'News' page, not a blog

I am creating a Freeway website which will use WebYep CMS. The client requires a news page, where they can write one article a week. They are not envisaging it as a blog. They don’t want others to be able to post a response.

The latest weekly post should push previous posts down the page. I think the client wants old posts, say over 10, to ‘disappear’ as they are replaced by new posts.

Is this possible without having to create a blog?

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Further to the above, here is a news page I created recently: http://www.mylifestorybook.co.uk/news.php

The client wants something similar, but for new posts to push old posts down the page automatically.

With this example the client has to do a fair bit of copy and pasting within WebYep

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I’ve only just started using WebYep (on a trial but will be buying). I’ve assumed you’ve bought the WebYep action. If so you can easily place the text and graphics within a loop.
Your client can choose the order of his info quite easily too. I can’t answer the bit about the drop off after ten though.
Hope this helps

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What you could do is to use a WebYep menu with a submenus and a page with a loop. It’s not really a blog (with RSS etc) but the client could fake one easily by create/edit menu pages, then the loop on the page would hold the months stories (moving them down the loop). On the 1st of the month create a new menu item for say May and start over…

News
March ~ 4 stories on page
April ~ 4 stories on page
May ~ New story

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On 16 Dec 2011, at 12:35, Mark wrote:

I am creating a Freeway website which will use WebYep CMS. The client requires a news page, where they can write one article a week. They are not envisaging it as a blog. They don’t want others to be able to post a response.

The latest weekly post should push previous posts down the page. I think the client wants old posts, say over 10, to ‘disappear’ as they are replaced by new posts.

Is this possible without having to create a blog?

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Hi

Only just got around to thinking about this again.

Yes the WebYep loop looks a good solution. After a certain number of news articles (repeat loops) the client can manually delete articles (if the page is getting too long).

David - thanks for your suggestion - but it sounds a bit out of my comfort zone!

Another solution is to use the FW Blogger action. But is it unprofessional to have a CMS (Webyep) AND a separate tool (Blogger) for managing the news section? And I feel uncomfortable with the news section having a Blogger URL. Does this look unprofessional? It’s not exactly WordPress that can handle both the CMS and blog side of things.

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Mark,

Did you look at PulsePro and its simple blog. I’ve used it as a news update on various sites. The beauty is that it can be configured to have as many items as you wish per page and if it exceeds that amount it moves to another page. Items can also be deleted or retrospectively edited. Another important element is that it can all be backed-up, very useful if there will be lots of news updates that you might wish to maintain.

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Hi,

I don’t think that David’s suggestion is so bad, cause you’d take advantage of the menu as your little archive.

The loop idea is also suitable. Think about to add the “read more” action to automagical create a new “blank” page-instance to write the article. Proper set the excerpts, proper set the page instances, I could think that this is pretty cool stuff, too.

However I’d prefer David’s meant method and I wrapped this in a fully featured WebYep page template (in this case with comments possible: http://www.test.q-ring.de/follower/denim-disqus-follow.php if it is of interest).

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ahhh and forgot to link you to Max’s version of a blog:

http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/FB/index.php

Cheers

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Just remember that WebYep has no RSS feed function whereas Pulse CMS does in there blog function.

David

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ahhh and forgot to link you to Max’s version of a blog:

http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/FB/index.php

Cheers

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Hi all thought I better mention that it is possible to use a third party rss feed maker system on a webyep blog or news page…

http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/FB/index.php

this example has this function and the blog can be viewed via a rss reader.
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Hi Max

How did you create the “read more” link? Was it just manually in the text edit window?

David

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Hi all thought I better mention that it is possible to use a third party rss feed maker system on a webyep blog or news page…

http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/FB/index.php

this example has this function and the blog can be viewed via a rss reader.
all the best max


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Mark, does your web page grown and shrink height-wise depending on the number of news items you have? If so, how are you accomplishing that?

On 16 Dec 2011, 1:21 pm, Mark wrote:

Further to the above, here is a news page I created recently: http://www.mylifestorybook.co.uk/news.php

The client wants something similar, but for new posts to push old posts down the page automatically.

With this example the client has to do a fair bit of copy and pasting within WebYep

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Hi RavenManiac

Mark, does your web page grown and shrink height-wise depending on the number of news items you have? If so, how are you accomplishing that?

Yes the page does expand as the number of news articles increases. This is achieved by using the ‘box model’ approach. You’ll find plenty of help on this forum if you search for ‘box model’. Dan Jasker for example did some great tutorials.

Or the new RPL Action might do the trick.

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Hi Max

http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/FB/index.php

Wow. That’s a great page. I presume you used the WebYep loop action to create new news articles. But how do you create the page that the ‘read more’ links to?

Thomas suggests “add the “read more” action to automagical create a new “blank” page-instance to write the article.”

I’ve scan read this: http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/86025 and it doesn’t appear to suggest that the ‘read more action’ will make a new page. So how do you do it?

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First, this is a script you use in the Protaculous Action, not a separate Action all to itself. Second, you are correct, it does not open a new window, all it does is expand a section of the page that was previously hidden.

Walter

On Feb 8, 2012, at 3:00 PM, Mark wrote:

Hi Max

http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/FB/index.php

Wow. That’s a great page. I presume you used the WebYep loop action to create new news articles. But how do you create the page that the ‘read more’ links to?

Thomas suggests “add the “read more” action to automagical create a new “blank” page-instance to write the article.”

I’ve scan read this: http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/86025 and it doesn’t appear to suggest that the ‘read more action’ will make a new page. So how do you do it?

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Hi Max

How did you create the “read more” link? Was it just manually in the text edit window?

This is a new function (WebYepReadMore) introduced in WebYep 1.7


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Oh, sorry, never mind.

Walter

On Feb 8, 2012, at 3:29 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

Hi Max

How did you create the “read more” link? Was it just manually in the text edit window?

This is a new function (WebYepReadMore) introduced in WebYep 1.7


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Ahh! Thanks I missed that option in the 1.7 update.

David

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This is a new function (WebYepReadMore) introduced in WebYep 1.7


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Hi,

the “read more” action needs to be applied within a single loop so for example:

Click in a HTML-item, choose insert element loop-start, RichText, “Read More”, loop-end.

This finally would be the excerpt for the quick info. The read-more needs to be linked to a (in Freeway) well prepared page where now the article can be written. This is similar to the behavior of the webyep-menu.

So you can have x-numbers of loops (and excerpts) always pointing to an article-page that has a “back to the excerpt-page” link. Deleting an entry will delete the article too. So it is a really cool tool.

The little small thing (to me) is:

If you like to build up an archive it is probably better to use the webyep-menu, cause it will collect all older entries und you can sort it (for example monthly …) and that’s in fact the difference between Max’s shared link above (Read More) and mine (above the 06.02.2012 WebYep Menu).

We often talked about the “blog-idea” or “what is a blog” - and my summary was:

A possibility to write an article, giving the user a place to set comments or notes, all this collected in an archive to reach older entries. What more?

Yes - Walter pointed me to that: Tags.

Unfortunately this is the missing-link in my basic idea and would probably need something like database or stuff (which is not the wy plan as simple but strong php-solution).

Cheers

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Hello,
I wanting to set up a faux blog page similar to Max’s Freeway example. My client doesn’t want any comments etc., so really it’s a News page. I’ve never used the RSS Feed Action before. I’ve only used the blogger actions and twitter feed. Can someone give me some instruction on how to use the RSS Actions and twitter feed. I want to feed entries to a Facebook page.

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