Modular content fields

    Note This guide assumes you have a basic knowledge of how Modular content fields work in DatoCMS. If this is not the case, please read this introduction first.

    Suppose a blog_post model has a modular-content field called content, which in turn accepts the following models as building-blocks:

    • Model blog_post_text_block: made of a text field (multi-paragraph text);
    • Model blog_post_quote_block: made of a quote field (multi-paragraph text) and author field (single-line string);
    • Model blog_post_gallery_block: made of a gallery field (image gallery);

    A modular-content field works much like a multiple links field, as it returns an array of the inner records. In your dato.config.js file you can dump a modular-content field inside the frontmatter of a post like this:

    // dato.config.js
    module.exports = (dato, root, i18n) => {
    // inside a "src/articles" directory...
    root.directory("src/articles", (articlesDir) => {
    // ...iterate over the "Blog post" records...
    dato.blogPosts.forEach((article) => {
    // ...and create a markdown file for each article!
    articlesDir.createPost(
    `${article.slug}.md`, "yaml", {
    frontmatter: {
    title: article.title,
    author: article.author.name,
    content: article.content.toMap()
    }
    }
    );
    });
    });
    };
    <article>
    <header>
    <h1><%= title %></h1>
    <p><%= author %></p>
    </header>
    <% content.forEach((record) => { %>
    <% if (record.itemType === "blog_post_text_block") { %>
    <div>
    <%= record.text %>
    </div>
    <% } else if (record.itemType === "blog_post_quote_block") { %>
    <blockquote>
    <%= record.quote %>
    <footer>
    <cite><%= record.author %></cite>
    </footer>
    </blockquote>
    <% } else if (record.item_type.api_key === "blog_post_gallery_block") { %>
    <div class="gallery">
    <% record.gallery.forEach((image) => { %>
    <img src="<%= image.url() %>" alt="<%= image.alt %>" title="<%= image.title %>" />
    <% }) %>
    </div>
    <% } %>
    <% }) %>
    </article>