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How to make a collection, from other collections


#1

Hi,

I´ll try to make this simple. I have several collections like this:

sitename.com/projects/residential/ocen-eye residential is one collection.

How can I create an All Projects Collection calling the information from the other collections?
Like this sitename.com/all-projects/ocen-eye I do not need a new page because it will duplicate the content. Basically what I need is: When I am in sitename.com/all-projects and I click for example in Ocean Eye, I will be redirected to sitename.com/projects/residential/ocen-eye

Please let me know if I made myself clear. I have not been able to create this and have been stuck for two days.


Here is my public share link: https://preview.webflow.com/preview/studio-saxe?preview=7297275024639af4652f2d289f430640


#2

Hi basically you'd like a Dynamic list that can list several collections, and sort the collections items by date and other filters, right?

I don't think it is possible now. I tried to find a solution for that, I have a blog with posts and articles and I couldn't make a list that handle both. instead, I made a grid made of several dynamic lists, each one showing content from different collections.


#3

Hi Vicente, in that grid, if you click on it, will it take you to the page of a specific collection?

This is basically what I am trying to accomplish.

http://studiosaxe.com/projects/#all if you click on the first photo, it will take you here http://studiosaxe.com/project/residential/ocean-eye-terrace-house/ which is a project that belongs to the collection residential.


#4

@Sebasgaes what if you just had one collection and then added a reference field for the type of collection? Then you could create a filter to show all of the collection items or just filter by each of the reference fields.


#5

Hi Jordan, thanks for helping me. Let me see if understand correctly. Should I have just one collection (all-projects) and then create collections (folders) and reference to (all-projects)? Or should I leave it as it is (I have like 7 collections) and create one (all-projects) that reference to the other ones?

I have never used the reference and multireference link before, that's why I ask so much. My only concern is, how would the folders and links would work?


#6

@Sebasgaes can you share some screenshots of what you're referencing? I would just have one collection for all of these items, and then create a separate collection for all of the references. Then go to your original collection and add a reference field, and link it to the new reference collection. See the screenshot below for an example.


#7

Here you can see the collections I created. Example: residential
Then I created the all-projects

Here is preview link as well: https://preview.webflow.com/preview/studio-saxe?preview=7297275024639af4652f2d289f430640


#8

So you can put everything in all-projects, and then create a collection for all the categories. Then build references like in my image above.


#9

I am doing the same as Sebasgaes, and I set up my site with categories as Jordan has proposed. However, the problem with this solution is Residential Projects will need to be formatted/layout as Commercial Projects. I want to have the ability to have different layouts per project type. Any idea how to achieve this without creating different collections that then get reference into a All Projects dynamic list?


#10

Hi, I think you can have different layout and designs, and you call whatever information you need from the collection. For example; You can have for the residential page; name, project details, team and date and on Commercial Projects you can Have; Name, Price, Location, and area.

But the collection must have all these items. ( Name, Project Details, Team, Date, Price, Location and Area.


#11

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