Here you'll find all of your options for displaying content on the FACS website. Some options work better than others depending on your needs, so it's best to familiarize yourself with your options first.
Publishing to the News channel is very popular. If your content is news, most likely the News channel is the perfect fit.
Initially gets the most attention, as news is sorted by newest first
Automatically is published all over our website where it's related
Simplified fieldset for easier creation
Automatic indexing with date, category and tag options
As time elapses, your story will get less attention. However, your story can remain sorted at the top if "Make Entry Sticky" option (Options tab) is checked, or the Date (Date tab) is changed
No left menu option. News is automatically indexed by date, category or tag
Doesn't have easy ways to create complex formatting such as including a form, accordion, slideshow, timeline, etc.
How to add: Content > Publish > News
The fieldset is the same as News, except Events has one additional field: When. If your news is about an event, publish it to the Events channel.
Advantages over News
Has the When field, which places closest events first, when they should be getting the most attention
You can add an event any time, even years in advance, knowing it will float to the top when appropriate
After When has elapsed, the event will disappear so you don't have to remove it yourself
The latest upcoming Featured event is in the box in the middle of the front page, below the huge scrolling featured news stories. Thus, news can potentially get more attention than events. If this event is very important and its regular exposure isn't enough, you can additionally publish a Featured news entry about it.
How to add: Content > Publish > Events
Do you have a profile or story about a specific person? Then Featured People is a great option.
Automatic indexing by person type, department, category
Strong focus on the person
The newest featured person shows up in the right box on the front page for 2 weeks
How to add: Content > Publish > Featured People
If your content isn't right for any of those options, the common fieldset is probably what you'll want. The Common Fieldset is what channels like FHCE, Extension, SSAC and FDN use.
Lets you create simple to complex pages
Can be linked in the left menu of its channel
Could potentially not get as much attention as news and events unless there's an explicit link to the page. The Left Menu field creates a link, if defined.
More complex fieldset
How to add: Content > Publish > (your department)
In a Nutshell
If you want a person-focused story or profile, publish to Featured People.
If it's an event, publish to Events.
If it's news that doesn't fit the above two descriptions, publish to News.