News can be pre-entered to the system for automated publishing on pre-defined dates.
You can spend a day to compose a whole week or even years worth of News that will be published automatically for the rest of your pre-defined week or for the rest of the whole year.
The design of the News system are determined by the Theme you use, it can be very customized.
First you need to make sure that you have installed the Infusion we call News in your system.
Creating News Categories
Category Name: Enter News Category Name
Category Parent, As Parent means that you are creating a main category, if you have more categories you can have it as a child to a main category in order to create sub categories.
Language: Select the Language this category will be displayed under. [If globally enabled - Settings -> Language Settings]. Please see Multilingual Content for more information.
Category Image: Select respective image for that Category. [ See News Category Images ]
Current News Categories
PHP-Fusion 9 comes pre-loaded with 16 News Categories and their respective images for each enabled Language.
Any given Category can be edited or deleted to suit your requirements.
Subject: Enter in the Subject of your News entry.
Keywords: You can have SEO friendly Keywords defined for each News, Type your wanted Keyword and press enter for each keyword you want to insert.
Start Date: You can set an item to appear sometime in the future, leave blank if not needed.
End Date: You can also set an item to be automatically removed from the public view sometime in the future, leave blank if not needed.
Category: If you want the item to appear in a particular category, choose from the list.
If no category is selected, your News will appear in Uncategorized.
Visibility: Select Access level for this News entry.
Language: This is the language selection from where this News entry will be available. Please see Multilingual Content for more information.
HTML Buttons: The HTML buttons [If TinyMCE is disabled] allow you some minimal formatting for the text of your News item.
Snippet: This is the introduction to your News entry, the pull factor if you will. Depending on Theme this is rendered once or twice.
If it repeats in your Theme, it can be a good idea to not have the same text in the extended News box.
Extended: If you are posting a larger News entry, post the bulk of it here.
Save as Draft: If an item is not finished or not ready for publication, tick the box where it will be marked as [Draft] and will be hidden from view.
Make this News item sticky: A Sticky item will remain at the top regardless of posting date.
Automatic Line-Breaks: For large amounts of text, this will place line breaks in your item to break the text up into several pages.
Enable Comments: - Allows members to post comments on the News item, [If globally enabled - Settings -> Miscellaneous].
Enable Ratings: - Allows members to rate the News item, [If globally enabled - Settings -> Miscellaneous].
This is a listing of all your current News In each respective Category, you can select one for editing or deletion.
News items per page: Number of News items to list per page in Categories or on the News front page
Thumb size: Default thumb size
Photo size: Default Fullsize
Maximum photo size: Maxium Photo Size allowed
Maximum file size: Maximum file size allowed
News Submissions: Enable or Disable to allow user submissions
Submission Image: Enable or Disable to allow user submitted images
Required extended News? : To force both fields to be filled
Image link: News Item or News Category
Image on Front-page: Uploaded Photo or Category Image
Image on Read-more: Category Image or Uploaded Photo
Thumb ratio: Original or Square
Your members can Submit News using the internal Submission System.
The site owner and Administrators with News Rights need to approve any submission before it is published.
You have a clear overview of all Submissions on the Admin index page.
Reviewing News Submissions is easy and you can adjust the content of the submissions before publishing or denying.
SEO / SEF
If your server support mod_rewrite you can enable The News SEO Module in Administration -> System Admin -> Permalinks -> Disabled Permalinks.
This will enable your Category and News titles to act as the links to the content and it will also make your News very SEO friendly.
For any questions, please visit our Content Administration Forum.