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SSHFS

Editing files in terminal editors as VIM or Nano can be quite slow especially if you are not familiar working with them. A good substitute is SSHFS. SSHFS stands for SSH File System and gives you ability to edit files located on remote server (external beta in our case) from your local machine. The best part is that you can use any IDE you prefer (such as Atom or Sublime). If you still want to use VIM or NANO, please check documentation on VIM and Nano.


On Mac

Go to OS X Fuse website (https://osxfuse.github.io/) and download and install these two packages:

  • OSXFUSE
  • SSHFS

When you are done installing you are ready for mounting:

1. Pick a folder on your local machine where you will mount remote server and make sure that folder is not mounted yet.

umount -f /path/to/the/local/folder

2. Open selected folder in your favourite IDE (Atom in my case). Make sure that folder is opened before mounting otherwise editor could crash.

atom /path/to/the/local/folder

3. Mounting external beta to your local machine.

sshfs USERNAME@roar-beta-dev.rebelmouse.com:/home/USERNAME/roars/ /path/to/the/local/folder

4. Type in verification code and the password. You are good to go.


Working with Atom vs. Sublime

There is small difference between Atom and Sublime after mounting.

Sublime checks entire files tree structure in the beginning and this can take few minutes so you will be able to start working which could be annoying. But on the other hand you have access to all files in all sub folders right away in the developing process.

Atom checks only first level tree structure which means you can start working right away. What is bad is that it takes few seconds every time you expand a new sub folder in files tree.

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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