How do I add a list of my department's news articles from the College News Center?

The CoE News widget displays up to three articles with date, article title, and a link to more information. The news articles are obtained from the main College of Engineering News Center, and may be filtered based on department, topic, and other criteria.

To add the list of department news articles to your site, first navigate to the widgets panel by going to your site's Dashboard and selecting Appearance, then Widgets:

Widgets menu

Add a heading block to the Left Sidebar widget area. Add your desired title that you'd like to appear at the top of the widget. Format the heading level and style how you would like. Then add an RSS Block underneath the title:

left sidebar with RSS feed block

Then open a new browser window, and go to the College News Center. Use the menu (“Find Stories”) to navigate to news about your department or a specific news topic:

find stories link in navbar

Copy the resulting URL that appears in the browser's bar after finding news about your department or topic. Add “/feed” to the end of your URL. Place it into the URL area, and click the Use URL button:

RSS feed with link

Lastly, group the heading and RSS blocks together so that they act as one widget. To do this, select both blocks, click the three vertical dots in the toolbox, and select Group:

example RSS block


Article ID: 5473
Wed 5/5/21 2:35 PM
Tue 7/18/23 11:08 AM