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Entry Editor: Content Creation Re-imagined

The RebelMouse entry editor, built from the ground-up to re-imagine the content creation process, is simple, elegant, and powerful with easy-to-use interface and optimization tools.

Content built with the entry editor is naturally responsive across all devices and platforms, and includes “what you see is what you get" functionality that eliminates surprises during the publishing process. With features that include input functionality for media, SEO and social optimization tools, and art direction and recommendations, creating content has never been simpler or more effective.

RebelMouse entry editor key benefits:

  • What you see is what you get: RebelMouse built an entry editor that displays how a post will look during the content creation process, so there are no surprises after pressing 'Publish.'
  • Responsiveness across devices: There's never a need to worry about how your post will look on tablets or mobile devices while creating content. The RebelMouse entry editor scales content and associated media up or down to fit screens of all sizes.
  • Optimization tools for SEO and social discovery: RebelMouse knows that even the best content needs the right tools to enable discovery and potential virality. Through a combination of custom SEO tools per post that gives authors the power to set meta tags for content, and with customizable share language to make sure headlines and descriptions are targeted to social media, RebelMouse puts the tools used by the world's biggest publishers into the hands of your editorial team.
  • Cropping images for distributed content: While RebelMouse will do the work to make content scale across devices, you're in control of how your splash images will appear in various pieces of distributed content, including mobile, using the built-in crop tool.
  • Splash image recommendations: Feeling uninspired or struggling to determine what image will sit at the top of your post? RebelMouse helps solve this issue by providing image recommendations based on keywords. Images are connected to creative commons search engines like Google and GIPHY, and can connect to other licensed image repositories such as Getty Images.
  • Input all media types: Great content rarely includes just text and images. In today's social, visual Internet, bringing in rich media and placing content directly into a post is the norm. RebelMouse allows writers to input media, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, directly into a post body simply by pasting a link into a media bar and watching the post editor grab that content and add it into the post in seconds.
  • Secure handling of embeds: Sometimes, you just need to embed content from around the web into a post (for instance, a Google Map). Instead of forcing you to hunt down and try to decipher an embed code, RebelMouse uses a simple shortcode to embed content into a post and uses simple parameters to format embeds properly and securely.
  • Social calls-to-action: It's no longer enough to create a one-way content experience that precludes your audience from getting involved. RebelMouse includes a comment integration and then takes engagement a step further with social call to action modules. From petitions and pledges to slideshows, quizzes, and faceoffs, RebelMouse has built-in tools to increase engagement between content and audience.

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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