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Adding a News Item

This How-to applies to: 2.1

How to add a news item to your site

  1. Go to the folder where you're going to keep your news postings. This will often be a folder simply called News.
  2. Click Add Item and then click News Item.
  3. Enter a Title and Description. For example, your title might be “Local Business is Booming.”
  4. In the Body Text box, type the news. You can format your text with bullets, headings, and bold or italic text.
  5. Click Save. Your new page is now a Public Draft.
  6. Next to State, click Public Draft, and then select Publish from the drop-down menu. Your news item is now in its most accessible state, called Public.
  7. Suppose you want to make sure the news item appears only for one month on the site (after that, it isn’t news!). Click the Properties tab to sent an expiration date.
  8. In the Expires field, select a date in the future, when you want this news item to disppear. Plone will automatically stop displaying content once it has expired.
  9. Click Save.

Your news item should now appears in the News listing and is available to anonymous site visitors
by samk last modified 2007-10-10 09:12
Contributors: Sam Knox
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