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News settings



To view the 'News settings':

                           
1. Sign in to the Administration Control Panel.
2. Choose 'Plugins settings' from the 'Settings' menu, then, choose 'News settings' and you will find:

• Left-side menu items: The sections which will be displayed on the left-side menu.

• Sections to display in Homepage: The sections which will appear on the homepage.

• Sections displayed in the 'Latest news' block: Sections you would like to display on the 'Latest news' block.

• Max contents to display in ‘Latest news' block: You can set the maximum number of contents to be displayed.

• Supplements to display on the Homepage: This is where you add the supplementary news sections you would like to display on the homepage.

• Total number of contents displayed in the 'Supplementary news' block: The total number of contents displayed in the 'Supplementary news' block.

• Total number of contents displayed in the 'Important news' block: The total number of contents displayed in the 'Important news' block.

• Display the ‘Latest news' block in Homepage as well as within the different modules: You can choose whether you would like to activate this option or not provided that you added sections to the display.

• Maximum width for section picture: The uploaded image will be reduced automatically to the preset dimensions in case it was larger.

• Maximum height for section picture: The uploaded image will be reduced automatically to the preset dimensions in case it was larger.

• Display sections only: If you choose “Yes”, the previously chosen sections from “Sections to display in Homepage” option will be displayed, in case you choose “No” the section settings of the chosen sections will be displayed directly underneath it.

 Number of contents to display per row on the Homepage and module pages: The number of contents to display per section on the homepage per row. If you choose 3 for example, each section will have 3 contents displayed in it. 

• Total number of contents to display per row on the Homepage: The maximum number of sections to be displayed in each row on the homepage.

 Total number of contents: The total number of contents to display from the selected sections on the homepage.

• Fixed news slider direction: Whether the slider will move vertically or horizontally.

• Total number of fixed content: The number of fixed content to display on the slider whether on the homepage or the sections which contain fixed news.

 Display statistics: This is where you can activate or deactivate the display of News statistics on the homepage. 

• Number of sections to display per row on module pages: The maximum number of sections to display per page before going to the following page. 

 Fixed news cutoff: Maximum number of characters to be displayed in fixed news brief.

 News cutoff: Maximum number of characters to be displayed in news items in the homepage and within modules.

• Total content displayed per row: The maximum number of news items to be displayed per row.

 Alternating display activation: This enables the displayed of news items in an alternating way between the left and the right sides instead of displaying them on one side only.

• Number of sections to display per page: The number of sections displayed per page before moving to the following page.

 Number of contents per page: Number of news items displayed on a page within section/module pages.

 Max picture dimensions: If any picture is larger than these specifications, it will be resized.

• Max width for picture thumbs: If any thumb is larger than these specifications, it will be resized.

 Max height for picture thumbs: If any thumb is larger than these specifications, it will be resized.

• 'Updated' label activation time: The number of hours before the 'Updated' label is removed from the news item.

 Activating RSS feed: This is where you can activate and deactivate this feature.

• The number of RSS feeds: Choose the number of news items feeds to be displayed per page.

• Sections order: There are 7 different ways you can arrange the sections and they are explained as follows:

      

- Ascending order: According to the section ID starting with number 1.

       - Descending order: According to the section ID starting with the last section.

       - Alphabetical ascending order: According to the section title.

       - Alphabetical descending order: According to the section title.

       - Number of contents (ascending): According to the number of contents each section has; the section with the least number of contents appears first. For example, if a section has 1200 content items and another section has 2000 content items, the one with 1200 content items will appear first.

       - Number of contents (descending): According to the number of contents each section has; the section with the most number of contents appears first. For example, if a section has 1200 content items and another section has 2000 content items, the one with 2000 content items will appear first.

       - Manually: It deactivates all previous ordering options and depends entirely on how you manually order the sections as shown in the picture:

• Contents order: There are 8 different ways you can arrange the contents and they are explained as follows:

       

- Ascending order (number): Same as sections order.  

       - Descending order (number): Same as sections order. 

       - Adding date (ascending): According to addition date.

       - Adding date (descending): According to addition date.

       - Alphabetical ascending order: According to the content title.

       - Alphabetical descending order: According to the content title.

       - Number of views (ascending): According to the number of views for each content item; the content with the least number of views appears first. For example, if a news item has 100 views and another news item has 80 views, the one with 80 views will be displayed first.

       - Number of views (descending): According to the number of views for each content item; the content with the most number of views appears first. For example, if a news item has 100 views and another news item has 80 views, the one with 100 views will be displayed first.

• Ticker display activation: This is where you can activate the 'Latest news' ticker and this will require some settings.

 Ticker display allowed locations: There are four locations for displaying the news ticker:

       

- All pages: The ticker will be displayed on all the website pages.

       - Module only: The ticker will be displayed on the News module pages only.

       - Other modules only: The ticker will be displayed on other modules pages only and will not be displayed on the News module.

       - Homepage only: The ticker will be displayed only on the homepage.

• Meta keywords: Type the Meta keywords for all the module pages in case you don’t have Meta keywords for the sections, this is used by search engines to index your pages in a better way.

• Meta description: Type the Meta description for all the News module pages in case you don’t have Meta descriptions for the sections.

• Max uploaded pictures size: The maximum size for all uploaded pictures.

 Max number of pictures to upload at a time: The maximum number of pictures that can be uploaded at a time.

 Max number of uploaded pictures: The maximum number of pictures per news item.

• View users' elements: You can choose to enable or disable the viewing of the users' elements.

• Activate PDF: Allowing or disallowing addition of PDF files within the files.

 Shortened module title: The shortened title for the module that will be shown in its URLs and this shouldn't include numbers and shouldn't be used before.

• Max period for editing content: The maximum amount of time in seconds for editing content before removing its record; so that the content wouldn't appear as being edited by someone else after the allotted time is over.


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