In this page you can
learn all about the functionality and commands available in the News Flash
At the top of the News
Flash Manager, you can find the the hyperlink "Add a New
Click this hyperlink to
add a new post to your News & Events page.
For each new post you
will be asked to fill a title and a description text boxes.
You can use HTML tags in
your posts. Several common HTML tags are available in a form of
buttons. You can use them or any other tags that you wish.
Use this button to edit
your posts. In the edit screen you can find 2 buttons:
"Preview" and "Submit".
By using the
"Submit" button, your changes to the post will be written
to the database.
"Preview" button to check how will the post be seen by
your visitors. You can use the preview as many times as you wish
until you get the results you want, then you can submit your
Use this set of buttons
to change the order of your posts as seen by your
Use this button to
duplicate a post. Once you click this button you will be displayed
with the "Copy" page. This page is the same as the page
that you get when you add a new entry, but here you get the title
and description fields filled with the data of the copied post. Make
any changes that you want and submit the post.
Use this button to remove
a post. Since removing of a post cannot be reversed, you will be
prompt with a verification screen. There you will be asked if you
are sure regarding the removal of the post.
The following commands
and functionality are available only in the News Flash Pro version.
All the Perl scripts
provided with News Flash Pro are password protected. The first thing
you should do after getting the News Flash Pro, is setting the
Once you try to run one
of the scripts you will be asked for the password. If you provide
the correct password you will be taken to the News Flash Manager,
and a cookie with your password will be saved on your PC local drive, so you
will not have to provide it in your future visits. It is important
that you enable your cookies or else you will not be able to work
with the News Flash Manager.
You may wish to keep old
posts and let your visitors read them. For that purpose, you can use
the Archive and Restore set of buttons.
When a post is in
archived status you will see the Restore button. Click it to restore
your post. The post then, will display the Archive button.
Once you archive a post
your visitors will have to click the hyperlink "View archived
posts" in order to read them.
When the page with the
archived posts open, the hyperlink changes to "View active
Using the Hide button you
can hide posts from your visitors.
When a post is hidden, it
will display the Show button (the button without the red cross on
it) and vice versa.
Unlike archived posts,
your visitors cannot see hidden posts.
||Lock on Top/Release
Using the Lock (on top)
button you can make sure that a post will be always displayed
"on top". You can lock as many posts as you like.
When a post is locked, it
will display the button with the red cross on it.
There are several
limitations when working with locked posts. These limitation were
set to ensure that locked posts will be always displayed on top.
You cannot move a
released post to be displayed on top of a locked post. If you try
this, an error message will be displayed.
Nor you can move a
locked post to be displayed below a released post.
If you create a new post
and locked posts exist, the new post will be added after the last
The same goes for
duplicating a post.
You can try these
features in the demo, to get the hang of it.