Frequently Asked Questions

Create a News/Alert Content Item


News Alerts are a type of content created to use throughout the site. In order to create a news/alert content item, make sure that you have content author permissions.


  • Expand Administration, select Content, and click on Add New Content.
  • In the Basic Information tab, enter the necessary information in the provided fields. Note: All fields marked with an asterisk* are required.
  • From the Status drop down, select:
    • Draft: to keep the newly created content in draft mode and not visible to users.
    • Published: to publish and make the newly created content available to all users.
  • From the Type drop down, select News.
  • From the Format drop down, select News.
  • From the Content drop down, select the audience that can view the content once published.
  • Since news are typically good for a period of time, in the Effective Dates area, enter dates in the To and From fields.
  • Click Save. Once saved, different tabs become available to add information to.
  • Click the News tab and enter the news/content to be displayed.
  • Next, click the Tagging tab.
    • In the Keyword Tags field, enter the keywords with which to tag the content it, making it easier to search for.
    • From the Content Category Tags area, select the content categories to associate with the news item. For more FAQs on tagging, see Keyword Tags and Category Tags.
  • Click the Notifications tab to add specific users to the notification list of the news/alert item.
  • Remember to click Save when finished.
  • To preview the newly created news item, just click View at the bottom of the page.