Enterprise News Bundle for Confluence: custom presentation of company news in the Confluence intranet

The Enterprise News Bundle integrates corporate news into your Confluence system extending it to meet the core corporate intranet requirement. Our development team has now released version 2.1 of this Confluence app, which has some small but useful features for even more flexibility and customization.

Cover Stories has customizable heights for news titles

Cover Stories are one of the main features of the Enterprise News Bundle. They let you present corporate news in Confluence and Confluence-based intranets in a visually professional, magazine-like and eye-catching way.

By default, panels with Cover Stories are displayed consistently with the same height - regardless of whether they contain four, six or eight news tiles. The height of the upper and lower row of tiles is always the same. When you use six tiles, however, you'll see a special feature: In the lower row, images are displayed in portrait format instead of landscape as in the upper row.

If you don't want to do this, you can now customize this yourself: In the configuration you can manually adjust the height of the lower row of tiles (in pixels). The height of the lower row can therefore be different from the upper row, so that the the news images in the lower row are also displayed in landscape format.

Automatic slideshows for Cover Stories

Many organizations provide internal news to employees regularly and frequently. Personalized news posts are distributed by the entire company, regional offices, departments, etc., and many customers use these Cover Stories to display the news articles attractively and prominently.

But even with such a high publication rate, interesting news should remain visible for more than just a short period of time. To prolong the coverage period and to provide more up-to-date news in a central location, Cover Stories already lets you create multiple sliders with news posts between which users can scroll manually.

In the new version, you can activate an automatic rotation between these news items and also set a time interval to display each post.

Thanks to the automatic slideshow, users can be made aware of all cover story messages without having to do anything themselves, and can quickly find out about the latest news without having to manually scroll through the content.

Configurable metadata in news feeds

In addition to Cover Stories, the Enterprise News Bundle provides news feeds, which broadcast news in a leaner, more compact format (corporate news feeds for news from the company and personal news feeds that users can compile from all internal news sources themselves).

But every employee is different. Some users like to see the news items' metadata at a glance: author, like the space where it was published, number of likes and comments, etc. Other users prefer to focus on the content and are disturbed by the additional information.

Sometimes certain information is simply not relevant. Often this can be the location (because the news posts are all from the UK), or the space name (because a feed may only bring news posts from a certain space and there would only be the one label on all posts).

The news streams can now be flexibly customized to suit your preferences and you can deselect the display of almost any metadata that you don't want to see or which is not useful. (You can change this configuration at any time.)

With these new options, news is even more customizable, flexible and efficient - just like your Confluence intranet. The current version of the Enterprise News Bundle is available on the Atlassian Marketplace: You can test the app for 30 days free of charge and without obligation. Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please let us know: Our development team looks forward to your feedback and to talking to you!

The Enterprise News Bundle is also a central component of our Confluence-based social intranet suite Linchpin.

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Further information

Everything you need to know about the app with features, use cases, examples and pricing
Enterprise News Bundle for Confluence: Support for your custom intranet news strategy
Customer feedback from Asja Hermanns about the intranet components used in the B. Braun Knowledge Center BKC
News from our Confluence development teams

By the way, we've renamed Enterprise News Bundle to be Linchpin Enterprise News. Did you know it is one of the core apps in Linchpin, our Confluence-based social intranet suite?

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