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Article type tabs across the top of the Search bar.

  3. Select one of the following four options to filter by:

    • All types (selected by default on page load*).

    • News.

    • Events.

    • Announcements.

Filter by custom topic/location etc.
  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Filter by dropdown menu beneath the Search bar.

  3. Select filter/s to apply to the listing.

  4. The results of your filtering (if any), will display below the search bar, in the search results area.

Filter by content preferences (personalisation settings)

Your content preferences are indicated by tags that appear above the listing items. You can remove them one-by-one, by clicking the 'X' button in each tag. Or, you can remove them all in one go if you click the 'Clear All Filters' link.

Add or remove content preferences
  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Filter articles link. Clicking it will open up a Filters (content preferences) dialogue pop-up.

  3. Add or remove filters (content preferences) to apply to the listing.

  4. Apply your preferences.

    • You can click 'Apply and set as preference'. This will result in you preferences also being updated on your My account page.

    • You can click 'Apply'. This will result in the listing being updated just for your current session.

Sort articles

Overview

Within the News and events listing page, you can sort the articles.

You can sort the articles by:

  • Date descending.

  • Date ascending.

  • article title in alphabetical order (A to Z).

  • article title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).

  • Relevance (useful when you have conducted a query search using the Search bar).

Sorting the listing will allow it to be ordered according to your preference.

Guide

  1. Navigate to the News and events listing page.

  2. Locate the Sort by dropdown menu beneath the Search bar.

  3. Select one of the following options to filter by:

    • Date descending.

    • Date ascending.

    • article title in alphabetical order (A to Z).

    • article title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).

    • Relevance.

  4. The result of selecting one of these sorting options, is that the listing will be ordered according to your selection.

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