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DatoCMS changelog for new features and general improvements
UI Improvement
Resend email invitation to collaborators
April 29th, 2022

Sometimes the invitation email to participate in a project can get lost. In these cases, you can now send a new invitation email from the Collaborators section:

UI Improvement
Add new locale by copying content from the main one
April 28th, 2022

A new modal is now displayed when adding a new locale on a record, to ask if you want to copy the content present in the main language:

UI Improvement
Keyboard shortcuts for saving and publishing records
April 27th, 2022

A welcome addition to speed up the editing of records:

  • Cmd/Ctrl + S saves the record

  • Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + S publishes the record

If you have other shortcuts to suggest, we're all ears!

UI Improvement
A better datetime field editor
March 2nd, 2022

We're happy to announce that we've completely rewritten the datetime component to make entering dates more intuitive, especially for teams that are in different timezones.

The first thing you'll notice is the timezone information, which is now always visible next to the date itself:

For added convenience, each user will always see dates converted into their system timezone, regardless of the project timezone setting.

You can always change your default timezone preference in the localization settings:

Another welcome change (we hope) is time shortcuts — ie. just type 15<Tab> and the system will interpret it as 15:00:00. We also got rid of the time selector dropdown, as it was rather annoying to work with:

UI Improvement
Used blocks count indicator
March 2nd, 2022

Especially in projects with a large number of locales, it's important to keep an eye on the number of blocks used within a specific record, to avoid exceeding the limits on your plan.

We made a small change to the interface to display a bar showing the current usage of blocks. The same information is also present in the sidebar:

UI Improvement
Easily regenerate slugs on existing records
March 1st, 2022

One tiny addition that may save a few seconds every day: we added a button on slug fields to regenerate the value of a slug.

A video is worth a thousand words in this case:

UI Improvement
Duplicate blocks in one click
February 28th, 2022

Another small convenience added on the Modular Content fields. There is now an option to make a complete copy of an existing block. Depending on the content, it can save a lot of time and most importantly give you the confidence that you haven't forgotten to carry anything over.

If the block contains some nested blocks, they'll be duplicated as well:

Security
Backup Codes for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
February 28th, 2022

We're happy to announce we've enabled the support for 2FA backup codes! From now on, when enabling two-step verification, you'll receive 12 backup codes. Each 6-digit code can be used once to access your DatoCMS account in case of emergency.

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.

UI ImprovementContent Management API
More explicit presentation settings for records
February 21st, 2022

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:

Content Delivery API
Locale fallbacks and filtering available on CDA
February 18th, 2022

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!