List (News, Publications)

The List (News, Publications) content type is used to display — you guessed it — lists of content. The benefit to using the List module versus the editor is that the content is formatted with headings and horizontal rules (lines) between entries.

(See a sample list at the bottom of this page.)

  1. Find the page you want to add the List to and click Edit.
  2. In the Content editor, select the List (News, Publications) radio button and expand Content > Editor.

There are four methods you can use to add a list: manual entry, RSS feedBrandeisNOW and Announcements. For all four, you can enter a Heading (optional), which creates large text right aligned at the top of the list. Suggestions: “Recent Publications” , “Latest News” or “Job Postings.”

Manual Entry

Using Manual Entry, you add each List Item separately.

Manual Entry fields for adding a list item

For each item, you have the option of adding:

RSS Feed

The RSS Feed option allows you to pull in a RSS feed, like a feed of recent news or recently published publications. To add a List using the RSS Feed functionality, you first need to create your RSS Block.

RSS Feed fields for a list

  1. Email cmshelp@brandeis.edu, and request that an RSS Block be set up on your site. Include the link to the RSS feed or blog in your email.
  2. Then, you need to add the RSS Block to your page.
    1. Select the RSS Feed radio button.
    2. Max News to Display: Determines how many items are displayed. If left blank, three items will display.
    3. Feed Block: Search or navigate to the RSS block you created.
    4. Button Text: Include a button if you want to link to another page.
    5. Link Type: Select the Internal or External radio button. Use Internal for any page within your site that you have access to in the CMS. External is used for a link on any other website (including Brandeis sites you do not have access to, such as BrandeisNOW). The link will only display if you include Button Text.
    6. Browse or Search for your internal page or type in your external URL (include http://).

Brandeis Now

The BrandeisNOW option allows you to include recent news from BrandeisNOW on your website.

BrandeisNOW fields for list

Announcements

See the Announcements List page for full instructions.

This is a Sample List

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January 1, 2017

This is an example of what a list item will look like. If there are more than one item in a list, they will be separated by a horizontal rule.