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Inside the Posts Dashboard

The Posts Dashboard is kind of like your "home page" on RebelMouse. The dashboard is where you can create, edit, and update all of your posts.

Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their Posts Dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Layouts
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the filter menu looks like:

Please note that Post Layout filtering follows a somewhat unique logic. As you can see in the screenshot below, we have multiple different layouts that an individual post can take (these are examples, and are fully customizable):

Posts that a writer or editor did not specifically select a layout, or have specifically selected the default layout will show when you filter by Default. Posts that a writer or editor specifically selected a different layout (either Breaking News, Product, or Fullscreen Parallax in this example) will show when you select one of those layouts.

Creators

Under the Creator column you can see the author of each post. Hover over their avatar to see when they joined your website and the total number of posts they have created.

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

In addition to the Filters icon, you can click the eye icon to show or hide columns in your Posts Dashboard:

Here's how both features work:

Click here to read about Elasticsearch in the Posts Dashboard.

Embargoed Column

In the Posts Dashboard, you can also set an Embargoed column that will show each article's embargo date and time in your local time zone.

Poll Column

If you have an article that uses our poll feature, you can customize your dashboard view to see the results of the poll. The poll column requires additional developer hours to be implemented on your site.

Creating a New Post

You can create a new post in Entry Editor from directly within the Posts Dashboard by simply clicking on the ⊕ icon in the bottom-right corner:

Social, Search, and Facebook Instant Articles

For every article you create and publish, there are ways to optimize for social, search, and Facebook Instant Articles. We show a thumbs up or thumbs down icon to indicate if the posts are optimized for each.

The way we determine if an article is optimized for each category is as follows:

  • Social: Our Social Discovery tool was used, and pings were sent to other Facebook Pages.
  • Search: You've optimized the Search Phrase (URL Slug) field in the SEO tab of Entry Editor.
  • Facebook Instant Articles: The post was sent successfully as an Instant Article to Facebook.

View Custom Fields from the Entry Editor

If you use custom fields, you can now view the fields belonging to a specific post. Depending on the type of custom field you are using, you may see different data in the Entry Editor. For example, if you're using a radiobox that allows you to select from multiple options, you'll see the option that was selected for the post. If you are using an open text field, you'll see the entered text.

Custom Editor in Posts Dashboard

If you use a custom Entry Editor layout, there's a column in the Posts Dashboard called Custom Editor:

The Custom Editor will show the name of which custom Entry Editor layout you used to create the corresponding article. Many clients use this feature to create an Entry Editor layout specific to contests. Here's how this looks displayed in the Posts Dashboard:

You can also choose which editor view, for example the Contest Editor or the Default Editor, you would like to use to edit your article:

You can also access your custom Entry Editors using the ⊕ icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the Posts Dashboard. Clicking it will display a pop-up menu with a list of available options. Click to choose which custom Entry Editor you would like to use.

Here's a screencast of the workflow:

How to Download Articles From the Posts Dashboard

You can download published posts and drafts from the Posts Dashboard. Select your files, and then click the download icon in the top-right corner of the dashboard.

A pop-up menu will appear that allows you to select the fields you want to export from your articles, including the field and list separators you want to use:

Here's a screencast of the workflow:

Once you make your field selections, click either Export to CSV or Export to XML. This will start the export of your selected posts, either as a CSV file or an XML file. Here's an example of what an XML file looks like. You will receive an email with a link to download the file when the export is completed.

If you have any questions about the Posts Dashboard, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

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