Adding News Articles
There is a News widget that displays items of news that have been created by either a Main Administrator or someone with a News Administrator role. The widget also displays match reports that have been added to results, and news from sites to which clubs have been affiliated e.g. Leagues, County Boards and Play-Cricket.com.
The widget’s settings may be altered using Site Builder to change the title, display or remove the search filters, and change how much news is shown.
To find the news section, go to Admin>Site Management>Information Board and then select News.
Note that the screen that you see will vary depending on the administration rights that you have been assigned. The screen below is for a main administrator.
Click the Add News button at the top right corner of the page.
A pop-up window will appear as below.
Title: This field is automatically populated with a heading that can be exchanged for your own.
Synopsis: This could be an indication of what is in the news article. It will appear in the public News widget.
Author: This field is automatically populated with the name of the administrator who has signed in and may be edited to indicate the true author.
Copy from: This option allows you to copy the content from a previous news article for editing. Select the appropriate article from the drop down list.
Click the Save button and you should see a page like the one below.
Beneath the Author is a 'Sticky' checkbox. when selected, the article will stay at the top of the list of news items.
There is an option to add an image next to the summary. To do this, select the Choose file button. The image will be re-sized to suit.
Hover over the icons above the text input area to see what they mean.
In the example below, I am going to add an image from a computer.
The uploaded image will be large so right click on it to adjust its size using 'image properties'.
Add the text and make any adjustments to the formatting before clicking Save and Activate Article.
Note that if you copy and paste text from Microsoft Word or any other word processing application the final formatting may not be as expected. This is because the formatting codes will have been copied in and may not be compatible with the widget. If you convert the original document to a rich text file (.rtf), you should be able to copy and paste from that.
If you need to make any changes, just edit the article.
If the article is saved as a draft, it will be listed below all of the active articles in your list.
The screen shot below shows the news item has been added beneath the ‘Sticky’ articles. Sticky articles are ones that have been chosen to remain at the top of the news items, regardless of the date created.
The public news widget with the added news article looks like this if the news widget has been set to show images:
.. and the screen shot below shows the public view: