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Basic information

The FactCheck widget lets you share and promote FactCheck pages. A single FactCheck widget might promote one or multiple FactCheck pages. This widget includes an at-a-glance summary for each promoted FactCheck page.

This article explains how to build a new FactCheck widget from Pangea CMS.

Create a FactCheck page

Every FactCheck widget uses the same layout. The summary for each promoted FactCheck page includes the following elements:

  • (A): Title
  • (B): Statement author image
  • (C): Statement author
  • (D): Statement author description
  • (E): Statement content
  • (F): Statement source
  • (G): Verdict title
  • (H): Short verdict description (if provided)
  • (I): Verdict icon
  • (J): Verdict introduction

All these fields need to be filled on the edit screen for the FactCheck page before you build the FactCheck widget. For detailed information, see the following article:

Build a new widget

The following pages and segments might include a FactCheck widget:

  • Section pages (including your homepage)
  • Infopages
  • Landings
  • Regions
  • You Might Also Like (YMAL)

To build a new FactCheck widget:

  1. Go to Build in the primary navigation.
  2. Choose the type of page / segment where you want to display the widget.
  3. Select the specific page / segment where you want to display the widget.
  4. Ensure Editor is selected in the left panel.
  5. Select the empty area where you want to display the widget.
  6. Select New widget > FactCheck to start building a new FactCheck widget.

The widget builder opens in the same tab. The remaining sections in this article will walk you through each stage of the process.

NOTE: You can also build a new FactCheck widget from the Widget library.

Add content

In the Content section, choose which content is promoted on the widget.

First, select your preferred mode. The mode controls how the widget content is added and updated. The following options are available for a FactCheck widget:

  • Auto: The widget promotes the latest FactCheck pages that meet the defined criteria in the widget builder. For example, a widget might be set up to always promote the 5 most recent FactChecks from a particular Category. When a new FactCheck is published that meets the defined criteria, the widget updates automatically.
  • Manual: The widget promotes the FactCheck pages that are manually selected in the widget builder. The items on the widget do not change unless the widget is updated manually.
  • Semi-auto: The widget promotes a combination of manual items (according to the rules for Manual mode mode) and auto items (according to the rules for Auto mode).

For more information about your preferred mode, see the relevant article below:

Add a header / footer

A FactCheck widget might include one or both of the following elements:

  • (A): Header: Displayed above the widget. The header might be text-only, or it might function as a link to another page. If preferred, you can use an image as the header.
  • (B): Footer: Displayed below the widget. The footer always functions as a link to another page.

In the Settings section, optionally add a header and / or a footer.

The steps for adding the header / footer are the same for every widget. For detailed information, see the following article:

Add a custom widget name

Via Settings > Widget name, optionally customize the default widget name.

The Widget name is visible only in Pangea CMS (not on the public site). We suggest providing a descriptive name if your site uses the Widget list tool in CMS to manage widgets.

Preview the widget

In the Preview section, check how the FactCheck widget will look when it is published on the public site. Select Desktop, Tablet, or Mobile to preview the widget on devices with different screen sizes.

Set the status and save the widget

Before saving the FactCheck widget, select your preferred status using the drop-down menu in the top-right corner:

  • Enabled: After you save the widget, it will be immediately visible on the public site (if it is included on a published page).
  • Disabled: After you save the widget, it will not be visible on the public site. However, it will be available for further editing in CMS.

Select Save or Save & close to save the widget.