The News widget module can be switch on and off the by admin as and when required.
With the Module is switched on, users can add the news widget to the home dashboard.
To add the widget, select add new widget, select the news widget from the Available widgets list and then click ‘Add to dashboard’.
Once added, users can move and rearrange the widget by dragging into position.
Users can search for News items that are available by using the search box.
Management of the News widget is now located in the ‘Admin’ section:
Tools > Site Admin > News
By using the Add News Item link, the following screen is displayed. Users can then add an image, set the Headline, add any additional text, choose when the news item should be displayed until and add a Hyperlink to access when clicked. The item can also be Hidden, Deleted or Pinned so it always appears in the widget.
Once news item details have been populated and saved. These can then be searched and seen on the Home Page Widget.