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Content hierarchy: Space, Folder, Story, Block


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.

In Storyblok content is structured in a concise way, allowing you to always have a clear overview of where things are.

Section titled Space

Spaces are individual content repositories. Each space consists of its own Stories and Blocks, and should be thought of as a central place to keep all related content.

All related content that is meant to be published on different platforms should be stored within the same Space.

Completely unrelated content that can be part of independent projects should be dealt with separately in different Spaces. For example, this is recommended if you want to launch several websites or apps that are not related to each other.

You can find all your Spaces {1} after logging in to Storyblok. You can also search for a Space {2}, or add a new Space {3}.

A screenshot of possible Storyblok Spaces

Section titled Story

All stories within a Space are located in the Content area {1}. A Story {2} is simply a content entry. Stories exist within Spaces, and each one is defined by a specific content type (e.g. Post, Product, Page, FAQ Entry, etc.).

An example of Stories within a Space.

Section titled Folder

Stories can also be subdivided into different folders {1}. This makes it easy to group similar pieces of content and separate different ones. Stories do not need to be in folders, but they can be helpful for organization.

An example of folders within a space.

Section titled Block

Each Story is made up of different Blocks. Blocks are modular components that can be stacked together to form a finished piece of content (e.g. Table {1}, Richtext {2}, Image {3}, etc.). Blocks can be copied, moved, deleted, and customized easily, making content reusability a simple process.

An example of Blocks within a Story.

Some Blocks can have other Blocks nested within them. For example, an In Content Box Block {1} can have an Enterprise CTA (sub)Block {2} inside it.

An example of a subblock.