Posts

Broadcast news, events, or contests and keep your users hooked all the time. This module enables you to have an instant feed on your app like that of a Facebook page or a Telegram channel; users can interact with your posts by liking, sharing, or writing comments, which admins only will see. The Posts/Feed module acts as an interactive channel that unlimited subscribers can join. You can have more than one sub-channel in your app but this module will show only your app's main channel.

This module is the best to use if you want to build a Community App.

Installation

You can install this module in your app in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✕

You can find the posts & feed modules in the social category.

Drag and drop the module into your home to install it.

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Duplicability

This module can only be installed in your home menu x

Main Features

1.) Posting

You can post messages, images, videos, GIFs, and files to your different channels, you can also add segments and tags to your audience for targeted posts.

2.) Comments & Comment Dashboard

Users can comment on different posts, while the comment dashboard collects comments and displays them in a list for administrators.

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3.) Like a Post

Enable the users to engage with a post, by liking it.

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4.) Read Counter

Displays simple statistics for how many users viewed a post within its first two weeks.

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5.) Notifications

Notifications page that displays recent notifications, shows unread ones, and provides an ability to respond to different types of messages, exactly like Facebook's.

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6.) Favorites

For users to create customized lists of their favorite friends, photos, and posts, exactly like Whatsapp.

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Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, you can rename the module and choose an Android and an iOS icon for it.

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2.) Click on the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

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3.) From the settings, you have the option to include ads in your app, using Google AdMob Module.

Note that you have to install Google AdMob Module first.

Don't forget to click save once you are done.

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Don't forget to click save.

4.) You can also choose the layout of the posts to be either wide or on the left side as shown.

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5.) To configure the features, click on features.

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User Selectable Features

  • Talk to Admin

    For app users to chat directly with the admin, this feature allows your users to share their thoughts and give you instant feedback on your posts.

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  • Sticky Note

    Add promo points to your posts for users to collect and redeem, it is displayed as a small bubble that is attached to the bottom right side of the post.

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  • You can also choose the background and text color.

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  • Post Footer

    Scroll at the very end of the features, you'll find a post footer which gives your posts the look and feel of a Facebook page, you can choose to add the like button, the reply button, the number of views, and the share button. You can also customize the heart color with the like button.

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  • Post Filter

    To allow specific users (tags) to see your posts. This feature can be used to target a specific segment of your users.

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Click here to know how to create a new tag.

  • Context Menu

Displays a set of actions to be done to the selected content.

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There is one action (delete) that is shown by default and eight actions that are user-selectable which are:

  • Edit

  • Copy

  • Forward

  • Share

  • Save to Gallery

  • Report Abuse

  • Save to Music

  • Save to Downloads

    Click on the toggle to activate or deactivate the action.

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You can also change the order of the actions, click and hold the move icon and drag up and down to move the action.

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You can also disable the feature altogether.

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Don't forget to save after you are done with the configuration.

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Must-Have Modules

It's better to add these modules to your App's Side Menu (step 3)

  • Active Channels: It shows the user a list of the recently-posting channels they have joined on your app.
  • User Channels: It shows the users a list of all channels they have joined on your app.

Complementary Modules

  • Channels List: It shows a list of all your app's channels for users to join.
  • Calendar: It enables creating timetables/schedules and publishing them attached to posts.
  • Polls: It enables creating polls and attaching them to posts.

Similar Apps

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Module Walkthrough

Activating the Posts Module

1.) From the side menu click posts.

2.) Click this icon to create a new post.

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3.) You have the option to post a text message and change the background color just like Facebook, just choose the color you want and enter the content of your post.

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And your post will look like this after editing.

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4.) You can also post a photo, video, gif, audio, or file.

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5.) You can also publish an instant article, have the nandbox app builder fetch a URL and publish its content, or even publish a calendar that includes a list of events, you can easily do that through these buttons respectively.

6.) You can also attach a poll, (note that you have to create a poll before you are able to attach it to a post).

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7.) You can also send this post to multiple destinations, click on the plus icon and choose where you want to send your post.

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8.) Once you selected another destination, it will appear here.

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9.) You can also deliver the notifications quietly.

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10.) Once you are ready to send your post, click send!

Create a Scheduled Post

1.) From the side menu, click on scheduled post.

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2.) Click the icon below to create a new scheduled post.

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3.) Click on the schedule icon at the bottom of the screen.

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4.) Select the date and time, and click schedule post.

5.) Click send to schedule post.

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6.) Your post is now scheduled!

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Create New Tags

1.) From the side menu, click tags.

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2.) Click create.

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3.) Enter the tag name and the tag description and choose whether you want it to be a private tag or not, and then click save.

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4.) Then you can add users to this tag, and from the side menu, click users.

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5.) Choose a user and click edit.

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6.) Click add a tag.

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7.) Select the tag name and click add.

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8.) Then save.

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9.) Now you can send a post to a specific tag.

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10.) Select the tag and click add.

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  • You can also insert emojis in your post.

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Finally, when you are ready to publish your post, click send.

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