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 the array of inner records. In your Middleman templates, to present a modular-content field, you can do something like this:

    <article>
    <header>
    <h1><%= blog_post.title %></h1>
    <p><%= blog_post.author.name %></p>
    </header>
    <% blog_post.content.each do |record| %>
    <% if record.item_type.api_key == "blog_post_text_block" %>
    <div>
    <%= record.text %>
    </div>
    <% elsif record.item_type.api_key == "blog_post_quote_block" %>
    <blockquote>
    <%= record.quote %>
    <footer>
    <cite><%= record.author %></cite>
    </footer>
    </blockquote>
    <% elsif record.item_type.api_key == "blog_post_gallery_block" %>
    <div class="gallery">
    <%= record.gallery.each do |image| %>
    <img src="<%= image.url() %>" alt="<%= image.alt %>" title="<%= image.title %>" />
    <% end %>
    </div>
    <% end %>
    <% end %>
    </article>