March 22, 2021
Did you have a New Year’s resolution going into 2021? I know I did. Did you fail within the first couple weeks? I know I did… The good news is there’s a lot of year left to get back on track and reach those goals! The other good news is that our Page Builder system set big goals this year to be more joyful for people to use, and it has made some major gains!
Our old page system made sense to developers, but we knew there was a need to make it usable for non-technical Curator admins. With the addition of some majorly talented designers to our team, we have begun to overhaul the entire Curator backend, which I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’ve updated Curator recently. This includes the cornerstone of Curator content creation: the Page Builder!
The biggest change you’ll notice is the addition of a preview, so you can see how the changes you are making will affect the page while creating! Here it is on a clean, new page:
The element (I’ll call each piece of the page an “element”) here is currently blank. Let’s add some content by pressing the edit icon:
Although this is a major visual overhaul, you’ll notice that most of the content type options are the same as before. This initial window shows the six most commonly used content types. But don’t worry if you’re a developer-type (like me) and use the unrestricted HTML option, that can be found by pressing the Additional Elements tab above the content types:
The one new content type is Table, which gives you a simple interface when choosing the table size, followed by an editor to add your content:
The other content types function the same way as before, giving you the following:
Maybe you don’t like change and prefer the old Page system. Well, we have a solution for you, too! At the top of the page, there is a button that will switch you back to the Legacy Page Builder:
Don’t worry—all of your existing Pages will still leverage the Legacy Page Builder to make maintaining them simple. However, for any new content you create, you now have this beautiful, modern content creation system!