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Manage Your Site's Global Settings

Create Your Powerful + Modern Publishing System

At RebelMouse, we use the term "lean tech" quite a bit. Lean tech is the opposite of what many publishers think may save their site in today's landscape: A big-box CMS publishing solution that is often costly to customize and maintain. In actuality, the key to sustainable growth and revenue is a leaner, full-stack tech solution that creates opportunities for growth not just on site, but on search and social, too.


When media companies make the switch to RebelMouse, they don't just get a complex CMS that has to be manipulated to fit their brand. What we provide instead is a modern publishing system connected to the social web and all of its powerful distribution points. Right out of the box, users are given social amplification options that can be configured and customized immediately without impacting time to launch.

Here's a look at all of the Global Settings every user gets to configure as soon as they make the switch to our platform.

We recently updated the Global Settings in our Layout & Design tool to be much more comprehensive, ensuring it's even easier to configure your RebelMouse site. Previously, our Layout & Design tool controlled the general styling of your pages. But now it's been enhanced to be more robust

A detailed list of all the new settings available can be found below:

  • Typekit ID: Typekit is a service provided by Adobe that offers users a library of high-quality fonts. With RebelMouse, you can use Typekit to add a custom font to your site.
  • Google Fonts: Google Fonts is flexible and free. Simply type the name of your preferred font and add it. Once added, the font name automatically converts to the font style you've chosen so you can see exactly how it will look.
  • Text Color: This sets the main text color for your overall site.
  • Primary Color: This sets the color for your sections and hyperlinked content.
  • Primary Color Hover: This sets the color that appears when you hover over text on your site.
  • Secondary Color: This sets the color for the right-rail headers.
  • Text Font Size: This sets the font size for main body content.
  • Primary Font: This sets the main font for your overall site.
  • Secondary Font: This sets the font for your right-rail content.
  • Background Color: This sets the background color for your overall site.
  • Site Favicon: This lets you upload the favicon you want to use for your site.
  • Twitter ID and Site Name: You can use this to customize your sharing experience on social with a specific Twitter handle/account.

General

Post Custom Fields: Click here for more details on this feature.

Disable Default UTM Parameters: We use UTM parameters for different sharing features. For example, sharing posts to social will make it so that the permalink for the post contains UTM parameters. This means that when a link is clicked via a social post, you will know exactly where the reader came from. Here's an example. (Check your URL bar!)

  • If set to YES, then no parameters will be appended at all.
  • If set to NO, then parameters will be appended to shared posts' URLs.
  • If left blank, then parameters will be appended to shared posts' URLs.

Custom Dimensions for Google Analytics: In this field, you can write a JSON string to determine the value and ID of custom dimensions to output in your site's template, and then passed onto Google Analytics.

Here's an example:

    {
    "postTags":3,
    "postDate":5,
    "postID":2,
    "authorName":1,
    "postSections":4
    }

Browser Back Button Will Go to the Previous Page Instead of the Post: If this option is enabled, it will make your browser's back button go through each URL the user went through while browsing. If it's disabled, one click of the back button will take your users to the previous page, skipping any URLs containing parameters.

Disable Stats Emails:

  • If set to YES, then no stats emails will be sent to administrators (whether daily or weekly stats).
  • If set to NO, then stats emails will be sent to administrators (both daily and weekly stats).
  • If set to engine settings, then stats emails will be sent to administrators (both daily and weekly stats).

Company Name: This sets your brand or company name. This is used in various key places such as sign-up and login screens.

Facebook

Facebook Instant Articles on by Default:

  • If set to YES, the Facebook Instant Articles toggle will be set to "On" by default on new articles.
  • If set to NO, the Facebook Instant Articles toggle will be set to "Off" by default on new articles.
  • If set to engine settings, the Facebook Instant Articles toggle will be set to "Off" by default on new articles.

Facebook App ID: This field is used for inserting your Facebook App's ID. It's absolutely key for getting Instant Articles set up correctly.

  • Example: 5238972XXXXX105

Facebook App Secret Key: This field is used for inserting your Facebook App's Secret key. It's absolutely key for getting Instant Articles set up right.

  • Example: 10f586c1f7e312ebXXXXX9d9283193eb

Facebook Page ID: This field is used for inserting your Facebook Page's ID. It's absolutely key for getting Instant Articles set up right.

  • Example: 36426XXXXX75394

Quantcast ID for Facebook Instant Articles: This ID is used to specifically track page views from Facebook Instant Articles.

