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Live Blog - Adding Highlights


The Highlights tool is an advanced version of the classic Summary tool. You can use either tool or switch from one to the other.

When you add a Highlights section to a Live Blog, a content box is created in the left panel of the Live Blog page. This content box provides readers with an at-a-glance summary of Live Blog developments with links to key posts.

Pangea CMS offers two modes for setting up Highlights. Go to the relevant section below according to your preferred mode:

  • Manual highlights: Allows you to control exactly which posts are included, as well as the order. You can also add custom posts that appear in the Highlights section but not on the main Live Blog feed.
  • Automated highlights: Automatically selects the most recent posts that have a title and lists them chronologically. The listed entries update automatically as new posts are added to the Live Blog.
NOTE: By default, the Highlights section displays a maximum of 5 posts. If you need to adjust the maximum number, contact us.


Set up manual highlights

To set up manual highlights, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new Live Blog or open the Live Blog edit screen for an existing Live Blog. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  2. Click Highlights under Settings in the left panel.
  3. Under Highlights type, ensure Highlights is selected.
  4. Under Highlights title, optionally provide a title to appear at the top of the Highlights section.
  5. Select the Manual highlights tab.

You can now perform any of the actions below:



Add posts

To add posts to Highlights, click Search blog post (this option is not available if you have already added the maximum number of posts).

The following options are available via the Search posts for screen:

  • (A): Use the search filters in the top panel to search for specific posts.
  • (B): Click + Attach (the plus icon) next to each post that you want to add.
  • (C): Click Remove item (the trash icon) next to a post if you no longer want to add it.
  • (D): Click Live site (the globe icon) to view the post on the public website (this option is only available when the Live Blog is published).
  • (E): Click the Star icon to mark a post as featured, which means that it appears at the top of the Live Blog feed (this does not affect the position of the post in Highlights).

Click Add to confirm your preferences.

NOTE: You can only add posts that have a title. Posts without titles do not appear on the list.


You can now manage the newly added posts.



Manage posts

The following options are available for managing posts that you have already added to Highlights:

  • (A): Display time stamp: Optionally add a time stamp next to each post in the Highlights section to show precisely when it was published.
  • (B): Display posts chronologically: To arrange the posts chronologically in Highlights, tap the gray (OFF) slider so that it changes to blue (ON).
  • (C): Reorder posts: Use the drop-down menu next to a post to specify its position in Highlights.
  • (D): Edit a post: Hover your cursor over a post and click Edit item (the pencil icon) to edit it. This option edits the content of the post on the Live Blog feed.
  • (E): Remove a post: Hover your cursor over a post and click Remove item (the trash icon) to remove it from Highlights. The post remains on the Live Blog feed.
  • (F): View post history: Hover your cursor over a post and click History to view details about its history.
  • (G): View post: Hover your cursor over a post and click Live site (the globe icon) to view the post on the public website (this option only appears when the Live Blog is published).


Add a custom highlight

To add a custom post that appears in the Highlights section but not on the Live Blog feed:

  1. Click Add custom highlight (this option is not available if you have already added the maximum number of posts).
  2. Enter the text for the custom highlight and click Add.

The custom post now appears in the Highlights section on the Live Blog page.




Set up automated highlights

To set up automated highlights, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new Live Blog or open the Live Blog edit screen for an existing Live Blog. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  2. Click Highlights under Settings in the left panel.
  3. Under Highlights type, ensure Highlights is selected.
  4. Under Highlights title, optionally provide a title to appear at the top of the Highlights section.
  5. Select the Automated highlights tab.

By default, the 5 most recent posts that have a title are displayed. You can configure the following settings according to your preferences:

  • (A): Display time stamp: Add a time stamp next to each post in the Highlights section to show precisely when it was published.
  • (B): Edit a post: Hover your cursor over a post and click Edit item (the pencil icon) to edit it. This option edits the content of the post on the Live Blog feed.
  • (C): View post history: Hover your cursor over a post and click History to view details about its history.
  • (D): View post: Hover your cursor over a post and click Live site (the globe icon) to view the post on the public website (this option only appears when the Live Blog is published).



Switch from Highlights to Summary

The classic Summary tool in Pangea CMS allows you to manually create a text summary of the Live Blog. This Summary appears in the left panel of the Live Blog page instead of Highlights.

To add a Summary or switch from Highlights to Summary:

  1. Click Highlights under Settings in the left panel.
  2. Under Highlights type, use the drop-down menu to select Summary.
  3. Under Highlights title, optionally provide a title to appear at the top of the Summary section.
  4. Under Blog summary, manually enter the Summary content.
  5. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The Summary now appears on the Live Blog page.

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