Sections and Subsections for Editors (deprecated)


NOTE: This support doc is for the old section editor (v03). If you are an existing client and have not updated your section pages to the new section editor(v04), you should consider doing so now. You don't have to update your whole site at once. Updating your sections can be done individually and at your own pace. It is highly recommend that you update your old sections so that you can make use of many new features afforded by the new Section Layouts and Sprockets.

Staff members with the role of Editors are responsible for the day to day maintenance of sections and subsections.This guide explains all the fields in the section and subsection pages.

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Edit Section 

Once a section has been made, be sure to add all the relevant meta data. This is an important part of your site's search optimization. You may modify this information at any time.

  1. Meta Title: This is the page title that will appear in the browser when users are viewing this section. This should be the same as the Section Title.

  2. Meta Description: The meta description appears in the search results of popular search engines. This should be a clear and concise description of what this section contains.

  3. Meta Keywords: Meta keywords are descriptive keywords used by some search engines to help understand and rank your page relevance. They should be words that actually appear in the content of your site. For more information, read about meta elements here.

  4. Lead Story: All content types as well as external URLs may be added as a Lead Story. If you are linking to content within your MP site, by default, the Title, description and thumbnail image (if there is one) will appear with the Lead Story. However, you may choose to override those and put a different image, description or title.

    To Override Title, Description or Thumbnail Image:
    1. First select the story you would like to use for the lead. A content selector will pop up to allow you to peruse all content types.
    2. Once you have selected the story or external URL, click "Edit Lead Story" to override the title, description or thumbnail image.

  5. Featured Stories: All content types may be added as featured stories. Reorder by dragging and dropping. If the article has a thumbnail image, it will appear here along with the title, description and byline.

    Automation: With Featured Stories, you additionally have the option to manually update these stories on your section/subsection pages or have them update automatically. If you choose the automated option, the stories assigned to that specific subsection will appear here in reverse order by Issue Date. For section pages, the automation will display stories from the individual section as well as its subsections.

  6. Featurettes (Third Boxes): Featurettes are meant to tease content of any kind. Featurettes are useful to group related evergreen articles or article in a series. They stack vertically in the middle of the page and can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping. For ideas how best to use Featurettes, read this guide.

    Any or all of these may be used:
    • Title
    • Description
    • Image: Image or artwork canbe inserted here
    • Links: Re-order by dragging and dropping

  7. Section Feature Image: Section pages allow for a feature image to be placed in order to give visual impact to the section page. This can be a photo or a piece of artwork that might "brand" the section similar to the way Blogs have a header image to give a distinctive look to individual blogs.

    NOTE: Subsection pages do not include the this feature image.

  8. Sprockets: Sprockets can be inserted or removed here. To reorder, simply drag and drop.

    NOTE: Articles will inherit the sprockets of the section or subsection to which they are attached.
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