Alert Center


Add an Alert Center Category

Who can use this feature?

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This article will show you how to add a category to the Alert Center.

Important Note

  • A category must be published and have at least one published alert in it before it will show on the live side of the website.


  1. Navigate Modules > Content > Alert Center
  2. Select Add Category 
  3. Fill in the information
    • Category Title: Name of the category
    • Description: Brief description of what is in the category
    • Show Brief Description: Choose how you would like the description displayed
    • Show Alert Bar: Alerts from this category will show in the Alert Bar at the top of the page
    • Featured Area Type: How the alerts would display in the Feature column of the related pages
      • Note: When Full Item Display is selected, the Brief Description will show in the Alert Center Module Widget for this category.
    • Email List: Allows Admin users to send out notification emails from this category
    • Allow Subscribers: Allows users to subscribe to Calendar in the Notify Me module
      • Note: You must have the Notify Me module for this function
    • Allow SMS: Choose to enable SMS messaging
    • Show Archives: Choose to display archives as visible to the public
    • Permissions: Setting permissions at the folder level is suggested
      • View: May view the live side only
      • Author: Submit new items, modify/delete unpublished items
      • Publisher: Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify published items, accept/reject submitted items
      • Owner: Publish new items, modify/delete unpublished items, modify/delete published items, accept/reject submitted items, create/modify categories and assign category permissions
  4. Select a saving option
    • Save: Will save the work as an unpublished draft
    • Save & Submit: Will save the work as an unpublished draft and notify a publisher that it is ready for review (option is for Authors only)
    • Save & Publish: Will save the work and publish it for viewing
    • Spell Check: Will check spelling
    • Cancel: Will delete what you’ve done

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