Add a news item on your Navigator website

Modified on Tue, 16 Jan 2024 at 04:27 PM

Add a news item on your Navigator website (written instructions)

Ensure that you are logged into your Navigator website. The black admin toolbar will be visible at the top of the screen. Learn how to login to your website.

A GPsurgery.net Navigator website, with the admin toolbar showing at the top of the website page.

Hover your mouse over + New in the admin toolbar, and select News from the drop-down that appears.

The +New dropdown, with News selected

You are now in the Add News section of the Dashboard. Add a simple title in the Title box.

The Title box with "Update to COVID-19 guidance" typed

In the Description box, add your news. Note: Do not add large amounts of clinical information. Instead, use the boxes below to link to reliable, external sources (like the NHS website).

The Description box with "Add further essential details here." typed.

To add links, use the Primary website link to add the first link you would like to add.

The Primary website link box with "https://www.nhs.uk/covid-19-advice-and-services/" typed

Then, use the Primary website link text box to add simple, accessible link text. Learn how to write meaningful link text.

The Primary website link text box with "Find out more on the NHS website" typed

To add an image to your news item, select the Add Image button in the Featured Image box.

The Add Image button selected in the Featured Image box.

Use your file browser by using the Select File button, or drag and drop a new image into the Media Library.

The Media Library

Once you have picked your image, use the Select button to set it as your featured image.

The Select button in the Media Library

Now, set an image description in the featured image box. Your image will not show unless you have set alternative text. Learn how to write meaningful alternative text.

Image description box with "Do more with the NHS App!" typed

Once you are happy with your news item, use the blue Publish button in the Publish box to put the news item live on your website.

The Publish button in the Publish box.

Your news item will now be posted in the News section of your website. If you are using a news widget on your Home page, any featured image you set will display there, too.

A published news item on a Navigator website.

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