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 content type versus the Editor content type 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 > List.

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 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.

RSS Feed fields for a list

Then, you need to add the RSS Block to your page.

  1. When you are in the List content type, 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 that was created.
  4. Button Text: Include a button if you want to link to another page.
  5. Link Type: Internal/External Link: If you are using an Internal Link, click Choose File, Page, or Link. In the Chooser Panel, you can select a recent internal page, or browse for an internal page. If you are using an External Link, enter the URL, including the http://. The link will only display if you include Button Text.

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.