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Adding news to Travel news

To add a news item to Travel news, please use Template:Newsitem. The syntax is as follows:

{{newsitem|News headline|Daynumber Monthname Year|Content of news item}}

Please choose a snappy headline of around 5 words maximum. Capitalize only the first word and any proper nouns, do not add punctuation at the end.

Here is an example of what to enter:

{{newsitem|Paragon Bangkok opens|9 December 2005|[[Bangkok]]'s largest shopping mall, the immense [http://www.siamparagon.co.th/ Siam Paragon] opposite [[Bangkok/Sukhumvit|Siam Square]], has opened. The mall also features South-East Asia's largest aquarium.}}

And this is how it looks after you save:

{{newsitem|Paragon Bangkok opens|9 December 2005|Bangkok's largest shopping mall, the immense Siam Paragon opposite Siam Square, has opened. The mall also features South-East Asia's largest aquarium.

{{newsitem Blackberry Farm Secret Garden Party 25 August 2008 [[Extraordinary opportunity to visit. Don' miss one of the most interesting Secret Garden Parties of the year - Blackberry Farm. The party will be on Saturday, August 25, 2008. $200 per person. An extraordinary opportunity to visit this renowned, private garden spot in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains in Walland. TN. Consistently proclaimed on of the worlds finest resorts by food and wine lovers and respected travel publications, the 4,200 acre Blackberry Farm has extended a special invitation in support of the University Garden's Silver Anniversary Year. Attendees of this event will be the first group ever given the opportunity to visit and tour the Farmstead, the heart of the resort. Facilities include the gardens, where much of the food for the award winning menu is grown, plus the barn, dairy, jammery, preservation kitchen, butchery, smokehouse and pastures. You will also see the flower garden with numerous annuals and perennials in bloom where most of the flower arrangements around the resort come from. The tour will be led by Blackberry Farm gardeners, Jeff Ross and John Coykendall. Guests will enjoy a fabulous breakfast and Executive Chef Pete Glander will work his magic with the Farmstead's ultimate in fresh, local fare served al fresco on the lovely grounds. Bus transportation will be provided for all, departing from the UT Gardens, across from the Friendship Plaza, at 7:30 a.m. and returning at 1:00 p.m. Guests should wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing. To make a reservation, you can order tickets using Pay Pal online, mail a check to Friends of the UT Gardens, P.O.Box 51394, Knoxville, TN 37950-1394 or call 865-525-4555. ==Adding news to Main Page== Here are the steps to follow for adding a [[Travel news]] item onto the [[Main Page]]. Not all news items need to be posted there, priority should be given to important, unexpected or urgent events affecting travel. Please also cut down the item to only 2-3 sentences. * Edit the Main Page's Travel News section by clicking [http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Main_Page&action=edit&section=15 here]. The content will look like this: <nowiki> ==[[Travel news|Travel News]]== {{newsleftdivider}} {{newsitem|Headline 1|...}} {{newsmiddivider}} {{newsitem|Headline 2|...}} {{newsleftdivider}} {{newsitem|Headline 3|...}}
  • Move the first item into the second slot, the second into the third slot, and delete the third one. Do not move the dividers! The end result should look like this:
 ==[[Travel news|Travel News]]==
 {{newsleftdivider}}
 
 {{newsmiddivider}}
 {{newsitem|Headline 1|...}}
 
 {{newsleftdivider}}
 {{newsitem|Headline 2|...}}
  • Now add your own item into the empty slot up top, between {{newsleftdivider}} and {{newsmiddivider}}. Please keep the content short and sweet here, no more than two or three sentences — you can add the full version on the main Travel news page.
 ==[[Travel news|Travel News]]==
 {{newsleftdivider}}
 {{newsitem|My headline|31 February 3131|Really important!}}
 
 {{newsmiddivider}}
 {{newsitem|Headline 1|...}}
 
 {{newsleftdivider}}
 {{newsitem|Headline 2|...}}
  • Hit Save, then copy your news item into the Travel news page as well. You're done!

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