Announcements can be used to communicate important information to your users. You can show announcements globally or on a specific site, category or space. Announcement banners have three different types: warning, alert and info.
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What are announcement banners?
Announcement banners are banners displayed at the top of your customer facing pages to display important messages and information. When used correctly, this is an efficient way to communicate important impacts to customers and users.
Who can add announcement banners?
Any user with site admin permissions can add an announcement banner.
How to add an announcement
An announcement has the following settings.
|Message||The message of your announcement.|
|Location||Add announcement to: all sites, a site, a category, a space or the login page.|
|Published||Check this to make the announcement show up, consider it a draft when it is not checked.|
|Closeable||Check this to make it possible for users to discard banners as they have seen the information. A closed banner is per browser.|
|Type||warning, alert, info - icon and color will change as you make your announcement a type|
Go to Refined Administration: Config menu > Refined Administration
Click on the "Announcement" menu item
Click the "Create Announcement" banner and fill in the form
Copy, edit, delete
An announcement banner can be copied meaning that a new announcement will be created with the same information. This comes in handy when you have updates to an existing announcement, but users may have closed it down. Make a copy and delete the old one to push the message again.
Edit an announcement for any of the settings.
A deleted announcement is gone forever, but it makes your list of announcements neater.