Curations scours the web to find content for you, but you need to complete a few tasks before that content can display on your site.

This guide walks you through moving content from curated to displayed.

Note: If you're brand new to Curations and haven't collected any content yet, check out the Start collecting content guide instead.

Before you start

At a minimum, you need to do the following before Curations content will display on your site:

You should also consider doing the following to reduce the work you’ll need to manually complete:

Step 1: Find content you like

The Content manager offers four inbox-like views you can use to sift through posts that are in various states—New, Approved, Displayable, and Rejected. You can read about these views in-depth here, but you’ll likely want to start in the New view or adjust the view using custom filters.

You can use custom filters to find content not in one of the preset views, like untouched content that’s more than a week old. Click Custom filter › to open the filter panel where you can choose and customize filters. Applying filters updates the content displayed in the Posts pane.

Caution: The Content manager will display posts that meet the requirements of every filter configured. When a filter accepts multiple values, posts only need to match one value for that filter

Approve

Approving content is the first step to getting your collected content onto your site. Approving content can initiate the permission request process and any applicable rules or services affecting approved content.

To approve multiple posts:

  1. Click the round checkbox in the corner of the post. This opens bulk selection mode and a blue options bar appears.
  2. Click the checkbox for each post you want to approve.
  3. In the options bar, click to approve the selected posts.

You can also approve posts individually by clicking at the bottom of the content card or clicking the post’s image or video to open its detailed view. From here you can click to approve the post.

Label

You can use labels to categorize content and create relationships between posts without affecting your displays. A common use for labels is marking content used for a specific campaign.

To add or remove labels for multiple posts:

  1. Click the round checkbox in the corner of the post. This opens bulk selection mode and a blue options bar appears.
  2. Click the checkbox for each post you want to modify.
  3. In the options bar, click to open the label editor.
  4. Choose either Add or Remove.
  5. Type the label and hit enter. Repeat to include multiple labels. The editor adds or removes labels from the selected posts as you enter them.
  6. Close the label editor when finished.

You can also edit labels for individual posts by clicking at the bottom of the content card or clicking the post’s image or video to open its detailed view. From here you can enter new labels in the Labels section or remove existing labels by clicking x on the label .

Feature

A featured post can appear ahead of new content in your display or have some type of visual distinction from other posts. Work with your Bazaarvoice Engagement Manager to decide on how to style or display featured content. In the Content manager, you can select one or more posts to feature.

Note: If you feature a post it will be featured in every display where it appears.

To add or remove the feature attribute for multiple posts:

  1. Click the round checkbox in the corner of the post. This opens bulk selection mode and a blue options bar appears.
  2. Click the checkbox for each post you want to modify.
  3. In the options bar, click to add or remove the feature attribute from posts.

    Note: This action toggles the featured state. If you've selected posts with mixed states, clicking once will feature all selected posts.

You can also add and remove the feature attribute for individual posts by clicking at the bottom of the content card.

Get the author’s permission before product tagging

You could tag products as you approve or moderate content, but we recommend waiting until after you’ve secured permission from the content authors. Identifying products in images can be time consuming, and we’d hate for you to waste your time and effort on content that you ultimately can’t use.

After you approve Twitter and Instagram content, Curations sends the author a permission request message. If the author grants permission, the content moves to the Approved view in the Content manager. This view makes it easy to find content that needs a product ID—just open the Non-shoppable section. Note, however, that the Approved view does not include content tagged with a display tag, so posts in this view are not ready for display.

Step 2: Route to display

You tell Curations where you want content to display on your site by adding display tags. The display tag is the key to routing content to a specific display. Each display template has a unique ID and will only display content tagged with this ID.

You can find your display tags by asking your Bazaarvoice Engagement Manager for a list of display IDs or inspecting a display’s integration code. The display ID is the value of the data-bv-display-tag attribute in your Curations div element.

You can route content to display automatically using the Display manager or manually in the content manager. After you add display tags, content moves out of the Approved view and into the Displayable view of the content manager.

