We would like to add a news page to our cycling club website to enable a club member to create an article to announce an event or publish some news with an optional photo. The article should allow links to be created and comments to be added.
Although the above could be achieved using a single subject forum, I have found that the forum app can only be installed once.
The news app as I call it would need to have some additional features.
For each article we would need two date fields: publish date and an expiry date. The publish date would allow an article to be set up in advance and saved as unpublished, to be automatically released for publication to the News page on the publish date. The expiry date would unpublish the article from the News page, thus removing out of date articles/events.
Each article should also have the option to restrict viewing to everyone, site members or logged in members.
If a photo is added it should appear on the news page (resized by dragging the corners).
To prevent the news page from being swamped by one or two long articles the user would also need to be able to create a short summary, say 250 characters, which would appear on the news page. The full text would be accessed by clicking on the short summary or photo.
Our current but soon to be un-hosted website has a news page which is what I am trying to achieve and looks like this: http://www.kprc.org.uk/category/news
If there is a current app solution please let me know where I can find it, if not please add to the wish list