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NEW! Primary Tags and Social Scheduling Button

We're rolling out two new features in our Entry Editor that will make social sharing much easier.

Primary Tags

A Primary Tag is almost the same as the Tags that you're already used to applying in the Entry Editor, but there's an important difference. The Primary Tag only lets you assign a single tag to its field. It's built on the same principle as a primary section in this sense. This one tag lets you assign higher importance to certain pieces of content when processing and organizing your posts.


The Primary Tag helps when users want to be very specific about the categorization of their content. We can also tailor the "Related Articles" algorithm to only pull in content from a Primary Tag if needed.

Not only are primary tags easy to add, but they're also incredible easy to style. In the Layout & Design tool, you'll see that they show up as an element that can be reordered and styled, so you can choose exactly where they show up and how they look.

New Social Scheduling Button

The second update you'll find in the Entry Editor is the new social scheduling button. Now you'll see an easier-to-use scheduling button — designed with Material-UI in mind — that gives you the option to:

  • Share Now
  • Schedule
  • Send as Draft (to Facebook)

This new button lets you choose whether you want to share your post to social immediately (which will force the draft to be published to your site to avoid a "404 Not Found" error on Facebook), save it as a draft, or schedule it for the future.

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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