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Can Webflow CMS be used as a Database?


#1

Hello,

Can Webflow CMS be used as a database system and internally allow our customers to login securely to a dashboard of sorts ?

Additionally if a dashboard is created can we create columns that can potentially utilize mathematics to calculate stuff ?

Can code be utilized to manipulate the CMS to interface with a sophistacted database project..

Is the CMS capable of MYSQL type stuff and what type of back end does it use ?

I am sorry if alot of questions. I just don't understand the functions of the CMS completely and want to know if it can handle a future project.

Thanks,

Jibby


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#2

Have you seen https://help.webflow.com/articles and https://forum.webflow.com/t/list-feature-availability-limits/23610?u=samliew?

Short answer to all of your above questions: No.

Longer answer:

Not natively just using pure Webflow. Imagine Webflow as the creator tool for the front-end of your website. Only basic CMS is allowed - what is currently supported is explained in the Articles link above. If I require additional features, I currently export and get a web developer to integrate with Wordpress.

Can code be utilized to manipulate the CMS to interface

To a certain extent. You have to use the custom code field with the CMS, and get your web developer to write custom JavaScript code for that.


#3

Hello,

Thanks for the answer. What does Wordpress offer as far as database is concerned ? MYSQL ? I know Host Gator has that too and many other platforms.

Is the collections thing that Webflow is doing a MongoDB thing ? Do you know what they are using for the CMS or database where I would be able to interact via code smoothly to the back end ?

Please let me know what you make of this.


#4