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Creating a Feature story


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Basic information

The Feature story content type is intended for visual storytelling. A Feature story is typically accompanied by 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 image that covers the full page width.
  • The option to insert full-size or jumbo embeds.
TIP: Before creating a Feature story, consider the quality of the images you plan to include. A Feature story should include only high-quality images with a striking and attractive composition.

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

Go to New > Content > Feature story to create a new Feature story.

Add the main title

Add the main title for the Feature story via the Editor view.

Assign authors

Consistently assigning authors to content pages is recommended to demonstrate authority and build trust with your audience. The names of the assigned authors will be visible at the top of the published page.

To assign one or more authors, go to Editor > Add author. For detailed instructions, see the following article:

Before you can assign an author to a Feature story, the author needs to be included on the list of approved authors for your site. From Pangea CMS, you can add a new author or update the settings for an existing author. For detailed information, see the following article:

Select Categories

You cannot save the Feature story until it is added to at least one Category. Categories organize the content pages on your site by topic. For example, your site might have a Politics Category for all content relating to politics. Categories work like folders on your computer, where the content pages are stored.

To add the Feature story to a Category, go to Editor > Select Category.

You can add the Feature story to one or multiple Categories. If you select multiple Categories, it is required to mark one Category as the Primary Category. Click your chosen Primary Category so it is marked blue.

For detailed information about adding content pages to Categories, see the following article:

Add a Main image

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

By default, the Main image 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.

To add a Main image, go to Editor > Select content.

For detailed information about adding a Main image to a text content page, see the following article:

Create content

Create content in the main box via Editor. The CKEditor bar appears and remains visible while this box is active. If you click elsewhere on the screen, the CKEditor bar disappears.

You can either enter text manually or 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 information about CKEditor functionality, see the following article:

CKEditor also lets you add embedded content.

Add embedded content

Feature stories typically include a lot of embedded visual content.

You might add 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 the current site (such as Videos and Audio clips).
  • See Also links: Rich links to other content pages published by the current site.

To get started, position the cursor where you want to insert the embedded item, and 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

Add 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.

For detailed information about adding introductions to content pages, see the following article:

Add a URL slug

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

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

Manage other settings

  • Website teaser: Customize the website teaser for the Feature story.
  • Social media: Customize the social media teaser for the Feature story.
  • Tags: Assign 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:

Pangea CMS Guide

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