- Always name your Featured News components based on the content they contain–that way, you’ll be able to more easily identify them from the backend.
- Always check what the component will look like live on all devices using the Preview feature before publishing the update.
- This component is available on Full-Width content sections and Two-Thirds Width content sections.
- This component is Dynamic, meaning that the content in the component is automatically populated from an outside source, in this case, the Worcester State University News site.
The Purpose of This Component
This component is designed to house featured news articles that are relevant to the content on a webpage. Content managers can add this component if they feel that the featured news is related to the topics outlined on the page and if the news articles would provide additional relevant information for users.
This component is designed to create awareness around the activities and accomplishments relevant to the Worcester State University community. For example, this component is currently being used on the Chemistry department page to display news stories relevant to the Chemistry department and the program itself.
Example of Featured News Component
How to Use This Component
This component is dynamic, meaning the news will feed in automatically from the news.worcester.edu website based on the category selection.
When a content manager selects a Featured News component from the component dropdown list, they will see four tabs within the component’s settings. The first tab reads Component, and this is where content managers will name their components internally on the backend. This setting is for organizational purposes, and this information will never be public to users on the front end.
The tab to the right of the Component tab is the General tab, where the content manager will assign the Heading that will accompany the featured news stories. The field below is where they will specify which News Category they’d like to select to be the source of their posts. For example, selecting the category “Civic Engagement” will display the news stories that have been added to the civic engagement category within the news site. This is also where content managers will select the max number of posts they’d like to appear within this component. In the example below, 3 has been identified as the max number of posts, but content managers can add up to 8 news stories to this component.