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News & Announcements - Templates & Libraries

Below are the list of files that control key areas of the News & Announcements' design & layout.

Our software uses a template system for a universal design and simple integration into any Website. The page templates are a standard HTML files containing special markers. The library files are used to further control the design within that template layout.

Note: Each marker must be contained between a pair of curly braces (e.g. {HTML_MAIN}) or the generated content will not be displayed.

Templates – Files & Markers

Front-End Template – File: /Templates/news.htm
Administration Template – File: /Templates/news_admin.htm

The Front-End template is for displaying entries.
The Administration template is for displaying administration areas

MarkerDescription
HTML_MAIN This marker is where the majority of the content will be placed. It should be placed inside a large, flexible region of the HTML document.
NAVIGATION Displays a navigation menu of pages and years.
SUBTITLE A subtitle that varies with the page being viewed. This uses the CSS pseudo-class 'ADMSubtitle'.
MENU Only used in the administration. Displays the administrative menu with links to add and list entries and categories, user management, and permissions.

Libraries – Files & Markers

SSI Table Format Library – File: /Library/rn_ssi_table.lbi

This controls the overall format of the table, including cell padding, cell spacing, and borders of the server side include list.


MarkerDescription
TITLE This is replaced with the entry title (specified in the configuration settings) or the category title, if specified in the category settings for the page.
LIST Replaced with the generated list of entries according to the formatting specifications of the second library file.
ARCHIVE This is replaced with a link to view the entries archive (if the archive feature is activated).

Single Item Format Library – File: /Library/rn_listing_format.lbi

This controls the server side include's formatting for an individual entry in the table above.

MarkerDescription
ANNOUNCEMENT_TEXT Displays a shortened version of the entry text cut at the caption length specified in the configuration settings.
TEXT Displays the full entry text, including translated SuperCode to HTML.
DATE Displays the time stamp for the entry formatted according to the configuration settings.
CATEGORY Displays the name of the category the entry was placed in.
TITLE Displays the entry's subject.
URL Replaced with the URL to view the entry's details page.
ROW Replaced with the appropriate CSS row style (alternates between “ADMTableRow1” and “ADMTableRow2”)
ROW_LINK Replaced with the appropriate CSS link style – ADMAlertLink in case of an entry's placed in an “alert category”, same value as ROW in all other cases.

Entry Details Library – File: /Library/rn_details.lbi

This controls the layout of the entry's full details page.

MarkerDescription
ANNOUNCEMENT Displays the full entry text.
ARCHIVE Displays the link back to the archive list of entries.
DATE Displays the time stamp for the entry formatted according to the configuration settings.
CATEGORY Displays the name of the category the entry was placed in.
TITLE Displays the entry's subject.
ATTACHMENTS Displays a table of files associated with the entry.

Entries Archive Library - File: /Library/rn_archive_item.lbi

This controls the layout of the entry archive listing.

MarkerDescription
TEXT Displays the full entry text, including translated SuperCode to HTML.
DATE Displays the time stamp for the entry, formatted according to the configuration settings.
CATEGORY Displays the name of the category the entry was placed in.
TITLE Displays the entry's subject.
URL Replaced with the URL to view the entry's details page.