Knowledge Base

News Management

With News Management you can customize the content on the landing page, also known as homepage or dashboard, of your portal. Use various news options to inform your users about company news, featured content or direct them elsewhere for more information.

Each news type supports a different set of configurable elements, and is represented in a unique visual way on the landing page. Discover how you can use the available news types below.

For information on creating the latest news widget, see Create and manage your homepage.

How to Enable News Management?

Contact your Customer Success Manager if News Management is not enabled for your portal, who will be happy to assist you in setting this up.

How to Create News?

  1. Go to settings_menu.pngSettings > Homepage > Add News.

  2. Enter the following information:

    • News title: the headline displayed on all elements.

    • News subtitle: a secondary line displayed below the headline, but not displayed on navigation tiles or in the Latest News widget.

    • Image: upload an image to display on the landing page for the news item, or as a header graphic on the article page, or as the thumbnail in the Latest News widget.

    • Choose publish date: the date displayed on news article pages and in the Latest News widget, also used to order slider and navigation news items.

    • Summary: a brief description of the contents of the new item, which is only used for featured news.

    • News content: the full body content of the news item displayed on the news article page.

    • Read more label: (Optional) overrides the default Read more label on Featured news items as well as the Read more button on slider news items. Enter the text to display instead of Read more.

    • Read more link: by default the read more link will link to the news article page. A custom URL can be entered to override this default destination, which will apply to the following situations:

      • News title on all news article pages

      • News title on Featured news items

      • Read more label on Featured news items

      • Read more button on Slider news items

      • Navigation blocks

      Tip

      Use direct links to link to specific pages, modules or to load the Asset Bank with specific filters pre-applied. Read more about direct links here.

  3. Click the News type dropdown and select one of the following options:

    • news

      This type will be featured on your portal’s news page. Access it directly by clicking the article title in the Latest News widget. You can also access all articles by clicking More news… in the Latest news widget or by accessing https://YourPortalURL.com/news/list/.

      On the news overview page, you can see news items that have been published in the portal. If a news item includes an article within Bynder, the article text will be featured on the news page under the article image.

      If the news item links to a specific location within the portal, such as a collection, or to an external destination outside of Bynder, clicking on the news title will utilize the custom URL to link to that destination. Publishing a news item as news is recommended for articles that are published within Bynder or external news items with a short summary that is published within Bynder.

      For external news items, the title of the article on the news page will link to the site of the news item. This is a great place to inform users of company news or highlight specific information about the portal.

    • slider

      The slider option is frequently used to link to internal and external articles, highlight content from the Asset Bank or Collections, navigate users to the Asset Bank, or link to featured collections. The sliding content featured at the top of the landing page, draws attention to relevant materials.

      When a slider news item is published, it always appears at the top of the landing page, and each additional item published appears as a sequential item in the Slider.

      By default, the slider links to the news article page. However, a slider can act as a link to a specific collection within your portal. Clicking on the slider’s button will link to the collection URL entered in the Read more link. It can also link to an external page or a specific selection of assets in the Asset Bank.

    • navigation

      Navigation blocks allow users to quickly navigate to specific locations within the portal, such as collections and pre-filtered states of the Asset Bank, or to external destinations. You can Navigation blocks will not link you to the article page, so you need to enter the URL in the Read more link. You

      Navigation blocks appear below the slider, but above featured news items.

    • featured

      If a news item is published as featured, the article’s image, headline and summary will be displayed on the landing page. The user can click from the news title or Read more link to view the news article page.

      Publishing a featured news item is recommended for articles published within Bynder that you would like to prominently highlight for all users. Featured articles convey a message quickly and entice users to click through to read additional content.

    Tip

    Use direct links to link to specific pages, modules or to load the Asset Bank with specific filters pre-applied. Read more about direct links here.

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    Available news types on the homepage

  4. Open the Target dropdown and select if you want the read more link to open in the same browser window or a new browser window.

  5. (Optional) Click the Styling option dropdown and choose one of the available styling options. Read more about news customizations here.

    Note

    Depending on your portal setup this option may not be available.

  6. If you want to publish the article right away, select Publish. If you do not check the box, you will be able to access the news item in news management, but it will not appear on the portal for users until it is published.

  7. Open the View permissions dropdown and choose to show this article by default or hide it by default.

  8. (Optional) Open the Find users or groups to add a permission profile, user group or user as an exception to the visibility rule that you selected in step 5.

    Leave the Show dropdown as it is if you want to show the article to the selected permission profile, user group or use and select Hide if you want to hide it from the selected permission profile, user group or user.

    For example, you can select a user group and select Show. In case you've selected to hide the article by default, this user group will be able to see the article.

  9. (Optional) Click the + button and the save_menu_item.png button to save the permission.

  10. (Optional) Repeat step 6 and 7 as often as needed to add all the necessary permissions.

  11. Click Save to create the article.

How to Edit News?

  1. Go to settings_menu.png Settings > Extra > News Management.

  2. Click the settings_menu.png button of the article you want to edit.

  3. Make the necessary modifications. See this section for more explanation on the available fields and options.

  4. Click Save to save the changes.

How to Delete News?

  1. Go to settings_menu.png Settings > Extra > News Management.

  2. Click the delete_VBS.png button of the news article you want to remove.

  3. Read the warning message carefully and click remove news if you wish to remove the article permanently.

    Note

    This action cannot be undone.

How to Manage the Permissions of a News Article?

You can show or hide certain news articles based on permissions. This can be set up per article and can be based on user, user group or permission profile level. Follow the steps below to manage the permissions of an existing article.

  1. Go to settings_menu.png Settings > Extra > News Management.

  2. Click the settings_menu.png button for the article that you want to manage the permissions of.

  3. In the View permissions dropdown, select to show this article by default or hide it by default.

  4. Set exceptions for the article. For example, you can select a user group and select Show. In case you've selected to hide the article by default, this user group will be able to see the article.

  5. Save the exception by clicking the save_menu_item.png button.

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News Customizations

Would you like to hide the read more button in your slider and featured articles or would you like to change the color of the news titles displayed on the homepage? Check out the available customizations below to adjust the news on your homepage to your liking.

The following news types can be customized:

  • Featured News

  • Navigation Blocks

  • News

  • Slider

The following customizations can be made:

  • Title color

  • Subtitle color

  • Paragraph color

  • Hide the news title

  • Hide the slider button

    By default, the button displays the text entered in the Read more label field of the news article.

  • Hide the featured news link By default, the link displays the text entered in the Read more label field of the news article.

How to Customize the News Displayed on the Homepage?
  1. Contact your Customer Success Manager and provide them with the following information:

    • Which news type(s) you would like to have customized.

    • Indicate for each news type that you chose which customizations you would like to have implemented.

Your Customer Success Manager will notify you when the customizations are in place.

The visual customizations will be automatically visible and in case you requested the possibility to hide certain elements the Styling option dropdown will be available on the Edit news page.

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The Styling option dropdown

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