Update to Drupal 7 News Article

Feb. 11, 2016
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This week an update to the CFAES News module was pushed out to most of our Drupal 7 sites.  This update makes some visual changes to how images and dates display in articles, as well as new options for subscribing to articles.

News story images now crop to the same proportions as you see on the news releases located on cfaes.osu.edu.  The size of the image in news story teasers as well as the main story has been standardized using the same model. By filling in the “Title text” field for an image a caption is displayed underneath it.  And news header images now link to the original image when on the news article page.

The Date display in teasers and on news stories has been updated and standardized.

The news page now offers a subscribe button which leads to a rss newsfeed of updates.  Feeds have also been made available on pages based on the tagging field within news.  Links to these tag pages are at the bottom of each article.

The homepage news block now only shows news items that have been “Promoted to Front Page”.  We have set the sites to “promote” all articles by default but if there are articles that should not appear on the home page this can be accomplished by unchecking the “Promote to Front Page” box when editing the article.  (see documentation for details)