Here are the new features we've added to Dash this April.
The Dash bin
Ever deleted a file by accident? You don't have to worry about that with Dash any more. Using the new bin feature, you'll be able to view all the assets you've deleted in the past 30 days - and restore any you didn't mean to delete. Here's how it works.
Drop assets from Dash into your WordPress.org site with our new integration - all without ever leaving the WordPress CMS. This plugin works for both the classic and Gutenberg editor versions. Right now it's only available for WordPress.org sites, but we're looking to add support for WordPress.com sites soon.
Plus a few extra bits
Control who can access your portals 🔐 - Set up portal passcodes for extra security. As a recap, portals let you create permanent, up-to-date, searchable views of selected folders in Dash. For example, you might want to have a portal for resellers so they can find and download product assets.
Importing lots of assets into Dash just got easier 🚚 - You can now automatically create an Amazon S3 bucket to do bulk imports of files into Dash. It's pretty easy to set up - here's how.
More control over how your homepage looks 🪟 - Decide whether to turn on or off the 'recently added' view in your Dash.
Feature recap: Fields
One of the most common questions we hear is "what are fields for?".
Fields are a way of storing useful information about your assets, so you can find them more easily. They often replace sub-folders, and allow you to filter by the specific information you know about an asset, rather than having to drill down into a deep folder structure.
Let's break it down.
With folders, you...
- Need a larger folder structure
- Have to duplicate subfolders under each parent folder
- Can't view assets of the same type under different parent folders - like in the example above, you wouldn't be able to view all 'product' shots across multiple product categories
Using attributes, however, you...
- Have a simpler, more focused folder structure
- Change the type of asset to become a separate attribute - which can be filtered independently
- Just choose the asset information you need to know
- Can search using a combo of folders and attributes to quickly narrow down what you're looking for
Why not give it a try? Think of some information that's useful and create an attribute for it. Here's an article with more guidance about custom fields if you want to get started.