Create News Items


When News items are added to your site, they will automatically populate at http://[yoursite] News items can be assigned to a News type before publishing (optional; News types can only be created/managed by Site Builders). "General" is the default News type that comes with all Open Berkeley sites, and more types can be added as necessary.

News Listing Widget ("Recent Stories" or "Full Listing")

There are two options for displaying a News listing widget (News items): "Recent Stories" or "Full Listing". Select "News" from "Add Existing Content," then click the "Add" button for the view you'd like to feature in a widget.

NOTE: This option is separate from the default "News Archive" page. See Create News Items for more info. 

Topics (sitewide), a.k.a. Tags

About Topics, also known as Tags

Sitewide Topics are optional, and are available to help organize and feature your content. 

When you create Topics from your Dashboard (admin/dashboard), the same way you add FAQ categories and News types, you will notice that checkboxes for the various Topics are now available when you create content on your site.

News Types

News Types are optional when using News Items. If you choose to create News Types (see instructions on the Categories page), you can either display a single News Type under the "News" menu item, or you can filter by News Types in a widget area on any page (see Types of Widgets).

The WYSIWYG (Editing) Toolbar

When you create a Content Page, News item, or FAQ item, and if you are a Site Builder creating certain widgets, you will notice an editing toolbar within the "Body" section:


The following taxonomy (category) options are available in Open Berkeley:

Content Types

There are four content types available:

External News Item

If desired, a News item can be added to your site that links directly to an external source in the title of the News item. When adding this News item, provide a title, as well as some text about the article in the "Body" or "Summary" field (optional - external stories do not need a Body, but they should have a Summary for best display on the Archive page).