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Creating a Press Release Page

  1. Log in to Sitecore. Once logged in, you will be directed to your Agency website landing page in Preview Mode.
  2. Navigate to the Press Release section of your website using the Navigation bar.
    Example: SDE > Press Room > Press Releases > 2018
    Navigation Bar
    1. Select the carrot icon next to the Agency Acronym text to display a drop-down of folders.
    2. Select the appropriate folders until you arrive at the folder you wish to create the Press Release page under.

      Navigation Bar displaying a dropdown of folders
    3. Select the Go button.
    4. You will be taken to the folder displaying a list of all press releases previously entered.
  3. Select the Insert Page Insert page icon icon to add a Press Release under that folder.

          A dialogue box appears with 3 options:

    • Press Sub Folder - Creates a subfolder, under the Year folder, to add and organize press release items under.
    • Agency Press Release - Generates an SDE Press Release template to add the press release content into.
    • Blurb – Creates a link to an external website or document.

  4. Select the Agency Press Release option. The box appears with a light blue background when selected.
  5. Modify the Name field by entering the Press Release title.
    1. Special characters are NOT allowed, but can be inserted once the page is generated.
  6. The newly created Press Release page will open in Edit mode, already Checked Out, locked, and ready to edit.
    Press Release Template example

 

1. Modify the Default Press Release Header

  1. Select the default header image to display the toolbox.
    Header Image Toolbox
  2. Select the Choose an Image choose image icon icon. The Media Library dialoged box will appear.
  3. Select the Tree view Tree View icon icon to change the view to the content tree view.
    Media Library View dialogue box

    Media library Tree View Dialogue Box

  4. Navigate to the Agency folder in the Media Library and select the image to display.
  5. Click the Select button to place the image header on the page.
  6. Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

2. Edit the Date and Time

  1. Select the date and time text to display the toolbox.
  2. Select the calendar Calendar icon icon to modify the date and time.
    1. Note: The time stamp does not appear on the press release, but is there to help establish priority of press releases created on the same day.
  3. Select the date picker icon. The Calendar box will open.
    Date Picker dialogue box

  4. Select a new date on the calendar to change the date.
    Calendar Picker dialogue box

  5. Select OK.
  6.  Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

3. Edit the Press Release Title

  1. Select the Press Release Title text.
  2. Modify the title if needed.
  3.  Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

4. Add the Subtitle (byline)

  1. Select the [No text in field] text.
  2. Enter in the subtitle.
  3.  Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

5. Enter in Press Release Content

  1. Select the [No text in field] text to display the toolbox.
  2. Select the Editor Text Editor icon icon to launch the Rich Text Editor.
  3. Enter in content.
  4. Select the Accept button at the bottom of the Rich Text Editor screen.
  5.  Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

6. Enter in Contact Info

  1. Select the [No text in field] text to display the toolbox.
  2. Select the Editor Text Editor icon icon to launch the Rich Text Editor.
  3. Enter in contact name, email address, and a phone number (see example below).

    Contact Name, Title
    Email:
    john.doe@email.com
    Phone: (555) 555-5555

  4. Select the Accept button at the bottom of the Rich Text Editor screen.
  5.  Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

7. Toggle Social Buttons

  1. Select the Toggle Social Buttons icon.
  2. Select the edit edit image icon icon.
  3. Check the Show Social Buttons checkbox to display the social media buttons.
    1. Uncheck the Show Social Buttons checkbox to remove the social media buttons.
  4. Select the OK button at the bottom of the dialogue box.
  5.  Select the Save Save icon icon.

 

Unlock (Check in) Page and Submit

  1. Select the Unlock Lock and Unlock icon icon in the ribbon on the Home tab.
  2. Verify the Lock and Edit warning message appears in the yellow message bar.
  3. Select Submit in the blue message bar for approval.