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Anchor a Link to: an Assembler Particle (Listicle Item) or a Footnote

You can now hyperlink to a specific particle within your article. Check out an example here.

Anchoring A Link Inside The Body Of The Post To A Particle

Here's How It Works

Each item/particle created in the Entry Editor is automatically allocated an id called rebelltitem$:


In the 7x7 example above, they wanted to link a snippet of text to particle #5 on their list:

Here's How to Implement It

  1. Select the text snippet you want to link.
  2. Enclose the text inside of an <a href> tag. It needs to look like this: <a href="rebelltitem$">TEXT YOU WANT TO LINK</a>

To find the correct ID, you can either physically count to the item, or you can search for it in the HTML of your post.


Anchoring A Link to a Footnote

This is as simple to do as anchoring an assembler particle!Let's say you have a (1) in an article, and you want that word or combination of words to be linked to a specific footnote.

Step 1: Link the word with an #id

Go into the HTML mode of the post and find the (1) (or word) you want to link. Add this right next to it: <a href="#footnote1">[1]</a>
The (1), of course, should be whatever word you've chosen to link to the footnote.
And the #id can be anything you choose -- it just has to be unique. In this case if I had more footnotes I'd do: #footnote2, #footnote3, #footnote4, etc.

Step 2: Match the footnote with said #id

Go to your footnotes, find the <p> tag of the footnote you want to link and add the id to it, like this: <p id="footnote1">

If you use pagination in your articles

You'll need to add ?page=3 (for example, or whatever page number you have the footnotes in), like this here:

So it links out to the 3rd page of your article, where the footnotes are, in the HTML mode, and it looks like this: "<a href="?page=3#footnote1">[1]</a>

Example post: http://doitforthedemo.rebelmouse.com/pac-12-saturday-recap-2507211855.html


Linking To A Specific Particle In The Post URL

That is a much simple ordeal and it's based on the same rebelltitem logic.

You need to append ?rebelltitem=$#rebelltitem$ to the

Example: https://www.rebelmouse.com/content-ingestion-2483042173.html?rebelltitem=6#rebelltitem6

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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