January 30, 2019 | Written by: Tyler Tribe
Categorized: Digital Experience
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We’ve been busy adding many new features to Watson Content Hub that will help content authors, admins and developers be more efficient in creating and publishing content to all marketing channels.
Here are some highlights of what’s new:
Extend your Watson Content Hub with webhooks
Easily integrate and extend Watson Content Hub with popular 3rd party solutions. Administrators can now create webhooks for your hub that send a POST request to a URL for selected authoring events such as creations, updates, and deletions. Simple to expand the WCH ecosystem with powerful tools like Slack, Jira, email, Trello, and more.
Upload assets from the asset palette
If you can’t find the perfect asset in your asset collection, you can now upload assets directly into the asset palette dragging and dropping straight from your computer.
Add configuration options to your content
You can now add elements to your content types that are used purely as a way of storing configuration options for a content item. For example, you could add a number element as a configuration element that could be used to specify the maximum number of items in a list. Configuration elements are displayed in the new configuration tab of the content form.
Add default content to your elements
You can now specify default content for your elements. Default content is mostly used with configuration elements to allow you to specify a configuration option by default. For example, you could specify the default slide transition time on a slideshow of 5 seconds. Or specify the default button color of blue from a list of colors.
More room to edit your images
Your subscription to Watson Content Hub now includes access to the Shutterstock editor when editing image assets. This cool editor allows you to enhance both your original images and any images you’ve downloaded from Shutterstock. You can add text, change alignment, apply filters and more right from within Watson Content Hub.
Help your composers with element placeholders
Placeholder text can now be added to your element configuration for text, formatted text, and link elements. The placeholder text is displayed in the field on a content form, and in the content editor and in-place editor when editing pages. Your placeholder text is used as a prompt for your composers and disappears as soon as your composer starts typing.
Extended configuration elements
We now allow you to define any element type as a configuration element, including custom elements, giving you more freedom to decide what options your composers can configure when composing content.
As always, we would like to hear your ideas by posting them in our ideas portal -https://watsoncontenthub.ideas.aha.io/
Watson Content Hub on IBM.com, including a 3-day free trial: https://www.ibm.com/products/watson-content-hub
Developer API reference for Watson Content Hub: https://developer.ibm.com/api/view/dx-prod:ibm-watson-content-hub:title-IBM_Watson_Content_Hub
Tutorials etc for Watson Content Hub: https://developer.ibm.com/customer-engagement/watson-content-hub-platform/