News App

Take a short few minutes to watch this video for the quickest way to become familiar with the news app on OpenScholar.

For more information, you can read the written documentation below.


The News app will enable you to post and manage news that you would like to publish on your site. Examples of News items might be recent developments in projects that you're affiliated with, awards, course-related updates, a new book or article releases, press mentions, etc. The News app, like other apps, can be set as private or public giving you control over how and to whom content is displayed.

Enabling the News App

Before adding any News items, you must first make sure the app is enabled.

1. Click to expand Settings

2. Click on Enable Apps
3. Search for NEWS.
4. In the drop down menu, click PUBLIC.  


5. SAVE CONFIGURATION at the bottom of the page.

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News Menu Link

If the News link does not appear in your menu, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the control panel and select Menus
  2. Once in the Menu area, Select Add New Link in the Primary Menu
  3. You'll be prompted to choose an Item Type. Please select URL
  4. Click Continue
  5. Now give the Menu Item a title like "News" and enter the word "news" (lower case) in the URL field
  6. Click Finish at the bottom of the page

Adding News Items

The News link should now appear in the primary menu. Click on it to begin adding items. While in the News page, click on the "Add New" button, which will present you with two options.  

Add News button

Select the News button and enter in the new's title, date, description and hit save.  You have now created a News item. 

For information on how to utilize the "Import News" feature that will pull a news feed from an RSS feed, please see our "Import News via RSS Feed" page.

Tip: Choose a Thumbnail Image
When you add a photo to a News item, an automatically formatted thumbnail will display when the post is listed anywhere on your site. This both looks attractive, and will help visitors to locate memorable news.

Importing News Items

Content Revisions

The content revisions feature will allow you to save past versions of content (posts) on your website.

content revision link


Viewing News Items  

All of your news items can be viewed by clicking on "News" in the primary menu of your site. You can also view and manage news items by navigating to the Control Panel and clicking on the "Content" button . On the right column under "Type" you will see a drop down menu where you can click on "News" which will display a list of your news items.

Updated: 17OCT17