September Update

September 10, 2020

By DJ

Update: The Tina API has been evolving, and the content in this post is outdated. For help getting started with Tina, we suggest checking out our getting started doc.

👋 Hey all you cool cats and kittens! It's been a while since our last update, so we wanted to let you know what we've been up to.

Documentation Cycle Recap

Tina is a toolkit for developers, so documentation is essential. If a feature is not well-documented, it might as well not exist. In light of this, we've spent the past several weeks improving the usability of the documentation on tinacms.org. We've reorganized the docs and written some new ones, improved the functionality of our search, and are now importing the package docs directly from GitHub to ensure they are always in sync.

Additionally, in an effort to continuously improve our documentation, we've added a feedback form at the bottom of our docs. If you're reading a doc that seems incomplete or is difficult to comprehend, go ahead and give us a thumbs down and tell us why!

Up Next: Media Management

We've decided to begin implementing a Media Manager as described in our Media API RFC. Currently, the logic for handling uploads is contained within individual image fields, and there's no way to insert a previously-uploaded image into a piece of content. Centralizing media management promises to solve this problem, and likely fix some other quality-of-life issues we've encountered along the way.

If you want to keep tabs on our progress, take a look at the Media Manager project in GitHub.

TinaCMS Office Hours

Come hang out with us!

The Tina Open Source Team will be conducting bi-weekly office hours. Anyone interested in Tina is welcome to drop in with questions or feedback.

Our first office hours session will be on September 11th from 10AM-11AM EDT (7AM-8AM PDT). We plan to alternate between morning and afternoon time slots to accommodate as many timezones as we can.

Keep an eye out on Twitter or our community forum for the meeting link.

In Closing

Please enjoy this llama ASCII art.

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Last Edited: September 10, 2020