With this feature, news editors will be able to pin news at the top of the feed until a specific date, thus putting extra focus on particularly important news. This means that a pinned news item will remain at the top of the feed of the individual user until the user clicks on it (read it) or until the date it is phased, after which it will jump down its normal space in the feed.
The blue border on the left side of the news article and it's highlighted white color tells the user that this article has not been read. As soon as the user clicks on the news, it is recorded as read, which unpins the article for the user and allows it to descend in the feed as normal.
Users must have the role of news editor to pin a news article. This role must be provided by a backend administrator via Umbraco. If you are a backend administrator, you can read more about user roles here in the User roles in Umbraco article.
How to pin a news article
- Create a news item or edit an existing news item
- Press the "..." button at the bottom of the news and a number of settings will open
- Select "Pin Lookup Until ..." and add a date
- Press "Save" to post the article
You have now pinned the news article and it will now be placed at the top of the feed of each recipient until it is read.
Widget - Pinned News
You also have the option of using the "Pinned News" widget. If enabled, pinned news will still get stuck at the top of the feed until it is read, but will also be visible in a news view of the feed.
If you are a System Administrator, you can read more about how to use and configure this widget here: Pinned News Widget.
Pinned news articles will appear in the "Pinned News" widget. The news articles will be displayed until the date set, whether the user has read it or not. Unread pinned news items will appear at the top of the user's home feed.