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BUC News widget

Local church websites using netAdventist now have a new, smart looking widget to help them share Adventist news in the UK and Ireland.  The new 'BUC News' widget gives an option to highlight between 1 and 10 news stories as a small column on your home page or as a full internal page.

Adding the BUC News widget to your site:

  1. Log into your website.
  2. Go to dashboard.
  3. Select 'Settings' and then 'extensions'
  4. Under 'extensions' activate 'BUC News Widget'

You now have up to three choices.

  1. Add BUC News widget as a full page.
  2. Add BUC News widget as a side bar on your home page (or any other page).
  3. Add it in both locations.

Adding as a full page widget:

Please note that this will only work for websites using either the Adventist Corporate theme or a theme that allows 'content from above' widgets.

If you website already has a 'News from the UK and Ireland' page running the old RSS feed go to edit that page.  Remove the RSS feed (go to html view and delete all the code you see there.) Alternatively add a new page.

Then:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'change' button under widgets. 
  2. Click 'OK' on the content will be saved message.
  3. Select 'widget' rather than 'layout'
  4. In the 'Widgets, content from above' section select 'Click here to add widgets'
  5. Select the 'Adventist News UK and Ireland' widget and click OK.
  6. You will note that the widget has a blue hyperlink.  This means you can click on it to select how many articles you want to show, and in what format.  Select the look you want – you can always go back and change it if you don't like it.
  7. We recommend showing 10 articles with titles, abstracts and thumbnails.
  8. Click done. Then save and return.
  9. Go to 'live view' and check if you like what you see.
  10. If the left hand side of the page looks bare you may wish to go back and add some widgets in the left hand column (eg, Quiz 28, Hope Channel, ADC etc.).

 

Adding a side bar widget.

  1. Open for editing the page you want the news widget to appear on. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'change' button under widgets.
  2. Click 'OK' on the content will be saved message.
  3. Select 'widget' rather than 'layout'
  4. In the 'Widgets, left side bar' (or on some pages right side bar) select 'Click here to add widgets'
  5. Select the 'Adventist News UK and Ireland' widget and click OK.
  6. You will note that the widget has a blue hyperlink.  This means you can click on it to select how many articles you want to show, and in what format.  Select the look you want – you can always go back and change it if you don't like it.
  7. We recommend showing 3 articles with titles, abstracts and thumbnails.  However, if you want a tighter look then show titles only, or titles and thumbnails only.
  8. Click done. Then save and return.
  9. Go to 'live view' and check if you like what you see.

Thanks.

The BUC Communication department are very grateful for the expertiese of two committed staff members, Paula Yuneuen Carrillo and Thando Mlalazi who not only solve your problems when you have them, but help develop new content and widgets for netAdventist.  The UK specific 'My whole life' widget and the 'BUC News' widget were both designed to Paula.