This guide provides instructions and information about Stanford Web Services Jumpstart platform, based on Drupal 7.
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The Stanford News feature is used to display news stories. You can display a few news items in a block or see them all on a full page view.
Site owners can add, edit, and delete any news item. Editors can only add and edit any news item.
Before starting, be sure to know the values for each of the fields listed in Stanford News Item fields.
You have several avenues for finding and editing a news item. If you find the news item you may see an Edit link which will direct you to the node edit page for that news item.
You can either unpublish the news item to keep it on the site just not viewable or you can completely delete the news item. If you delete the news item, this is not reversible.
|Title||The title of the news item.|
|Date||The date associated with this news item.|
|Source||If the news article comes from an external website, insert the article's source and URL link. (e.g. Stanford Report, http://news.stanford.edu/sr/)|
|Categories||Choose the appropriate category tag(s) associated with this news item. If you do not have any Categories yet, a site administrator can add them, and integrate them with the site architecture.|
|News Image||Upload a png, gif, jpg or jpeg file to the site. The image field also includes optional image credits, source info, and caption information.|
|Body||News item text.|
|External Link||An optional external title and URL link associated with this news item. (e.g. Stanford University, http://www.stanford.edu).|
|Image Insert||This is an optional field to insert additional images into the body field. Upload a png, gif, jpg or jpeg file to the site.|
|File Attachment||An optional way to upload file attachments associated with this news item.|
|Featured||This is a setting used to feature a news item in various places on the site (e.g., check "Featured" if you want to feature this item, leave unchecked if you do not want to feature this item). Contact Stanford Web Services to customize this for your site.|