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Ensuring our customers have the best possible CMS user experience is a top priority. We listened to customer feedback on our UI and have been making exciting refinements since last year to make it the best yet… thus our new interface, built using the Venus Design System, was born.Customers who switched found it took less than 30 minutes to learn the new interface.Ready to Switch?Toggle the New Interface button in your user settings. The new experience is the only place to take advantage of newly released features to help better automate your processes and ensure composable success at any scale. These features and more are only available in the new interface:Branches Live Preview JSON RTE Marketplace Automation Hub and Apps Automation Hub New Extensions GraphQL Explorer Webhook enhancements New content modeling options Localization enhancementsTime’s running out — plan ahead! The classic UI will no longer be available after 12/31/22.Keep an eye on your inbox for details on our upcoming
We are excited to announce the general availability of Automation Hub, an integrated automation and streamlining tool for the Contentstack platform. As we transition out of our Early Access phase, customers who were previously beta testing Automation Hub will be moved to our Explorer Plan, which offers up to 200 executions at no cost each month. Since Contentstack does not count additional usage for multi-step automations or charge extra for premium connectors, 200 executions is a generous allotment that can be used in production to help with critical but lower-frequency business tasks. Also, paid plans are available for those interested in additional usage of this valuable streamlining tool.Some highlights for the release include:The new JSON RTE Formatter connector streamlines the output of JSON RTE fields to work more efficiently with third-party integrations. Improved connector actions enable additional functionality. New actions to several connectors, such as publishing assets an
The January release of Automation Hub is a game-changer. With a host of new features and improvements, this release will make it easier than ever to create and manage automated workflow processes to streamline your integrations and workflows. What's new in this release: New actionable step outline toolThis new outline will display the automation flow of steps, and a user can easily jump into any step and edit it just by clicking on the step within the step outline tool. The outline is a visual display of the full automation process and logic. This feature is designed to make it easy to build and maintain complex automations with ease.In addition, the step outline now features a search capability that, as you’re typing a query, will automatically filter results to display the search term. Automation Hub’s new Step Outline. Each step is displayed in a new, easy-to-read vertical displayNext, after clicking on a step in the step outline, we have a step wizard on the right side of the page
New Algolia events.We have added two new action types in the Algolia Automation Hub connector: delete and update.The “Delete Entries” action will delete indexed items in Algolia, whereas the “Update Entries” action will perform partial updates of existing items.Both new actions require you to pass an objectID in the payload to identify the item you want to delete or update.Algolia objectIDsAlgolia keeps track of entries based on their objectID, a unique ID that can be sent along with content or one will be automatically generated by Algolia when an item is indexed.When using these new actions, it is important to understand how the objectID is being created with your existing implementation of Algolia, so that you know where the objectID is stored and how to obtain it. The objectID is required to update or delete an existing entry in an Algolia index.There are a few different ways to get an objectID:If you do not pass an objectID to Algolia when indexing content, it will automatically g
The JSON Rich Text Editor provides many benefits for content producers, including the ability to keep content separated from presentational elements (like HTML or Markdown markup). However, the complex nested nature of the JSON output may not be supported by some external systems for the purpose of creating automations or integrations.So, we’ve created a new Automation Hub connector to help with this, the RTE Formatter, which is now available in the Automation Hub connector library.The RTE Formatter currently has two action types, “Format JSON RTE Content to HTML” and “Format JSON RTE Content to Text.”The first action, “Format JSON RTE Content to HTML,” will take the JSON data and output it as HTML, using the same library as our JSON RTE serializer for front-end display.The resulting HTML will be more beneficial for some external services which don’t readily understand JSON.The second action, “Format JSON RTE Content to Text,” performs a similar functionality in that it converts JSON
