Here's a quick summary of everything we released in Q1 2024.


5.3 Additional content features


Besides what we've already seen, other important aspects of creating content in Hygraph are content stages, content publishing, and content duplication

#Content stages

Hygraph comes with two system content stages, DRAFT and PUBLISHED.

DRAFT allows people to add and edit content without affecting published content, and then when the content is ready to be consumed by others, it is promoted to the PUBLISHED stage.

Hygraph content always exists in the DRAFT stage. When we promote it to PUBLISHED, then it is in PUBLISHED and DRAFT.

When we edit a content entry and save it without publishing, it becomes outdated. This means that the DRAFT stage contains changes that have not yet been promoted to PUBLISHED.

Table showing content in stages DRAFT, PUBLISHED, & outdatedTable showing content in stages DRAFT, PUBLISHED, & outdated

If you're interested in learning more about content stages and custom content stages, take a look at our content stages documentation.

#Content publishing

As we mentioned in the previous lesson, published content is ready to be consumed by others. In our project, for example, published product entries can be seen by potential buyers because they are live in our online shop.

If you want to create or make changes to a content entry, but you haven't published it yet, you will click on Save rather than Save & Publish.

Save and Save & publish buttonsSave and Save & publish buttons

This is useful in workflows where content needs to be reviewed before publishing.

Want to learn more about publishing content? Check out our documentation.

#Content duplication

Hygraph lets us duplicate content to save time. If our e-commerce had, for instance, many similar product entries, we could create duplicates to work on.

Content duplication stepsContent duplication steps

To duplicate an entry, you first need to access the edit view by clicking on the pencil icon. Then, you need to click on the duplication icon at the top of the screen. This will load the duplicated entry, which will look the same as our original entry, except that this one will have the word (copy) at the end of the title line.

All you need to do now is make the necessary changes and Save, or Save & Publish, as needed.