Product Updates

DatoCMS changelog for new features and general improvements
March 11th, 2019
Add existing records in Link's expanded mode (aka embedded forms)
UI Improvement

We (finally) made a much requested change to DatoCMS: you can now select existing records in the Embedded forms mode of the Link(s) fields:

While we were at it, we thought it could be cool to add the same From library button also on the compact visualization mode, so you don't always have to rely on auto-completion when you have many items:

Enjoy!

March 6th, 2019
Nicer Media Area and bulk delete of assets
UI Improvement

We've just made some Quality of Life improvements to your Media Area on DatoCMS!

Small, Medium or Large? Assets can now be previewed in three different sizes, for starters:

Fancy an early spring cleaning? Now you can delete multiple assets in one go (fear not, my friend, all assets related to a record can't be deleted this way):

If you are looking for a more drastic solution, you can select the "Not Used" filter in the Media Area and delete them all with the click of a button:

If you have questions, feedback, or recommendations for the next updates, drop us a line!

February 27th, 2019
Twitter and Facebook share preview now available on SEO fields
UI Improvement

Following a great discussion over our Slack channel (thanks Daniel!), we've just improved our SEO field. This is how it looks now:

As you can see, you can now instantly preview how your record will show up on Google, Twitter and Facebook.

The preview is generated based on the values present in the record's SEO meta tags field together with the global SEO settings of your project. Even if the SEO field is not configured, we try to guess reasonable values by inspecting the value of the other record's field.

On your frontend, you can the pull the correct meta tags from our GraphQL CDA with the _seoMetaTags helper method. A similar method exists in all our SSG plugins.

February 25th, 2019
Slugs now auto-generated on existing records
Content Management APIUI ImprovementNew

A small but handy change just landed: when you add a slug field to a model, if the model already contained some records, they will get a proper slug generated!

February 25th, 2019
Added `firstPublishedAt` to both CMA and CDA
Content Delivery APIContent Management API

We just introduced a new meta field to records which represents the first time a record gets published: perfect to use in blogs as the publication date of an article, for example.

You can fetch, filter and order records using _firstPublishedAt on our GraphQL Content Delivery API:

{
allBlogPosts(orderBy: [_firstPublishedAt_DESC]) {
title
slug
author { name }
_firstPublishedAt
}
}

The meta field is also present in our CMA, and in the administrative interface:

January 29th, 2019
Ability to restrict access to GraphQL/REST endpoints
Content Delivery APIContent Management API

We just made possible to specify which API endpoints an API token can access:

This will prevent from using your ie. production API token to read temporary/draft content using the GraphQL preview endpoint.

January 24th, 2019
Change in Content Delivery API GraphQL schema
Content Delivery API

On February 4, at 11:00 CEST we'll publish a small change to the GraphQL types of our Content Delivery API.

If you want to get the value of a field for every locale of the project, you can use the following query:

query {
allBlogPosts {
_allTitleLocales {
locale
value
}
}
}

Right now the type for the _allTitleLocales field is [PageModelSlugMultiLocaleField]. After the change, the name of the type will simply be [SlugMultiLocaleField]. That is, the prefix {MODEL_NAME}Model will be dropped.

This change will drastically reduce the overall number of GraphQL types on multi-language project, reducing both our response times (by up to ~25%) and time to process the schema on your side.

The large majority of our users won't need to do anything, but if your codebase do relies on GraphQL type names, please make sure to do the necessary adjustments before February 4 or contact us if you need more help/information.

January 21st, 2019
View Netlify logs under Settings > Activity Log
UI Improvement

We've just made possible to see the log of a Netlify build related to a DatoCMS publication from under the Activity Log section of your administrative area:

Quite handy to quickly investigate why some build failed without having to leave the DatoCMS interface!

December 16th, 2018
Improved management of API rate limits
API Clients

We've just pushed a new version of our JS and Ruby clients that will automatically retry requests after the correct amount of time if they encounter a 429 Too Many Requests response from our Content Management API when exceedings rate limits.

Upgrade your projects to the latest version of our clients to take advantage of this!!

December 3rd, 2018
Scheduled publishing
New

A long awaited feature is finally online! You can now set a future publication date for your items!