Monday Update: Calendar, Featured Articles, Services

Creating & managing news, tagging service pages, and landing page features.

December 20, 2010 | 2 min reading time

This article is 10 years old. It was published on December 20, 2010.

Online Calendar is Ready

The online calendar is ready for use after a long time in development. We encourage everyone to start adding their events and public meetings. 

Be sure to read:

  1.  Calendar overview
  2.  Creating events and meetings
  3.  Editing/deleting events and meetings

Service Page Tagging

Our services section is looking pretty sparse, and we've had some feedback from people hoping to see more.

How to create service pages

What Are Service Pages?

Service pages are useful for your processes that involve some kind of transaction. They give you something, and you give them something in return. Creating a detailed service page will save you and the public a lot of headache.

Good Examples

Tagging Service Pages

To make sure we don't overwhelm the public, only tag your service pages with one topic. Make sure you choose the topic that best fits this particular service!

Landing Page Features

Or "How can I get my department featured on the home/business/etc page?"

Our new website has six main landing pages: Home, Government, Business, Live & Work, Visit & Play, and News & Media. You can get to all of these places in one click from anywhere on the site.

Each landing page has a section devoted to showing a few news articles, announcements, and/or press releases. Every department has the opportunity to be have their content featured in each of these places.

How to create news items.

Who Decides What is Featured?

All landing page feature requests go through the Mayor's office. If you create an article or press release that you think is interesting enough to be featured, click on the "Landing Page Requests" tab of your news element, and check the boxes next to the pages you would like this article to show up on.

I Don't Have Anything To Write About

Not every news or announcement article has to be about something brand new and exciting. We all serve the public in some way, and I bet that there are many services/functions you provide that the public doesn't know much about. This is your chance to educate them!

  • Department:
    Community Information Network
  • Topic:

Most Read News

  1. St. Louis City, St. Louis County Issuing Mandatory Mask Requirement to Slow COVID-19 Elected leaders, public health officials and pandemic task force reinforce that masks significantly reduce spread of virus
  2. Use of Masks by the General Public The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  3. Protect Yourself and Your Family This Holiday Weekend The Health of the St. Louis Community Depends on It

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