To get to the section where you have to complete your Schema details, you first need to start the process of creating a Schema by following these 3 easy steps:

  1. Log into Flamelink

  2. Log into your project

  3. On the content overview screen, click on New Schema

More about Creating a Schema here

This will bring you to where you need to complete your Schema details.

Note: Certain fields will be available to you depending on your permissions settings and specific features you are using in the app.

Click on each field and then complete/edit the field as indicated below:

Title

Give your schema a name, for example: “Home page” or ’“Blog Posts” or “About Us”. The field is required and has to contain at least one alphabetical character. It cannot be numbers only.

Schema ID

An automatically generated field. It can be edited but should be unique for all of your schemas.

Description

Add a short description to explain what your Schema is. The field is optional and for your own reference.

Type

There are 3 types of Schemas: Collection, Form, and Single

  • Collection
    A set of data that has the same structure for all entries. For example, blog posts. Every post made using this content type will have the same data inputs.
    NOTE: When you select a collection Schema type the sortable toggle will become available. If enabled you will be able to create sub-sections and arrange entries.

  • Form
    A typical data capturing form. For example, a registration form to be completed by the user.

  • Single
    Has a unique content structure that does not repeat, ie. there is only one entry for the content type.
    For example, if you were building website pages, the About page will have different data inputs than the Contact us page. Therefore each of them would be regarded as a Single Schema type.

    When you select to add a Single Schema type, another field will open underneath the type field called Group. This is where you can specify a Group name. If you add two single type Schemas with the same Group name they will be grouped together on the Content overview page. If the group does not already exist, a new group will be created.

Below is an example of 2 Single type Schemas with the same group name in the Schema overview table.

If I select Content in the navigation sidebar I can see my Schemas grouped together. And when I select to "View" them, both will be visible underneath each other in the content editor.

Please refer to the Content External Links article

Workflows

If your project is on a plan that allows Advanced Workflows, and you have already set up a workflow then you will see the Workflow field on the Schema details screen. You can assign a workflow to your schema by clicking on the dropdown arrow and then selecting the name of the workflow that you would like to assign.

Workflows is a tool that can be used to transition your content between environments and approval statuses. You can read more about workflows here.


Sortable toggle

The toggle will be on by default and you will only see it when you have a collection type Schema selected. When you make a Schema sortable you will be able to sort which entries should be positioned under which in the content editor.


Example of entries being sorted in the content section


Enabled toggle

The toggle will be enabled by default. When enabled, your Schema will be visible on the content overview section as well as other Flamelink specific by-products, like the Gatsby Source plugin. When disabled your Schema will not be visible in the content overview section or other Flamelink specific by-products.


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