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Any known workarounds for nesting collections? Need to show tags in cards


I just ran into the limitation for nesting dynamic lists inside each other. This is killing me!

My client needs a landing page with a dynamic list of project cards. In each card, I need to show associated tags for the project (which is another collection, connected to projects with a multi-reference field).

Essentially this is what I need to accomplish:

Are there any known workarounds to do this?


Hi @helmsmith,
Yes, this is a pain. According to this page it is not possible at the moment:

At the moment, you can show multi-reference field values only on a Collection page, and not within a Collection list. Support for nested Collection lists is planned. Vote for and subscribe to status updates of this feature request.

I’m wondering if you can solve this by using custom coding (jQuery), adding invisible collection list with the tags and somehow make the relation, but I doubt that this approach will succeed.

You will probably end up adding the tags in a separate text field as well, besides the multi-reference field. Maybe you can automate this process with Zapier, but I’m not sure if you can trigger a Webflow event into another Webflow event (when project item = published, update the extra tag text field with multi-reference tag input)…

Sorry for my thinking out load method as a reply. I’m curious though how this can be solved.


How many tags do you have for each project? If its many My work around this ots not a good solution


each project could have up to 5-7 tags potentially, though i’d be glad to limit it to 3 or so on the landing page if that helps with the workaround


The you have to create 3 Fields using referense not multi reference. Then the data can be displayed. Multi reference only works for filtering