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Take Advantage of Rich Media Integrations on RebelMouse

Amplify Every Article With Videos, UGC, and More

At RebelMouse, we believe flat media is dead. The concept of what qualifies as content is constantly evolving, and we want to arm our content creators with the right editorial tools to amplify quality content. This is why we make it easy to access our media asset uploader, which allows you to seamlessly embed media from your device or a popular third-party source, such as GIPHY, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo. In a few clicks, you can transform your post with modern formats that will instantly make your content stand out on site, search, and social.


Use the ⨁ button that appears to the left of the content body in Entry Editor to add media to your post:

Add Images

Easily upload images from your device locally through the Add Media Bar. Supported image formats include .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif:

Search Third-Party Media

The power of communities has never been stronger in the social ecosystem. Rely on the universe of creators who are already interested in your content to give more color to your own articles. Use the Add Media Bar to type a keyword and quickly search for relevant images and videos across today's most popular databases:

  • GIPHY: GIPHY is the top source for the best and latest GIFs, which are animated visuals that express an idea or emotion with pop-culture-infused humor.
  • Facebook Video: As content creators produce and publish more videos natively on Facebook, RebelMouse enables you to easily tap into this growing inventory of rich content that keeps your content on the cutting edge of publishing.
  • YouTube: YouTube is the #1 global site for video sharing.
  • Instagram: Instagram is the hottest mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos and seamlessly share them with their network.
  • DAM: RebelMouse's Digital Asset Manager (DAM) is a centralized image library that builds as your team uploads and saves images to each post.

Insert an Embed Code

You can also embed content from around the web in your post, like a Google Map. This option is ideal for embeds that RebelMouse does not directly support. RebelMouse accepts shortcodes to embed content into posts, and uses simple parameters to format embeds properly and securely:

Paste a URL

Upload any media with a URL, like a tweet or an image from Google using the direct link.

Add a Facebook Video to Instant Articles

For Facebook Instant Articles, you can add a video using Entry Editor's Social Copy tab:

You can also upload local videos straight to Facebook Instant Articles:

If you have any questions about Facebook Video or our Add Media Bar, let your account manager know today. Happy posting!

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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.

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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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