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Duplicate Post Filtering

You're browsing through your site's home page, checking all the elements you've just set up, and suddenly you notice one of them is half empty.


You think, "It's supposed to have six posts there, not three!"

Well fear not, because there's nothing broken or malfunctioning. This is a result of our duplicate filtering system. We have this system in place to avoid repeating the same articles incessantly across your site. Here are some very annoying examples of what we mean:

See how duplicate content keeps overflowing from all of the different post elements? This is the main reason why we choose to enable duplicate filtering by default for our clients. But not to worry. We can still solve the issue of your six-post element missing three whole articles by overriding the setting.

Let's say you want an element in your sidebar to display duplicate posts anyway, because the space looks too empty otherwise. Well, here's how:

1. Go to the Layout & Design tool in the left-hand navigation menu.

2. Go to the Post element you want to allow duplicates for — in our example, it's the Side Bar — and scroll all the way down to the Show Advanced Options section in the Properties card.

3. You'll find a checkbox to Allow Duplicates. Check it and Save.

Now that duplicates are enabled (in that particular element, anyway), your posts will show regardless of whether or not they're repeated in the home page.

This can be done for any particular Post element you want, and you can easily reactivate duplicate filtering by unchecking the Allow Duplicates box in the Properties card.

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 support@rebelmouse.com 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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