With 2022 almost in the books, I would like to reflect on the past year of our product growth and the journey that we have taken with our customers. This year did not give us much time to celebrate battling back a global pandemic before testing our global economy yet again. Two once-in-a-generation disruptions have shown that being agile and staying in touch with customers is required to stay competitive.We recognized this back in 2011 when our parent company, Raw Engineering, pioneered headless CMS to better serve their clients. Contentstack and the whole composable movement was born out of a failure of old monolithic technologies to give teams the tools to meet the moment. Check out Conor Egan's 2022 recap blog
In order to more fully capture the capabilities offered by the Contentstack Content Management APIs, we are adding several new options in the Contentstack connector which may be needed for some use cases.New actions include: Publish Asset: Previously, a “Publish Entry” action was available, but we are now adding a similar action for assets as well. (Related documentation.) Unpublish Entry: Entries can now be unpublished based on a specific trigger. (Related documentation.) We hope these new actions open up lots of new use cases to help automate your workflows and save you time!Additionally, there are several additional options added to some of the Contentstack actions: In the “Update Entry” action, under “Show optional fields,” there is now a checkbox to “Include Branch” information. This option allows branch information to be included in the update. In the “Get single entry” action, there are several new options under “Show optional fields” which will show that specific informatio
On the Contentstack “Entry Trigger” in Automation Hub there is now the ability to add reference parameters to the trigger. This allows you to include reference field content in the payload information (usually done by adding an “include” parameter with the name of your reference field in the API call).This may be necessary when sending information to an external provider such as a search service in order to ensure that reference entries are included.Must provide the unique_id of the content type containing the reference field. Nested references must be typed: parent_content_type_uid.referenced_content_type_uid Note that this information is one-way in the payload of the trigger.Read more in our documentation.If you have any questions please let me know!
Contentstack Marketplace apps allow you to extend the capability of our core CMS and customize its functionalities. With these ready-to-use apps, you can integrate your favorite third-party platforms easily and with minimal effort. Here are few apps you can set up quickly and use within your organization or stacks. Check out the available Marketplace Apps
Finding assets is now easier than ever. Introducing three new filters — Code, Executable, and Archive — on the assets list page that help you find your code files, executable (.exe) files, and zip files, respectively. These filters are also available while searching for assets in the global search. Refer to our documentation on More asset filters for more information. More Sorting OptionsWe have added new sorting functionality to some of the common list pages:Users & Roles (sort by Status) Webhooks (sort by Status) Workflow (sort by Status) Extensions (sort by Name, Type, Field data type, Hosting method, Last modified) Audit Log (sort by Date, Module, Remote address, Title). UI EnhancementsDisabled past date selection while scheduling publishingIt is no longer possible to select a date that has passed while scheduling a release. Improved search experienceThe search bar now has a dedicated “Advance Search” button that lets you switch to an advanced mode where you can add complex and
Publishing content is now quicker and simpler for content managers. The list of your environments on the publish/unpublish modal for entries and assets is now sorted alphabetically, making it easier to find your preferred option(s) from the list.
Contentstack monitors all of its services internally and through 3rd party services. If there is any performance degradation or disruption in any service, incident notes will be updated here.The operational status of services listed on this page is auto-piloted i.e status is automatically pulled from our monitoring tools and 3rd party services.Subscribing to updates is the best way to stay informed about any issues affecting availability.View Contentstack Status page
Introducing Webhook Rate Limit. Contentstack introduces a webhook rate limit of 200 executions per minute per organization to help provide a predictably pleasant experience for organizations. Rate limit regulates the webhook executions and helps the organizations to get a fair chance in executing their webhooks. For more information, refer to Webhook Rate Limit documentation.
Contentstack Marketplace is a hub for ready-to-use apps and other resources that help you extend the capability of our core CMS and customize its functionalities. It houses third-party integrations, UI extensions (such as dashboard, sidebar, custom field, and RTE plugins), and other tools that you can plug into Contentstack at the stack as well as organizational level.
Have you explored Live Preview yet? Live Preview lets content managers preview entry content across multiple channels before saving or publishing it to a live website. You can edit an entry and preview the content changes side by side in real-time.Check out the Live Preview documentation here.
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