Department News Widget - Akumina Community

Department News Widget

Department News Widget


Displays the a set number of the most recent news articles from the associated SharePoint list (can be used on the parent or subsites)


    • Highlight a number (set on the View xml widget property) of the most recent articles in a associated SharePoint list.


    • Widget Name: DepartmentNewsWidget
    • Abailable With:  Release 4.1 and Above
    • Content App Type: Author
    • Content Type: AkuminaNews, AkuminaNewsExperience, AkuminaInternalPage
    • Content App Name: Department News, OOTB example on Department site
    • List Name: DeptNews_AK, OOTB example on Department site
    • Recommended Images Sizes: 900 x 500 px
    • Dependencies: GenericListWidget  and a SharePoint list with data structure similar to AkuminaNews ContentType


Title Title that displays on the site, and in the content app list
Body Content that will display when the item is clicked into
Expires Date and time when the special announcement will expire and no longer display
Start Date The date that the article will start displaying
Announcement Title Title that displays on the site on top of the image
Summary Summary that will display on the ‘View All News’ page
Image Image that displays in the widget and in the article
Friendly URL URL that displays after the article is published, will reflect the Title



List is on Root Site If false, the list which contains the data for this instance is on the current site.

If true, the list which contains the data is on the root of the Site Collection.

List Name Name of the SharePoint list that contains the data to be displayed for this widget instance
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.
View XML The viewxml contains any special manipulation of the data that needs to be done by the widget BEFORE it gets render by the specified view.  The  View XML determines how many of the latest items to display, in this example 4 (RowLimit).  The OOTB example viewxml is set to the following string:

<View><Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name=’Start_x0020_Date’ Ascending=’FALSE’></FieldRef></OrderBy><Where><And><Leq><FieldRef Name=’Start_x0020_Date’></FieldRef><Value IncludeTimeValue=’TRUE’ Type=’DateTime’><Today ></Today></Value></Leq><Or><Geq><FieldRef Name=’Expires’ ></FieldRef><Value IncludeTimeValue=’TRUE’ Type=’DateTime’><Today ></Today></Value></Geq><IsNull><FieldRef Name=’Expires’ ></FieldRef></IsNull></Or></And></Where></Query><RowLimit>4</RowLimit></View>

Cache Interval Sets the time, in minutes, 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 via Site Creator

Whole Number = Cache for specific time, in minutes

Order By Field that the items are ordered by
Order Direction Order (ascending, descending) that the items display
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
Site Collection URL Specifies the site collection URL for a central and delivery site
dependencies Widgets that this widget depends on, in this case the GenericListWidget


View Name:  Foundation-Subsite-Home-DepartmentNews

View Description:  A responsive news content layout, that highlights one item and lets you scroll through up to the <RowLimit> set on the  widget’s property viewxml.

View Preview:

View Name:  Department News Slider

View Description:  A responsive news content layout, allows you to scroll through the latest new, displaying the number of articles defined on the widget properties “viewxml’s” <RowLimit>.

View Preview:

View Name:  Subsite Home Department News (FS1 and FS2 view)

View Description:  A responsive news content layout, that highlights one item and displays 3 additional items below it.

View Preview:

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