WiscWeb CMS - Foundation Pages - Working with an Event/Article Page

The Event/Article Page is useful for setting up a single event within a listing of events, or likewise a single article within a listing of articles. You might, for example, have an Event Page for each upcoming event over the next month.

Here is an example of an Event/Article Page:

example Event/Article Page

Note that creating an Event/Article Page depends upon an Event/Article List already being in place. See WiscWeb CMS - Content Blocks - Using an Event/Article List for information on creating an Event/Article List block.

Creating an Event/Article Page

  1. On a page containing an Event/Article List, click the Open Block red dot associated with the list.

    Open Block button

    A black bar makes options available for you, allowing you to edit the Event/Article List.

  2. To add an event or article, click the Add/Sort/Remove Articles red dot.

    Add/Sort/Remove Articles button

    A new window appears that gives you multiple options.

    Create and Connect Page button and other links

  3. Click Create and Connect Page to create a new event or article.
  4. On the next page, give your event/article its title, which will appear on the site, and click OK in the lower-right corner.

    enter a Page Title

    The page is then created, and a link to it shows up in the Event/Article List.

    example link

Now that you have created the event or article, you can edit it to populate it with more information as desired.

Editing an Event/Article Page

  1. In the Event/Article List, click on the title of the event/article that you would like to edit.

    The CMS takes you to the page associated with that event/article.

    example Event/Article to be edited

  2. On the event/article page, click the Open Block red dot.

    Open Block button

    A variety of options for the event/article are made available to you.

    red editing buttons for the example event/article

    In the Block Options bar, you have multiple options available to you, all of which pertain to how this event/article appears on this page (as opposed to the parent Event/Article List's formatting).

  3. Click the red dots to select whether the event/article will do the following on this page:

    • Show Title: Will show the title of the article as a heading

    • Show Author: Will show the name of the author of this page

    • Override Author / Author Name: Allow you to type in the person's name who should show up (otherwise, default's to the original author)

    • Show Publish Date: Will show the date of this page's publication

    • Override Publish Date: Allows you to select a specific date to associate with this event/article

      enter selection for Override the default publishing date

    • Show Event Date / Event Date: Will show the date that you assign it (typically used only if publication date is not being used)

  4. Click the red dot next to the title of the page to modify it.
  5. Click the Edit Intro red dot to richly format text that provides an introduction to this page.

    edit the introduction in the WYSIWYG editor

    When this intro text is populated and the parent Event/Article List has its "Show Intro Text" option set to "yes", then the Event/Article List associated with this page will pull this paragraph of text onto that page as well. This intro text allows a person to quickly scan the items of the list without having to visit each event/article individually.

    example intro text

  6. Click the Edit Article red dot to richly format the bulk of the page's content.

    edit the article content in the WYSIWYG editor

Keywords:reddot red dot wiscwebcms wisc web wiscweb cms content management system opentext open text event article page working creating create editing edit events articles   Doc ID:12672
Owner:Matthew G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2009-11-16 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-12-02 12:34 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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