In this documentation you'll read "news" and "blog posts". Technically both are the same. So if we use one term or the other, please don't be confused.
Creating a news item with the Enterprise News bundle is as easy as creating a blog post inside a standard confluence. In fact, it's the same thing. For larger corporations the standard blog functionality is not enough to model a complex news concept. The Enterprise News Bundle offers a selection of macros to do that, along with tools for creating visually appealing dashboards and news pages, personalization for certain user groups or even users and a set of social features to increase their users' involvement.
Good looking content no matter where it's displayed
As someone who writes news you don't have to know exactly where your news will be displayed. Even if you insert a News Teaser macro with Cover Stories in mind, that same news item will be displayed nicely within Corporate or Personal News Feeds.
Social features to increase involvement
In Cover Stories, Corporate and Personal News Feeds there's always the option to like, comment and share the news. People are used to this kind of functionality and pleased to use them in their intranet, too. Of course information like the "like status" or number of comments is shown consistently over all macros of the Enterprise News Bundle.
2.0 Release Notes
News now look even more like news, plus changes to news personalization
Added an intro text (lead paragraph) for news
Added an option to hide the author’s name
Redesigned News items (blog posts).
Redesigned Corporate and Personal News Feed macros.
Improved Cover Stories compatibility to various third party apps using tabs.
No more automatic cropping if your image matches the aspect ratio needed
Fixed several caching issues.
Page history for scheduled news now shows correct dates of changes
Fixed a CSS glitch with latest Chrome version.
Again forced the Web Feed macro to respect the „open in new window option“.
Fixed a bunch of small UI glitches
News personalization is now dependent on the additional Linchpin Manager app.
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