What are Announcements
Announcements show up as small promos on the Homepage. They are meant to contain important information that will be seen by everyone who comes to your site. They will appear in chronological order and automatically "drop off" or not be visible at a determined Unpublished date.
How to add quick announcements to your parish site
Click the "New" button to add a new Announcement, or click an existing Announcement to edit.
Add a short Title and Teaser, and then upload an image. The teaser text will display as a subheadline under the Title on your homepage, so you want to make sure this language is clear and concise.
Published and Unpublished Dates
The "Published at" (aka: Start Date) and "Unpublished at" (aka: End Date) determines when the announcement will be live on your website. Announcements always need a start date but do not require an end date if you want your announcement to be live indefinitely. Choose an end date when you know you want an announcement to no longer be live.
If you want your alert to redirect to an external website or another page within your site, fill in the Link URL field. Otherwise, leave this field blank and click on the Editor tab at the top of the page to enter your announcement content -- see the Editor Tab section below.
IMPORTANT: If you want the announcement to display on the homepage, be sure to check the "Display this announcement as a notification on the homepage" box.
Add your more detailed information in the “Add content here...” field.
Just as in can in Pages, Resources, Ministries and other content types, you can add:
- Bullet points
- Horizontal lines
- Content Blocks
- HTML code
Publish or Update
Once you have completed drafting your announcement, click the "Publish" button (or the Update button if you are making subsequent edits) and check the homepage to make sure it looks as you intended.