StoryChief provides a number of standard fields when writing and publishing stories, however it's possible that you need additional fields for your articles.

With StoryChief you can create numerous types of custom fields and connect these with your blog/website or just use them internally.

Watch our Academy video 📹 on: Managing Custom Fields for a step-by-step guide.

Follow these steps to create a new custom field:

Step 1. In StoryChief, go to Settings StoriesCustom Fields.

Step 2. Click on Add Custom Field to get started. You will now be presented with different types of fields.

Step 4. Fill in the details and click on Save.

You're all set. To use a custom field in a story, go to the Summary tab of the editor and scroll down to Custom fields, where you will be able to fill them for the specific story:

Connecting custom fields with your blog/website:

Mapping custom fields with a blog/website requires some advanced API knowledge.

For Developers 💻

Each created field is assigned a field key. This key should be used to map the custom fields on your website.

Using custom fields internally:

You don't necessarily need to connect all custom fields to your blog or website, but you can use them internally as well. Some use cases are:

  • Create a multiple option custom field to be able to select a specific stage the story is at

  • Create a single option custom field to indicate if the story has been translated (YES or NO)

  • Create a date custom field to indicate when a story has reached a specific stage

Next to this, if you want to have a clear overview on the values entered on these custom fields, you can add these custom fields to the Stories overview. To do so, go to Stories, click on the grid icon on the right hand side, and make the custom field visible. You'll identify the custom fields because they show a small tool icon:

The custom field will be added as a column to the Stories overview. Ta-da 🎉

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