Works quite well
You can specify the thumbnail to show, add specific text to display on the home page feed or have a certain amount of characters from the main story. It then automatically links to the main news article, and images etc.
It has two flaws, one is you cannot specify the alt tag for the thumbnail image, it just says "thumbnail image", but I believe Chad is working on this for the next update.
Also when adding text in the main area, it doesn't allow you to add images on the first attempt. You need to save it, then go back and image images, but once you do that it works well.
Makes it nice and easy for people unsure about adding news articles to a website.
ProNews saved me from redoing my News Site for the 10th time
The changes were too frequent that my site got bad reviews from Linkedin followers.
That's all behind me now. My site has been up for a full week now. I am happy. My followers are happy.
Thanks Chad. Thanks ProNews.
Redid my news
I think it's great
I'm very happy with this product and would recommend it for anyone that needs more than just some front end blocks.
I for one don't care how it's made. I just want to be easy and work!
Easily replicated with Page Types and Attributes. Not enough functionality to justify the price.
This is basically a new page type, a few page attributes, a dashboard page which assists in adding pages (which can be done manually the same way any other page is added), and a VERY slightly modified version of the Page List block.
Functionality can be replicated by simply creating your own page type, adding page attributes for News Date, News Description, Tags and News Category (which in this add-on cannot contain multiple selections, only one category per news story), adding the pages below another page, and then using the standard Page List block to show them.
The only unique features of this add-on are the Category selector in the modified Page List block, and the backend page add tool, which allows you to create a page and add the content in the same step. The Easy News add-on, which is free, is almost exactly the same in this respect.
I also purchased the Simple News block from the same developer, which is a far more useful and user-friendly add-on for half the price.
pronew, really not that pro.
Great Developer Support
Thanks Chad for this block and your support on it! Really made my life a lot easier and made me want to keep supporting you and your add-on developments!
This is a great block that does what it needs to do! Most of the bugs are worked out and it continues to get better with every update!
Work very well ...
You can't do wrong here. Very nice..
3.0.0 - 3.0.1
Not bad, lets see more features
Some added features would make this stand out, would love to see:
- images in the rss feed
- a calendar-like list for the sidebar on the news pages
- access to tags in the dashboard news entry editor (have to edit these in page properties now, apparantly
- ability to set start/stop dates that the pagelist (and rss) would respect, to be able to do times posts.
Keep up the good work Chad!!
Absolute best CMS block I've seen...
Good, but confusing when seen alongside ProBlog
I tried several ways to make it easy to create content, but eventually switched to using the ProBlog module instead.
It's not ProNews itself, but ProBlog is far easier for the casual user to use (IMHO)
Nice solid News tool
Would be great to see something for spotlight news so a 1/2 news listing where you could pick a specific item of news!
Absolutely Brilliant - The only news addon worth using
Chad offers great support and has been superb watching this from version 1 constantly improving!
Works well and easy to get going
Worked a charm