This module implements a News section on your site which allows the creation of content by Site Administrators or optionally members who can post, share, and discuss News.
SAMPLE LIST OF FEATURES INCLUDE :
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Breaking News - This is a headline news feature that allows Site Administrators to post a news item as breaking news. In the Settings for the module, there is the possibility to configure how many hours will elapse before a breaking news item expires.
Local News - Using the location field, it is possible to set where the news is occurring (for example, where a natural disaster occurred). There are page blocks and a browse page to display local news to a logged in member whose profile is configured with the same location (City, State or Country) as the news.
Multi-Language feature - For multi-language sites, it is possible to post news for a particular language. When viewing the site, news will be displayed based on the selected site language.
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Block on the home page to display Latest News items
=> Featured News block
=> Recent News block
=> News Categories block
=> News Archive block
News published in the past are Archived and Categorized by past Months and Years for easy searching.
When creating News, there is the ability to publish the News on the site immediately or choose a later date for publishing. News automatically becomes Active when the publish date is reached.
Search functionality to allow searching by Keyword and Categories
It is possible to upload Photos, Videos, and Files with News
Members can Like and Comment on News (comment feature can be turned on/off)
ACCESS AND SHARING
Members can share a news item on Social Media.
Poster can choose who can access a news item (friends only, everyone, etc).
Admin can Feature News items.
Admin can Post-Moderate News items.