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UChicago Sites - Content - Adding News Articles, Image Galleries, and Uploading and Linking to Files
This article explains the main types of content in use on UChicago Sites.
As you build and edit your UChicago Site, you may use any of the following types of content:
News articles behave a little bit differently than regular content:
- News articles can be "promoted" to the front page, where they will show up in the "Latest News and Announcements" list. When editing a news article, select the "Promote to front page" checkbox in the "Publishing options" menu at the bottom of the edit screen. When a news article is promoted, it is also included in your RSS feed, which users can find by clicking on the RSS icon in the "Latest News and Announcements" list.
- The latest five news articles are automatically included in the "Latest News" block, which you can include in the left or right column on every page of your site, or just on your homepage. The "Latest News" block is disabled by default. Refer to the "blocks" tutorials in the advanced help topics to learn how to enable the news block.
- News articles can be categorized as "Press Releases," "Announcements," or any other category you would like to create. Articles automatically appear in the news archive, where they are sorted by category. If you do not want to categorize news articles, but would still like to include a link to the archive, you can link directly to the list of all news articles.
- News articles can be "tagged" with keywords. Tags appear at the bottom of the article and link to a list of all articles tagged with the same keywords.
- News articles include the publish date at the top of the article.
View a sample news article.
Your UChicago Site gives you the ability to easily and quickly create a simple image gallery. You can provide introductory text and then upload as many images as you would like.
Images will be automatically resized to fit on the screen, and thumbnails will be automatically generated. The thumbnails will display underneath your introductory content and clicking on any thumbnail will start the slideshow.
View a sample image gallery.
You have the ability to upload and link to files, such as PDFs and Word docs, which you would like to make available to your site's visitors. The allowed file types include .gif, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .txt and .mp3. To upload and link to a file, do the following:
- In the content editor, type the text you want to ultimately link to the file.
- Select the text that you just entered.
- Click the link button in the toolbar.
- You will then see the Link dialog box. Under the "Link Info" tab, find the "Link Type" drop-down menu, select URL.
- Click the Browse Server button. This will open your site's file manager. Browse and select the file you want to link to, or click the Upload link to upload a new file.
- Click the Insert File link.
- Optional: If you want the link to open in a new window, go to the Target tab at the top of the dialog box and select "New Window (_blank)". (Note, skip this step to have the link open in the current window. All menu options other than "New Window (_blank)" will open the link in the current window.)
- Click the OK button.
Related Video Tutorials
Editing Your Homepage, Footer, and Left Navigation
- Customizing Your Homepage [3:25]
- How to Create a Homepage Feature [3:20]
- How to Create a Homepage Mini-Feature [6:20]
- Editing Your Footer [3:52]
- Editing the Left Navigation [4:30]
Creating Pages, Image Galleries, and News Articles
- How to Create a Basic Page [6:40]
- How to Create an Image Gallery [5:45]
- How to Create a News Article [8:15]
- How to Create a News Category [2:35]
- How to Create Directories [11:32]