Announcement Details

When you create or edit an announcement, you configure the following details:

Announcement Details

Announcement Details

A descriptive title for the announcement.

Titles should be around 1-5 words.

Alert Announcement

No: A standard announcement, without a corresponding alert.

Alert: An alert announcement, with a corresponding alert in your RediSite's alert areas. For more information, see Alert Announcement Details.


A Font Awesome icon can be added to the beginning of 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.
Announcement Start/End

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

Alert Announcement Details
Alert Color

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.

Alert Dismissible

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.

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