Posting on Website Newsfeeds

The News/Media content type is a powerful communication tool for providing information to current students, faculty and staff and sharing Pacific University's stories with a global audience. Anyone with a PUNetID— students, faculty and staff— can submit news to the website.

News, feature stories and announcements can be added to newsfeeds on the Pacific University website using the News/Media content type built into the website. Newsfeeds found throughout the site are generated using a system of tags.

Adding News/Media Posts | News Feeds | News as Featured or Related Content

Adding News/Media Posts

Video Tutorial | Adding a News/Media Post (Basic)
Note: You must log in with your PUNetID to view video tutorials.

Have a story to share? Log in to MyPacific— once you log in with your PUNetID, you can access the "Add News/Media Post" link in the menu. You will be taken to the backend editing screen for "Create News/Media Post." Follow the grey help text to fill out the fields for your post.

When finished, save your post and view your draft. Then click the "Moderate" tab and apply draft status as "Needs Review." A website administrator will review and publish the entry.

Editing Screen Fields

Title | A title is mandatory and should provide enough information for a user to decide if it's relevant.

Byline | Include the first and last name of the person who wrote the piece or the name of the department or office the announcement is coming from.

Publication Date | The publication date auto-fills.

Banner Image/Feature Video | Banner photos are 2500 x 700 pixels. Include a banner photo or a feature video, but not both. All multimedia must follow our Image & Video Standards.

Summary | A summary is a one sentence synopsis of the story.

Body | The bulk of the information is included within the body content area, including any additional images. The news/media content type uses the same built-in editor as basic pages. For more information on the editor, please see the formatting guide.

Teaser | If this is a feature story, or if you wish to use the story as Featured or Related Content (see below), you must add a teaser image and teaser title. If you have a feature video uploaded, you can choose to pull that into a teaser instead of an image by changing the toggle from Image to Video.

News/Media Tags | All newsfeeds on the website are powered by tags. Adding tags to a news/media post will determine where it displays on the site. If left blank, the post will show up on the Pacific University News page only. To select a tag, start typing and the field will auto-populate. To request a new tag, email webteam@pacificu.edu.

Newsfeeds

Web Editors can add newsfeeds to the bottom of any webpages.

At the bottom of the feed, it will indicate which tags it is pulling in to generate the feed. Clicking on a tag will direct a user to a page that shows all news/media posts with that tag.

Screenshot of the News Feed with Tag's

For example, an optometry newsfeed generated by the optometry and vision science tags will pull in all News/Media posts tagged with either optometry or vision science or both tags.

To add a new post to a newsfeed, enter any of the appropriate tags in the "News/Media Tags" field on the editing screen of the News/Media post.

Video Tutorial | Posting on Newsfeeds

News Media Posts as Featured or Related Content

News/Media posts can be pulled into pages or academic pages as featured or related content blocks. Featured content is displayed in sets of three across a banner image of a page. Related Content is displayed below the body content area of a page.

Screenshot of a webpage with an arrow indicating a News/Media post as Featured Content

To use this feature, you must fill out the teaser section on the editing screen of the post. Once the post is published (with the teaser section completed), it can be pulled in as related content to a page.

To pull it into a page, edit the Screenshot of the featured items field on an editing screen, with an arrow indicating auto-completepage in question. In either the featured content or related content fields, start typing the title (not the teaser title) of the post.

The field will pop up an auto-complete. Select the correct item from the auto-complete list. and then save the page. The page will pull in the teaser title and image (or video) of any post set as related or featured content.

In addition to news/media posts, any page can be pulled in as related or featured content as long as the teaser section is complete.

Contact Us

Pacific University Website Team
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