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Add News Card

How to add content to a page with a News Card

Use these instructions to add or remove content in News Cards on an intranet page. By adding Sources to a News Card, updated content is constantly added from the Sources. This could be content from any News, Blog, Forum, or Calendar page on the intranet, or from external websites. It's like a magazine subscriptiononce you sign up, you automatically receive the newest magazine when it is published.

In the News Card setup you can customize the way the posts display, including whether or not posts show summaries and how many posts to show from each Source.

Edit page and click "Set up cards"

  1. Navigate to the page that you want to add a News Card to and click the Edit button (pencil icon) in the page header to go into edit mode.
  2. Click Set up cards under the Content type & template heading on the right. The Card setup pop-up window will open.

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  3. In the Card setup window, find the News: List/Grid View Card section. You may find a News Card in the left, middle, or right column. Click Set up below it (or the gear icon on the right of it).

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  4. To add content Sources: 
    1. For internal content: In the text box under Add one of the following start typing the name of a News, Blog, Forum or Calendar page on your intranet. Click on the page that you want in the dropdown that appears.
    2. For external content: Copy the feed RSS URL from the external website, paste it in the text box under Add one of the following, and click Add.
  5. Under the Display style heading, select the radio button for the GridList, or List - no images style. (To learn more about display styles, see News display options.)

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  6. Under the Order heading, select either the option to have Items grouped by source or to Merge sources to show newest item on top.
    1. If you select Items grouped by source posts will show up chronologically within grouped sections.
    2. If you select Merge sources to show newest item on top, all posts will show chronologically by post date.
  7. Select the number of posts to display:
    1. If you selected Items grouped by source, next select the number of posts from each News or Blog page to display in the News Card, using the dropdown menu beside the page title.
    2. If you selected Merge Sources to show newest item on top, next select from the dropdown menu the total number of posts to display in the News Card.
  8. If you would like to keep the news posts shorter on the page, click the checkbox under Display titles only for each Source you have added.
  9. Click Update in the News pop-up window when you are finished.
  10. Click Done at the bottom of the Card setup window.
  11. Click Save at the top of the page or continue editing.
To learn more about the options available for News Cards, see News display options.

If you cannot find a News Card in the Card setup window, see How to modify templates, or talk to your intranet administrator about making News Cards available for you to use.

How to use News Cards to create group News on users' homepages

Adding content to a group page with a News Card is just like adding a News Card to any page on the intranet, with one added benefit. When you add a News Card to any column on a group page, the News items from that Card also display on all of the group members' homepages. Intranet users are automatically updated to news and events from their groups, just by signing in to the intranet and viewing their homepage - no need to visit all their individual group pages. Learn more about How to set up News on group pages.

Remove content from a News Card

  1. Navigate to the page with the News Card you want to change and click the Edit button (pencil icon) in the page header to go into edit mode.
  2. Click Set up cards under the Content type & template heading on the right. The Card setup pop-up window will open.
  3. In the Card setup window, find the News Card section that you want to remove. Click In use below it (or the gear icon on the right of it).
  4. In the News setup window, click the X to the right of any Sources you want to remove from the News Card.

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  5. Click Update at the bottom of the News window.
  6. Click Done at the bottom of the Card setup window.
  7. Click Save at the top of the page or continue editing.