How to Access
To access News Feeds, browse to Components > News Feeds from the drop-down menu in the admin section.
The News Feed Manager screen allows you to add News Feeds from other sites to your website. You can add links to these feeds for users by creating a News Feed layout in Menu Item Manager - New/Edit.
Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
#. An indexing number automatically assigned for ease of reference.
Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more items. To select all items, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected item or items. Many toolbar actions, such as Publish and Unpublish, can work with multiple items. Others, such as Edit, only work on one item at a time. If multiple items are checked and you press Edit, the first item will be opened for editing.
News Feed Name. The name of the feed. Make it as descriptive as possible.
Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
Order. The order to display items. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking 'Save Order'. Note that the display order on a page is set in the Parameters - Advanced section for each Menu Item. If that order is set to use something other than 'Order' (for example, 'Title - Alphabetical'), then the order value in this screen will be ignored. If the Menu Item Order parameter is set to use 'Order', then the items will display on the page based on the order in this screen.
# Articles. The number of articles to display.
Cache Time. The number of seconds to cache the feed locally.
ID. The ID number. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically. It is used to identify the item internally and you can not change this number.
- Display #. The number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display.
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
The functions are:
Publish. To publish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
Unpublish. To unpublish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
Delete. To delete one or more items, select them and click this button. The selected items will be deleted.
Edit. Select one item and click on this button to open it in edit mode. If you have more than one item selected, the first item will be opened. You can also open an item for editing by clicking on its Title or Name.
New. Click on this button to create a new item. You will enter the New page for this item.
Parameters. If you are an ASA user, click this button to open the Global Configuration window. This window allows you to set default parameters for this type of item.
- Help. Opens this Help Screen.
Click on the Parameters button to open the News Feeds Global Configuration window. This window allows you to set default parameters for News Feeds, as shown below.
Table Headings. Hide or Show column headings above the fields for the item.
Name Column. Hide or Show the Feed Name column.
# Articles Column. Hide or Show the number of Articles in the News Feed.
Link Column. Hide or Show the News Feed link.
- Word Count. The maximum number of words to display in the Item Description. A value of 0 will display all of the text.
- Filter by Partial Title
You can filter the list of items either by entering in part of the title or the ID number. You can also select a combination of Category and Published State.
- Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings is a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:
If you have a large number of items on the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either part of the title or an ID number and press 'Go' to display the matching items. You can enter in whole words or part of a word.
Click here for a video on adding a newsfeed to your MemberClicks website.