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Creating a FactCheck page


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

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Create a FactCheck page

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

You need to perform the following actions before you can save the FactCheck page:

  • Click Statement in the left panel and enter the statement details. The statement is the direct quote that is objectively assessed on the FactCheck page. For instructions, go to the following section:
  • Click Verdict in the left panel and enter the verdict details. The verdict is the objective assessment of the statement. For instructions, go to the following section:
  • Click General in the left panel and define the Title for the FactCheck page.
  • Use the Categories drop-down menu to assign the FactCheck page to at least one category. For detailed information, see the following article:

You can manage the status for the FactCheck page using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. For detailed information, see the following article:




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. The Statement can include formatted text, images, embedded content, and more. For information about the options available in the CKEditor bar, refer to the following article:
  • (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 for visitors 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 of 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. The Verdict introduction is not displayed on the FactCheck page, but it might appear on widgets and the Category archive page.
  • (F): Verdict content (Required): Provide the main assessment that explains and justifies the Verdict title. The Statement can include formatted text, images, embedded content, and more. For information about the options available in the CKEditor bar, refer to the following article:

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 options are available under Settings in the left panel:



Manage General settings

Click General in the left panel to manage the following settings:

NOTE: Settings marked with a red star are required and must be completed before you can save the FactCheck page.

  • Status: Adjust the status of the FactCheck page.
  • Publication date & time: 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. If filled, the information is displayed on the public website.
  • Title (Required): Adjust the title for the FactCheck page.
  • URL Slug: Enter a text string that is added to the URL and enhances visibility via search engines.
  • Priority: Optionally assign Priority to the FactCheck page. This pins the FactCheck to the top of widgets on the public website for the time period specified under Duration. The Duration is counted from the current Publication date & time (you might wish to change this value to the current date and time).
  • Categories (Required): Adjust which categories the FactCheck page is assigned to.
  • Main image: Add an image that appears at the top of the FactCheck page.
  • Main image caption: Adjust the text that is displayed below the Main image on the public website.
  • Main image description: Review the internal description for the Main image. This information is not visible on the public website, but might be useful for editing the Main image caption.


Website teaser

Click Website teaser in the left panel to configure how the FactCheck page is previewed via widgets and other pages on the public website.

If you do not add Website teaser settings, the preview is generated according to the General settings.

For detailed information, see the following article:

NOTE: Configuring Website teaser settings is optional unless the title in the General settings is more than 140 characters. In this case, a Website teaser title is required.


Social media

Click Social media in the left panel to configure how the FactCheck page is previewed when it is shared via social media.

For detailed information, see the following article:



Authors, contributors

Click Authors, contributors in the left panel to assign authors or contributors to the FactCheck page.

Authors and contributors serve the following functions:

  • Authors: Are displayed on the FactCheck page on the public website. The drop-down menu lists the active authors for your service.
  • Contributors: Are not displayed on the public website, but are visible internally to RFE/RL payroll. The drop-down menu lists the active authors for your service that also have an assigned Contributor ID.


Tags

Click Tags in the left panel to assign one or more tags to the FactCheck page.

Tags in Pangea CMS are used to conveniently identify and manage groups of content. Tags offer the following functions:

  • Configure a Content widget to only display content that is assigned a particular tag.
  • Use the Pangea CMS Search tool to find only content that is assigned a particular tag.


Add notes

Go to Miscellaneous > Notes to add internal notes for the FactCheck page that are visible only via the FactCheck edit screen. Notes are not searchable in Pangea CMS, and are not visible on the public website.



Retrieve the URL

Go to Miscellaneous > URL to retrieve the URL for the FactCheck page.


NOTE: The URL only appears after the FactCheck page is saved. After saving the FactCheck page, you may need to close and then reopen the edit screen before the URL is displayed.



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 at the top of the screen 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.




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