Configuring News FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about setting up the News page and news streams.

Who can create and modify the News page and news streams on the page?
People with Manage News Streams permissions have the rights to modify the News page and create, modify, or delete news streams for this page for the entire community, including those set up by other people with Manage News Streams permissions. People with Manage Community permissions already have these rights.

Community managers can give other users Manage News Streams permissions, by going to Admin Console: People > Permissions > System Administration and creating a user override to assign the user Manage News Streams permissions.

Can I add a private unlisted place to the News stream?
Yes, if you are an owner or member of the private unlisted place. Be aware when you add a private unlisted place to a news stream to be displayed on the News page that other users with Manage News Streams or Manage Community permissions are able to see this stream. However, they are not able to modify or delete a News stream that has a private unlisted place of which they are not an owner or member.
Is there a limit to the number of News streams the community can have?
There can be up to 10 news streams on the News page configured in your community. This does not include each user's ability to create up to 10 custom streams of their own; so a user can see up to 10 News streams and 10 of their own custom streams listed in the left sidebar.
How many rules can I have per News stream?
You can have up to 100 rules in a News stream. Within each rule, audiences and places are essentially unlimited.
Can I change the name of the News link on the navigation bar?
Yes. Just use the Single Custom Links feature in the theming interface. For more information, see Option reference of main navigation menu.
How do I turn off Top & Trending?
Contact your community administrator about turning off the Top & Trending News stream.

Additionally, authors and community managers can exclude content items from the Top & Trending stream.