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New: Updates to Version History + Diffs Tool

RebelMouse is always on a mission to empower content teams big and small, because creating engaging communities takes organized collaboration. This is why we've recently made some upgrades to our Version History tool to give users a full snapshot of the path to publish.


Here's a breakdown of the new changes:

Version History in the Right Rail

We now show a live play-by-play version of your editing history in the right rail. You can view it by clicking "Timeline" in the top bar of our Layout & Design tool:

Each milestone represents an action taken. We display what the action was, where it occurred, the name of the element that was modified, and how long it ago happened.

You can also choose whether or not to display code to see what snippet of XML was modified:

You'll also notice a "Full Version History" button in the top-right area of the Timeline:

Clicking the button will take you to a full-screen page that has all your saved versions (in code mode) for the current page. In this example, we're looking at the Home page:

In the top-right corner, there's a "Revert" button in case you want to return to any of your previous versions. If you want to go back to the design view, you can simply click the back button on your browser.

Here's a video of the new features in action:

Diff Support: Know Every Code Change

When viewing your Full Version History, you'll see the diffs in a page's code whenever you click on a specific version. Each time a version is saved, a new entry will be shown in the list.

You can also see the previous line of code highlighted in red, and what was modified highlighted in green:

If you have any questions about these new features, contact support@rebelmouse.com.

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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