News Module Settings

This help file explains how to get to your News Module Settings to edit them and explains the different settings options.  Before you begin adding News Items to your Tendenci Website, you'll want to head to the News Module Settings and set them for your organization.  You will also want to edit the News settings when you have new staff or volunteers that will be managing News content on the website. 

Locating Your News Module Settings

There are 2 methods to locating your News Settings Page to edit and update.  Both options require that you are logged in as a Site Superuser in order to access and change the settings.

1) In your web browser's url bar, enter www.yourwebsite.com/settings/module/news/ 

2) Navigate to the "Content" dropdown menu in your Blue Superuser Top Bar Menu and click on the Widget Icon next to News, as shown in this screenshot:

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Configuring Your News Module Settings

Here is a screenshot with the different Settings Fields highlighted in Yellow.  Below the images, you'll find explanations for how to configure each of these settings.

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Enabled

The Enabled setting enables or disables the News module.  It is a dropdown menu with true/false options.  Select "true" (default option) to enable Articles on your Tendenci website.  Select "false" to disable the News Module.  

Label

By default, Tendenci uses the label "News" for this module.  You can customize the name that your site visitors will see on the tabs and the News Search View by changing this field to something else.  Some ideas other clients have used include: "Press Releases", "Announcements", "Member News", "Updates".  We encourage you to use the Label to customize the look and feel of content on your website to match your organization.  

**Note - Changing the Label will only change the label of the News Module to site visitors and users.  When you go to your Blue Superuser Top Bar Menu or Superuser Panel, you will still see the module called News despite any custom label changes you make here. **

News Superuser notice recipients

Enter the email address of the person who will receive a notification anytime a News Item is added or an existing News Item is deleted.  You may enter multiple email addresses, separated by a comma. (example: staff1@email.com, staff2@email.com, staff3@email.com) To change the email(s) in this field, simply click on the text box and add, edit, and delete the text as appropriate. 

Update Settings

Once you've configured the settings, just click the "Update Settings" button to save your changes.  

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