Subtext tip : Don’t overlook Static News/Announcement

If you follow me on twitter then you will see that over the last couple of weeks I have been playing about with Subtext as a Content Management System. I will be posting more in-depth information about my findings later.

The static new/Announcement section is found within the admin area of subtext then options –> configure as seen below:

subtextstaticnewsannouncement

This may look a tad boring like the sidewide tracking code box below it but it’s a treasure waiting to be used. I set myself a challenge and used a friends site to see if subtext could handle the basics of a Content Management System. It took some imagination but I was able to replicate the main functionality, a custom control here and there and voila. Before you comment and say “but that site isn’t running on subtext”, it’s only a proof of concept.

Within the template used on the Premier Connections website there is an information box in relation to the company and the owner.  I thought how could I give an administrator access to change this content?

Premier Connections

As you’ve guess by the title I can use the Static News/Announce free text box. Easy as that. This has given me some ideas on how to finish a couple of skins i have been converting so watch this space. Hope that this tip will help someone out there who may have overlooked this function.

 

Looking for an alternative to BT Vault try Mozy backup.