Changelog

  • 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.

  • Pipeline Stages 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 branches 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Space Menu Active State

    Changes in: app Permalink
    • Active classes will now be set also if you navigate in a folder
    • Active classes will now be set if you access an app and their sub-directories
  • Tasks App

    Changes in: app mapi Permalink

    The first version of our Tasks App is now available! You can create a Tasks that editor can press to send requests to one of your custom endpoints to either trigger a build for production or other common use-cases like product syncs or other publishing tasks. Future updates will also bring scheduled and timed tasks so you can handle all your tasks at one place.

    Tasks

    You can provide the endpoint you want to send a POST request. The payload of the request contains the task and the space id. An example payload would look like this:

    {"task": {"id": 1, "name": "Sync job"}, "space_id": 12345}
    
  • Changes in: app Permalink
    • Adds Published Version Link in Dropdown next to publish, to easily access not only the Draft but also the Published version of your content
    • Added Published State of Content entry right next to Publish
    • Added State to Datasource Entries

    Open Published

  • New: Multi Asset field

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    You want to allow mutliple image uploads in one field - guess what - you can do that now using the multi asset field type!

    multi asset

  • Component Renamer

    Changes in: mapi app api Permalink
    • Added Component Renamer Immediate Task
    • Added Component Renamer background task
    • Changed Component renaming UI
    • Added Component renaming notice

    Component renamer

  • Conflict Resolving

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    • Added handling of concurrent editing by allowing conflict resolution if content has changed since your last edit.

    Conflict resolving

  • Input Event in Composer

    Changes in: app Permalink
    • Adds debounced input event in Compose mode to allow instant rerender without refresh or only on save.
    • input now available as Event in the JavaScript Bridge
  • Stories: Sort By

    Changes in: app Permalink
    • Adds Sort Option for Name in Content Overview filters
    • Adds Sort Option for Slug in Content Overview filters
    • Filters are now Bookmarkable.

    Filter Options

  • Serverless Contact Form published

    Changes in: open-source Permalink
    • Serverless AWS Contactform Setup was published on Github
    • Tutorial was published to explain the setup

    Serverless Contact Form

  • New: Locale App

    Changes in: mapi app Permalink

    Adds Locale app that will allow you to easily copy one content entry into another folder that is associated with the current folder you’re working in.

    Example and folder structure to use: The Content entry in /at-de/home does exist. A folder gb-en does also exist but does not contain the home Story yet. By using the Locale app you will be able to translate/duplicate the /at-de/home directly into gb-en and also directly group them as alternates.

  • Update: Multiple Field Types

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    • Adds new look and feel to Mutli Select to make it easier to work with.
    • Adds possibility to disable time selection in Datetime field (checkbox in advanced field-option)
    • Adds possbility to add Required to Boolean
    • Fixes issue with field sorting
    • Allow Stories as source in Mutli and Single Select
    • Add Select all in Blocks Field-type
    • Allow Multiple Selection of components in Block field type