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In-context reordering of navigation bar

You can now move, rename and group your sidebar navigation entries in-context:

Enjoy!

Modular content fields just got better

First of all, you can now set a minimum/maximum number of blocks on Model content fields:

We also enhanced the way Modular content fields are presented. Every block can now be collapsed/expanded:

You can even decide if blocks will start collapsed by default:

Plugins are here!

Plugins aim to provide an amazing experience for DatoCMS editors, by letting developers replace the default fields that DatoCMS provides with third-party HTML5 applications, so the editing experience of every DatoCMS project can be fully customised.

Browse existing plugins, learn how to create new ones or simply read the full announcement in our blog.

Creator-based permissions added to roles

Your organization’s workflow gets another boost thanks to a new feature, the ability to let editors only manage records they created.

Previously as an admin you could set negative or positive permissions specifying which roles can see or edit records discriminating by model and action - ie. can only read or publish etc. Now you can be even more precise by adding a creator-based criteria, that discriminates access to a certain record depending on the fact that the editor is the one that created it.

Creator-based permissions added to roles

New tabular visualization mode

We just added a the ability to present DatoCMS records in a table, with the ability to completely configure the columns (add, remove, reorder and resize).

The classic "compact" visualization mode is still the default, so if you want to switch to this new mode head over one of your models and change it to "Tabular view":

Fetch all the language values for a field in a single call

As requested on Slack, we just introduced a new way to fetch content on our GraphQL Content Delivery API.

If you want to get the value of a field in every language, you can now use the _all<FieldName>Locales field:

query {
  allBlogPosts {
    _allTitleLocales {
      locale
      value
    }
  }
}
Records creation just became up to 10x faster

We're happy to announce that we just shipped some massive performance optimizations in DatoCMS.

If you had projects with lots of languages/modular content blocks, common operations like create/update or publish records could become pretty slow (up to 20 seconds on some edge cases).

We heavily optimized our DB queries, reducing the global execution time by an order of magnitude. Even on extreme scenarios, creating/updating a record should now take not more than 2 seconds.

Happy weekend everyone!

Update media in place

If you need to update/revise some image or media, up until now you needed to upload a new file, hunt down any references to the old media and point them to the new media, then delete the old media. Extremely inefficient and time consuming.

Now you can simply update existing media, retaining all metadata, URL and of course record references:

Region-specific language codes

We just added the ability to specify ISO region-specific language codes to your projects (ie. en-US, zh-CN).

As always, you can change your project supported languages from Settings > Global project settings:

Customizable toolbar for HTML and Markdown editors

We just shipped the ability to customize the toolbar buttons on multi-paragraph HTML and Markdown fields from the Presentation tab:

Customize toolbar buttons