Frontend Studio Releases

Information about recent changes to the Studio.

Netlify builds logs available in the Studio

17 May 2024
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Developer

From Continuous Integration in the Developer area, you can now access the frontend build logs for your sites without accessing Netlify.
This will help you with debugging because you can check the build logs for both the backend and frontend of your site from the same place.

Improved Deployment area

29 April 2024
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Developer

In the Deployment area of the Studio, we’ve made the following changes to improve your user experience and make your deployments easier to view:

  • You can now choose to deploy only backend builds.
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Improved version history

28 March 2024
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Page builderSchema editorComponent group builder

You can now access and restore previous versions of page versions, schemas, and component groups that were saved up to 90 days before. You can do it from:

Accessing version history directly from the builder/editor speeds up the inspection and restoration of previous versions of your work.

Introduced page rule criteria builder

7 March 2024
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Dynamic pages

In the Dynamic pages area you can now use the page rule criteria builder when creating dynamic page rules.

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Introduced the Frontend previews area

6 March 2024
Frontend
Frontend Studio
New feature
Developer

From Frontend previews in the Developer area, you can now access the deploy previews for your project's sites on Netlify (for example, the staging and the production sites).

This saves you time and eases your workflows because you no longer need to access Netlify to see your deploy previews or share the preview links.

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Improved Media area and bug fix

5 January 2024
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
MediaDeveloper

The Media area now provides an improved user experience to search and manage the media items of your website more easily.
Additionally, a new error message warns you about mismatches on frontend and backend deployments.

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Introduced changes to support custom Git repositories

18 December 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
New feature
GeneralDeveloper

As announced, you can now use a Git hosting service of your choice for the repository of your commercetools Frontend project. To support this feature, the Studio underwent the following changes:

Resolved bugs on the page folders list

26 October 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Resolved issue
Site builder

We fixed two bugs on the Page folders list in the Site builder area.
When scrolling the list, it scrolled endlessly and displayed wrongly. Additionally, the list loaded incorrectly if it contained many page folders. Both scrolling and loading now work as expected.

Introduced separate buttons for creating page folders and page versions

25 October 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Site builder

You can now create new page folders and page versions using dedicated buttons, New page folder and New page version, in the new Site builder area. This update simplifies the user experience for creating new page folders and page versions, compared to the previous design.

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Resolved a bug on the availability of new schemas

19 September 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Resolved issue
Site builderDynamic pagesComponentsGeneral

We fixed a bug in the availability of new schemas. When creating or uploading a schema from the Studio and then using it right after, you needed to refresh the page in your browser to make the schema available.
For example, when you were creating a schema for a Frontend component and then wanted to add the component to a page version right away, you needed to refresh the page builder page in your browser. Or, if you uploaded a schema of a dynamic page, the dynamic page would not appear in the Dynamic pages area and you had to refresh the browser page for it to be available.
Now, schemas are available immediately after creation without having to refresh the browser.

New Studio navigation menu

13 September 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
General

From the new Studio navigation menu, you can access the documentation or reach out to the Frontend support team. You can also expand or collapse the navigation menu with the expander arrow.

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Resolved a bug on component groups and changed border color for data source filters

6 September 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Resolved issue
TemplatesSite builderDynamic pages

We fixed a bug in the update process of component groups.
When you edit a component group, it will be updated on all page versions where it is used. Earlier, the update process followed the page folders order. This caused page versions that were not in a live status to be updated before page versions that were live, and the process could take longer than expected. Now, live page versions are updated before others, thus ensuring that the changes to the component group are displayed on your live website in a short time.

Additionally, it is now easier to identify the selected data source filter thanks to the new border color.

Introduced collaboration features for working with teammates

29 August 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
New feature
Site builderGeneralDynamic pagesTemplates

You can now collaborate with teammates by commenting on page versions, component groups, and page templates. You can also tag users in comments and assign them to review page versions.

In addition, you will also receive notifications regarding updates to pages that you follow. To learn more about comments, notifications, and reviews, see Collaboration.

Introduced changes to support the multi-tenant backend architecture

11 August 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
General

As announced, commercetools Frontend now has a multi-tenant backend architecture. The Studio underwent the following changes to support the new architecture:

Our documentation is updated to reflect the changes.

Introduced bulk upload for Frontend component schema files

3 July 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
ComponentsSchema editor

From the Components area, you can now upload multiple Frontend component schemas files at the same time.

To upload multiple files, select them from your computer and drag them to the page. After uploading the files, you can edit, validate, and publish the schemas one after another in the schema editor.

