Read on to find out how, why, and when to utilize these brand new card types.

We've been getting a lot of questions on how/why/when to use these, and if you are using them "right". I am a firm believer that the use cases will be as unique as the sites they are running on, but here's a few examples that we've seen in action so far. 

  1. Roundups – Put together round-ups quickly and easily. Feature all of your best content and get those in-links! You can also feature your favorite blogger friends as well by plugging in a URL to the field.
  2. Menu Plans – Do you put together weekly or monthly menu plans of your favorite dishes? Set them up in a list format to make it so simple for your readers to navigate. 
  3. How are you using it? Email us and show off your Creations!

NOTE ON RECOMMENDED POSTS:
At this time it is NOT recommended to use this for related content. Lists mark themselves up with schema, and having schema for an unrelated lists in a post is not ideal. 

We'll be making a brand new card type for recommended content in the not-too-distant future that will be  specially designed with this usage, and its unique requirements.

How to Create a List

If you've already been utilizing the Recipe or How-To cards, this part will be easy for you. 

Adding a list is just like adding another card type. You can either add them in the Create > Add New menu in the Wordpress admin side menu bar, or you can add a list right from the post you are editing. 

Once you have a brand new list created, the first thing you will do is to give it a name. 

Remember, the name is going to be visible on the live site, so make it engaging and descriptive about what'll be included in the list itself. 

You'll also need to add a description, and choose which layout you'd like to use. We have four available currently that inherit CSS from your theme to make sure they fit in seamlessly with the rest of your content. 

Adding Items To The List

Adding items to the list is the fun part! You can add any Create cards that are currently on the site, as well as any blog posts you have on the site. 

You can also link to outside sources if you'd like! Show your blogging friends some link love by adding them into a list of two. 

You can search for your Create cards, for blog post, or even plug in that outside URL that I mentioned a second ago. 

Be patient! The search is scouring through your whole site. It takes a sec!

List Button Displays

If you add a Recipe card as the list item, the button will say, "Get the Recipe". 

If you add anything other than a Create Recipe Card as the list item, the button will say, "Continue Reading". 

About Item Descriptions
It is very important to add unique descriptions to each items in each list you make. Even if a description pulls in automatically, as happens in some cases, it is best practice to make it unique to this list for this use for best SEO. 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out at create@mediavine.com.

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