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CMS API + Zapier Comments System


#1

Hey guys. Here is a first try at a CMS commenting system through Zaps and Google Sheets. Take it for a spin and let me know what you think. Automatic publishing as a feature would make such scenarios even better. Feedback and improvements highly welcome.

UPDATE - 27th Jan: Live comments search and pinned posts

ZAP PROCESS; Webflow Forms > Google Sheets > Webflow CMS


Read Only Link: https://preview.webflow.com/preview/cms-comments?preview=c5556ca361c196408b2e3036a27f78eb

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#2

Nice work man, ill have a play


#3

Thanks. The 15 minute delay in updating the collection is a slight pain but the whole concept is Zaps concept is really great.


#4

Ah yes the lower level zaps, also sucks webflow makes you publish instead
of auto publish


#5

Your site offline now?


#6

Nope. Working well. News comments updated too.


#8

Hmmm, there's got to be a way around this. Having to publish each update will really hold back the CMS/API feature.


#10

Indeed, although I'm sure a simple switch could be created in settings to turn on auto publishing per site.


#11

I would hope so too. Am sure it will be incorporated soon with incremental updates.


#12

This is AWESOME!!! @AlexManyeki so cool!!! How did you do the search bar?


#13

Thanks Arthur. The search was done through Isotope. @SidneyOttelohe wrote an article on the same here a while back. I just made some adjustments here and there;

Original Link: http://isotope.metafizzy.co


#14

UPDATE MAY 15, 2017

Please Note;

  • This system is on the free plan and maximum CMS items limit apply (currently at maximum for this one - no new comments)
  • If you want to use it in production, make sure you have a paid plan for your project or delete some of the comments that exist here
  • An interaction which prevented comments from displaying has been fixed.

Here is the google sheets link for reference : -

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1057jftJpuhFBdA1MieS9y4CtmS-mg-GOD1hW8APM-rs/edit?usp=sharing


#15

So new comments only show if I manually publish my webflow site?


#16

Not if you use the new “Create Live CMS Item” instead of just “Create CMS Item”.


#17

I’m curious about how far this comment feature could be extended…

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