Last edited on Apr 18, 2022
Content Management System (CMS) is a feature that helps you to publish, manage, and organize content easily on Typedream. It connects to your database in Notion, and allows you to display your data beautifully on your Typedream site.
CMS is perfect if you need to display a lot of content of the same type. A couple of examples:
Typedream will grab data from a database that you chose, and display the data in a beautiful manner based on a template that you chose during the setup process.
On the template, you would be able to set some texts or images to take data from your database. For example, you can set it such that your Button text would take data from your Price column.
There are 2 places where your data would be displayed:
You would be able to set a template for the Collection View and the Item Page View separately.
Here are the list of currently supported databases that you can connect to Typedream:
✓ Notion Database
- Typedream Database (coming soon)
- Airtable (coming soon)
What you'll build
You'll be building a list of blog posts/directory/knowledge base from scratch using our template tables. Here's an example of how it looks like
List of blogs
List of tools
Tool description page
List of articles
Step 1: Type
/collection to add collection block
Let's head over to Typedream's editor and add a collection in your home page.
/collection and select Collection, then select a template that you like. Let's select any template from Blog/Directory/Knowledge Base.
Step 2: Connect your Notion
Click Connect Data to connect your Notion account. Login and select the workspace that you want to share.
Since we're going to copy a template table, you don't need to share anything if you don't want.
Step 3: Duplicate Template Table
Use the available template table and duplicate it to your Notion account. Press Duplicate on the top right bar.
Note: If the duplicate doesn't run in Chrome, try resizing your Chrome window.
Step 4: Invite Typedream to your Table
On Notion, click on the three dots
... on the top right hand corner. Then, go to
Add Connections and scroll or search for Typedream. Go back to Typedream and click the Refresh icon. You should now see your table.
Step 5: Select a Collection View Template
This is the template to show how to display your list of blogs/tools/articles. You can then map the fields from your Notion columns to the template.
Step 6: Select an Item Page Template
This is the template for each blog post/tool/article. You can select the one that you like, and map the fields from Notion columns to the template.
To change how your collection looks:
Edit Collectionin the side toolbar
Customize Current Template
To change how your item pages look:
Settingsin the upper right hand corner to update universal components for your item pages
Edit Itemon an item page
Read our full guide on how to customize your collection and item pages here
You should now see:
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