News Flash

News Flash

Add a News Flash Item

Who can use this feature?

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This article will show you how to add an item in News Flash.


  1. Navigate to Modules > Content > News Flash

  2. Select which category you would like to add an item to

  3. Click Add Item

  4. Fill in the information
    • Display: Allows you to choose when this item will display
      • Start Date/Time: Choose a date and time to start displaying
        • Note: If you set a start date/time for an item, then it will not send out or publish until that time.
      • Stop Date/Time: Choose a date and time to expire the item
    • Title: Title of headline
    • Link: Links for the item
      • Web Address: Link for the item
      • Display Text: 
      • Open in new window: Select to open the link in a new window
      • Link item, image, read on, and notifications to this Web Address: Links the item to the link in Web Address
    • Lead In: Brief synopsis describing the item; will show in the notification email
    • Full Text: Full description of item; will not show in the Notification email but will be accessible via link
      • Note: The Full Text area uses the same Editor as the Editor Widget used on the Front End pages of the site. Our Editor Widget Overview article provides more details about the available tools on the editor.
      • Note: You cannot currently add a Slideshow to a NewsFlash item, so it will appear missing in comparison to the regular Editor toolbar. If would like this functionality in the future, please feel free to submit an enhancement request.
    • “Read On…” Text: Allows you to change what the Full-Text link says
    • Show Archives: Choose Yes/No to display previous items
    • Image: Click Choose Image to attach an image to the item
      • Alignment: Choose where to display the image

  5. Scroll to the top and click Save and Publish

  6. Fill in Notification options
    • Subject: Auto-fill with the subject information; will show in the notification email
      • Include New or Modified status in email subject: Choose to attach a tag that indicates the item as being New or Modified
    • Comments: Attach a brief description of the alert; will show in the notification email
    • Mobile Text/Push Message: Attach a message to the SMS notification
    • Include link to item: Provides a link to the item within the SMS message for a user to select via their mobile device.
    • Send:
      • On Start Date: Sends the notification on the start date previously set
      • Immediately: Sends the notification immediately
    • Select Send, Don’t Send, or Cancel: Notification will send accordingly to those who have signed up in Notify Me for the selected News Flash category

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    Harlan Bryan

    The video on this page is for Site Properties, not NewsFlash. Is there any information about inserting images in the Editor box (not Insert Image)? If you insert an image in the Editor box what are the recommended sizes and where does that image show up? - Thank you!