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Editing a news item

User role
Content Editor Content Administrator
Task
Content editing
Topic
Content editing Sector Add-ons
Product
Sector Add-ons Sector News

News can be found on your news landing page and archive. Teasers of news items are also displayed in other parts of your website.

Visit the Sector online demo to see a news landing page, sample news items, and a news archive

All content types share a set of standard fields that are introduced in Navigating a node edit form. This guide focuses on additional fields for news.

Steps in this guide

  1. Add a news node
  2. Select article category
  3. Select issue date
  4. Add body content
  5. Add related content
  6. Change the standard node settings
  7. Preview and publish the news item

For general guidance on adding and editing content, see:

Adding new content to your site and Making changes to existing content on your site.

Step 1 - Add a news node

To add a news item, use the AdminUI toolbar and navigate to Content > Add content > News

<your.domain>/node/add/news

This takes you to a node edit form for a news node.


Screenshot of news node edit form (with numbered highlights)

Screenshot - article category and issue date in a news node edit form


Step 2 - Select article category

Select an article category from the dropdown list ( 1 ). 'Article category' is a taxonomy, so its terms can be changed by content administrators.

Step 3 - Select issue date

Choose the issue date under 'Meta data' ( 2 ). This is displayed in the frontend - on the news item and in teasers.

Step 4 - Add body content

Add the main content of your news item to the 'Body' field. You can learn more about using this field in Introduction to the WYSIWYG editor.

Step 5 - Add related content

You can attach related content in the form of internal and external links, as well as uploading files. To learn more about this, see Adding related content to a node.

Step 6 - Change the standard node settings

The standard node settings (e.g. authoring information) are at the side of the node edit form. You can learn more about these settings in Changing standard node settings.

Step 7 - Preview and publish the news item

At the bottom of the node edit form you can save and preview your content.

Before you save your news as 'published', you should preview it to see how it displays - see Previewing your content. Once you're happy with how it looks, publish the node.


Want to revert to a previous version of the node? See Creating and reverting revisions.


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