NOTE: To work with this BLOX application you will need to be granted access in Settings / Users / Groups. If you do not see this application in the drop-down in the upper-left of your BLOX CMS desktop, or for more information about groups and getting access to different parts of your BLOX CMS admin please see Groups - Recommendations / Best Practices. The site administrator at your location should be able to grant you access, or you can contact TownNews Customer Support by submitting a ticket through your BLOX CMS admin (for more information see Ticket Workspace) or by going to TownNews.com Customer Support. Or you can call 800-293-9576.


You will need to be part of the Syndication Manager group.


WARNING: Reuters offers two types of accounts: MediaExpress and Reuters Connect. TownNews offers integration with Reuters Connect but not MediaExpress. If you are unsure which type of account you have, you can check here.


From the dropdown in the the upper left choose Editorial / Syndication... (Not sure how to access BLOX Applications? Click here)

In Channels click New from the top left of the Channels sub-panel.  This opens the Create channel popup. Select the radio button for Reuters.

Click Continue.

Provide a Channel name, and your Reuters Username and Password.

Click Save once you have filled in those fields.

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Category Mapping

Your publication is always able to assign or re-assign assets from any syndication source to the section(s) of your choice.  To map categories for a channel, click once on the channel to highlight it, then click Category Map from the top of the Channels sub-panel.  The Category map for that channel appears.

To assign a section to unmapped categories or uncategorized assets, simply click on the line to select it, then click Edit

This opens the Select Sections window.

Assets from AP can retain their section assignments when they are imported to your site. However, if you want to change those assignments, you can create a different Category Map by selecting Add.

This brings up the Add Category Map Rules window. Select the section(s) that you want, then click Add Rules.

You also have the option to Import/Export a Category Map (Export creates the .JSON file and downloads it into your Downloads folder and Import allows you to upload a .JSON file).

Once you've made your selections, click Save and they will appear on your Category Map screen.


Note: The next step in this process is create a search of the assets you wish to publish to the front end of your site. For more information see Syndication Search terms and Saved searches (Flex) (Zen).