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 secret place to the News stream?
Yes, if you are an owner or member of the secret place. Be aware when you add a secret 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 secret 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.
How do I turn off Top & Trending?

You can turn off Top & Trending in through a system property. You can submit a ticket to support asking for the following system property change: recommender.enabled = false.

This removes the Top & Trending stream from being introduced into the News aggregation.