What is the Content database in Feather?

All about the Content database in Feather blogs.

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The Content database is the primary database in Feather. This is where you write all your blog posts.

Content Database Properties

If you have duplicated the default Feather’s Notion template, you will find these properties inside the Content database.

1. Name

This is the title of your blog post.
This name will also be automatically set as the meta title of your blog post for SEO.

2. Ready to Publish

This is a checkbox property and it determines whether the post is in draft mode or not.
If Ready to Publish is unchecked, then that means the post is in draft mode and will not be published to your blog.

3. Publish Date

This is the date on which you want your post to be published.
For a blog post to be published to your blog, Ready to Publish should be checked ✅ and the Publish Date should be today or some date in the past.
If the Publish Date is some date in the future, your post will be scheduled to get published on that future date.

4. Slug

This determines the URL of your blog post.
For example, if the slug of a post is set as feather-basic-concepts and your blog is at mydomain.com, then the URL of this blog post will be mydomain.com/feather-basic-concepts
If the slug is empty or unset, then the slug will be automatically generated based on the title of the blog post. But it’s always recommended to set the slug whenever possible.

5. Excerpt

This is a short description of what your blog post is about. This will be shown on the blog home page.
This will also be automatically set as the meta description of your blog post for SEO.

6. Cover

This is the cover image of your blog post.
This will also be automatically set as the Open Graph Image (og:image) of your blog post. So, when your blog post is shared on social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc, it will show this cover image automatically without you doing anything extra.
This is a checkbox property that is used to indicate whether a post is a featured post or not. Featured posts are liked pinned posts, shown prominently at the top of your blog.
There can only be a maximum of 3 featured posts.

8. Tags

This is a relation to the Tags database. You can categorize your posts with various tags using this property.

9. Authors

This is a relation to the Authors database. You can assign an author(s) to your post using this property.
You can choose and set up some posts that are related to each other. These related posts will then show up at the bottom of the article so that your readers can quickly navigate to other posts that are related to the one they are reading.

11. Last Edited Time

This is the last edited time of the post. This is automatically tracked by Notion using the Last Edited Time property type.

12. Extra Info

You can add any other extra info to your post. This is a multi-select property.