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Can't Select Bio Summary for Blog Post Template Page


#1

Hi!

I'm following along with the video Building a Blog from Scratch Using the CMS (http://help.webflow.com/lesson/building-a-blog-from-scratch-using-the-webflow-cms), and one of the (many frustrating) inconsistencies between the video and my actual experience is this:

When I try to create the dynamically linked bio from the Author collection for the Blog Post Template page, only the Bio Summary is available in the drop-down menu.

So, the video tutorial creates a bio that looks like this:

And my bio only shows the one-line bio summary. (I can't include a screenshot of the drop-down list from my project, because the list automatically closes as soon as I open the the screen capture app (Snipping Tool).

So, from the Author's collection, here are the Bio and Bio Summary, and I want to use the Bio, and not the Bio Summary:

Thanks for your help!


#2

Could you please update your post with some more information so we can help you faster? Things like your read-only link, really helps us to help you faster :smile:

How to share a read-only link:
http://help.webflow.com/faq/how-do-i-share-my-sites-read-only-link

Thanks in advance! :smile:


#3

Here is the read-only link:https://preview.webflow.com/preview/nanatoo-b5393d?preview=5ae675422fa64acf06eef8c85122158d

I managed to take a screen shot:


#4

Notice that the Bio is a Rich Text while Bio Summary is a Plain Text.

You can link nodes by their type, so if you want to pull Bio from the collection make sure you're using a Rich Text element. If you want to have Bio Summary you need to use a regular text node - paragraph, link, text block.


#5

Can you explain how to make sure I'm using a Rich Text element?


#6

Hey, decided to make a quick video for you. Hopefuly that answers your question :)

http://quick.as/1kGTB6AZ


#7

Thanks for taking the time to make the video!

Unfortunately, you can't use a Rich Text Element inside of a Link Block (which is how the blog page in the video is constructed.


#8

No, you can't do that. That's due to the fact that you shouldn't have such big chunk of text as a link. You can, however, create a link inside of a Rich Text.


#9

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