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Posting to Your News


  • Every unit has an entries system.
  • The entries system allows you to populate items such as news or announcements.
  • Tagging is important in using the entries system.
  • Entry pages can be very simple or as complex as a regular page.
  • Specialized entries systems can be set up for purposes such as a blog or journal.

Accessing the Entries System

Your unit's entries system is located under "Offices" and then your unit name. To access it, click on your unit's name under Offices in the tree pane of the websites view. Next, double-click on the news page in the pages pane.

All unit calendars will be set up to show all entries tagged with that unit.

Adding a New Entry

To begin a new entry, click the "Add New Entry" button at the top of the main content area on your "news" page:


This will generate the New Entry dialog:


Short Title

This is a shortened (if necessary) version of the full entry title. This field is limited to 45 characters.


Enter the full entry title here.


This is the synopsis of the entry. This will appear as a "teaser" to the entry wherever the entry appears as part of a List Entries component listing.


Enter the appropriate tags for your entry here. Click the down arrow to the right of the field to bring up the tag selector dialog (see Event Tags in Section 5).

Required Tag

Organizational Unit

You must tag each entry with your organizational unit. Units are organized by University organizational chart under the "Organizational Unit" category. If an event is being sponsored by more than one unit, the event should be tagged with each unit.

Optional Tags

You can also utilize appropriate tags under the Attributes category to specify the entry type/subject. These are used to populate specific listings. For example, a page about the Arts at ODU might pull all items tagged with any subtag under "Culture & Entertainment," regardless of which unit posted it.

Announcements and Blogs (and News)

These specialized tags allow you to specify specific entry types, particularly if you will have a news listing and an announcements listing. If you will only ever be listing news, you will not need to use the News Item tag.

A Note on Tags

You should not tag something with a particular tag and its parent tag. When a component is pulling items based on tags, if it selects the parent tag and is set to traverse below, it will pick up items tagged with the parent and its child tags.

Example: An entry is tagged with "Student Activities & Leadership" A List Entries component is set to pick up anything tagged "Student Engagement & Enrollment Services" and to traverse the tags. This List Entries component will list the OSAL event because "Student Activities & Leadership" is a child tag of "Student Engagement & Enrollment Services."


Certain List Entries views will show an image associated with the event. You can set this image here. Switch the tab to the Image tab to reveal the Entry Image dropzone. Find your image in the finder and drag it into the dropzone. After placing the image, it is recommended that you crop it to Landscape.

After clicking "Create," the image you place here will automatically appear in the standard float placed on the page.

How these Fields Look in “List Entries”


Editing the Entry

After you click Create, CQ will generate the entry page and pre-populate it with a Float component, an Image component inside the Float (with the image from the create dialog, if one was set) and a Text component.

You can edit/alter the entry page just like any other page in CQ.

Activating the Entry

After you have set up your entry as you desire, simply change your sidekick to the page tab and click "Activate Entry."

Deleting an Entry

To delete an entry, open the entry, switch the sidekick to the page tab and click Delete Entry.