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Creating a FactCheck widget

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About FactCheck widgets

What is a FactCheck page?

A FactCheck page lets you present an objective analysis of a statement that has been widely circulated and presented as fact. For information about creating a FactCheck page, see the following article:

What is a FactCheck widget?

The FactCheck widget is specially designed to promote FactCheck pages. You can use a FactCheck widget to promote one or multiple FactCheck pages. The widget includes a basic summary of each promoted FactCheck. Visitors can open the FactCheck page from the widget to get more details.

NOTE: The FactCheck widget only supports FactCheck pages. It cannot be used to promote any other content types.

Where can I display a FactCheck widget?

FactCheck widgets can be included on any of the following website items:

  • Sections
  • Infopages
  • Landings
  • Regions
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A FactCheck widget can also be embedded on external sites and content pages. For information, see the following article:

Can I preview a FactCheck widget before publishing it?

Yes. When you create a new FactCheck widget, the Preview screen appears after you set the Content and Settings. Via the Preview screen, you can check how the widget will look on desktop, tablet, and mobile. More information here:

Can I display the same FactCheck widget in multiple places?

Yes. The Widget library lets you create a single FactCheck widget that can be included on multiple website items. For detailed information, see the following article:

FactCheck widget layout

Every FactCheck widget uses the same layout. The preview for each item 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 on the FactCheck edit screen)
  • (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:

Start editing a widget

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, set which FactChecks will be promoted on the widget. First, you need to select a mode. The mode controls how the FactChecks are chosen.

The following modes are available for a FactCheck widget:

  • Auto: The widget will promote the most recently published FactChecks that meet your defined criteria (for example, the latest 5 items from a particular Category). The FactChecks will be replaced automatically as new FactChecks are published that meet your defined criteria.
  • Manual: The widget will promote the FactCheck pages that you manually select. Items will not be added or removed 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, you can adjust the following settings:

  • Add a Header that is displayed above the widget.
  • Adjust the default Widget name that is used to identify the widget in Pangea CMS.
  • 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, you can check how the widget will look when it is published on the site. Select Desktop, Tablet, or Mobile in the left panel to preview the page on different devices.

NOTE: The preview shows the full website item. For now, you might need to scroll to find the widget you are editing. We will improve the preview in a future release by ensuring it focuses automatically on the relevant widget.

If you need to adjust the widget content or settings, select an option in the left panel to return to the relevant screen.

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 is visible on the public website when it is used on a website item with the Public status.
  • Disabled: The widget is not visible on the public website but is available for editing in Pangea CMS.

Hit Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

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