Intro to Webflow CMS

Webflow is a content management system (CMS) that lets you organise and style your content however you like without having to write any code.

All of the content that is updated frequently is kept in a CMS (content management system). Various pages of the website link to one another via dynamic content. As a result, the CMS instantly refreshes all pages that make use of content created or modified by you or your client.

Webflow’s “visual” CMS allows you to create and manage structured content, design around that content, and make updates to the whole thing without ever having to touch any code.

Structure dynamic content

Setting up a Collection is the first step. It can be anything you want it to be, from a group of blog posts to a roster of employees to a list of available positions.

Define fields

When you make a Collection, you get to define the format of its constituent parts. If you’re compiling a list of “team members,” for instance, you might want to include each person’s name, photo, and email address. A plain text field, an image field, and an email field are all examples of the types of fields that can be made.

Create content

After a Collection has been created and the necessary fields have been added, items for the Collection can be made. For instance, once you’ve established your “Team Members” Collection, you can move on to building out your team. You’ll use the fields you made earlier to record information about your team members.

Importing a CSV file allows you to import multiple items at once, as does manually creating items with fake data.

Reference dynamic content

Now that your Collection is organised and contains items, you can start incorporating that dynamic content into your project. A Collection list or a Collection page can be created to accomplish this.

Collection lists

You can add data from any Collection by using the Collection list element. When you add the Collection list element to a page and link it to a Collection, you’ll have access to everything in that Collection. You can filter results based on field values and sort the data.

Collection pages

Each item you add to your Collection will immediately get its own page in your Collection. Each item in a collection has its own page, just like a collection list, and you can make references to any field there. When you update one of a Collection’s pages, it will automatically update all of them, but with the changes you make to the original page.

Edit dynamic content

The items in your Collection are dynamic and open to revision and expansion at any time. The Designer and the Editor are both available for making changes to or adding new content. Using the Editor, team members can securely share and access these Collections. Clients can quickly update their website’s content in real time using the Editor.

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