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New! Multiple Conditional Content Element for Layout Creation

If you're familiar with our Layout & Design tool, then you know it's comprised of columns, rows, and different sets of elements that can be nested inside each other. There are also Conditional Content elements, which allow you to set IF statements that display elements based on conditions you define.

For example:

IF the site is rendering on mobile, show four posts.
IF the site is rendering on desktop, show eight posts.

We've now upgraded this feature to make it even more comprehensive:


Multiple Conditional Content Elements (New!)

The new Multiple Conditional Content element lets you add an Otherwise element to your statement that defines what happens when the first condition isn't met. Think of it as: If not this, then that.

Set Conditional Statements by Author

If you need sponsored or branded content to be shown when a specific author is the owner of a post — or in their profile pages — you can adjust conditions to match that user.

For example:

IF the Author is Dan Ackermann, show Ad_1.
IF the Author is Ana Santopinto, show Ad_2.

OTHERWISE (if it's neither of the aforementioned authors), show Ad_3.

Set Conditional Statements by Section

In the same dropdown menu where you can choose from authors for your statement, you can also select a specific Section as a condition.

For example:

IF the Section is Phelps, show Phelps_Image.
OTHERWISE, show four posts from Most Read.

Set Conditional Statements by Logged-in or Logged-out Users

Conditional statements can be based on whether a user is logged in or out. This gives you the ability to fully customize how a page looks based on whether the user is a member of your community, a writer, an administrator, or a a non-subscribed member.

This feature allows you to personalize their content, much like a news feed, when you have the Community Signup feature enabled.

A fantastic example of this is My Recipe Magic, where you can sign up as a member of the community and follow other members. Then, your profile stream and home page content will adapt based on who you've chosen to follow, just like Facebook's News Feed.

Set Conditional Statements by Post Page

You can determine whether you want something to only show up when a Post Page is being viewed. This can be helpful for newsletter modules, specific ads in sidebars or right rails, and pretty much any other specific setup you want to have.

On this example Post Page, we've set the conditional statement to always display the message "HELLO I'M THE POST PAGE."

Navigating anywhere else, such as the home page or a Section Page, displays "I AM NOT A POST PAGE!" instead.

Set Conditional Statements for Otherwise Elements

We don't support negative (or "not") conditions inside the Multiple Conditional Content element, but you can set a desired negative result by defining the rest of the items.

For example, if you want to show something on all pages that are not a specific Post Page, you can define that Post Page, and then nest the rest inside of an Otherwise element.

If you have any further questions, you can reach out to support@rebelmouse.com or your dedicated RebelMouse Account Manager!

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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