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Sections Dashboard: An Overview to Stay Organized

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


To access it, click Sections in the lefthand administration panel or type "YourDomain/core/dashboard/sections" in the URL bar:

Once you open the Sections dashboard, you can:

Add new sections:

Remove sections:

Update the section's status to either Public, Private, or Unlisted:

  • Public: The section is open to everyone who visits your site and shows up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section are fully public.
  • Private: The section is only visible to administrators and will not show up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section will 404 for anyone that's not logged in with an administrator account.
  • Unlisted: The section is only accessible by URL and will not show up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section will be visible to the public if they have the links to those specific posts.

Reorder the sections:

As they would appear on your site using the drag-and-drop functionality.

Access Advanced Settings where you have the option to adjust the following in each section:

  • The section's meta title and description:

  • The section's URL slug, while keeping the section's name the same.

  • A link-out URL if you want a section to go to, for example, an online shop.

  • Content tags to automatically pull in any post with the same tag.

After making all of your changes, be sure to click Save.

Select a Primary Section:

When creating a post in the Entry Editor, you have the option to allocate a primary section to that post.

Depending on what URL setup and site design / styling you have, that primary section:

  • Will be displayed in your posts URL or not.

  • Will be displayed in your site's design as the main section label.

Parent-Child Relationships for Sections

You can set up a parent-child hierarchy for your sections. In the video below above you can easy how easy it is to set up the right taxonomy for your site.

Here is how it looks in the Entry Editor:

Here is how the parent-child relationship looks in the Sections Dashboard:

Add/Edit Sections In Post Dashboard

Easily add, edit, and remove sections for an article within the post dashboard:

The Channels Tab

To avoid cluttering up the Channels tab, we've made it so that the top five sections that you have organized in your Sections Dashboard are shown in the Entry Editor.

You can easily find and add other existing sections using the new search field below your top five categories. You can also display all of your sections using the Show All Sections button:

Using the same search field, you can also add a new section instantly:


Content Ingestion AND/OR Logic

We have an option in the Sections dashboard where you can add content tags to be automatically ingested:

By default, those tags added behave like an OR clause. So if you add "Music", "Video" and "TV", it will ingest Music OR Video OR TV tagged content.

With the + logic added at the beginning of the tag, if you do: "+video", "+music", that section will ingest the posts that have both tags only (it won't ingest a post that has only the tag VIDEO, for example). So it behaves like an AND clause.


If you have any questions about the Sections Dashboard or your own site's architecture, contact support@rebelmouse.com.

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new 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 Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

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

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

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Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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