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Creating a FactCheck page


NOTE: This article applies for the FactCheck BETA edit screen. If you experience issues using FactCheck BETA, refer to the Troubleshooting section in this article.

FactCheck BETA lets you present an objective analysis of a statement that has been widely circulated and presented as fact.

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Open the FactCheck BETA edit screen

The following options are available:



Create a new FactCheck page

To create a new FactCheck page, click New > Content > FactCheck BETA in the top menu.



Edit an existing FactCheck page

To edit an existing FactCheck page:

  1. Find the FactCheck page you want to edit using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  2. Click the title in the relevant box on the search results page.



Add the statement

The statement is the direct quote that is objectively assessed on the FactCheck page.

Click Statement in the left panel to enter details relating to the statement. The required details are marked with a red star. You cannot save the FactCheck page until you provide the required details.

The following options are available:

  • (A): Statement author image (Required): Add an image of the individual who made the statement.
  • (B): Statement author (Required): Add the name of the individual who made the statement.
  • (C): Statement author description: Add additional details about the individual who made the statement, such as the organization they represent and their role.
  • (D): Statement content (Required): Enter the exact statement.
  • (E): Statement source (Required): Add the source where the statement was published, such as a website, newspaper, or TV channel.
  • (F): Statement source URL: Add a URL that links to the statement source. The link is available on the public website.

To open the Statement content box in fullscreen, click the Maximize icon. To exit fullscreen view, click the Minimize icon. This functionality is especially useful if you are editing the page on a mobile device.




Add the verdict

The verdict is the objective assessment provided for the statement.

Click Verdict in the left panel to enter details relating to the verdict. The required details are marked with a red star. You cannot save the FactCheck page until you provide the required details.

The following options are available:

  • (A): Verdict title (Required): Add a short verdict that is displayed next to the statement (True, False, Misleading, etc.)
  • (B): Short verdict description: Provide additional details to support the Verdict title.
  • (C): Verdict icon (Required): Select the icon that is displayed next to the Verdict title.
  • (D): Verdict color (Required): Set the color for the Verdict title and Verdict icon.
  • (E): Verdict introduction (Required): Enter a brief introductory text that is included with the metadata for the page and improves visibility via search engines. This text is not displayed on the public website.
  • (F): Verdict content (Required): Provide the main assessment that explains and justifies the Verdict title.

You can open the Verdict content in fullscreen by clicking the Maximize icon. To exit fullscreen view, click the Minimize icon. This functionality is especially useful if you are editing the page on a mobile device.




Manage settings

The following additional settings options are available under Settings in the left panel:



General

The following options are available:

  • Status: Adjust the FactCheck page status.
  • Publication date & time (Required): Adjust the publication date and time that is displayed at the top of the FactCheck page. Optionally schedule publication.
  • Last update: Specify when the FactCheck page was last updated.
  • Title (Required): Adjust the title that is displayed at the top of the FactCheck page.
  • URL Slug: Enter a text string that is added to the URL and enhances visibility via search engines.
  • Categories (Required): Assign the FactCheck page to one or more categories.
  • Main image: Add an image that appears at the top of the FactCheck page.
  • Main image caption: Adjust the caption that is displayed below the Main image.
  • Main image description: Review the internal description for the Main image. This information is not visible on the public website, but may be useful for editing the Main image caption.


Website teaser

Optionally configure how the FactCheck page is previewed via Content widgets on the public website. If you do not add Website teaser settings, the Content widget preview is generated based on the General settings.

NOTE: Configuring Website teaser settings is optional unless the Title for the FactCheck page in General settings is longer than 140 characters. In this case, a website teaser title is required.


Social media

Optionally configure how the FactCheck page is previewed when it is shared via social media.

If you do not add Social media teaser settings, the social media preview is generated based on the General settings.



Authors, contributors

Optionally add one or more authors that are displayed at the top of the FactCheck page on the public website. You can only add someone who is an author in Pangea CMS.



Tags

Optionally add one or more tags. Adding tags has the following benefits:

  • You can run a search for all content that is assigned to a particular tag using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  • You can configure a Content widget to automatically display content that is assigned to a particular tag.

Tags also influence the search results displayed for visitors on the public website.



Comments

If your service has comments enabled for FactCheck pages, you can manually enable or disable the option for visitors to leave comments on the current FactCheck page.



Miscellaneous

Add internal notes that are visible only via the FactCheck Settings. Notes are not searchable in Pangea CMS and are not visible on the public website.




Add related content

You can add a Related content widget to the FactCheck page. A Related content widget provides links to other content published by your own website that visitors may find interesting. The widget is displayed on the right side of the screen on desktop, or below the main content on mobile devices.

Select Related content in the left panel and click Select content. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:




Preview the FactCheck page

If the status of the FactCheck page is Published, you can click Live site in the top-right corner to open the FactCheck page on the public website. Regardless of the status, you can use the options under Preview in the left panel to preview the page on devices with different screen sizes (desktop, tablet, or mobile).

NOTE: You cannot use the Preview options in the left panel until all of the required settings are filled. However, it is not necessary to save the page before previewing it.




Troubleshooting

If you experience issues using the FactCheck BETA edit screen, it is possible to use the classic edit screen instead. To access the classic edit screen, click Edit (the blue pencil icon) in the relevant box on the search results page. You may need to click More options (three dots) > Edit.




Further recommendations

The following articles may be helpful:

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