When you Convert an Article to a Feed Post, the Email Article content is converted to a Feeds friendly format. In some cases, your Email may contain unsupported content (videos, images or tables for example) that's not suitable for this conversion. Poppulo will automatically remove the unsuitable content while keeping the suitable content. This article outlines what happens to your content during a conversion and what content is suitable and supported in Feeds.
What happens when you convert an Article to a Feed Post?
Poppulo takes your Summary Placeholder image (or Full Story Placeholder in the absence of a Summary Placeholder) and uses it as your Feed Post image.
Note: Images must be .png or .jpg and larger than 600px X 360px. Images outside of these recommendations will not be included in your post.
Poppulo takes your article Summary and Full Story content to create the body of a Feed Post, making the content Feed-friendly.
Poppulo will map across your Email Article Campaign and add it to the Feed Post.
A draft Feed Post will be created using the Placeholder image and the copy from your Summary and Full Story. This Feed Post is free to edit and amend (and it is recommended to do so before posting).
What content is supported?
When converting an Email Article to a Feed Post we make your content Feeds friendly. This involves removing unsuitable or unsupported content from your Article before creating the Feed Post. Here is a list of the supported HTML from your Email Article content:
HTML tags from the list above are suitable to convert. Any content in HTML tags that are not in the list above will appear as plaintext in your Feed Post; unsupported HTML tags will be removed before hand. In the example below, the Email Article contains a table. As the HTML tags for a table (<table>
) is not on the supported list, Poppulo will remove the HTML tags for the table leaving the plaintext values only in the Feed Post.
Poppulo will always leave plaintext whenever unsupported content is removed, giving you a chance to change, edit or remove the content it's important always review your content before posting.
Note: Employee data macros (a Personalised Greeting, for example) and hyperlinks to Internal Poppulo pages (Hyperlink to an Internal Page or Article) will not appear in your Feed post. Poppulo will replace macros with the default text and include unlinked plaintext only for internal hyperlinks. Also, videos and images are not supported in the body of a Feed post and will be removed during the conversion.
What does an unsuccessful conversion of Email content look like?
In the example below you'll see the 3 messages you'll receive if there are any issues with your conversion. If your placeholder image is not within the recommendations or the image file type is not supported, you'll see the first 2 errors. In these 2 cases, the Article will convert to a Feed Post but the image will be removed.
The 3rd error suggests a communication between Email and Feeds and could appear for many reasons; it could be a network error or perhaps the Article contains no content that can be converted. In this case, try again after some time has passed or contact Poppulo Support.
Articles with unsuitable content in the Summary or Full Story will not present a message like the above; unsuitable content will simply be removed. It's important to review your post before posting.