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Using the Announcements Module

The Announcements module produces a list of simple text announcements consisting of a title and brief description.  It is very handy for making your website visitors aware of items of interest which may have links to additional information.

Use what you learned in Add Module to Page to add a new Announcements Module to your Page.

Step By Step: Add New Announcement

Your Module is initially created with no content.  Only the empty Container is visible, with its Title and Action Buttons visible.

1.   Click the Add New Announcement button (or select Add New Announcement from the Module Actions Menu).

On the Edit Announcements page you'll see that there are several fields you can fill out plus the same WYSIWYG editor used for the Text/HTML (and other) modules.

2.  Place your cursor in the Title field and enter a short statement that summarizes your Announcement.  Optionally, mark the Add Date checkbox to append the current date to your announcement title.

3.  Place your cursor in the description field and use the features of your WYSIWYG editor to create the body of your Announcement.

4.   (Optional Step) Select a Link Type for your Announcement and fill in the appropriate information.  You can specify a link to a website, a page on your own website or to a file on your website (such as an image or a PDF document).

5.   (Optional Step) Select from a number of available options for the link.

If you select Tracking, you'll be able to check how many times the link has been clicked.  If you select Logging, you'll be able to tell who clicked the link (if the website visitor was logged in).  And if you select New Window, your link will cause a new browser window to be opened for the link.

6.   (Optional Step) Specify a date for the Announcement to automatically STOP displaying.  You can click the Calendar link to get a popup calendar where you can simply select the date.

7.   (Optional Step) Include a View Order for sorting your Announcements.  By default, they will be sorted in the same order that you create them.

8.   When you have finished, be sure to click Update at the bottom of the page to save your changes.  This is how your updated module would look to a website visitor.

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