News and events manual block sidebar
The news and event manual block - sidebar content type can be used on all pages with a Sidebar.
The Sidebar is a great way of making content, like news or events stand out. You can add the automated news feed to your content page or you can manually add news or events using a news and event manual block to the sidebar.
Here is a live example
See the left-hand side grey Sidebar to find the live example, under the navigation.
Give it a try
To add content types to a sidebar, the sidebar area must be 'activated'.
1. Create a hidden section (page) called Sidebar (Case sensitive) as a sub-section (child) of the section (page) on which the Sidebar will live. This section must be named Sidebar (case sensitive) and hidden from the navigation in order to work. See below, the grey folder indicates it's hidden from the navigation:
2. Add a news and events manual block - sidebar content type to the hidden Sidebar section (page). (Find out how to add a content type to a section).
3. Fill in the form:
News and events manual - sidebar fields
|Field title||What should I do?||Is it compulsory?|
|Name*||Name the news or event content and give it a concise description e.g. News piece -
|Image||This is the image that represent your news article or event||No|
|Title*||Add a title for your news item or event||Yes|
|Short description||Add a short description of your news or event (140 characters)||No|
|Primary Topic||Add a primary topic (16 characters), that describes your news item or event e.g. News||No|
|Secondary Topic||Add a secondary topic (24 characters), that describes your news item or event e.g. Research||No|
|Topic Colour*||Choose a colour, this colour will appear on your secondary topic tag||Yes|
|Internal link||Select an internal T4 page to link to, or;||Internal or external link is required|
|External link||Paste a URL from an external page to link to||Internal or external link is required|
4. Click Add and Approve to save.
Find out how to add the automated news feed to your content page.