newspaperDisplay very short flash news messages inside a panel
Developed by

Nicolas Lemoine, Benjamin Lanciaux

Active Installs14
1 Votes
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


This application doesn't support nested pages. The news must be created as terminal pages.

News documents are simple XWiki documents without any XObject. The panel displays, for each document, the title and the content. Of course, the panel handles the current language of the wiki.






Improvements that could be done

  • Add a link at the bottom of the panel that goes to FlashNews.WebHome document to view all the flash news.
  • Create a config document with:
    • The number of news displayed in the panel
    • Space source of the news (could be different than FlashNews)

Tested on

This extension has been tested with the following configurations.

Extension VersionXWiki FlavorNotes
1.0XWiki Enterprise 5.4.4, 6.0

Won't work in versions under 5.1

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

Note that this XAR contains 3 documents:

  • The FlashNews.WebHome with a livetable inside that lists all documents with FlashNews.WebHome as parent.
  • The FlashNews.FlashPanel that displays the latest 2 news (this number can be changed in the query inside the panel). Documents must not be hidden, otherwise they won't show up. Edit the panel in objects to change the CSS style added to doc titles.
  • The FlashNews.Translations that contains the translation key for the panel title (currently in English and French).

Release Notes


Initial version

Created by Nicolas Lemoine on 2014/05/22 11:06

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