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Creating a FactCheck widget


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Basic information

The FactCheck widget is specially designed to promote FactCheck pages.

NOTE: Before creating a FactCheck widget, you need to create the FactCheck page separately. Information about creating a FactCheck page is available in the following article:

You can create a FactCheck widget on the following website items:

FactCheck widget layout

Every FactCheck widget uses the same layout. The preview 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 (optional - visible only if provided for the FactCheck page)
  • (I): Verdict icon
  • (J): Verdict introduction

These fields need to be filled on the edit screen for the FactCheck page before creating the widget. For detailed information, see the following article:

Open the edit screen

This article assumes that the edit screen for the FactCheck widget (shown below) is already open. For basic information about creating a new widget, see the following article:

Set the widget content

In the Content section, specify how the widget will be populated. The following modes are available for a FactCheck widget:

  • Auto: The widget will promote the latest FactCheck pages that meet the criteria you define in the widget settings. For example, configure the widget to always promote the latest FactCheck pages from a particular Category. The widget content will update automatically when new FactCheck pages are published.
  • Manual: The widget will promote the FactCheck pages that you manually select. The content will not change unless the widget is manually updated.
  • Semi-auto: The widget will promote a combination of Manual items (according to the rules for Manual mode) and Auto items (according to the rules for Auto mode).

For information about using your chosen mode, see the relevant article below:

After setting the widget content, hit Next to configure the widget settings.

Configure the widget settings

In the Settings section, the following options are available:

  • Add a Header that is displayed above the widget.
  • Adjust the default Widget name that is used to identify the widget in Pangea CMS (not visible on the public site).
  • Add a Footer link that is displayed below the widget.

For detailed information about the widget settings, see the following article:

After configuring the widget settings, hit Next to preview the widget.

Preview the widget

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

When you are satisfied, set the status and save the widget.

Set the status and save the widget

Before saving the widget, choose your preferred option in the Status drop-down menu:

  • Enabled: The widget will be visible on the public site after you save it (provided it is included on a website item with the Public status).
  • Disabled: The widget will not be visible on the public site after you save it.

Hit Save or Save & close to save the widget.

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