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Main Dashboard

The main dashboard is your default first stop anytime you log in as an admin. Check the real-time status of your site + key optimizations you can make to improve content performance.


The main dashboard is a great environment to take key actions and track important optimizations, specifically:

  • View site performance snapshot
  • Reshare popular posts
  • Search for posts by title/ keywords
  • Sort posts by DATE CREATED, VIEWS, or SECTIONS
  • Check your optimization report card
  • Reorganize the homepage

Directly access the main dashboard from the the left admin panel OR by typing YourDomain/core/dashboard/overview:


View a performance snapshot
The performance overview shows total content views from the last hour and 24 hours. Stats are compared to the same period from the previous week, rather than previous day -- this allows you to compare data from similar circumstances:


Reshare popular posts

The dashboard surfaces your most popular content from the past 30/60/90 days:

Easily post to Facebook or Twitter with one tap on the appropriate social icon:


Search for posts by title or keywords:


Sort posts by Date Published, Views, or Sections:


Check your optimization report card

Your optimization report card clearly surfaces how well your team has leveraged key RebelMouse platform levers and enables you take immediate action.

The SOCIAL column helps you gauge how well you're maximizing the following social optimization features:

  • Social Headline, where you can enter a social headline to increase your viral factor
  • Social Discovery, where you can surface like-minded social pages + reach out to let them know you have amazing articles
Learn more about social optimization with RebelMouse


The FB INSTANT column helps you check if you've distributed content as a Facebook Instant Article.

Learn more about RebelMouse + Instant Articles

The SEARCH column helps you gauge how well you're maximizing the following search optimization features:

  • Search Discovery, where you can enter keywords to maximize your post's SEO
  • Search Optimization, where you can update your SEO headline, SEO URL keywords or SEO description
Learn more about search optimization with RebelMouse

What do the symbols mean?

  • Green checkif you've taken advantage of ALL these tools
  • Yellow star (only applicable to Social and Search optimization) if you've used ONE of the two features
  • Red dash if none of these features have been used

Clicking the red or yellow icon will redirect you to the specific tool in the entry editor that needs your attention:


Reorganize your front page

Lastly, you can easily switch up the placement of any front page post. The number indicates the front page placement and you can click to change the positioning:

A “+" indicates that the post is not published on the front page. Again, you can easily click to move it to a preferred position on the front page .

Based on the above example, here's the post in its original #1 front page positioning:

Here's the post in its updated #2 front page positioning:

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One of the major reasons we're able to maintain a lean tech environment is thanks to our approach to quality assurance (QA). We make updates to our platform daily to ensure our clients always have access to the most robust, high-performing, and secure version of our platform. Behind the scenes, this means having a solid QA structure that's efficient, creates less bugs, and catches the ones that do pop up before they go live. It's a system of checks and balances that's hard and costly to replicate on a custom CMS. Here's a glimpse into how it works.

Our Tech Stack Toolbox

  • Cucumber
  • Java
  • Junit
  • Maven
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • TeamCity
  • Zalenium (Selenium Grid)

Our Checks and Balances Workflow

Automated Regression Testing Cycle

The Lifecycle of a Product Update

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TeamCity Build

TeamCity Agent

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Allure Report Pass

If a test doesn't complete successfully, the testing framework receives a video with a failed test and attaches it to the Allure report.

Allure Report Issue

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