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Content Feeds: Choosing a Section and How to Display Your Content

As you're setting up your site, you'll want to import your content from the various feeds where it already exists. The best way to do this is to connect those accounts to RebelMouse — this way your site will be populated with all of your original content, directly from your social media outlets.

You'll be able to adjust the settings of how this content is displayed, published, and distributed. A seamless way to integrate and curate your articles and social posts in one place!

Let's get started.

Step 1: Click on the hamburger menu (☰) on the top-left part of your screen to open up the navigation menu and select "Content Feeds."

Step 2: Add the accounts you want to pull content from.

You'll be asked to authorize each account as you add them. You can see below that I've successfully added my Instagram account.

Step 3: Adjust the settings for your Content Feeds.

In RebelMouse, you have several options for how content is published to your site. This means that as you continue to post via the accounts you've added to the system in step two, that content will appear on the platform according to your preferences. To view these settings, click the pull-down menu next to "Publish" on the accounts you wish to edit.

If you select the "Drafts" option, incoming posts will be stored in the drafts section of RebelMouse. You will then be able to review them individually and publish them to your site when they're ready to go.

If you select the "Publish" option, incoming posts will automatically be published to your site as you post them on your linked accounts.

Under the "Publish" option you'll find a list of sections. In this example, mine say "Home" and "Popular." In order to give your content a place to go, you must choose at least one section for the posts to appear under if you want to use the "Publish" setting. If you don't, your linked content will not show up on your site.

Step 4: Wait for your content to load.

Once you've linked your accounts and updated your preferences, content will automatically begin to pull from your linked accounts.

Please Note: It may take up to 48 hours for all content to load into the platform. Please be patient!

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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