There are two types of feed styles available to you:

The "Top Stories" style feeds -

  • are 2/3rds wide
  • have 3 Articles
  • have "Top Stories" headings
  • filter in Articles based on the first page tag

There is an advanced configuration option that allows for more than 3 Articles to appear in the feed.

The "Tabbed" style - supports listing Events along with Articles and should only be used when you have year-round Events maintained in Cascade; otherwise, the Events tab will be empty during certain times of the year.

Option 1 - "Top Stories" style feeds

  1. Add a tag to the page (if you have more than one tag, this feed will only use the first tag)
  2. In a Region on your page, specify this top-stories block
  3. Specify the format

A feed with three Articles will appear in the Region you specified using the first tag on the page to find the Articles.

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PRO-TIP: This advanced option configures the "Top Stories" feed to allow for more than 3 Articles or a different width than 2/3rds:

  1. Copy top-stories folder into your website’s appropriate "_content" folder. Copying the FOLDER preserves the relative links between the two files in the folder; don’t copy these files individually.
  2. Go to the page that you want to host the feed
  3. In a Region on your page, select the Widget block
  4. Specify the Format
  5. Click Submit

Result: Allows configuration of feed width and Article number
To allow a Top Stories feed to use more than just the first page tag, specify format.

Option 2 - Tabbed style feeds

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  1. Copy the tabbed feed folder to your website’s appropriate "_content" folder
  2. Edit the "tabbed-feed-widget" block
    1. Choose the width you would like your feed to be (⅔ and ½ are recommended)
    2. Choose whether or not you want the feed to be a fixed height (example: the news feed on the JMU homepage). If you choose "No" its height will depend on how many articles and/or events you have in your feeds.
  3. Edit the "tabbed-feed-article-config" block
    1. Change the "_tags/JMU Home" to your tag
    2. Add more tags if needed
    3. Change the "Number to display" to a value you want. The recommended value for "Fixed Height = Yes" feeds is 3.
  4. Edit the "tabbed-feed-events-config" block
    1. Change the "_tags/JMU Home" to your tag
    2. Add more tags if needed
    3. Change the "Number to display" to a value you want.  The recommended value for "Fixed Height = Yes" feeds is 10.
  5. In a Region on your page, specify the "tabbed-feed-widget"
  6. Choose format
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