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Sector Guide

The Sector guide provides step-by-step guidance for your Sector Projects.

Sector News content type

Sector News is based on the Drupal default Article content type. Sector News provides an easy starting point for current news content and includes automated lists and archives, as well as both promotional and contextual blocks on the homepage and in the sidebar.

Regular news keeps your site alive and gives you something to push to your social media or email marketing channels. The Sector News components and configuration make it easy to get started. 

Features and functionality

Sector News includes:

  • Sector News content type and displays
  • Sector Article type taxonomy to categorise your news and allow your audience to filter by type 
  • Sector News landing page 
  • Sector News archive 
  • Sector News promotion on the homepage listing the latest news 
  • Sector News sidebar promoting and linking to other news on the news node template    
  • Sample content to make it easy to get started

Related entities and configuration (Sector D8)

Sector News content type


Sector Article category taxonomy 


From 8.x-2.0-beta1 (October 2018) terms in Article category are 'rabbit-holed' to redirect to the archive view page with the term id as argument.

Sector News landing page


The News landing page is a node of the content type Page with a Drupal view block listing the latest News, including a pager that becomes visible after more content is loaded. 

Sector News archive and promotional block via the Sector News view 


The Sector News view includes displays for the: 

  • Sector News archive 
  • Teaser block embedded in the new landing page node 
  • Homepage block 
  • Sidebar block 

All view displays are hooked into Display Suite view modes to allow consistency and easy display management. 

Related blocks under block layout 


  • Sector news: Teaser (Block) - placed on the news landing page
  • Sector news: Short Teaser (Block) - placed in the sidebar of news nodes
  • Latest news - placed on the homepage

Sample content

  • News content sample (/news/news-content-sample)
  • News content sample with a long descriptive title (/news/news-content-sample-long-descriptive-title)

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