Automatically

To automatically route content to a display using the Display manager, open the Display tab and do the following:

  1. Click Create Display.
  2. Click Configure Options > to configure the following options for the display:
    • Moderation status—Enable this option to have the display show only approved posts. The posts may be approved by either Bazaarvoice moderators or by someone at your company.
    • Author permission status—Enable this option to have the display show only posts with an approved or bypassed author permission status.
      Note:  Instagram and Twitter require that you obtain an author's permission before reusing their post.
    • Display type—Choose the type of display based on where on your site you plan to place the display. You can select General purpose page for most use cases. If you plan to place the display on a product details page (PDP), choose Product page. If you plan to place the display on a category page, choose Category page.
      Note:  If you select a Product or Category display type, use the drop-down menu in the upper right of the preview pane to preview what posts show in the display according to the product ID you select. After you finish creating the display in the Display manager, you enter the product ID in the integration code that you copy.
    • Review content (for Product and Category displays only)—Enable this option to have the display accept Ratings and Reviews content. You can select a Minimum rating for reviews that the post must meet before appearing in the display.
    • Featured content—Enable this option to have the display accept featured posts that always appear first, regardless of recency. You can specify the Maximum featured posts that the display allows.
    • Personalize content (for General purpose and Category displays only)—Enable this option to display posts personalized to shopper preferences. You can specify the Maximum personalized posts that the display allows.
    • Content sorting—Choose how to sort the posts in the display:
      • Newest to oldest—Most recent posts display first.
      • Oldest to newest—Least recent posts display first.
  3. Click < Configure options to return to the Display manager menu.
  4. Click Define content > to add filters that determine what content appears in the display.
    Note:  The display will only accept posts that meet the requirements of every filter configured. When an individual filter accepts multiple values, posts only need to match one of those values unless you configure the filter to require all values.

    If you need help with filters, refer to the list of available content filters.

  5. Click < Define content to return to the Display manager menu.
  6. Click Naming to configure the following naming options for the display:
    • Display name—Provide a name that helps you identify the display within the Curations display table. This name is internal to your account and is not surfaced to shoppers.
    • Display code—Provide a name that uniquely identifies the display in the integration code you add to your site. This name is included in your site’s HTML and displays in Curations reports.
      Note:  This name must be lowercase, cannot contain spaces, and is not editable after the first save.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click View rule for the display you just created.
  9. In the right pane, click Integration.
  10. Copy the div element and paste it in your integration code anywhere you want to render the display on your site.
Note:  If you selected a Product or Category display, include the product ID you want to associate with the display in the data-bv-product-id attribute of the div. element

Manually

To add or remove display tags for multiple posts, open the Manage section of the Curate tab and do the following:

  1. Open the Approved or New view.
  2. Click the round checkbox in the corner of the post. This opens bulk selection mode and a blue options bar appears.
  3. Click the checkbox for each post you want to modify.
  4. In the options bar, click to open the display tag editor.
  5. Choose either Add or Remove.
  6. Type the display tag and hit enter. Repeat to include multiple display tags. The editor adds or removes the tags from the selected posts as you enter them.
  7. Close the display tag editor when finished.

You can also edit labels for individual posts by clicking at the bottom of the content card or clicking the post’s image or video to open its detailed view. From here you can enter new display tags in the Displays section and remove existing tags by clicking x on the tag .

Step 3: Tag for display on product pages (optional)

When a display requires a product ID, posts must include an accepted product ID to appear in that display. Display templates for product pages almost always require a product ID. You can check if a display requires a product ID by inspecting its integration code. If it includes the data-bv-product-id attribute, then only content with an accepted product ID will appear in that display.

Which combinations of display tag and product ID enable display?

 Non-PDP displayPDP displayNo display tag
Product ID

needs display tag

No product ID

needs product ID

needs display tag

needs product ID for PDP display

Tag products

To add or remove product ID tags for multiple posts, open the Manage section of the Curate tab and do the following:

  1. Open the Non-shoppable section of the Approved or Displayable view.
  2. Click the round checkbox in the corner of the post. This opens bulk selection mode and a blue options bar appears.
  3. Click the checkbox for each post you want to modify.
  4. In the options bar, click to open the product ID editor.
  5. Choose either Add or Remove.
  6. Search for products using the product name or product ID. Click a product in the search results to make a selection. Repeat this process to include multiple products.
    Tip:  Don't see your product in the search results?
    • The search queries active products from your most recent product feed. If a product is not included in your feed or has been marked as inactive, then it does not display in the search results.
    • After you add a product to your product feed, it appears in Curations search results approximately 72 hours later.
    • The search queries the Name and ExternalId elements belonging to a Product in your feed.
  7. All included products appear in the Selected tab. When you are done adding products, click Save. The editor adds or removes product IDs from the selected posts.

You can also edit product IDs for individual posts by clicking at the bottom of the content card or clicking the post’s image or video to open its detailed view. From here you can enter new product IDs in the Product IDs section and remove existing ones by clicking x on the product ID .