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Basic information

This article explains how to create a new Feature story page from Pangea CMS.

Go to Create > Text > Feature story to create a new Feature story.

The Feature story content type is intended for visual storytelling. A Feature story page typically features striking, high-quality visual content. This might include images, videos, infographics, and more.

The Feature story content type offers the following special features:

  • A full-size Main visual that covers the full page width.
  • The option to insert full-size or jumbo embeds.

Create the main title

Create the main title for the Feature story via Editor > Add title....

Add authors

Go to Editor > Add author to add one or more authors to the Feature story page. For details, see the following article:

Consistently adding authors to content pages is recommended to demonstrate authority and build trust with your audience. The author names are displayed at the top of the published Feature story.

Before you can add an author to a content page, the author needs to be included on the list of approved authors for your site. You can add a new author to the approved list from Pangea CMS. For details, see the following article:

Select Categories

You cannot save the Feature story until it is added to at least one Category. Categories in Pangea CMS organize the content on your site by topic. For example, your site might have a "Politics" Category for all content relating to politics.

Go to Editor > Select Category to add the Feature story to one or more Categories.

If you select multiple Categories, select one Primary Category. Click your chosen Primary Category so it is marked blue.

For detailed information, see the following article:

Add a Main visual

The Main image is displayed at the top of the Feature story page and covers the full page width.

By default, the Main visual is also displayed:

  • In the website teaser when the Feature story is promoted on the public site.
  • In the social media teaser when the Feature story is shared via social media.

Go to Editor > Select content to add a Main visual to the Feature story.

You might use any of the following items as the Main visual on a Feature story page:

  • Image
  • Loop video

To search for a Main visual, select the relevant tab:

  • Content: Search for a Loop video
  • Image: Search for an image.

For information about running a search in Pangea CMS, see the following articles:

After selecting a Main visual, you might perform the additional actions below:

Add the Main visual caption

Add the caption directly below the Main visual. An effective caption provides context for the visual and explains its relevance to the story.

Hit the Image detail button to view the internal description and metadata for an image (if an image is selected as the Main visual). This information might help you to formulate the caption and is not displayed on the public site.

Add the Main visual alt text

Via General > Main visual alt text, add alt text for the Main visual.

Alt text is a simple description of what is directly visible in an image. Alt text has many purposes. Most importantly, it is read aloud by screen readers for visually impaired visitors to your site. By adding effective alt text for images, you help make your site more accessible. For details, see the following article:

Crop the Main visual

If you select an image as the Main visual, the image is automatically cropped to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio. To avoid unwanted cropping, select an image that already fits this aspect ratio. For details, see the following article:

To manually crop the image, hit the Crop the image button. You can change which portion of the image is visible, but you cannot change the aspect ratio.

Manage automatic website teaser images

The Main visual is automatically added in the Website teaser settings as the horizontal and vertical image.

To learn how to manage automatic website teaser images, see the following article:

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.

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:

CKEditor also lets you add embedded content.

Add embedded content

Feature stories typically include a lot of embedded visual content.

A Feature story might include the following types of embedded content:

  • 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
  • External media: Approved external media items (such as Facebook and Telegram posts).
  • Content items: Content items published by your site (such as Videos and Audio clips).
  • See Also links: See also links to other content pages published by your site.

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

For detailed instructions, see the following articles:

The Feature story content type offers more size options for embeds compared to other text content types. For example, choose from the following size options when you embed an image:

  • Small
  • Large
  • Jumbo
  • Full-size

Create an introduction

The introduction tells visitors what to expect from the content and might be displayed on a number of public pages. A content page with an effective introduction looks more attractive when it is shared and previewed.

If your site displays introductions by default on text content pages, enter the introduction via Editor > Add introduction....

Otherwise, enter the introduction via General > Introduction. To display the introduction on the Feature story page, tick Display introduction.

NOTE: The Display introduction setting controls if the introduction is displayed on the Feature story page. Even if this option is unticked, the introduction might still be displayed on other public pages.

Create a URL slug

After you create the main title, we suggest creating a URL slug. The URL slug is included in the URL for the Feature story page. Creating a URL slug for a content page improves usability and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Create a URL slug via General > URL slug. For detailed information, see the following article:

Manage other settings

The following settings are available in the left panel and might also be helpful:

  • Website teaser: Customize the website teaser for the Feature story.
  • Social media: Customize the social media teaser for the Feature story.
  • Tags: Add Tags to organize content internally.

Save and publish content

For detailed information about saving and publishing content pages in Pangea CMS, see the following article: