Title, Pagetitle & Description
When creating a new news page via the news module, you will immediately be taken to the page properties and must first specify a page title, even if this will be overwritten after saving and is automatically composed of the date of the last update and the title. Therefore, you should also specify a title in the first step, so that a unique page title can be generated. If you insert a news page by using the buttons/icons above the page tree, only the date will be used as page title. As soon as you enter a title in the page properties and save it, the page title will also be adjusted.
The description of the page is important when creating teasers for the news page. It also serves as a description for search engines (short description of the page's content), for this purpose the text should not be longer than 135 characters.
You can see the news teasers on our preview page. There is also documentation available for the corresponding news content elements.
URL Segment, URL path segment, Highlighted/Top Element & Don't show in "Latest News"
The URL Segment is automatically generated from the position in the page tree and the pagetitle. If you want to change the URL, you can do so by adjusting the new path directly or by entering a URL path segment. The latter causes that the page title in the URL is replaced by the path segment. In order for the path segment to be transferred to the URL, you must click on the right button next to the URL segment (Recalculate URL segment).
If you do not want subpages of the created page to receive the path segment of the current page, place a check mark under Exclude from URL segment generation on subpages. This ensures short and concise URLs. However, since news pages usually have no subpages, you can neglect this setting.
If you want to highlight the article, activate the corresponding option. And if you do not want the news article to appear in the latest news, place a check mark below it.
Author, Last Update, Like Count, Location
Authors are displayed at the end of an article, the user can then call up further articles by the author. You can also create a teaser list of articles by an author. An author is created using the list module.
Since the page title is generated from the date of the last update and the title, you have the possibility to adjust the last update here. You can also see the Like Count, which can also be adjusted. You can even enter a location for the article.
Show the content from another page, Related Elements, Tags
If you want to set the content of another page as a news item, you only need to enter the page in this place. Then you do not have to add any new content. Only the page properties (title, URL etc.) have to be adjusted.
Related pages are listed as related articles in the frontend at the end of a news article. News tags are created as categories in the list module. They are important if you create article teasers by category/tag.