Student Development website. So in order to demonstrate this I went to a relevant news item and categorized it (that's what Plone calls it but most people will call this 'tagging') and then saved the changes. The collection item was set up appropriately to display item type (="news item"), location (=http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/sd), categories (="Leicester Award") and state (="published") - so the item was fed into the collection accordingly. However, it wasn't until I was on Twitter a few minutes later that I realised that adding a category to a news item (or presumably any kind of editing) and then saving the changes causes the item to be re-published. Not only did the news item appear in my colleague's collection it also re-appeared:
- at the top of the Volunteering team's latest news feed
- at the top of the Student Development latest news feed
- at the top of the news portlets on every page in the above two sections
- and on Facebook
- and on Twitter
The problem was the story was six months old! So we quickly added a sentence to the bottom of the news item to say "The deadline for completion of this year's programme has already passed, but you can register now for the 2010/11 programme."
As my colleague said "It's all good publicity". And at least I know all the feeds are working. Thanks for the retweets!