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What are News Magazines?
News Magazines offer a way to aggregate relevant news and display them in form of a single news room / a magazine.
You can collect news from various spaces here and display them in one single magazine.
It kind of behaves like a classic web blog for one specific topic. You can create magazines for different topics (for example: fitness, as seen in the screenshot to the right).
How to access News Magazines?
To access News Magazines, head over to the News Hub.
To find the News Hub, click on the compass button inside the Linchpin header navigation. This action will open a context menu. From here, click on the News Hub tile.
The News Magazines are located in the left sidebar.
Create a News Magazine
See how to create a News Magazine. Follow the step-by-step guide below or watch the GIF below.
Navigate to Magazine management
To create a News Magazine, navigate to News Hub > News Management > Magazine management.
Create a new News Magazine
Click on the Create magazine button.
A new window will open. Input the name of your new magazine here. Click on the Create magazine button to confirm your input.
Edit the newly created News Magazine
Now, click on the edit button.
If you are already viewing an existing magazine, click on the configuration button.
Add modules to your News Magazine
You will be greeted by an empty magazine.
Click the + Add module button to add new elements to your magazine.
Select the "News" tile.
After your selection, click on Add module.
Configure your news modules
You are editing the newly added news module now. All settings for this module can be found to the right.
Insert a headline for your news section. For example: News from Washington.
Display "more news" link
A news module has limited amount of news it can display. More news from the pre-configured category/label/space can be displayed after clicking on a "More news →" button.
Activate this checkbox if you want the "More news →" link to show.
All available news
Shows news from any category, in any space and of any label.
Shows news only from specific news section you selected.
Combination of spaces, labels and news categories
In this powerful mask you can combine multiple filters. You can choose to display news located in a specific space AND of a specific category only. Or include several categories and exclude specific spaces or labels.
Choose a layout for your news module. You can select a full-width single tile, a two cards design, three cards design, a four cards design or a mixed design with one big news card and 3 smaller horizontal news teasers.
Configure tile elements
Here you can decide if specific information like news author, news category or likes and comments are displayed inside the news card, hidden completely or only shown when users hover over the news card with their mouse.
Optional step - add more modules
Optionally, add other modules (news, links, text or image) and configure them.
Via the Edit styling button you can change the appearance of your News Magazine.
Here you can change the background color, the color of the headlines and the color of the "More news →" link.
Save and publish your News Magazine
Activate the Magazine active slider. This will publish the News Magazine and make it visible. Then, click on the Save button.
Click on the Close button to close the edit mask and view your Magazine.
Available designs and stylings
Currently, there are 5 news design variants available.
Single tile with a full-image design
This design variation will display a single, page-filling tile with a modern, full-image design.
Two tiles with a list design
This design variation will display two news articles next to each other. Both news article will have the same design as when news are viewed in the list view.
Three tiles with a full-image design
This design variation will display three news articles next to each other. Every news article will have a modern, full-image design.
Four tiles with a classic design
This design variation will display four news articles next to each other. The tiles will use the classic design, containing a teaser image and a separated title area.
Single full-image tile and a list
This final design variation combines two design options. The left news article will be displayed as a single tile with the modern, full-image design. The other three news articles will be displayed on the right side in the form of a list.
To add a module, click on the configure button at the top of the magazine.
Click on the + Add module button to select a module.
Currently, there are four module types available.
The news module shows news. You can choose from five different news design variations. For a full list, see the Available designs and stylings section.
The text module allows you to add text to your magazines. You can style your text with stylings like headline 1, headline 2, bold text, italic text, underlined text, lists or links.
You can display your text in a single-column design, a two-columns design or a three-columns design.
The links module allows you to display a collection of links. You can enter the links and the display names for them. You can also select the alignment of the link list.
NEW IN VERSION 2.13
The image module allows you to display a single image within your news magazine.
After you uploaded an image, select the size of the image.
Select Keep original size if the image should not be rescaled.
Select Show image in full page width and the image will always be stretched to fill out the whole page width.
You can also select the alignment of the image. Note that if Show image in full page width is selected, the alignment is always centered.
In case you don't have enough news to fill a magazine with, the magazine will display an informative notification (for each module) that this is the case. This is also the case when your magazine modules are configured to use empty news categories, spaces containing no news etc.
So don't worry if you see these "warnings". Simply create more news or configure your magazine modules so that they import the correct news.