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Knowledge Base - Front-end Content Editing - Announcements

To author announcements from your websites front end, set up your user to have content permissions, and goto the Content Management section on your site, and click the ‘Announcements’ tab.

On this list, you will be able to edit existing announcements, or create new announcements. If the user has ‘Editor’ permissions, all announcements will be available in this list. If the user has ‘Publisher’ permissions, then all announcements will be listed, and the user will be able to publish and un-publish announcements.

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If the user is an ‘Editor’ or ‘Published’ then they will be able to filter the list of announcements by author.

Editing or Creating an Announcement

To edit an existing announcement, click the announcements title. To create a new announcement, click the ‘Add’ (Tooltip add image) button.

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The following fields are available:

  • Title – The main title of the announcement 
  • Description for Module – The subtext of the announcement that is displayed when it is listed as a module. This is not displayed anywhere else. 
  • Article – The main announcement article. Full HTML is supported. You can also use the ‘Read More’ (read more image) link to insert a break in the article. This is used when listing multiple announcements on a page, only the text before the ‘Read More’ break will be displayed. The grey line in the screenshot is a ‘Read More’ break. 

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Editing while browsing

You can also edit announcements while browsing them. If the user has sufficient permissions then the edit and/or publish links will be displayed. Unpublished announcements that the user has permission to edit will also be displayed with a highlighted background. You can change the background highlight colour in the settings.

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The small Edit icon can be used to link directly to the articles edit page, and the Tick and Cross icons can be used to publish or un-published the article if the user has sufficient permissions.

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