Featured Stories – The Feature box displays the latest articles in a particular category in a large widget atop the landing page. This feature is set by setting the custom field “bigcolumn”. The value is set to “feature” followed by “=” and the category you want to pull from. Usage: “feature=lifestyle” or “feature=lifestyle=8” to display 8 posts from this category.
Hot Buttons: Custom Field is “hotbuttons”. The value is set by adding a list of hotbuttons separated by commas.Â Usage: “ec, wps, energy-forum, store”
Videos: Custom Field is “videos”. The value is set by adding a list of video ids separated by commas. Usage: “55007034001, 43157652001, 48482710001, 45945464001, 58805497001”
Left & Right Column Widget Options
Video Widget (no parameters. To display video on the page, you must add the “video” widget to your query sting, but in addition, you must add a custom field called “videos”. See above in Assorted Content instructions for details. The available options are displayed below. Note that option name must be written exactly as it is written below. Usage: “video”)
Content Feed (A feed, as defined here, is a list of latest articles/blogs. With that said, in order to add said list to a landing page, simply use the word “feed” and identify the category that you want the feed to pull from separated by an “=”. Lastly, by default the number of articles/blogs returned is set to “5”. This can be changed by adding another “=” followed by the number desired -not to exceed 10. The available options are displayed below. Note that option name must be written exactly as it is written below. Usage: “feed=lifestyle” or “feed=lifestyle=8” to display 8 features)
Hot Buttons (no parameters. To display hotbuttons on the page, you must add the “hotbuttons” widget to your query sting, but in addition, you must add a custom field called “hotbuttons”. See above in Assorted Content instructions for details. The available options are displayed below. Note that option name must be written exactly as it is written below. Usage: “hotbuttons”)
Section Editor Widget (The editor widget is box that shows the name, title, link to posts, and the department email of the indicated editor. The available options are displayed below. Note that option name must be written exactly as it is written below. Usage: “editor=john”)
C.I.B. Ad Unit (A C.I.B. is a ‘Content Integration Box’ used to tease content throughout the siteÂ The ad unit is 300×100 pixels. Usage: “cib=wps”)
Market Updates / Get Stock Quote Widget (no parameters. Usage: “markets”)
Latest Magazine Issue Widget (This widget displays the latest version of the magazine, with a link to the cover story, and magazine sections.Â Usage: “magazine”)
Syndicated AP News Feed (This widget is still in production.Â This widget will display our AP syndicated content.Â Usage: “newsfeed”)
Poll (no Parameters.Â Polls will be set by the Interactive Department, but placement is the responsibility ofÂ the section editor.Â As soon as you’ve made the request for a poll to be created, ad the parameter “poll” to your query string.Â As soon as interactive sets it up, it will appear where indicated.Â Usage: “poll”)
Blogs (This widget will display the 5 lastest blogs with head-shots of the the blogger.Â Usage: “blogs”)
Query String Examples
video&feed=lifestyle=10&hotbuttons&stocks&feed=news – This displays a video, a list of the 10 most recent articles from the lifestyle section, the a hotbuttons widget, the market updates and stock widget, and the latest (5 is the default ) articles from the news section.
Setting the Poll
To setup a new poll, first,Â log into polldaddy.com and create the poll.Â Then, in wp-admin, open up the page titled “The Poll Page”.Â Select the custom field that corresponds to section where the poll is to live.Â In that custom field, enter the poll id, a “##” and the poll text as received from polldaddy.Â Update the page, and preview the page.Â Find the poll that was added and check for styling / template issues.