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How to Create Author Badges

Customize every author profile for a personalized approach

The digital publishing ecosystem is a universe of creators. At RebelMouse, we've created a collaborative publishing experience that allows creators, editors, and influencers to work together in a community-style, customizable workflow.

We recently updated our community features with Author Badges, a feature that gives authors on your site a unique image to compliment their avatar. For example, if an author tends to write about "Trending" topics, you could assign a "Trending" badge to them.

To add an Author Badge from our Badges Dashboard, first navigate to /core/r_dashboard/badges on your site. From there, click the blue ⨁ icon in the bottom right-hand corner to create a new Author Badge.


To add the badge to a specific user on your site, navigate to /core/r_dashboard/users to edit the user's profile and add the badge.

In our Layout & Design tool, Author Badges are a Post element. Tick the checkbox for Show user badges to make them visible across your site.

You can also do the same thing when you use a Profile element:

After ticking the Show user badges checkbox in a Post Element, it will enable a new Element Order, as seen below. From here, you can drag and drop the elements to arrange how you would like them to appear in your posts.

When using a Post element, you also have the option to style your Author Badges using CSS:

Here's an example of how Author Badges appear on site:

Click here for a full guide on all of the elements available in our Layout & Design tool. If you have any questions about Author Badges, email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

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Why women, minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community will restructure workplace norms

Entering a new decade means a new opportunity to change how we approach diversity. In a joint interview alongside Leanne Pittsford of Lesbians Who Tech, RebelMouse founder and CEO Andrea Breanna said that the only way to fight patriarchal dominance is to encourage and nurture more women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, particularly in tech.

Over half of RebelMouse's employees are women or identify as LGBTQ. Read our full diversity and inclusion report here.

Check out the full video below.

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