You use the News widget to display news items on your website pages.
You select what content to display and then specify how news items are listed and displayed individually.
PREREQUISITES: You created at least one news item. For more information, see Create news items.
NOTE: You can select more than one filter and narrow down results using combinations of filters, for example by both categories and dates.
List settings define how news items are listed by the News widget. Choose one of the following options:
Divides the news into pages. In the input field, specify how many news items per page to display.
Displays only a limited number of news items. In the input field, specify how many news items to display.
No limit and paging
Sitefinity CMS displays all news that meet the requirements and filters you set in the Content tab.
By default, last published news items are listed on top. You can select a different sorting criterion:
Select the template you want to use to list news items on the webpage.
Expand More options section to specify CSS file names and apply additional CSS classes to the News widget.
Single item settings define how individual news items are displayed. Choose one of the following options:
Open single item in...
Select one of the following:
When you click a news item, it is displayed in an automatically generated page with the same layout as the list page.
Selected existing page…
From the list of existing pages, select the specific page in which news items are displayed.
NOTE: To display a news item in a page, the page must have a News widget added in advance.
Select the template you want to use to display news items on the webpage.
In Advanced settings, you specify individual properties of the widget:
Gets the ID of the page you selected in the Selected exsting page.. option in the Single item settings tab page.
Gets the template you selected in the Detail template dropdown menu in the Single item settings tab page.
Sets a rel="canonical" metatag to news items. For more information, see Locations of content items: Canonical URLs.
Gets the template you chose in the List template dropdown menu in the List settings tab page.
Defines whether when you click on a news item title to open the detail view in a new window The default value is False.
Model settings display all properties directly bound to the News widget model. Access these properties by clicking the Model button in Advanced settings.
By default, a single content item is displayed in Detail view. This property enables you to configure whether single content items are displayed in Detail or in List view by entering Detail or List, respectively.
Gets and sets an additional CSS class to the detail view of a news item.
Gets the value you selected in the Simple List settings tab page:
To enable users to share your content in Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and so on, set the value of this property to True. By default, the value is False.
NOTE: The way your content is shared also depends on the settings that you applied in Administration: Social sharing settings.
Filters news items based on an additional filter expression.
Defines the number of news items per page when paging is enabled. The default value is 20.
Gets and sets an additional CSS class to the list view.
If you have more than one providers added, you can use a news providers different than the default one. To do this, specify the name of this provider.
NOTE: If you leave this property value empty, the default news provider is used.
Gets the option that you chose in the Content tab page. The possible values you can chose from are:
In case news items are filtered based on a date, tags, or categories, the IDs of the selected filter criterions are serialized and populated in that field.
In case news items are items you specifically selected, the IDs of the selected news items are serialized and populated in that field. For example:
Adds additional sorting expression for the news items. The default value is PublicationDate DESC.
Gets or sets the URL key prefix. Used when building or evaluating URLs for paging and filtering.
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