Specify a default value for Netlify CMS string widget
Leonel Elimpe
by Leonel Elimpe
~1 min read


  • Blogging
  • Jekyll
  • Netlify CMS

To specify a default value for Netlify CMS’s string widget, add the default property to it’s definition and assign it a value, as follows:

# ...

  - name: "post"
    # ..

      - {label: "Author", name: "author", widget: "string", default: "Leonel Elimpe"}
      # ..

As seen above in my posts collection, I’ve added an author field and given it a default value.

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