What is a Field Type?

One field type is the smallest part in the Storyblok terminology. It can be a single input field or a group of input fields. A custom field type is a special field type that can be customized by you to extend the interface.

Field type overview


  • Text (a text field)
  • Textarea (a text area)
  • Boolean (a checkbox - true/false)


  • Multiple Options (a list of checkboxes)
  • Single Option (a simple dropdown)


  • Date/Time (a date- and time picker)
  • Image (a upload field for a single image with cropping possibilities)
  • File (a upload field for a single file)
  • Weblink/Storylink (an input field for internal linking to other stories (with suggestions) or external URLs)
  • Blocks (a field to interleave other components in your current one)
  • Markdown (write markdown in fullscreen to have full focus on your content)
  • Group(no input possibility - allows you to group fields in sections)
  • Custom Plugins (extend the editor yourself with a color picker or similar - Check out: Creating a Storyblok field type plugin)

A component can consist of zero fields, or a great number of fields.

Field types offered by Storyblok