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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.


How To Guides (1)

To add or edit a news item on your site, follow these steps:

  1. Goto Interface & Design > News in the IRP Admin left navigation menu.
  2. Click on the "Add New News Item" to add a News Item  
  3. To edit an existing News Item click the "Edit" button beside the item you wish to change  
  4. Fill in the required details below

    Setting Required Description
    News Item Details
    News ID
    The unique identifier for the news item, added automatically by IRP Admin.
    Active
    This will determine whether the news item will display on the front end.
    Posted By
    (Visible only if editing.) The name of the IRP Admin User who added the news item, added automatically by IRP Admin.
    Display Order (Visible only if editing.) Set the order of where the news item will be displayed in the Right Nav. The lower the number the further up the list it will be displayed.
    NOTE: Newly-inserted news articles on the NewsEdit.aspx page have an automatically assigned Display Order which is set to the lowest of all existing news article Display Orders. All existing news article Display Orders are then incremented. This ensures that newly-inserted news articles always display at the top of the list in the right nav.
    Language Set the language the news item has been written in
    Department (Tab) The department or Navigation tab the news article will display under. To display across the whole site select "All Departments"
    Display Status Select where a news item can display: All Sites - Will display on both the Retail and Trade sites; Retail Sites Only - Will display on the Retail site only; Trade Site Only - Will display on the Trade site only.
    News Item Content
    Headline The headline for the news item
    Abstract The abstract text to appear on the homepage next to news item link
    Content The HTML content of the news item
    Headline Image
    Upload new Headline Image (Visible only if editing.) Upload a Headline Image to appear in the Right Navigation menu in between the News Headline and the News Abstract text.
    Current Headline Image (Visible only if editing.) The current headline image that will appear in the Right Navigation between the News Headline and the News Abstract text.
    AMP News Content
    Render AMP Version Select to enable the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) version of this News Item. When you check this box and update the News item, 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.
    Use Standard Content Select to use the Content specified in the Content Editor of the News Item Content section above on the AMP version of this News Item. If you do not check this box then the following setting will be available ('AMP News Content').
    AMP News Content Enter the HTML content of the AMP version of this News Item.
  5. Once all the details above have been completed add the news item by pressing 
  6. At the top of the page you can see what the news item looks like on the front end by clicking the Preview Desktop and Preview Mobile buttons.

FAQs (1)

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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