Creating new content pages or editing existing ones can be time-consuming for any content editor. Having the flexibility to create new pages or edit the existing components of your website with a few clicks is a must.
As experiences have shown us, breaking down a webpage into smaller sections or components makes this task much simpler and enjoyable for content editors.
Compose a blog post with Slices
Let’s just say you want to create a new blog post or an article on your website. This will require you to mix and match different components without breaking the overall design identity of the website. This will be relatively easy to execute thanks to Prismic's Slices feature. Slices are dynamic components that can be used as many times as needed. You'll also be able to re-order and add new components as you need.
Videos, images, graphs, tweets, Instagram posts and more (embeds)
You also have the means to create blog posts or articles with media items thanks to our image and embed fields. Content editors will be able to quickly and easily insert images, graphs, and even embeded videos.
Link to author pages (Content Relationship)
Each piece of content has a mastermind behind it, and it's important to shed light on those who wrote it. You can create author pages with information about authors (pictures, profile description, social media accounts, etc.) that you can link to from your blog posts using the Content Relationship field.
Validate your content before publication (Preview)
After creating your content, the only thing missing from the editorial experience is the ability to see how your masterpiece will look before being published. You can use Prismic's Preview feature to do just that!
Once Previews are set up, the content editor will be able to preview the content just by clicking on the eyeball icon in the Prismic platform. The preview will help content editors and publishers have a concrete sneak peak of the final version of the page. Once the draft is reviewed, the publisher can either suggest some edits or approve its publication.
You can even preview multiple pages at a time by grouping all documents in a Release.
Schedule content for publication (Releases)
We all know that having an up-to-date blog helps with engagement and trust. With our "Releases" feature, you can schedule a set of content updates to go live at a specific time and date. Content editors will be able to group all new blog posts or articles under one Release and confirm their date and time of publication.
Maintain a safe approval workflow (User roles)
Collaborating with multiple contributors on your team to maintain your website’s content can be a bit challenging. It is important to have approval workflows in place to ensure good quality control on the content that's being published.
Prismic has three main user roles and have introduced user roles per locale as well.
The three main roles include:
- Writer: They have the ability to draft content and put them in releases but do not have the ability to publish/unpublish content.
- Publishers: They have the same rights as Writers, but can also publish/unpublish content to the live website.
- Admin: The admins of the repo have the ability to do all the above but also, have access to edit the Custom Types and repository settings.
When it comes to editing content in different locales, we wanted to give our users the choice to introduce some restrictions for some users without closing the door on collaboration. Thus, with roles per locales, a user can edit content for a given locale, while having read-only access to other locales.
Multi-language/Translating your content
As your company grows, you might want to expand your content to more markets. Managing content in multiple languages is possible with Prismic. Content editors will be able to manage content in different languages inside Prismic by simply copying any document they want to translate under a subsegment and group them all under the specific locale.
Import/Export your legacy content
As the tech world keeps evolving, you might need to migrate your website from a traditional CMS to the headless CMS concept. Understanding how complex that move can be, Prismic includes an import/export feature to help migrate your legacy content.
This feature is a two-way street. This means that you can use the Import to move all the content from your traditional CMS into Prismic as well as being able to use the Export to backup your content or do bulk actions to your existing documents.