Made for reading
Focus on the story using an Article and give your users a great online reading experience
Articles are uniquely formatted for reading. The content area is narrowed and focused to make continuous reading easier. Options for creating columns, tabs, accordions, and buttons are removed to keep the focus on the story. Supplementary content such as pullquotes, images and video can be attached to enhance the story experience.
To create an article:
- Select Add Content > Specialty pages > Article from the top menu in the WCMS
- Enter a Title and a Summary (required)
Articles can be saved anywhere in your site. They can be organized into their own folders or live side-by-side with other pages. It all depends on how you want to use them.
Anatomy of an Article
Learn all the pieces of an Article in Cascade to help you craft your story
This can also be considered the headline for your article if you're writing news stories. Titles appear in the article header and in Article Lists.
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This is also known as a lede. Every article needs a good summary (or lede) to build on the title and entice the reader to commit to the full article. Summaries appear in the article header and in Article Lists.
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Keywords (also known as tags) are just words separated by commas that aren't displayed within the article. They are used to craft Article Lists and to append related articles from your site to your article page.
For example, if your story is "Groundbreaking chemistry research at the CLS", you can tag your story with "chemistry, research, CLS, synchrotron, science" to append related articles to your story.
Optionally enter an author so your readers know who wrote the article. Authors can be names of people or departments. The author appears in the article header next to the published date (this is known as a byline).
Authors can also be used similarly as keywords to append related articles and craft Article Lists.
This is the published date you want to appear on your article. The published date is important: not only does it give the reader context for when the article was written, it can also be used to sort Article Lists.
This feature allows you to feature articles in article lists. When your list is set to show featured first, the most recent featured article will be first. All other featured articles are treated as non-featured.
An image or YouTube video can be used as the primary media for your article. This appears in the article header and in Article Lists.
Media can be aligned left or right or not at all. When using an image you can also choose to insert it as a background for your article header when you want an article to have a greater visual impact. View an example
Just like a Page, the content of your Article lives in Content Blocks. Content Blocks are not visually separated for readers: they flow together to create one seamless piece. Use them to help structure your article in Cascade.
Each Content Block can include:
- Heading (optional)
- Subhead (optional)
- Supplementary content (Pullquote, Image, YouTube video, Google Map, Tweet)
- Content (rich text editor)
Only one piece of supplementary content can be attached to a Content Block. Divide your article into multiple Content Blocks to include more supplementary content if needed.
Full bleed image
Insert an image that will fill the entire width of the screen:
- Choose Image as the Content type of a Content Block
Append a list of up to 6 related articles from your site based on specific criteria:
- Keywords (default)
- Folder (articles from the same parent folder as the current article)
- Any (articles from anywhere in your site regardless of keywords, author or folder)