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Adding a News Article

News articles are dynamically fed into 2 areas of the website, the Home Page and News Section. The Home page will display the most recent news articles in order of publishing date. The News section displays an archive of all news articles. To create a new article, follow the steps below. 

  1. Make sure you are logged in with your OAUG Member profile.
  2. Click the "Add News Article" button within the Administrator Links menu on the right hand side of the page.

    add news article menu
  3. A new page will appear containing the article editor.

    add news article editor
  4. Enter all nececsary information:
    • Enter a title in the Title field. This is used when the article title is displayed.
    • The alias is used to refer to the title and is important for the Search Engine Friendly Address features in Joomla!. If you do not enter anything, Joomla! will generate it for you. If you would like to customize/shorten the alias, enter copy as you see fit. 
    • The Category drop down menu should already be set to News.
    • Choose whether the article is published or not using the Published drop down menu.
  5. Now enter your content using the editor in the New Article screen. (More detailed information on using the content editor can be found here.)
  6. You may also choose Parameters for the article. Click on each Tab to view the parameters and change the settings to suit your requirements.
  7. Click the Save button to save your article. The Save & Close toolbar button will save your changes and return you to the web page. The Save button will save your changes but leave you in the Article Edit screen.
  8. You should see a green message: Article successfully saved.