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What is a content type?

INFO:

On May 13th, 2024, Storyblok started gradually rolling out a new design for its Visual Editor. Therefore, the Visual Editor product screenshots depicted in this resource may not match what you encounter in the Storyblok App. For more information and a detailed reference, please consult this FAQ on the new Visual Editor design.

When you create a new project with Storyblok you will have one content type named "page". That's enough if you're building a simple website with a few pages with child blocks such as 'teaser', 'feature-list' and 'footer'.

But let's say you want to add a blog section to your website. For this purpose, you can create a new content type called "article".

When creating a new folder for your articles you can choose to create a new content type:

Create new content type

If you then create a new story inside the articles folder the content type "article" will be preselected. The only thing you need to do now is define a schema for your article

Define a schema for the article content type:

Schema for article