SSL Step-by-Step Instructions

This is a quick guide on how you can request a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate for your site. This step is necessary for launching secure sites.

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How Axios Built on RebelMouse

The Axios founding team is composed of the industry veterans who built Politico and shaped The New York Times. They had a vision for building a next-generation media site that would not only win in the world of social, but would also build real loyalty and a subscriber base.

Industry: News Media
Headquarters: Washington, DC
Website: Axios.com

Axios is a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating, and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business, and politics with expertise, voice, and smart brevity — on a new and innovative mobile platform.



With some of the best writers in the world, Axios knew that, to be successful, they would need to provide next-generation authoring tools as well as a next-generation front-end experience for their readers.

Project Requirements:

  • Get to launch quickly while still having tremendous depth in technology
  • Build a next-generation media property
  • Empower editors with technology for breaking news
  • Build a CMS that manages and elegantly assembles content into articles
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DNS Settings for Launch

How do I launch my site?

To launch your site, you first need to set up your own custom domain in RebelMouse. To do this, you need to point your domain to our servers.

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Inside the Ad Manager Dashboard

If you rely on ad revenue, the article page is your cash cow. It generates the views and keeps audiences on your site. The RebelMouse Ad Manager dashboard enables you to easily swap out ads, change placement, and experiment as much as you want without relying on tech resources. Enjoy incredible control over your revenue.

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How to Use the Particle Assembler

When we launched our Particle Assembler, our goal was to make it a snap to create one of the most popular content formats on the web. Assemblers are eye-catching, easy to read, and — most importantly — users love to share them.

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Particle Assemblers in Facebook Instant Articles: Setting up Ads with Our Ad Manager

We explain in detail how to manage your Particle Assembler ads in this article about our Ad Manager. However, there's an important distinction to be made for Facebook Instant Articles.

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How to Get Approved for Facebook Instant Articles

Setting up Business Manager and Pages Permissions

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Account Dashboard

Here at RebelMouse, we understand that every editorial team is structured differently. Whether you operate your web property with one editor, or have a network of 1,000+ contributors, it's easy to manage your team through the RebelMouse platform.

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Sections Dashboard

In the Sections dashboard, create and manage sections for specific topics and content within your site.

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Conditional Content: How to Add Elements to Certain Devices

Want to have a specific element show up only for desktop users, and not users on tablets or mobile devices? Perhaps for a specific ad code or custom HTML setup that's only meant for one device.

We have the right tool to facilitate this sort of control over your site, and it's called the Conditional Content element.

By inserting an element you want specific control over inside of the Conditional Content element, you can create different experiences for mobile, tablet, and desktop users.

You can add the Conditional Content element to any part of your layout with the + ADD ELEMENT action in the Layout & Design tool.

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A/B Testing: How to Turn a B-Test Layout into the Primary Layout

You can turn a B test into the primary layout for any given page by clicking the Make Default button in your test settings.

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Listicle Monetization: How to Add Tracking Pixels per Item/Slide

We understand that monetizing a slideshow or listicle is a vital practice for publishers these days, so here's a comprehensive breakdown on how to implement a tracking pixel per slide with trackSlide.

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Listicle Wizard: Best Practices to Suit Your Goals

The Listicle Wizard is found and easily used in our Entry Editor. It lets you customize your listicles and offers different degrees of monetization (per item, slide, or even globally placed ads with asynchronous reload).

Below you'll find different best practices for using the Listicle Wizard based on what your goals are.

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Custom Font Options

Need to implement your own custom font on your site?

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How to Set up Footer Links + Static Pages

99.9% of sites need to comply with a few legal requirements and/or have a link to disclaimers. These are usually known as Footer Links:

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How to A/B Test Layouts

Let's get started. Go to the Layout & Design tool in the left-hand navigation menu.

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Adding Google Webmaster's Verification Meta Tag to Your Site

Adding the Google Webmaster's verification meta tag to your site is easily done with the Layout & Design tool.

Google's instructs us to do the following:

Copy the meta tag below, and paste it into your site's home page. It should go in the <head> section, before the first <body> section. To stay verified, don't remove the meta tag, even after verification succeeds.

And then they provide a meta tag like this example below:

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="fGBeZPfzbeHfcug7kdVRU0MRGBO8AasaTeK-bk_dH_M" />

You can add your code (the one above is just an example) to the <head> section of your RebelMouse site in three easy steps:

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