Understanding Apple News Article widgets
Once you publish an Apple News Article, a few new widgets appear:
- Apple News Article Actions—Provides a list of actions pertaining to the Apple News Article, including read and update operations.
- Apple News Article Synchronizations—Displays whether the Apple News Article in Brightspot is in sync with Apple News.
- Apple News Distributions—Shows the status of jobs sent to Apple News.
- Apple News Share URL—Allows quick access to the Apple News Article in Apple News.
Apple News Article Actions
The Apple News Article Actions widget has a few operations, including:
- Generate Article Document—Provides whole, compiled document for use for News preview. This allows you to download JSON for the Apple News Article. includes JSON styles and a button you can use to download the JSON.
- Read from Apple News—Provides data that Apple News has received after the Apple News article is submitted.
Update in Apple News—Manually pushes an update to Apple News. To do this, update the article in Brightspot and republish, then click Update in Apple News.TipIf the original article is updated, you must navigate to the Apple News article that is receiving the update, re-publish it, and then click Update in Apple News.
- Delete from Apple News—Removes the article from Apple News.
Apple News Synchronizations
The Apple News Synchronizations widget displays whether the Apple News Article in Brightspot is in sync with the source on Apple News.
The widget can contain one of three statuses:
- In Sync—Marked by a green circle, the Apple News Article is in sync with Apple News.
- Out of Sync—Marked by a red circle, the Apple News Article is out of sync with Apple News. An update request should be made.
- Unknown—Marked by a blue circle, the sync status of the Apple News Article is unknown. Either the remote state of the Apple News Article was not tracked, or the Apple News Article was taken down. A create or update request should be made to mark the article as in sync.
Apple News Distributions
The Apple News Distributions widget shows the status of the jobs sent to Apple News.
Apple News Share URL
The Apple News Share URL widget provides a link on which you can click to view the article in Apple News.
Publishing an article to Apple News
Promoting articles within an Apple News Section