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Installation and Licensing

Please refer to the installation information from Atlassian for the Linchpin Enterprise News add-on: Installation using the Universal Plugin Manager.

  1. Log in as an admin in your Confluence instance.
  2. Open up the Confluence-Administration page and click "Search for new apps" on the left side of the page under the Atlassian Marketplace link.
  3. In the "Search for Marketplace" field, type in Linchpin Enterprise News and press enter. You will be directed to the latest version of the Linchpin Enterprise News from Confluence.
  4. Click on the blue "Free Trial" button if you would like to test out the app for 30 days or click "Buy Now" to purchase a license for the Linchpin Enterprise News.
  5. You will be asked to register or log in to MyAtlassian.
  6. After this step, Linchpin Enterprise News will be automatically downloaded and installed onto your Confluence.

Create Blog Post

After you have installed the Linchpin Enterprise News app in your Confluence instance, you can create a news. These news items are in Confluence blog posts

  

 

 1.) Create a new blog post

In the navigation you can create a blank page (create from template). Instead, click on the ellipsis (...) next to the Create button to open a selection dialog, and then click on blog post.


 

2.) Enter content

After you have entered a title and the blog post content,

insert the teaser image, that will be used in the preview of your blog post. Here is an example:

 

 


 

3.) Insert the teaser image.

Click on Insert files and images, and you'll see a selection dialog.

 

 

 

Choose an image from your device (Upload Files) and click on Save.

 

 

 

The image is now an attachment to the blog post and can be inserted into the page, or marked as a teaser image, as shown in the next step.

 


 

4.) Define the teaser image

To define an image as a teaser image, you must include the Linchpin Teaser macro. Click on Insert more content, and select Other macros.

 

Use the search field to find the Linchpin Teaser macro.

 

Choose the attached image you want to use as a teaser image, then click Insert.

 

Now your blog post has all the necessary content and is ready to be published.

 

Create a page

When you want news in your intranet to be attractive and attention-grabbing, you can use a magazine-like style which supports a variety of media formats and news types.

You have the ability to present news items in a visually-attractive way on the dashboard.


 

1.) Create a page

Click on the ellipsis (...) in the navigation to create a page. Choose Blank page in the selection dialog, and click Create.

 

 


 

2.) Insert Cover Stories

To insert the Cover Stories macro, click on Insert more content and select Other macros.

 

 

Use the search field to find the Cover Stories macro, and select it.

 

A configuration dialog is displayed. Click on Insert to insert the Cover Stories.

Tip: Use Cover Stories to present your most important news in an appealing manner. You can select from a variety of filters to choose which news items are displayed: corporate development, news from spaces like IT or HR, news items from specific topics or with specific keywords.

The new slides allow you to actively navigate through many defined news items - just like in a magazine.



 

3.) Insert the Corporate News Feed macro

The Corporate News Feed macro functions in the same way as Cover Stories, and filters your news items.

To insert the macro, click on Insert more content and select Other macros.

 

Use the search field to find the Corporate News Feed macro, and select it.

You can configure the macro in the next dialog and see a preview. Click on Insert to insert the Corporate News Feed in your page.

Tip: The Corporate News Feed provides a chronological overview of your news. Specify which news items should be displayed here using the macro configuration: For example, news items from specific spaces or topics.

 


 

4.) Save your page

Now you have created a page that includes the Cover Stories and the Corporate News Feed. Click Save and your new dashboard is finished!

 

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