SNO FLEX 5.4: Empowering Students and Advisers with New Storytelling Tools

We are pleased to announce the release of SNO FLEX 5.4, which takes a major step forward with new storytelling and design tools, all of which were created to empower student journalists to make decisions for how to present their stories. For those already on the FLEX platform, the update is available immediately on your WordPress dashboard.

The most significant enhancement is the addition of a long-form story template with new options including immersive photo displays, integrated gallery tools, and chapter navigation. This new template allows a compelling and dominant photo to introduce the story, and the chapter navigation tool enables longer, in-depth stories or multiple components of comprehensive coverage. It’s perfect for other uses, such as pro/con opinion pieces, lists, or groupings of reviews.  FLEX users can find instructions for using the new story tools here.

Taking advantage of the multitude of design options in SNO FLEX just got easier, too. The design options interface has been restructured and simplified, so users can easily find the styles and design elements they want to adjust. The SNO FLEX style tools allow users to apply one of six style starters their entire site with just a few clicks. Additionally, staffs can adjust any color, background, pattern, widget style, or font on the site. The tools empower students to decide what look and configuration works best, and the configuration can change depending on the latest stories.

The latest version of FLEX retains all the tools that school news staffs have used for more than a year: responsive design that will automatically look great on any device, a drag-and-drop design interface for the home page and the ability to configure and adjust every aspect of the site.

Those programs not already on FLEX can upgrade for $300 by filling out the upgrade order form.

Have questions or need help?  Send us a support ticket.

We hope you and your students enjoy SNO FLEX 5.4.

Best,
The SNO Patrol