Working with Articles

Articles are pages on your site that deal with content that is time-sensitive—for instance, a department member earning an award, a write-up about an event you have coming up or held, or simply a piece of news that you think is relevant to your audience that does not need to be a permanent part of your site (like contact information or program information). If you need any assistance, please get in touch.

Articles show up on the homepage of your department site, and also in the news section. Follow the steps below to create or edit an article.

1. Make sure you are logged in to your department's page (look for the Login link at the bottom of your page, under the College of Medicine logo).

2. If you want to create a new article, click "Add content" (red box) on the toolbar. If you want to edit an article, click "Content" (green box) (and follow the instructions further down labeled "Editing an Article").

3. After you click on Add content, you will be presented with a page with a number of options. Select "Article" at the very top.

4. You will now be in the content section of your article. The first step is to give it a title; try to use something quick and engaging to capture your audience's attention.

5. You have the option, below the Title, to "Pull article out for top feature on news page." (see red box in the image below) If you select this, your article will be featured on the homepage and at the top of your department website's news section. This feature is based on date, so if you create a lot of new content, only the top four news articles will show on the homepage.

6. The Body section is where you will enter all of your content (text / images / etc.) for the article. It works a lot like a Word document, in that you'll have the option to edit font size and color, headings, insert images, etc. If you do not see the toolbar above the Body section, make sure the drop-box below has "Full HTML" selected (see green box below).

7. You must add an image to your article. We suggest using a picture of the person or event the article is about, or something that relates to the specific topic of the article. If you do not have any images for the article that you think are appropriate, get in touch with our team and we can help you find something.

8. Once you have finished adding everything you would like to your article, scroll down and hit Save and your content will be live!

Editing an Article

1. After you hit the Content link on the toolbar, you will see a page with a lot of options, but you will specifically be looking for the filter.

2. In the Status drop-down menu, select "published" if you're looking for an article you've already saved that is live on the page. Select "not published" if it's a draft you had been working on previously.

3. In the "Type" drop-down menu, select "Article" and then press the "Filter" button.

4. You will now see a list of all the articles associated with your website. Look for the article you want to edit and click the "edit" link under the "Operations" column.

5. Once you are finished with your edits, scroll down and click the "Save" button. If you are working on an article that has not yet been published, make sure to click on the "Publishing options" section first and check the "Published" box, then save.

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