Contributing News

  • All news are of the content type 'story':
  • click on the 'create content' link in the left menu below your name and choose the content type 'story'
  • add a title
  • add the category 'Announcements' from the pulldown
  • add the body of the text

if you save this now it will show up on the News page however, you can set a few further things by scrolling down the page:
URL path settings: this will set a readable URL for your page. It would be good to follow the already established patterns:
e.g. news/whatever_the_news_are. This helps if you want to link from a different page to this, but has no real effect on where the page is and can be changed any time again.

  • Comment settings: you can turn off the ability to leave comments to this page.
  • Menu settings: don't set anything for the menu
  • File attachement: well, you can attach a file here
  • Authoring Information: you can change the author here if you are posting for somebody else
  • Publishing Options: set here 'Promote to front page' if you think that this news bit should show up on the home page, the default is not to show it because the front page can get pretty cluttered, but important news certainly should show there.