Adding a new News article
Navigate to the correct year folder section of the website, as it's 2022 we add articles to the 2022 folder:
Click 'add content' and select the template 'DTP-News'.
- The image dimensions for this content type are 1600*767 pixels.
- You can also embed a video from YouTube, MediaSite, or similar video hosting service.
- The Short Subheading, Heading and Introduction will be displayed as the headline block, eg:
- You can choose a date for the news story
- Enter a publish date
- In the Metadata field, enter keywords relevant to the news story, each keyword separated by a comma
- You can fill in each field, if it is relevant, eg:
You must add an image - if you do not add an image and the news is featured on the Home Page it will appear blank.
Ensure you have added an image and that it is the correct size: 1600x767px.
Images should be under 500kb. You can resize images on Photoshop or the free service Pixlr. You can check the image size by rightclicking on it and going to 'properties'. Huge images affect the load time of pages and lowers the website functionality score.
Upload your image to Pixlr then crop it to 1600x767 using the crop option on the left hand side:
Then when you save your image it will show you the size and give you the option to change the quality from high to medium or by using the sliding scale:
You can see the size of the image above is 158kb. Adjust the quality to keep the image udner 500mb.
https://brandhub.qub.ac.uk/BMS/ -Queen’s image bank- request access from Ivan Ewart
*New 2022* Please enter a lower case hyphen-separated url for your article in the SEO Friendly URL field:
This field is at the very bottom of the News Article template and will help to make our links more searchable.
Where possible academics names should be linked to their PURE profile and Schools/Research Centres should be hyperlinked to the school/research centre.
Add a hyperlink by highlighting the text you wish to link and then using the link button:
Break up text by formatting quotes to blockquote. Highlight the quote and choose Format > Formats > Blocks > Blockquote
Text will look like this once it has been formatted to display as a block quote.
At the end of the year create a new folder with the new year and 'archive' the current year by checking the archive option in the CMS. Then add all new articles in to the correct year folder.