Latest News Plugin

The latest news plugin is a simple yet effective way to quickly update your site visitors with your most up to date information.

How it works:

  • When you create a new page or edit an existing page click the "show news item" box and set the date
  • This now flags the page as a news article
  • On any pages where you have the Latest News plugin installed the most recent articles (by date) will appear
  • These articles show:
    • The article date
    • The page title 
    • A snippet of the article text
    • A read more link
    • A link to the full news page
  • The reader can click the read more link and visit the full article or they can click the link to go to the news page
  • In the admin area the number of latest news articles that show can be set
  • Under the pages section click "News", "Blog" or "Calendar"
  • There is a field for "number of latest news summaries"
  • This field determines how many latest news summaries show

Written by: Chris Hodson

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