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  • First published at field

    Changes in: api app mapi |Permalink

    The new field “first_published_at” for getting information about the date when an item has been published the first time has been added.

    First published date


  • Backups on your S3 bucket

    Changes in: app mapi |Permalink

    For additional security you can now setup backups of your content and the component definitions. The only thing you need is an Amazon AWS account. After installing the app under the Apps section you can configure the automatic daily backups or trigger a backup manually.

    Storyblok automatic backup

    Automatic backup

    The automatic backup runs every day at 1:00 GMT and will create a zip file on your Amazon AWS S3 bucket.

    Restoring

    You can restore a backup via the S3 link on the existing space or on a new one.

    What is included in the backup?

    The backup file contains stories (content), releases, scheduled content and component definitions.

    How to setup?

    Please read the setup instruction at the documentation area.


  • Branches and Releases

    Changes in: app api mapi |Permalink

    We are proud to announce a new feature we have been working on a very long time and we think it will be very useful for your bigger projects.

    What are releases for?

    Imagine you want to promote a new collection of sunglasses. You change a teaser on your homepage, add the products to the product overview and create a news entry of the new collection. In the past you would need to remember which content items you changed and publish each item separately. Here comes Storyblok’s “Releases” feature into the play. Prepare all the changes in a release and then publish them with one click or at a specific date.

    Content staging releases headless CMS

    What are branches for?

    With Storyblok’s branches you can setup a content staging workflow. A classical setup for this workflow is to have a staging branch for review and testing and a production branch for your live content. But you can also setup more branches if required.

    Branches, with the exception of “Preview”, are read only and each of the branch can have multiple releases and api-keys.

    Example: In the following diagram you can see that “Release 3” only exists in the default “Preview” branch and can then be deployed on “Live” before being tested on the “Staging” branch.

    Branching model headless CMS

    How to activate this feature?

    Currently the releases and branches functionality is only available for the “Premium” plans. But if you want to try it out please contact us via the onsite chat and we will activate a trial for you.


  • RTL support

    Changes in: app |Permalink

    Storyblok now supports RTL (Right to left) for the field types “Text”, “Textarea” and “Markdown”. It can be configured in the schema definition of the field type with the checkbox “Enable RTL”.

    RTE Support


  • Rate limit Management-Api

    Changes in: mapi |Permalink

    The management api has been rate limited to 3 requests per second for users on the free plan and 6 requests per second for other users.

    Customers using Storyblok’s official nodejs SDK “storyblok-js-client” are not affected by this change as the module already handles throttling the requests to the right level.


  • Open asset from field

    Changes in: app |Permalink

    For all of you that wanted to access linked assets with one click in the asset and mutli asset fields - you can now do that - simply click on the file-name and open it in a new tab.

    Visual editor


  • Improved Asset Manager

    Changes in: app mapi |Permalink

    In the past managing assets was limited to a basic flat folder structure. Now you can nest folders to organize your assets in a better way. Just create the folders you need and drag and drop them inside each other to create a tree.

    What is also brand new in the asset manager is the list view and sorting options. The multi-select bulk actions makes it easy to move around multiple assets at once.

    New Asset Manager


  • Polished Create and Duplicate Space

    Changes in: app |Permalink

    We always listen to feedback and try to improve our platform for you. One feedback that bothered many of you was the unpolished create new space dialog and the hidden features like duplicating a whole space with few clicks, therefore we’ve now refreshed that section.

    New create new space


  • Flow and UI Improvements

    Changes in: app |Permalink

    We’ve updated the entry flow into editing as suggested by many feedback we received from you.

    Compose as first focus

    If you now enter a content entry we will directly focus the Compose mode instead of the left sidebar allowing you to directly start editing and creating content.

    First Spot for Compose mode

    Everything that was previously available in the left sidebar and the Edit Navigation is now available on a separate tab called Config allowing you to configure every attribute of the current story in one place.

    Configure

    Improved Form Only mode

    You can switch between the Editmode Visual and Form only to disable and enable the visual composer which is perfect if you only need a flat content structure or you do not have a website but only an app to display your entries. To make it more usable for you we’ve updated many details that may have caught you off guard in the past - but shouldn’t in the future!

    improved form only


  • Improved Blocks UI

    Changes in: app |Permalink

    UI refreshment for the blocks type in Compose and in Form Only mode.

    Compose Before & After

    Before and After

    Form Only Before & After

    Before and After Big


  • Keeping your Sort By Option

    Changes in: app |Permalink

    Thanks to feedback via our live-chat your last sort_by option will be kept for you even tho you edited one entry or reloaded the app. You won’t have to set it again!

    Keeping your sort by


  • Improved Version History

    Changes in: app api mapi |Permalink

    The version history got a lot of improvements. Versions are now saved for every change in the draft version and the changes are visible in a GIT-like log right left to the save button. The best of all: It’s available for all plans.

    Improved Version History


  • Increased Contrast for tutorials

    Changes in: website |Permalink

    We’ve switched from a light grey to a darker - more vs-code like (and higher contrast) version for our code blocks to increase the contrast and readability.

    higher contrast dark


  • Updated Onboarding

    Changes in: app mapi open-source |Permalink

    We’ve updated our onboarding so you can start your Storyblok project even faster. After creating a space you’re now able to download a preconfigured Nuxt, Next and Gatsby project besides all the other setups & tutorials. If you want to build it from scratch to understand it better - the Tutorial links are now also available right next to it! Check it out!

    Getting started


  • Subscribe as Editor

    Changes in: app mapi |Permalink

    In the past subscribing to a space was only possible by the space owner. Now you can add collaborators (your customers) to your space with the editor role and add the rights to manage subscriptions.

    Subscribe