News Stories


Add stories to your group to share on the Beloit website.

Adding Stories

  1. From the Dashboard, click the Stories tab.

  2. If you are creating a new event, click the blue + Add new. Or you can click on the name of an existing event to edit.

  3. Fill out the form with the relevant information for your story. A title and summary are required.

  4. Click Save when finished. You can also click Save and Go to Story for a preview that will open in a new tab.

MAKING STORIES LIVE
  • Unless changed, the default for stories is hidden.

  • Click Hidden and change to Live, or when creating your story, you have the option to make the story Live as well.

IMAGES
  • It’s best practice to add an image to a story.

  • You can always check for shared images in the CMS if you don’t have one in your group.

  • You can also choose to attach a gallery to the story. Make sure to add captions on the gallery images.
SUMMARIES
  • Content entered into the summary appears under the title when widgets pull stories on to a page.

  • Keep summaries brief and do not repeat them in the body copy, this will duplicate on the story page.

SHARING
  • Get the most out of your work by sharing your story with other groups.
  • Enter other groups who might want to post or link to your story as well.
  • You can always suggest to the Homepage group as well!
  • Note that content shared with other groups will be approved by that group’s content manager.

 


The Story Block

Star stories in your group to promote them onto the group homepage. Each story must have an image or gallery attached. Up to 6 starred stories will appear.

To display the story block on a specific page, change the page template to Inside Page with Story Block. Then tag stories with the page title to appear on that page. If you tag multiple stories, up to 6 stories will appear.

Story Block Example

 

 

You can add one large image to appear next to the story, or select a gallery. You must create the gallery first. Multiple images will not appear unless you select a gallery.

Attach gallery to a news story

 

 


News Widgets

To show news stories on your page, go to the red plus button in the toolbar and add a widget to the page. Then choose a news widget from the list of global widgets:

 

My News Top Story

Shows latest unstarred story with an image, or story with most balloons.

 

My News Stories

Shows up to three other unstarred stories, excludes top story on the same page.

 

Alumni News Stories

Shows one random story tagged with “alumni” from the Core: Alumni group.

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