The news and event manual block - sidebar content type can be used on all pages with a Sidebar.

The Sidebar is a great way of making content, like news or events stand out. You can add the automated news feed to your content page or you can manually add news or events using a news and event manual block to the sidebar.

Here is a live example

See the left-hand side grey Sidebar to find the live example, under the navigation.

Give it a try

To add content types to a sidebar, the sidebar area must be 'activated'.

1. Create a hidden section (page) called Sidebar (Case sensitive) as a sub-section (child) of the section (page) on which the Sidebar will live. This section must be named Sidebar (case sensitive) and hidden from the navigation in order to work. See below, the grey folder indicates it's hidden from the navigation:

Sidebar folder example 2.  Add a news and events manual block - sidebar content type to the hidden Sidebar section (page). (Find out how to add a content type to a section).

3. Fill in the form:

News and events manual - sidebar fields

Field title What should I do? Is it compulsory?
Name* Name the news or event content and give it a concise description e.g. News piece -

Satellite

Yes
Image This is the image that represent your news article or event No
Title* Add a title for your news item or event Yes
Short description Add a short description of your news or event (140 characters) No
Primary Topic Add a primary topic (16 characters), that describes your news item or event e.g. News No
Secondary Topic Add a secondary topic (24 characters), that describes your news item or event e.g. Research No
Topic Colour* Choose a colour, this colour will appear on your secondary topic tag Yes
Internal link Link to another page within T4 SiteManager OR Internal, external or Media Library link is required
External link Paste a URL from an external page link OR Internal, external or Media Library link is required
Media Library link Add a document (pdf, Word, Powerpoint etc.,) from the Media Library Internal, external or Media Library link is required

4. Click Add and Approve to save.

Add and approveFind out how to add the automated news feed to your content page.