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The Layout Tab: Choose Different Layouts for Each Post

It's important to have a healthy mix of content on your site. From video posts to listicles to ad-oriented posts, there's a need for various layouts to exploit these divergent content types to their maximum potential. That's where our Layout tab comes into play.


Inside the Layout tab, you can select any of the layouts previously created in the Layout & Design tool as A/B tests. Here's how to get started:

1. Click Edit on any post you've already created, or create an entirely new post by clicking Add Post.

Within the Entry Editor, hover over the righthand menu rail to explore all of your editing options. At the bottom, you'll find the Design section. This is where the Layout tab is located.

Click on the Layout tab, and you'll be presented with all of the layouts you can choose from.

The layouts displayed are the A/B/C/D/etc. tests that you've created in the Post Page section of the Layout & Design tool. In the example below, you'll find a three-A/B-test layout setup:

The Primary layout (which is the default one you'll see on your site) will appear as follows:

The B layout we chose in the Entry Editor for our test post looks like this:

No side bar, no author, no date — just share buttons.

Going back to the Layout tab of the Entry Editor, we're going to choose the "No Side Bar" template, which happens to be the B test that we showed you above.

After clicking Publish, the post is updated to use the "No Side Bar" (Layout B) template.

ProTip: If you click on the + Create new option, it will take you directly to the Layout & Design tool so you can start designing a new layout.

The layout feature gives you the ability to create various templates and use them according to your content needs.

Note: If you change the name of a template or delete it, it's not automatically updated — so the posts that used it will revert back to using the Primary layout. The Primary layout is always your default template.

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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