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Adding/editing a news story

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2016 09:22AM PDT
  1. From the LiveWhale interface, click the News tab.
  2. Click Add a New Story to add a new story item or locate and click the news story to edit 
  3. Fill out the form with the relevant information for your news story. A headline, summary, and story date are required. See configuration options below.
  4. Click the Save this story button when you are finished

Option Description
Headline Required: Enter a headline 
Star If this content is especially important you can flag it as important, click the star in the section labeled “Star content” in order to highlight it.
Share Content  By default this content will be shareable. Click the globe labeled “Share content” to un-highlight it to make the content not shared.
Status Scroll back up and find the status menu at the top righthand corner of the screen. Choose the status for this event. “Live” will publish the event immediately. “Hidden” will hide it from the web site until you are ready to publish it.
Archive Flag a story as archived or give it an expiration date. If the story is not archived, select “not archived”. If it should be placed in the archive, select “archived”. Specify an expiration date to be archived automatically by selecting “set to expire on…” and choose an expiration date and time.
Restore from earlier version If you are editing an existing story, you will also see a “Restore from earlier version” link above the status menu. Clicking this will allow you to select an earlier revision of the news story, by date, and restore the content from that revision.
Summary Required: enter a brief summary describing the story. This will also appear in the meta description tag when viewing a news story’s details.
Story Body Enter your full body article into this section. 
Plot this story on a map If your story has a location, you may plot it on a map. If your LiveWhale installation already has preset locations, you may begin typing into the space provided and locations will be suggested to you. If you cannot find an appropriate location, you may click “add a new Place”. When adding a new place, you must provide a title and address.
Suggest this story... Suggest this content to other groups by selecting those groups under the section called “Suggest this item to the following groups”.
Tags Tags help sort and classify news so that it can be directed to the proper location on your web site. You can click in the field labeled “Tag this story” and type a keyword; tags will be suggested to you. If you are unsure what tags are available in your group, click “Show all tags” to display them all and select the relevant ones.
Story date Required: Under the section labeled “Story date”, enter the date of the news story. By default, the date is auto-populated with the current date.
Images Attach images to your news story. Images are taken from your group’s image library. To choose an existing image from your image library, click “Select from your image library”. If you want to upload a new image to attach to this news story, click “Add images from your computer”. Newly uploaded images will be added to the image library and attached to this news story. Alternatively, you may attach an existing gallery to this story by clicking “Use an existing gallery”.
Related content Under the section labeled “Related content”, use the search box provided to attach any relevant related content to this news story.
Contact Info Specify any relevant contact info for this news story. If default contact info is specified for your group, this info will be suggested by default. If you enter an e-mail address but do not make it a “mailto” link, this will be done automatically for you.
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