Ad Recirculation Placement ID for Facebook Instant Articles: This field is used for inserting a Facebook Ad Network Ad ID.

  • Example: 523897227948105_523897247XXXX03

Further information can be found in this Facebook Instant Articles article.

Add Mid-Article "More From" Links to Facebook Instant Articles: Part of the available Facebook Instant Articles layout, you can include a module that shows "More From... LOVE MEOW," as an example.

Use Facebook Instant Articles:

  • If set to YES, the Apple News toggle will be set to "On" by default on new articles.
  • If set to NO, the Apple News toggle will be set to "Off" by default on new articles.
  • If set to engine settings, the Apple News toggle will be set to "Off" by default on new articles.

Facebook Page Token: This field is used for inserting your Facebook Page's token. It's absolutely key for getting Instant Articles set up correctly.

  • Example: EAAC2DQhMThkBANRMkchZCi4zXc2LaufDZB4K6sTMZCpWLuZBHgx1XXXXXXZA9VHlpRxKKEZCIIzanwNjzP4AAr8TMzKQXxvPtehDYYQ66WnCZAJgfWDwNi0wZBwJHrH2wNdvbH8LyEeEy5KUOu2kW2bmyZCZC4nOHdmWjVxsCc4ZAfwTUvqEsnZAEpQo

Ad Auto Placement ID for Facebook Instant Articles: This field is used for inserting a Facebook Ad Network Ad ID that will repeat itself throughout long articles separated by x number of words.

  • Example: 523897227948105_523897247XXXX03

Further information can be found in this Facebook Instant Articles article.

Title to Be Displayed in the "More From" Field in Facebook Instant Articles: In this field, you can populate the wording you want to be included in the "More From" module.

  • Example: "See More of Our Content" instead of the default "More From" heading.

Use Section Name as the Kicker for Facebook Instant Articles: This feature adds another "subheadline" to your Instant Article before the body starts. The idea here is that whatever you enter will show up as the section's name.

Take Live Facebook Instant Articles:

  • If set to YES, the articles created on RebelMouse will be sent to your Facebook Page's Instant Articles "Publishing Tools" tab and then set to "Live."
  • If set to NO, the articles created on RebelMouse will be sent to your Facebook Page's Instant Articles "Publishing Tools" tab, and then set to "Unpublished."
  • If set to engine settings, the articles created on RebelMouse will be sent to your Facebook Page's Instant Articles "Publishing Tools" tab and then set to "Live."

Apple News

Apple News: Switch ON by Default for All Posts:

  • If set to YES, the Apple News toggle will be set to "On" by default on new articles.
  • If set to engine settings, the Apple News toggle will be set to "Off" by default on new articles.

Apple News API Key: This field is used for inserting your Apple News API key.

  • Example: 1d0811d4-3b63-XXXX-XXXX-a35100add2ce

Use Apple News:

  • If set to YES, it will enable the Apple News toggle in Entry Editor. You need this activated to use Apple News.
  • If set to NO, it won't enable the Apple News toggle in Entry Editor.
  • If set to engine settings, it won't enable the Apple News toggle in Entry Editor.

Apple News API Secret Key: This field is used for inserting your Apple News API Secret key.

  • Example: fKgq4WQefXXXXXXODe1L8hl

Apple News Channel ID: This field is used for inserting your Apple News API Channel ID. Your Channel ID is the UUID of your channel. You can find out how to retrieve your Channel ID by visiting News Publisher.

Apple News Channel Approved for Publishing:

  • If set to YES, any article with the Apple News toggle set to "On" will be published directly to Apple News.
  • If set to NO, any article with the Apple News toggle set to "On" will be sent as a draft to Apple News.
  • If set to engine settings, any article with the Apple News toggle set to "On" will be sent as a draft to Apple News.

Instagram

Instagram OAuth Client Secret: This field is used for inserting your Instagram Secret.

  • Example: 1d0811d4-3b63-XXXX-XXXX-a35100add2ce

Instagram OAuth Client ID: This field is used for inserting your Instagram API key.

  • Example: 1d0811d4-3b63-XXXX-XXXX-a35100add2ce

Twitter

Twitter Consumer Key (API Key): This field is used for inserting your Twitter API key.

  • Example: 1d0811d4-3b63-XXXX-XXXX-a35100add2ce

Twitter Consumer Secret Key (API Secret): This field is used for inserting your Twitter API Secret key.

  • Example: 1d0811d4-3b63-XXXX-XXXX-a35100add2ce

If you have any questions about your site's global settings, contact your account manager today.

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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