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Add a News Flash to My Page

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Overview

This article will show you how to add a New Flash widget to your page and set its options. 

Instructions

  1. Navigate to your desired page
  2. Ensure that Live Edit Is On
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  3. Select the Widgets tab on the left-hand side
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  4. Select Modules
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  5. Drag-and-drop the New Flash widget onto your page
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  6. Fill out the Widget options
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    • Skin: Select a styling option for your widget
    • Header Text: Text that will appear above the News Flash
    • Option Set: Choose the desired Option Set
      • Note: Typically, only Default is available depending on design. 
    • Number of Columns: Indicate how many columns you would like in the widget
    • Display: Set the number of items to display in your widget
      • Note: If there are more items in your category then the number in this field, your citizens will see a link to View All items.
    • Category: Choose the appropriate Category or categories
    • Carousel Options
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      • Min Allowable Item Width: Indicate area of minimum item width
      • Max Allowable Item Width: Indicate area of maximum item width
      • Space Between Items: Indicate the area between items
        • Note: 40px or higher is recommended
    • Advanced
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      • Widget Breakpoint: Width at which the widget will switch from narrow to wide view
      • Push To All Versions of this Page: Add a copy of this widget to all versions of this page
      • Push To All Subpages of this Page: Add a copy of this widget to all subpages of this page
      • Push Options: Choose where to put the widget within pushed pages
  7. Click Save at the top of the page
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Note: A category must be published and have at least one published News Flash item in it before it will show on the front-end. If it still doesn’t show, check that a category has been selected in the Widget Options.




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    Melanie Benzel

    Where it says, "These options only apply to News Flash widget option sets with the Carousel option enabled." - what does a newsflash with carousel option enabled look like? I can't see anywhere to change a setting to make our newsflashes display in a carousel style. Thanks!