The Articles section is the News/Articles/Blog section of your UnionCloud website.

This guide will cover:

  • Managing Articles
  • Adding article categories 
  • Adding/Editing Articles
  • View/Search Articles
  • Widget Options
  • Common Problems and Fixes

Manage Articles 

This is the summary page of your Articles within the Dashboard of your UnionCloud site, it shows you an overview of you're most recent articles (20) as it is paginated, though if you want to show all there is a button to do that at the bottom.

The table shows you the Name, Date Created, Date Updated, Status, Category, and Number of views for each of your News Articles, you can also use the Filter button in the top right to search for articles by Name, Category or Date Range.

Clicking the Add Button at the bottom of the page, or the Edit  button, will take you to the Adding / Editing Articles screen, as outlined below. 

The Delete button, presents a pop up, asking if you are sure you want to delete the article, if you accept the article will be removed from your website (if you want a less permanent solution, you can move an article to drafts, again explained below), then small clock-like button, shows when the article will be visible from, and until if you have chosen to set that.

Adding article categories

You can add article categories easily, great if you want to display different blog/news articles to different usergroups using the category based articles widget. 

Go to Admin > Setup > CMS > Article Categories

And add as many categories and subcategories as you wish. 

When you want to display a particular category of articles on a page, simply add add a 'Category Based Articles' widget, selecting your chosen category: 

Adding/Editing Articles 

Every article has 2 Mandatory fields, Title and Body, if 'Display image in articles home page' is checked, 'Image' also becomes mandatory.

  • Title - The Title of each article must be unique, and will serve as the 'Headline' for your story.
  • Body - This is the content of your article, set as mandatory to prevent accidentally uploading blank stories.
  • [Checkbox]Display image on articles home page

Image - File Upload box

  • [Checkbox]Display image in article detail page - This is if you want the thumbnail for the article to also be shown when a user clicks to view the full article
  • Article Tags - Complete this, with words relevant to your article, this will help search engines index your results, including the search bar on your site!
  • Start Date/Timing - Calendar & Clock to set when you would like the article to appear on your website, useful for embargoing content, or prepping stories in advance, they will remain unpublished until that time.
  • End Date/Timing - Similar to above, but to take stories down at a certain Date/Time
  • [Checkbox]Include in RSS feed - If a user decides to use an RSS Feed to view your site news, this article will be withheld.
  • [Checkbox]Show on articles index page - If this is checked, this article will appear in the Articles View Shown on the right.
  • [Checkbox]Show on news/articles widgets - If this is checked the article will appear on the Widget as shown at the top.
  • [Checkbox]Do not show this article on subsite article index page - If you are using Subsites, you can choose for them to only have relevant news shown, by keeping main site news out of the news section for subsites.
  • [Checkbox]Do not show this article on subsite article widget - If you are using Subsites, you can choose for them to only have relevant news shown, by keeping main site news out of the news widget for subsites.
  • [Checkbox]Save as Draft - If you check this box, when saved the article will save in a state where it is not visible on the website, and can't be found by visitors using search