Special Announcements Widget - Akumina Community

Special Announcements Widget

Special Announcements Widget


Highlight and surface an unlimited number of important company announcements. 


  • Allows for an unlimited number of news items to display (defaults to 3) 
  • 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 
  • Can be targeted based on the current user’s department 
  • Mobile-ready via Responsive Web Design 


  • Widget Name: SpecialAnnouncementsWidget 
  • Available With:  Release 4.5 and Above
  • Content App Type:  Author 
  • Content Type:  N/A 
  • Content App Name:  News – Special Announcements 
  • List Name:  SpecialAnnouncements_AK 
  • Recommended Images Sizes:  850 x 450 px 
  • Dependencies:  SharePoint


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  
Topic  Used to help organize Special Announcements
Static URL  URL that will be used to display the Special Announcements article detail page 
Image  Image that displays in the widget 
Date  Date that displays under the Title of the Special Announcement 
Category  Metadata category assigned to the Breaking News article for tagging 
Published By  Name of the user who wrote the article 
Job Title  Job title of the user that wrote the article 
Friendly URL  URL that displays after the article is published, will reflect the Title 


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

List Name  Name of the SharePoint list that contains the data to be displayed for this widget instance. 
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
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.
# of Items to Display  This controls how many items to display. 
Order By  N/A for this widget. Field that the items are ordered by  
Order Direction  Order (ascending, descending) that the items display  
Site Collection URL  Site collection URL where the SharePoint list defined in “List Name” can be found.


View Name:  SpecialAnnouncements 

View Description:  Horizontally displays, and stacks, special announcements, complete with image, category tags, title, and date 

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View Name:  Special Announcements – Modern

View Description:  Updated view of the Special Announcements view with new styling and CSS

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