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We are excited to announce that the content blocks sidebar has been enhanced to provide more precise information about the articles and translations in which the content block is used.
What’s changing, and why?
A single content block may be placed in a default article translation, in all article translations, or in only a few of them. Previously, the content block sidebar (both in the list of the block and in the editor) displayed only the article placement and status, and not the translation placement.
With this update, we are now clearly displaying the relationship between the article and the translation and exposing more precise content block placement information. Specifically, we are now showing the articles in which a content block is placed, as well as the exact translations where it is used and their precise status.
How will this affect me?
You’ll see the updated content block sidebar in your content block editor and content block list immediately after the launch.
What do I need to do?
You don’t need to take any action. However, if you’re curious about how content blocks work with multiple languages, see Using content blocks in translated articles.
It looks like the inline pictures/screenshots are not available.
Josef Prandstetter, in this release we are improving visibility and navigation from a content block to its placements in articles and translations. This release does not cover support for images in content blocks. Adding images to content blocks is a separate feature that we are working on currently and hope to deliver later this year.
Katarzyna Karpinska, Josef refers to this article's assets:
Oh, apologies! I'll fix it just now. Thank you so much for providing the screenshot for context!
The images should be available now, once again my apologies for the misunderstanding.
Thanks Katarzyna Karpinska, they look great!
Are you planning to add a filter function for the "Used in" list?
Such as location, like a specific Section, or per the article's publication status.
Rafael Santos, we will definitely keep working in the content blocks management area so there will be more improvements coming.
Katarzyna Karpinska I'm not sure if this is the right place to request a new feature but we'd find it helpful if there was an option when we update a content block to also have the option to publish the article in the same instance. For example:
We support 3 languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese). We find it extremely cumbersome to have to create three content blocks per article (especially if we're using more than one content block per article.) Not only that, after updating the content blocks in the source language (English) we then need to also publish it. Then, we have to go to Spanish content block, update then publish, then Portuguese content block update and publish. And if we have another brand that is using that content block information, we have toggle over to that brand as well and publish those articles (I have forgotten to do this a few times already.)
It would be smoother if after we update the content block in question, there is a question that asks "would you also like to publish all articles?"
Thanks for the consideration!
Hi Andrea Rodriguez (CD Baby),
Thank you very much for your feedback. The feature you are asking for is on our roadmap and we are planning to pick it up this quarter.
You can check our roadmap here.
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