When you create or edit an announcement, you configure the following details:
A descriptive title for the announcement.
Titles should be around 1-5 words.
No: A standard announcement, without a corresponding alert.
|Icon||A Font Awesome icon can be prepended to the title.|
The main text of the announcement.
Descriptions should be no more than a few sentences. You can use the Announcement Page for additional information.
A thumbnail image displayed on the Announcement List Block and the Announcement Page.
This setting is not available for Alert Announcements.
|Categories||One or more categories assigned to the announcement for sorting and filtering.|
|Pinned||A designation that keeps the announcement at the top of the announcement list.|
The date range the announcement is active for.
These dates determine whether an announcement is a Current Announcement, Future Announcement, or a Past Announcement. The start date defaults to the day, hour, and minute when you clicked Create Announcement, and the end date defaults to a month after the start date.
|Announcement Links To||
(Default) Nothing: The announcement heading is standard text.
Announcement Page: The announcement heading is a link to the announcement page. You can edit the announcement page to provide additional information regarding the announcement.
A Page in the Sitemap: The announcement heading is a link to an existing page from your sitemap.
URL: The announcement heading is a link to an external web page.
|Attachment||A document that provides additional information about the announcement.|
|Attachment Link Text||A descriptive title to replace the attachment's filename.|
|Alert Announcement Details|
Default: Standard text
Green: Success text for alerts that are "thank you" messages or positive updates.
Blue: Information text for alerts that are reminders or simple, informational alerts.
Yellow: Warning text for alerts that are urgent, like an application deadline.
Red: Danger text for alerts that are very important, like dangerous weather or a school closing.
No: The alert banner is permanent for the duration of the alert period.
Yes, alert can be dismissed/hidden: The alert banner includes an x button in the upper-right corner to dismiss the alert.
When a user dismisses an alert, their selection is saved by the browser. They won't see the alert again until the browser cache and cookies are cleared.