Feature Request: Field Description / Notes

Feature Idea (one per thread):

It would be nice to have an extra, optional field when modeling content to provide a more detailed description of the field or some basic instructions for the content creator.

Currently we use the placeholder field to try to relay extra information but often it is not enough space or just not the best fit.

Issue that it solves:

If a field could have a description, that would make the content model self-documenting from developers to content authors.

Currently, we maintain separate documentation that contains specifics of fields, which requires extra work. For example, if a field is optional, we document how that impacts the content. Other examples can be specifying file types or specific dimensions for image fields, or noting a character limit for copy.

By having a description field, all the documentation would live directly in the model.

Edit: Along this same line, having a notes field that was admin-only would also be nice to put at the top of the document. This could be used to provide general information about all the fields.

Screenshot or video of the issue (if applicable):

I made a quick mockup to give an idea what I'm taking about:


Hey, @jmetros,Thanks for the feedback and for using a visual example of the use case, this helps us better understand how you would like to see the feature implemented in the UI!

We have already had conversations about this in the past, a good approach would be to extend the character limit on the placeholder. There are still no plans to modify this, however, I will mark your post as an open feature request so our product team can take it into account.


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I second this, for the same reasons explained above. Would be hugely beneficial to the quality of the experience/service that a developer provides the content creator, especially those who are non-tech-savvy, and it would go nicely with the already easy-to-use, simple UI. Coming from a Shopify background, I use the info fields extensively.

Hey @curtis.burns28, welcome to the community, and thanks for the feedback. We'll consider it for the feature request as well.

Please build this feature! It would be really helpful to document functionality for editors.

@studio2 Thanks for showing your support for this idea! If we move forward with this, we'll post an update here.


I have to third this. Placeholders are often dimmed and can be easily overlooked by the user.

@james0r Thanks for showing your support for this feature. If we move forward with this, we'll post an update here.