Creating News streams for everyone

Users see News streams listed across the top of the News page. As a community manager, you can create and manage the streams for all registered users to see to the News page.

Attention: You must have Manage News Streams or Manage Community permissions to create, modify, or delete News streams.

You can create up to 10 News streams to be displayed on the News page in the order listed under News Stream when you edit the News page.

To create News streams for everyone in the community:

  1. In the user interface, go to the News page and click Manage the News page icon (Pencil icon for Manage Streams) next to News to create a new stream.
  2. Under Create custom streams for, select Everyone.
  3. In News Stream Title, enter the stream title, for example, CEO's Blog.
    This is the stream name users see on the News page.
  4. In Places/Blogs, specify the place or blog from which you want the stream to pull content.
    Tip: If you see both a place and the place blog listed, note that selecting the blog would post less content in the stream. In other words, selecting a place means any new content created there shows up in the stream. Selecting the blog means only blog posts show up.
  5. Under Audience, select whether you want guest users (users who have not registered) to be able to see the stream.
    This is only relevant if your community is visible to unregistered users.
  6. Under Notify Users, select whether you want the stream's users to receive email or mobile notifications every time new content is posted in the place or blog.
    Tip: In general, we recommend setting this to Off. However, you may likely want to enable notifications on the most important content that your users cannot miss. Note that if notifications get noisy, users may stop reading the content.
  7. Click Save to save the stream configuration.
    You can create up to 10 News streams and reorder the list by dragging streams to new positions.
  8. When you finished adding streams, click Publish Layout.

For a detailed example of how you might create News streams, see All About the News Feature on Worx. You must be a registered community user to see this content.