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NEW! Publish Button Upgrade

We're happy to announce a small but significant design change to the interface within our CMS: We've upgraded the Publish button!

Your editorial team is certainly familiar with the previous version:

So we wanted to make sure to give you a clear explanation for the change that you can share with your colleagues.


The New Button

We wanted the Publish button to mimic the style you've already learned to use and love in the Schedule Social Posts tab of the Entry Editor. Now all of the most important publishing options available to you are combined in one spot.

We've added a separator between the Publish button and the dropdown menu's arrow to keep things intuitive, and to help en sure that none of your articles go out before they're finalized.

If you ever do click Publish by mistake, don't panic! Remember that you always have the option to move a published post back to a draft by using the Draft option that's located under Post Status in the Advanced Settings tab of the Entry Editor:

The Benefits of This Upgrade

A couple of the most frequently asked questions we get during training is "How do I save my draft?" and "Where do I schedule a post to go live on a later date?"

This new Publish button not only unifies the user experience with other features, but it also presents all of your options when it comes to publishing and handling the circulation of your content.

The Four Options

For our most-seasoned clients, what the four options available within the new Publish button do might seem obvious, but let's have a quick run through them anyway so they're crystal clear:

Publish / Update: Publishes the article to your site.
If the article is already published, you'll see that the button says 'Update' instead.

Save: Saves the article you're working on as a draft.

Preview: Allows you to preview your article so you can check out how it will look on a device, how images are rendering, and if your markup has been applied correctly.

Schedule: Opens up a small calendar that will allow you to choose a date and time for when the article should go live.

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.

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