This speeds up and facilitates the process to create Frontend components.

Introduced the preview of data fetched from a data source

25 May 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Site builder

You can now see the preview of data fetched from a data source when setting the data source's filters. The preview is available both in the Frontend component's settings and in the data source filter editor.

With this preview, you can see the data retrieved from a data source according to the filters you set, without having to check the preview of the entire page.

To activate the preview, you must add preview data for the Studio.

New system status page

23 May 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Announcement
General

As of today, you can monitor the commercetools Frontend system status and metrics from the general commercetools system status page. This will allow you check the status of commercetools Frontend and Composable Commerce at a glance from the same place, instead of from two different pages.

From the commercetools system status page, you can also subscribe to be notified of status updates.

The old commercetools Frontend system status page will no longer be available.

Cookie consent notice

28 April 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Announcement
General

Protecting your privacy is crucial for our business, and we're committed to being a responsible, trustworthy custodian of our personal information. For this reason, we've added cookie consent to the Studio.

We're asking for cookie consent mainly for two tools: FullStory and UserGuiding.

FullStory allows us to understand how you’re using the Studio. We don't gather personal information. We only collect usage information to understand how to improve our product and deliver the best user experience.

UserGuiding allows us to create in-app notifications about the latest releases, create tutorials on using those features, and help onboard new users. We don't gather personal information, and it's only to deliver information about the Studio to you.

Cookie settings are of two types:

  • Strictly necessary: Enables UserGuiding, but FullStory stays turned off.

  • Performance: Enables both UserGuiding and FullStory.

To change your cookie settings, reactivate the cookie consent banner by clearing the cookies from your browser settings. Then, select your preference using the cookie consent banner.

You can find our privacy notice for the Studio below.

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Introduced the creation of page templates from page versions

25 April 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Site builderTemplates

You can now turn an existing page version into a page template. You can do it from the Site builder area and from the page builder while editing the page version.

After creating the page template, you can edit it in the Templates area.

This way, if you create a page version that can be reused in your commercetools Frontend project, you can easily make it a template.

Introduced the duplication of page folders

11 April 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Site builder

In the Site builder, you can now duplicate a page folder keeping its settings and the associated page versions.

Previously, to make a copy of a page folder, you had to manually create a page folder and configure it with the same settings and page versions as the page folder you wanted to copy.

Introduced the upload of bulk redirects

15 March 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Redirects

From the Redirects area you can now upload a CSV file containing multiple redirects to be added to your commercetools Frontend project.

Before, the commercetools Frontend support team was in charge of importing bulk redirects, now you can do it autonomously. This speeds up the migration process to commercetools Frontend.

Introduced the locale drop-down for page versions

1 February 2023
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Site builder

In the Site builder, you can now set the page version locale by selecting it from a drop-down menu when creating, editing, or duplicating a page version.

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Introduced page version drop-down in the page builder

14 December 2022
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Enhancement
Site builderTeam settings

In the page builder, you can now move between page versions using the page versions drop-down.

Apart from the above feature, here are other two enhancements coming with this release:

  • The sandbox debugging modal is now consistent with the Studio design system. The transient sandboxes will appear grayed out while they're unusable.
  • You'll now see the information about each role in the invitation drop-down when inviting a user to the Studio. This will help you decide which role to assign to your new user.
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Introduced actions in the site builder

17 November 2022
Frontend
Frontend Studio
New feature
Site builderComponents

You can now duplicate, schedule, and publish page versions from the page builder. Read more about actions in our page builder documentation.

Apart from the above feature, here are some other enhancements coming with this release:

  • Clicking on Save or Publish in the page builder will keep you in the page builder. You can save your changes and complete other actions without leaving the site builder.
  • You can now access the Merchant Center login page by clicking on the profile icon and selecting Merchant Center.
  • You'll see an information notification within the preview of a component schema to clarify the correct usage.
  • You can now duplicate the component setting inputs of a group type field.
  • The color of primary buttons is now updated to commercetools brand green.
  • All documentation links now point to the commercetools Frontend documentation website.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed a bug on translatable fields containing links. If the field was within a group and was not the first field, the link was not saved.
  • We fixed a bug on the schema editor buttons that were displayed incorrectly on small screens.

Documentation migration announcement

11 November 2022
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Announcement
General

As you already know, commercetools acquired Frontastic in November 2021. As a step towards the post merger integration, we've rebranded the Frontastic Next.js offering as commercetools Frontend.

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Studio changelog

4 November 2022
Frontend
Frontend Studio
Announcement
General

The release notes published before 4 November 2022 are archived below.

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