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Breaking News Widget

Breaking News Widget


Displays the 3 most recent news articles


    • Allows for an unlimited number of news items to display (defaults to 3 news items)
    • Selection of the news item to display is determined by tags in the widget instance
    • Can be set to display the latest content with a specific tag or display all content without tagging
    • Expiration dates automatically remove content from the site
    • Mobile-ready via Responsive Web Design


    • Widget Name: BreakingNewsWidget
    • Available With:  Release 4.5 and Above
    • Content App Type: Author
    • Content Type: BreakingNews
    • Content App Name: News – Breaking News
    • List Name: BreakingNews_AK
    • Recommended Images Sizes: 850 x 450 px
    • Dependencies:  SharePoint


Title Title that will display in the Content App list
Body Rich text that will makeup the body of the Breaking News article
Expires Date and time when the breaking news article will become inactive and no longer display
StaticUrl Url that will be used to display the Breaking News article detail page
Image Image that will used for the Breaking News article
Category Metadata category assigned to the Breaking News article for tagging
PublishedBy Name of user who is getting credit for the Breaking News article
JobTitle One line of text that will be used for the Publisher’s JobTitle
FriendlyUrl After the article has been SAVED this field will be auto populated.  If you select this field then the article will open in a new tab for preview.  This field is what you copy and past into a quicklink type app to add the article to the site navigation.


Selected List columns Columns in the SharePoint list that the widget is utilizing.

OOTB default: ID,Title,Image,Category,FriendlyUrl

Cache Interval Sets the time, in seconds, that the data should be saved in the local browser cache of the current user.

·         0 = Do not cache the data for this widget

·         -1 = Use the default caching strategy set in the Digital Workplace configuration

Whole Number = Cache for specific time, in minutes

Category Metadata Category. Can be used for displaying list items with indicated category
List Name Name of the SharePoint list that contains the data to be displayed for this widget instance.
# of Items to Display Number of news items to be displayed on the page
Order By N/A
Order Direction Order the list items by ascending or descending order based on last modified time
Function to call before binding the UI events OOTB -Blank (used for widget expansion):  Name of the function called after the UI has been rendered to the screen
isasynccallback True if the callbackmethod should be run asynchronously
Function to call after fetching data OOTB -Blank (used for widget expansion):  Name of the function called after data has been fetched by the widget.
Site Collection URL Site collection URL where the SharePoint list defined in “List Name” can be found.


View Name:  BreakingNews

View Description:  Horizontal left to right stacked card layout that displays the news article featured image, title, and tag.


View Name:  BreakingNews – Modern

View Description:  An updated version of the BreakingNews view with new CSS and slick styling.

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