SysNews Announcements

SysNews at NC State is an online information service that provides updates about information technology systems at NC State, including upcoming system outages, emergencies and other service outages. The SysNews Announcements shortcode creates a customizable  callout on your page that imports and displays recent announcements from the SysNews service.

To Add SysNews Announcements to your page:


  1. Make sure you have installed the NC State Shortcodes and Shortcake (Shortcode UI) plugins on your site.
  2. Follow the steps to add a shortcode to your page. Select SysNews Announcements from the options panel.
    Select SysNews Announcements


  3. Customize your announcements.
    • Title: Enter the text that will appear above the SysNews feed, eg. “System Announcements”
    • Heading Type: Headings help determine page structure, and are used by screen reading software as landmarks for navigating page content. If you are using this callout as a page title or heading for a section on the page, choose the appropriate heading. Otherwise, choose “Paragraph.”
    • Number of items to list: Choose how many recent SysNews announcements to display.
      Customize your announcements
  4. Click the Insert Element button in the bottom righthand corner of the options panel.

Example of SysNews Announcements