What’s New - Authoring
We constantly release updates; here are some recent highlights and favorites.
For a full list of new features and improvements, see our detailed ChangeLog.

Customize the editorial interface faster with open source field editors

With Contentful’s new open source field editors, developers can now save time when creating fully customized editorial user experiences, while helping content creators be more productive and ship digital experiences faster.

Developers can customize and compose a tailored editing experience in Contentful by adapting the way that content input works. Now, it’s possible to tweak the appearance of field editors or even implement custom logic. Also, input fields can also be organized differently by grouping them, having conditional fields, or flattening the way the fields and references are displayed within a content entry.

Visit our developer documentation to learn how to use our field editor components.

Tasks

Publishing content in big teams takes brains, brawns, and three dozen emails. Tasks streamline this process by introducing a checklist of steps to be completed before an entry can be published. To keep the team up to date, we notify individual contributors about new tasks assigned to them and original creators about completed assignments. Tasks is a premium feature available on all the Performance type of spaces.

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Scheduled publishing

Contentful brings more ways to manage your marketing campaigns and product launches. Scheduled publishing allows editors to set a precise date for publishing an entry, review scheduled entries in one place, and receive email notifications about completed jobs. Editorial teams can work in a local time zone and combine multiple publish/unpublish events for any given entry. Our blog announcement has more details.

Scheduled Publishing

Gatsby preview

Preview content before publishing an entry. We have released an instant preview extension that takes advantage of the Gatsby preview feature to rebuild pages in real-time. This makes it easy for editorial teams working with Gatsby-powered websites to preview their content in context, without triggering a new build process. The extension lives in a sidebar and enables authors to choose between automatic and manual rebuilds. Please note that this extension requires a premium version of the Gatsby framework that can be purchased here. You can install the extension in your space from the marketplace page.

Gatsby preview extension

Custom sidebar

The custom sidebar gives customers full control over prime real estate inside the Contentful web app. It is now possible to remove core widgets and add custom extensions and sidebar elements in an arbitrary order. Sidebar extensions are not bound to specific fields, making them an ideal candidate for integrations providing contextual data, workflow tools and advanced content transformations.

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