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You can find this section under Interface & Design > News in the IRP Admin left navigation menu.

The news links section appears on the right side navigation of your website. It takes the form of a headline, news abstract and a small headline image if desired.

The news section then also appears on the website on a page of its own (News.aspx) that allows you to show an archive of all news articles (NewsArchive.aspx) that have been published by your organisation (you can preview these front-end pages from the NewsEdit.aspx in IRP Admin). The most-recent articles always appear first. Here is an example from the right-side navigation:

You can remove the Left Navigation bar from News pages, if desired, by unchecking the box for the Application Setting called 'Show Left Nav On News Page' ('Navigation-Left' grouping). By default, this setting is ‘on’ to maintain the current status of the left navigation bar on news pages.

AMP versions

You can also display Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) versions of existing News pages. When you 'Render AMP Version' on the NewsEdit.aspx page, customers will be able to access an AMP version of the News page for that News item. When the checkbox is not checked, if customers attempt to access the AMP version of the News page they will simply be redirected to the Desktop version of the News page.

These AMP pages feature a Headline image and Title, publishing details, News content and a header (Large Translation 121) and footer (Large Translation 122). The News content for the AMP pages can either:

  • Use the standard content used on the Desktop version of the News item page when the 'Use Standard Content' checkbox is checked on the Edit News Item Page.
  • When the 'Use Standard Content' checkbox is unchecked, a text editor will be displayed in the 'AMP News Content' section allowing custom AMP content to be written and used instead. This text editor also allows images to be dragged and dropped onto it, so that images may be used within the AMP content.

AMP pages are also styled via an AMP stylesheet — click the View AMP StyleSheet button on the NewsHome.aspx page or the NewsEdit.aspx page to view and make any changes necessary on the CssStylesAMP.aspx page.

NewsHome.aspx page

The NewsHome.aspx page appears as follows:

News screen

You can see the following details:

  • ID: The unique identifier for the news item, added automatically by IRP Admin.
  • Active: This indicates whether the news item is being displayed on the front end.
  • Display Order: The order in which the news item is displayed in the Right Nav. The lower the number the further up the list it is displayed.
  • Headline Image: The image associated with the News item. Click this to go to the NewsEdit.aspx page where you can edit the image.
  • Headline: The headline for the news item
  • News Abstract: Abstract text that appears on the home page next to the News item's link.
  • Posted By: The name of the Admin User who posted the news item.
  • Department: The Department or Navigation tab that this News Item will appear under.
  • Date Created: The date and time when the News item was created.
  • View: Click to preview the News item on the front end.
  • Edit: Click to edit the News item. For more details, see How To Add or Edit a News Item in this section.
  • View: Click either the Desktop or Mobile icons to see what the news item looks like on the front end.

Application Settings for News

The following Application Settings affect the News feature:

  • Show News In Right Hand Navigation ('Navigation - Right' grouping): If enabled, a list of news headlines will appear on the website's right navigation, provided the 'Show Right Nav' Application Setting is also enabled.
  • News Number Of Articles To Show ('News' grouping): This value defines the number of articles to show on the news element on the website's right navigation area.
  • Show Left Nav On News Page ('Navigation - Left' grouping): If enabled, the left navigation will appear on the News page, otherwise it will not. Note that the 'Enable Left Nav' Application Setting must also be enabled.

Small Translations for News

The following Small Translations affect the News feature:

  • 295: This is the title text on news headlines on the News.aspx page. The default English version is News.
  • 297: NOTE: This Small Translation is used in several places in the IRP as it is used on scrollers. It is used as the text on the 'Previous' link for news articles on the News.aspx page. The default English version is Previous.
  • 298: NOTE: This Small Translation is used in several places in the IRP as it is used on scrollers. It is used as the text on the 'Next' link for news articles on the News.aspx page. The default English version is Next.
  • 744: This is used on the news headlines right navigation control and the News.aspx page as tool-tip text for viewing a news story in full. The default English version is Click To Read The News Story In Full.
  • 1335: This is the title text on the News.aspx page. The default English version is Latest News.
  • 1336: This is used to state when a news item was last updated on the News.aspx page. The default English version is Last Updated on.
  • 1339: This is the text displayed before the drop-down list of news articles on the News.aspx page. The default English version is News Articles.
  • 1397 - 1399: These are meta keywords used on the NewsArchive.aspx page.
  • 1400: This is the link text for returning to the main news page on the NewsArchive.aspx page. The default English version is Return To Main News Page.
  • 1401: This is the history menu text and title text on the NewsArchive.aspx page. The default English version is News Archive.
  • 1402: This is the return to news link tool-tip on the NewsArchive.aspx page. The default English version is Click this link to return to the main news article.
  • 1403: This is the history menu text and title text on the News.aspx and NewsArchive.aspx pages. The default English version is News.
  • 1407: This is the link text for viewing the news archive on the News.aspx page. The default English version is View Full News Archive.
  • 1863: This is used to state when the site published a news item on the News.aspx page. The default English version is Published on.


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How do I include a PDF document in the News section?
You can do this as follows:
1. First create your PDF.
2. Create a folder called ‘PDF’ under Interface & Design > Images Folder and upload your PDF to the folder. See the Images Folder help topic for details.
3. Go to Interface & Design > News and click the 'Add New News Item' button.
4. Fill in the details using the News help topic for guidance.
5. In the ‘Content’ section, use the HTML editor to add the following HTML code to link to the PDF document:


<p>

<a shape="rect" href="/Images/PDF/Name-of-PDF.pdf" target="_blank">Name-of-PDF</a>

</p>


Make sure that you enter the correct name of the file in the URL in place of “Name-of-PDF” (and again before the closing </a> tag).


6. Click the 'Insert News Item' button.
7. Make sure that you have configured the related Application Settings in the way you want, as described in the News help topic.



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