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News Pages

As a leader in creating real-world innovations, Carnegie Mellon University is constantly making news. What our community continuously accomplishes is impressive, and we should share our achievements with the world. Adding a news section to your site is the best way to feature these stories.

There are two types of news pages available, a News Article page and News Index page, which work together to organize your stories for website visitors. Additionally, you can create RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to syndicate your news.

Before You Start, Consider Folder Structure

Before you begin to feature articles, it's important to think about the best way to structure your news section from the start so that it's sustainable for years to come. Ideally, an article should reside at the same URL for the entire life of the article; this means that as an article ages, you should not move it into a different folder (such as an archive folder) unless you plan to fully retire it from your site.

The way folders are structured for a news section depends on the quantity of articles you will be working with. We've provided our recommendations for different quantities below.

  1. Create a folder for news
  2. Within the news folder, create a folder for each year
  3. Within each year folder, create a folder for each month
  4. Create articles in the appropriate month and year folders

Folder structure for site with frequent news.

  1. Create a folder for news
  2. Within the news folder, create a folder for each year
  3. Create articles in the appropriate year folder

Folder structure for site with occasional news.

You might want to think about whether you need a dedicated news section. A site that appears to have neglected or abandoned news does not present well to website visitors. If you have something newsworthy to say, try to incorporate it onto an existing page, such as in a sidebar on your home page.

Explore News Pages

News Article

News Article pages host individual stories, each on it's own page. These pages allow for customization including syndication, filter functionality and media inquiries.


News Index

A News Index page serves as a directory of your news stories. It takes information and images from News Articles and automatically displays them in a grid format with options for filtering.

News Index


RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication; it is a feed that can auto-populate your news, keeping your site updated and fresh. Website visitors can also subscribe to your newsfeed to stay up to date on the work you are doing.