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Add Context to Your Content Entry and Asset Versions with a Name

Content versioning makes it easy for content managers to identify an entry or asset when viewing the history or rolling back changes. Without being able to name an entry or asset, looking for the right version from the list can be tedious, especially if the list is long.

This is why we are introducing version naming, which allows you to assign custom names to the versions of entries and assets.

Assign Names to Versions of Entries and Assets

By default, Contentstack assigns a version number (e.g., Version 1) to the entry or asset that you create, and it increments the version number every time you make any changes.

We have now introduced the ability to name versions of your entries and assets. So, instead of having one long list of version numbers, you can now identify important milestones by naming your versions, such as ‘Rough Draft,’ ‘WIP,’ ‘Final Version,’ ‘Ready for Publishing,’ and so on.

This is especially useful when your project involves creating several versions due to the stages that your content needs to go through, such as creating drafts, revising content, incorporating feedback, and so on.

Apart from naming, you can rename the version or remove a name after assigning a name to a version.

Naming a version

To name a version of an entry or asset, click the version number, enter a name of your choice, and confirm your action.

Below is an example of how to name a version.

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Likewise, you can rename the version by performing the same steps.

Removing the name of a version

To remove the name of a version, clear the version name, and confirm. This will remove the name and assign it the default version number.

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Read more about naming versions on our documentation site.