Posting News from Other Websites

Share timely content from other sources, including The Record, journal publications, and media outlets

Want to share news from another website? Maybe someone in your group was quoted in a Record story or news article, or a faculty member wrote a guest post for another publication. That’s great news to share!

We have a special tool that allows you to share such news in a way that looks good, appeases search engines and avoids legal troubles.

  1. You’ll only need to do this once:
    Go to Dashboard > Plugins and activate WashU News Links for Posts.
  2. Create a new post.
  3. Leave the body of the post blank.
  4. (Optional) Add a featured image, categories and an excerpt. If the Excerpt field is not visible, scroll to the top of the page, click “Screen Options” in the upper right and check “Excerpt.”
  5. Scroll down to the WashU News Links for Posts section. Paste the article’s URL in the External URL field and fill out the Source Name, e.g. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  6. Scroll to the upper right and click the Edit link next to Publish immediately. Adjust the date to match the article’s publication date, e.g. two days ago.
  7. Publish.


When creating a post that will link to an off-site news story, the visual editor space can remain blank.

The Tailor Posts element below features two posts that link externally using the WashU News Links for Posts plugin. A symbol at the end of each post’s title indicates that the posts link off site.

Microbiome researcher Jeffrey Gordon wins Copley Medal

Microbiome researcher Jeffrey Gordon wins Copley Medal

Gordon is honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and disease. His discoveries have shed new light on, among other things, the origins of two pressing global health problems: obesity and childhood malnutrition.