During breaking news situations that involve critical information like road closures, shelter locations or general public safety and assistance information, stories can be set to bypass “access control” (paywall) so that all users can access the article regardless of subscription status.
Select the article and go to the Web Properties.
In the Online Access Control field, select Breaking .Access Control.
In the Online Access Flow field, select BreakingNews.
Click Apply and publish the article. It will remain free for a period of six hours from the time of publication, then transition to normal access control and require a subscription.
Adding related documents and PDF’s is a great way to quickly and easily add additional online content. Follow these simple steps.
First, make sure you’re working with a pdf, word or excel document. Many times, things like maps are in fact image files. If what you have is an image, simply make sure it is a .jpg file and link it as you would any other photograph.
Save the PDF or .doc file somewhere easily accessible on your computer.
Name the file something that readers can see and make sense of.
Open your Saxotech FTP connection and drop the file in the folder titled DU7 Assets Drop.
In the MWC, select assets for one of the modules and click the plus sign to create a new asset.
In the new asset prompt, title the asset something that makes sense to readers (there is a character limit), browse and select the asset you uploaded where the “Path” field is displayed and make sure ‘copy to default asset folder’ is selected. Click Save.
Without holding any other keys, click and drag the asset to the article.
There are 3 steps to making sure everything displays properly on the website every day.
Step 1: This gallery outlines daily taxonomy needs.
Step 2: Enable comments on appropriate Local News articles.
Step 3: Ensure sections are properly prioritized and articles categorized (all columnists have their own online category).
Occasionally, as noted in the gallery notes, use of Template Themes and Teaser Images is required.
If articles are not publishing online, there are a few steps to take to get through the issue.
If a single article will not publish online, try these steps.
First, make sure the proper Channel is selected for publication, and try again.
If the article has an asset attached (doc, mp3, pdf or video) make sure it is linked without a caption icon between the article and the asset. If a caption exists, cut that link and try again.
If the article has the proper channel and a repeated attempt fails, delete any text in the ‘Summary field’ of the article properties and try again.
If that does not work, right click on the article and select Create copy on channel…(select a channel affiliated with the same pub, so if the channel is DH, select DH web only.) Try to publish the copy.
If that still does not work, right click and select ‘copy styles and links.’ Then create a new article and paste the styles and links. Make sure any category, taxonomy and priority information is set on the new copy. Try to publish online.
Another issue may be two or more sidebars linked to the article. In this case, and if the article is already linked to a print page, create a copy on another channel. Unlink sidebars, leaving only one. Create factboxes or related articles in place of the sidebars and link them to the main article. Publish
If no articles are publishing online and MediaWare Center is showing only green arrows that never turn to check marks, notify a ‘super-user,’ who can call Saxotech. They will need to tell Saxotech that you have an editorial issue. They will get an editorial customer service representative on the phone and fix it. (If you want to feel fancy, tell them you think they need to recycle the app pools because it appears mwp/ows is down.)
The importance of priorities, 1 – 2 – 3 clicks away.
Take these steps:
Select the article and open the Properties panel to the ‘Web’ tab.
Click 1 – Next to ‘Online priorities,’ uncheck the box ‘Use deduced priorities.’
Click 2 – Select a number 1-10 in the drop down window.
Click 3 – Click the apply button to confirm the changes.