Two-step verification (also known as two factor authentication or 2FA) is a highly recommended security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your account. Enabling two-step verification means that DatoCMS will require a six-digit security code (in addition to your password) when you sign in to your account or link a new computer, phone, or tablet.
If you've already have 2FA set up on your account, you'll need to disable it and then re-enable it to get your backup codes.
In DatoCMS it has always been possible to specify a "title field" on models. Doing so has two effects:
Within the dashboard, the title field will be used to show a preview of the record;
If no explicit SEO title is specified on the record, the value of the title field will be used as the SEO title as well.
Given its convenience, and based on your feedback, we decided to extend the concept by allowing you to specify two more "special" fields:
Image preview field: will always be used as a representative image of the record within the dashboard. If the record does not offer an explicit image to be used as SEO image, the image preview field will also be used for this purpose;
Excerpt field: if there is no explicit SEO description for a record, the value of this field (truncated to a maximum of 200 characters) will be used.
All three settings are now in a separate "Presentation" tab in the model settings:
We have improved various aspects of localization in the GraphQL API, which were common sources of confusion/friction:
Filter records by available available localizations;
Get the localizations available for a record;
You can specify a number of fallback locales when fetching fields content.
For all the nitty-gritty details, take a look at the updated doc page!
Following your requests, we added a couple of new hooks to the Plugin SDK:
Form Outlets let you customize the area above each record's form. This hook can also be used in "ghost mode" — that is, with no visible UI — to add custom logic to the form in a reliable way (the Record auto-save plugin is a great example of that);
With plugins it is now possible to add custom marks and styles to Structured Text fields!
Here's a sneak peek of the latter feature:
Given the booming interest in Remix — which is totally well deserved — we decided to invest some time to better integrate with it:
A step-by-step guide to introducing DatoCMS into a Remix project is available;
A Starter Project, complete with preview mode, is now available on our Marketplace;
react-datocms package offers a new helper specifically designed to work with meta tags in Remix.
Based on your feedback, we recently released a new version of the
react-datocms NPM package to improve our
<Image /> component.
It now offers:
multiple layout modes (ie.
layout=fill is great for background images!)
usePlaceholder option to disable the blurred image placeholder
We also removed the
IntersectionObserver polyfill. Since iOS 12.2 (March 2019) it's supported natively in all modern browsers, and the polyfill was accounting for 25% of the package size. Of course you can add a polyfill on your side if you still need it!
By popular demand, we decided to add a couple new ways of presenting some fields:
In addition to the usual "switch" input, you can now present a boolean field as a Radio group or Select input. You can tweak the way your field will be visible to your editors in the Presentation settings, and specify the text that will be associated with both the
Similarly, you can also present single-line text fields as a Radio group or Select input. The main difference from boolean fields is that you can specify more than two possible options, plus the string value associated with every option.
If you need to store multiple strings in a field, you can now use the Multi-select input and Checkbox Group on JSON fields. Again, you can specify the different options that will be visible to editors, and the relative value that will be stored in the field itself.
We could have easily released these new presentation modes as plugins, but we thought they're frequent enough to deserve their permanent place in DatoCMS. ♥️
Based on feedback, we added two new reports to the "Project Usages" section of every project:
Top transformations by traffic: this shows your assets sorted by consumed bandwidth, complete with any Imgix transformation parameter. It can be helpful ie. to find places where you did not add any optimization parameters in your frontend, making your pages slower to download than needed.
Top requested transformations: similar to the above, but it sorts asset by number of requests rather than consumed bandwidth.
As always, we remind that every report is updated every minute, but they’re not to be considered 100% accurate, and only serve for qualitative analysis.