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Content: Create and manage website content
Overview: Create content with built-in modules
Create news items
Create news items
On the main menu, choose
If you have multiple sites, use the dropdown menu in the upper left of the page to select the site where you want to create news items. For more on multiple sites, see
Multisite: Manage multiple sites
When you are using multiple languages, choose the language in which you want to create the blog from the dropdown
list in the right sidebar.
: You might not see the language list when creating your very first entry, yet it will be available thereafter. For more information about languages, see
Administration: Language settings
Create a news item
Create a news item
input field, enter the title line of the news item.
In the text editor, enter the body of the body of the news item. .
To add a brief summation of the news item, choose
Click to add Summary
, and then enter the text of the summary.
You can classify your news items in the
Categories and tags
Classifying content helps you organize it. For more information about classifications, see
Overview: Classify your content using taxonomies
To provide additional information about the author and the source of the news, click
In the input fields that appear, enter the author and/or the source.
, you can change the following:
The automatically generated URL of the news.
To change it, click
and enter a new URL name.
To allow or disallow users to comment about the news, select or deselect the
Configure multiple URLs for the news item
To configure a news item to have more than one URL, select
Allow multiple URLs for this item...
In the input box, enter the additional URLs that you want this news items to have.
Enter one URL per line.
If you want all the URLs that you have entered to point to the default URL of the news, select
All additional URLs redirect to the default one
If you uncheck the checkbox, each URL will display the news item without redirecting.
Custom fields and hidden default fields
- There are many predefined fields that are not shown when creating a news item; that's because they are hidden. Once you have created your first news item, the right panel lets you 'turn on' these default fields as required, or even create your own.
Settings for news: Custom fields for news
News data fields
- You can create your own fields by clicking Add a field in the Custom fields section. You are guided through the various data types and the alternatives for how data is handled and labeled. For more information, see
Overview: Custom fields
- Click on a defined field to edit it, then choose an option on the
tab to specify that it will not be hidden.
When you have one or more pages defined to include news (or a default page), the
button is enabled so that you can see the news item on the page you selected in the right panel. For more information about viewing and setting default pages, see
Locations of content items: Canonical URLs
If you are ready to publish the news item, click
. You could choose a different status, such as draft, publish on a specified date, or discard your input by clicking
Back to News
. For more information, see
Set the status of new pages and content items
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