Hi, I’m just sense checking myself quickly whilst scoping a potential project. I will need to create a list of events within a conference and many of them will share the same timeslot. Something like this: https://events.google.com/io/schedule/events/
The thing that’s difficult I think is grouping events by the time, so that the time only has to be displayed once as it is in the left column here.
Crucially, I want the client to be able to create a new version of this on their own, without me manually doing anything new in the designer.
My current plan to hack it is:
- Create a collection that has the event name, tags, times etc.
- For the left column, insert a CMS list for every possible time in 5 minute increments, limit to one item and display only the time, conditionally set to not appear if there are no entries
- For the right column, create another separate CMS list but display all the item details/tags etc.
This works. The only problem is that it seems completely nuts and manual since having so many separate lists means any updates will be a nightmare and will become even more complicated if I want to add any filters etc.
My understanding is that I need Webflow to implement wishlist item: nested collection lists in order to do this more easily, but am I missing something, does anyone know of an easier way to do this?
I created a rough example of what I mean on the share link below, where there are 3 possible times (14:00, 15:00, 16:00), but I purposefully have no entries under 15:00 so that I can hide it.
Another side issue that came up here is that I can’t use the ‘multi-reference’ field to show the tags and so would have to create multiple separate single reference collections for tags. Very confusing for the content manager. Again I think that wishlist item above would fix this.
Can’t decide whether to embrace this nightmare or turn down a lucrative contract.