Big news! We've rolled out some cool updates that we think you're going to love – a series of feature updates designed to make your content management journey smoother, more secure, and incredibly efficient.
Simply copy and paste the following command line in your terminal to create your first Strapi project.
npx create-strapi-app my-project
First up, we’ve got Cloud Backups and SLA to keep your data safe and sound. Next, our new Time-Saving Templates for Strapi Cloud are here to help you get started faster. And last but not least, check out our new and improved Rich-Text Editor, designed to make creating and editing content a breeze. Keep reading to find out all the details!
We’re excited to introduce a brand new feature that will make your life a whole lot easier: Cloud Templates. This addition simplifies the way you create your projects, allowing you to start directly from our Cloud interface. No more need to link to an existing GitHub repository; you can now initiate your journey with Strapi right from the Cloud.
Save time with Templates We’re always listening to our users, and we know how valuable time is in the fast-paced world of content management. Setting up a new Strapi project from scratch or linking it from GitHub can be a cumbersome process, especially when you want to get things moving quickly. That’s why we’ve developed Cloud Templates—to speed up this process, so you can focus more on building and less on setting up.
🚀 Start Quickly Begin a new project in minutes. Choose the Cloud Template option when setting up your Strapi Cloud account, and you’re good to go.
📋 Pre-configured Templates Initially, we’re launching with an editorial site template to cater to one of the most common use-cases for a headless CMS. This template comes with predefined content types and structure, giving you a head start.
✨ Seamless User Experience Launching your project via Cloud Templates doesn't just save time; it provides a seamless user experience. Everything is integrated right within the Cloud UI, making it straightforward and intuitive to use.
How Does it Work?
This is just the beginning. We plan to expand the range of templates based on different verticals and use-cases, based on your feedback and requirements.
We invite you to try out Cloud Templates and experience the ease it brings to initiating Strapi projects. Start building quicker and smarter with Strapi Cloud Templates. As always, we’re eager to hear your thoughts and feedback. Let us know what you think!
At Strapi, we believe that security is not just a checkbox on a list; it's a fundamental part of our identity. That’s why we are excited to introduce Strapi Cloud Backups!
Strapi Cloud Backups provide automated data protection, scheduled backups, and enhanced data integrity. With Backups, the entire database, code and assets are backed up with no manual work involved from your side!
At Strapi, we are committed to protecting your data and providing you with a secure platform for managing your content. Strapi backups are fully encrypted and 100% safe!
Backups are included in the Pro, Team and Custom Cloud plans. Pro and Team plans come with weekly backups where on the Pro Plan the backup retention is 1 month and for the Team Plan 3 months upon request. Custom plans allow you to easily customize the frequency and retention. Choose daily, weekly, or monthly backups and up to several years of retention to fit your workflow. Learn about pricing, or try Strapi Cloud for free for 14 days.
The advantages at a glance:
In our continuous efforts to provide you with a reliable and smooth experience, we're happy to announce Uptime Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with a 99.99% uptime for our Custom Cloud plans. This means we're committed to ensuring your Strapi projects are up and running all the time.
We've made this move because we know how critical uptime is for your projects. We understand that in today's digital age, every second of downtime can have a significant business impact. Whether you're running a large e-commerce platform, a news portal, or any other digital service, we want to ensure that Strapi remains a robust backbone for your content management. Our team has worked on infrastructure improvements and set up effective response protocols to achieve this uptime guarantee.
If you're thinking about upgrading to benefit from this SLA or have any questions, please get in touch. We aim to make your experience with Strapi smooth and dependable.
Great news for Strapi Cloud users—we've just added Google Authentication to make your login process a whole lot easier! Forget about juggling multiple passwords; now you can access Strapi Cloud with just a couple of clicks using your Google account. It’s secure, fast, and convenient. Whether you're switching between different work tools or quickly jumping into Strapi to update content, this new feature is all about simplifying your workflow. We're excited to hear what you think!
If you've never used Strapi Cloud, now is a terrific time to start. Create a Strapi Cloud account today. Set up is fast, simple, and free for 14 days. Take it for a spin, and don't forget to let us know what you think!
We're excited to bring you fantastic news today—our feature-rich, user-friendly Rich-Text Editor has moved from its alpha stage to General Availability (GA)! After gathering valuable feedback, we're confident that this editor is ready to change how you manage and create content.
Real WYSIWYG Experience Unlike before, where you had to toggle between markdown and the visual field, our new editor offers a genuine What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) experience, making the process of content creation even more intuitive.
How does the new rich-text editor work? We're happy to introduce a new field type called Blocks for JSON-based rich-text editing. This addition aims to simplify your content creation process while maintaining the flexibility you love about Strapi.
We believe that these new enhancements will make your content creation journey not only more flexible but also more enjoyable.
Oh, and there is one more thing…
Alongside our existing light and dark themes, we’ve now added a third option to our 🌓 Theme Picker: "Sync with System Settings". Why is this so cool? Well, this feature allows Strapi to automatically adjust its theme based on your device’s system settings. So, whether you prefer the calm of the night or the vibrancy of the day, Strapi will match your vibe without you having to lift a finger. It's all about making your user experience more intuitive, seamless, and in harmony with your daily digital interactions. Dive in and enjoy this fresh, user-centric touch to your Strapi experience!
Since our 4.14 release, we've been diligently working on several improvements to enhance your experience with our platform. A significant portion of our focus has been on the Blocks Editor. For instance, we've addressed issues like disruptions when inserting or removing images as the first element. Similarly, we've made sure that the first time you hit that List option, it does exactly what you expect – create a list. For our developer enthusiasts, we've optimized our utilities, particularly the pack-up module. It now boasts features like passing plugins through the config and even allowing bundles to carry their TypeScript configurations.
In addition to enhancements, we've been committed to squashing bugs that have cropped up since 4.14. The Blocks Editor, being a pivotal part of our platform, has seen a series of fixes. No longer will you experience that odd behavior when trying to delete content inside a list, and we've ensured multiple UI tweaks so that the editor aligns well with the design intentions. Those using the content management feature might have noticed that action buttons are snappier, and we've resolved a scrolling issue tied to a checkbox. TypeScript users will appreciate the precision we've introduced, ensuring content types are correctly used as relation targets, leaving no room for errors involving components. Our journey since 4.14 has been one of refinement, ensuring both usability and functionality are top-notch.
We're thrilled to announce the addition of two innovative plugins to the Strapi Market since the last update.
Firstly, we've added the Formula Field plugin, now available on Strapi Market. This integration, created by BorysShulyak, promises powerful mathematical operations right inside your Headless CMS. It's not just about calculations; it’s about elevating your content dynamics. The plugin seamlessly integrates with the formidable mathjs library, providing users with an array of capabilities.
Our second addition is the PPT Custom Fields plugin, another great find on Strapi Market. Designed by spenya, this plugin enhances the custom field capabilities of Strapi. One of its standout features is Multiboolean. Think of it as an advanced toggle system, allowing you to create a list of boolean flags consolidated in one JSON field. Another commendable feature is Duration, where you can effortlessly create duration fields in formats like hh:mm or hh:mm:ss.
We're confident you'll love the improvements and features that come with Strapi version v4.15 as well as the Cloud improvements. Don't wait any longer to experience them firsthand. Update your version now by following our simple upgrade documentation.
Always remember to back up your data before proceeding with any upgrade. Dive into the new features, and let us know your thoughts. Happy coding!
Niklas Winkels is Senior Product Marketing Manager at Strapi, the leading open-source Headless CMS. He's a developer relations expert with a background in demand generation. In his free time, Niklas loves making music, travelling, and surfing 🏄♂️