Out-of-the-box Spinal has default settings that work and make your content look great, but Spinal is powerful, letting you customise various settings.

Each content type has a plethora of settings you can change, to view all them: hover over the content type’s name and select the settings icon. This will bring you to all the content type’s settings.

Every settings page has the following sections:

  • General;
  • Members;
  • Frontmatter.

General #

The overview settings. Let’s go over each of these.

Screen showing a list of members for this content type

Name #

How you identify the content type, it’s best to choose a name that is at close as possible to the name you’ve choosen in your static site generator, so there won’t be any confusion.

Anchor #

The anchor is the default and first frontmatter key displayed on the content overview and at the top of your editor. It defaults to title, but if your content type uses something, like say name, you can change it here.

Icon #

Paid plan needed

When you manage a lot of different content types, the sidebar can feel overwhelming if there’s nothing that distinguishes them. So you can change the icon to be unique across your account.

Members #

Paid plan needed

An administrator can choose who has access to the content for any content type. Each selected member has access to that content type, with the role they are given.

Screen showing a list of members for this content type

Frontmatter #

Content from your static site generator holds metadata, called frontmatter. This can be found at the top of the file between two --- lines. Check this page for in-depth info.

Important: Don’t forget to click Update when you make any changes.

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