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Basic information

You can embed a Backgrounder into the body of a text content page (such as an Article). A Backgrounder provides background information on a topic that is relevant to the story.

IMPORTANT: We do not suggest sharing a Backgrounder as a standalone content page.

This article explains how to create, publish, and embed a Backgrounder from Pangea CMS.

Go to Create > Text > Backgrounder to create a new Backgrounder.

Add the title

Create the main title for the Backgrounder via Editor > Add title....

The title for a Backgrounder serves the following purposes:

  • The title identifies the Backgrounder internally in Pangea CMS.
  • The title is displayed by default above the embedded Backgrounder on the public site. Editors can create a custom title if preferred.

Create content

Via Editor, create content in the main box.

The CKEditor bar appears and remains visible while the main box is active. If you click elsewhere on the screen, the CKEditor bar disappears.

For information about creating content, review the sections below:

Add text

The following options are available for adding text:

  • Enter text manually.
  • Paste text from a third-party word processor (such as Microsoft Word).

The CKEditor bar includes many useful tools for adding and formatting text. For details, see the following article:

Add an image

A Backgrounder might include an embedded image. You can embed the following types of images:

  • Internal images: Images that have been manually uploaded to Pangea CMS by you or another CMS user.
  • External images: Images from the following external agencies:
    • AFP (Agence France-Presse)
    • AP (Associated Press)
    • Reuters

To get started, position the cursor where you want to insert the image. Then, hit the Insert embedded content button.

For detailed instructions, see the following article:

Publish the Backgrounder

Choose your preferred option:

Publish immediately

To immediately publish the Backgrounder:

  1. Select Published in the status drop-down menu.
  2. Select Publish or Publish & close.

The Backgrounder is now published and is available to embed on another page.

Schedule publication

You can schedule publication for a specific time and date in the future. For details, see the following article:

While publication is scheduled, you can embed the Backgrounder on a content page. The embedded Backgrounder is hidden until the specified publication time. The placeholder in CKEditor includes the Draft badge. This indicates that the Backgrounder is not yet visible on the public site.

Embed the Backgrounder

You can embed a Backgrounder into the body of the following text content pages:

  • Article
  • Blog
  • FactCheck (embed in the Verdict content)
  • Feature
  • Feature story
  • Live blog (embed in a post)
  • News
  • Transcript

To learn how to create these content pages from the beginning, see the following articles:

To embed a Backgrounder from the edit screen for a text content page:

  1. Via Editor, click inside the main box to reveal the CKEditor bar. Position the cursor where you want to insert the Backgrounder.
  2. Hit the Insert Embedded Content button in CKEditor.
  3. Select the Content tab.
  4. Under Content type, select Backgrounder. Set the additional search filters according to your needs.
  5. Hit Search to refresh the search results.
  6. Select the Backgrounder you want to embed.
  7. Under Caption, set the title to display above the embedded Backgrounder. Under Display, set the size and position for the embed. Then, hit Attach.

You see a placeholder representing the embedded Backgrounder in CKEditor.

To check exactly how the embedded Backgrounder will look on the published page, use the options under Preview in the left panel.

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