Refinery's news engine allows you to post updates to the news section of your website.
- Default news page shows a summary of recent news posts
- Detail view shows the full post and also linked to recent news on the "side bar"
Refinery CMS "core" engine version 2.0.0 or later.
Gem Installation using Bundler (The very best way)
Include the latest gem into your Refinery CMS application's Gemfile:
gem "refinerycms-news", '~> 2.1.0'
Then type the following at command line inside your Refinery CMS application's root directory:
bundle install rails generate refinery:news rake db:migrate rake db:seed
How to display a news feed on the homepage:
Assuming you've already overridden the homepage view:
$ rake refinery:override view=refinery/pages/home
You can render the
recent_posts partial. However, you will need to set the recent News items manually, since this is normally handled in the News::Items controller:
<% @items = Refinery::News::Item.latest(5) %> <%= render :partial => '/refinery/news/items/recent_posts' %>
Configuring the number of items per page
To modify the number of items per page for the news items index without
affecting the archive page you must override the method in the controller that
@items for the index:
Currently the method body is:
@items = Item.published.translated.page(params[:page])
page convenience method needs to be replaced with
per_page passed as an option. Add a decorator for the items controller with
the following contents:
module Refinery::News ItemsController.class_eval do def find_published_news_items @items = Item.published.translated.paginate :page => params[:page], :per_page => 8 end end end
Customising the views
Type this command at your project root to override the default front end views:
$ rake refinery:override view=refinery/news/items/* Copied view template file to app/views/refinery/news/items/_recent_posts.html.erb Copied view template file to app/views/refinery/news/items/index.html.erb Copied view template file to app/views/refinery/news/items/show.html.erb etc.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
To get RSS for your entire site, insert this into the head section of your layout after installing:
<%= auto_discovery_link_tag(:rss, refinery.news_items_url(:format => 'rss')) %>