Slashdot Headlines

The Slashdot Headlines plugin is an add-on feature you can choose to install to your site. It allows visitors to access the latest Slashdot Headlines.


You will first need to Install the Plug-in, if you have not already done so.
Next, it is important to know that just installing a plug-in does not make it accessible to your website's visitors. Once it has been installed, you will need to go to the Page Editor and 'set it up'. You will need to make it 'active', tell it where you wish the navigation link to display, and assign it the proper 'plug-in'. How to do this is explained below:

Setting Up Your Plugin

After clicking your Page Editor icon in your Admin Control Panel, you will need to click the text link for a New Page. In this example, we are going to set up the Photo Poll plug-in. In the Page title we have inserted the page name. This title is also what will be displayed in your navigation menus. In the Link title we have entered 'Slashdot'. Remember, this is the name file that will be created and must be one word. Next decide where you wish the link to display. And finally, since this is a Plug-in, change the Page type from HTML, to Plug-in. Click the Create Page button to continue.

Please do NOT use any HTML in this area!


To complete the activation of your new Plug-in, you will need to change the Status from Hidden to Active. Next you will need to change the Plug-in to display from the default 'Business Directory' to the 'Slashdot Headlines', or whichever Plug-in you are actually installing.

See left example of changes.

Finally select Update Page.

After you have completed these steps, you are finished. There is nothing more to set up here.


When a website visitor decides to use the Slashdot Headlines feature, they will see a list of current headlines. Clicking on the Article name will have the article open in a new window. This takes them straight to Slashdot Headlines website. Closing that window returns them to your site.

The Plug-in updates itself automatically every 60 minutes.

What is Slashdot Headlines? News for Nerds. :)
Check them out: http://slashdot.org
They offer exceptionally interesting articles and news bits.



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