I’m working on my companies design system and I’m evaluating Webflow to see if it checks all the boxes I need to get this site up and running. I have a paid account and I’ve been looking over the CMS. Looks awesome so far.
What I would like to do is set up a template for users to be able to log in and fill out kind of like a standard blog post really. What I’m having difficulty finding out is, is there a way to populate navigation on the home page with the title of the post once the user creates this content?
As in, a front page that displays the latest blog posts? Just drag in a CMS Collection list element and bind it to the correct CMS collection. Style as you please. You can filter and sort it (and set max blog posts to be displayed).
If it’s based on the content entered, you could do it using a combination of multi-reference and other fields. But I have to let you know, this is be extremely advanced. The process of setting it up will be lengthy. Man, you swing for the fences right out of gate huh?
I want to be able to have an editor create say a blog post. Then I want that title from the blog post to show in a navigation on the front page. Is that possible and what would you say the difficulty level is?
So I’ve gotten that far (Creating content dynamicly, adding it and linking it to the CMS ). The problem I’m unable to solve is once a new blog post has been created by a user on the back end, do I have to manually add that post title to the nav after they’re done? How can I set the CMS to add the New post title to the navigation list?
Naaah this does not take seconds I can assure of that. It’s hard to understand without seeing it. This type of set up would be best on a screencast or video conference. You’ll go round and round trying to communicate it in text.
If you want I can block out some time to go over it on video conference if you need to. Members will definitely need to see this workflow to better help you.
I gave the blog cms collection the checkbox field that if toggled would be displayed in the main nav.
Just drag a cms collection item into the nav and select the collection to choose from and set filters in the settings tab (S)
I did remove that “feature” due to it being too “complicated” for the editors.
They gave the cms entries way too long titles and dynamically loading parts of the nav messed with SEO (structured data etc)
Lol, that’s how it feels. I spent the last three weeks prior trying to built the same thing out with Gatsby and Netlify CMS and spent countless hours working through build issues so feels like I’ve come a long way. Really excited to learn more Webflow and loving the CMS features.
But it is? Once you’ve figured out how to bind one thing, it’s the same for everything else, it literally takes seconds to drop in a list and make it auto update. Styling might take more time though. His explanations were more than enough, he just wanted titles from the blog post to show on the front page / navigation - that’s not at all “extremely advanced”, it’s a simple core function of Webflow. I just did it on my page now and it took me all of 10 seconds to have my latest blog post titles in my navigation. Of course, everything is easier when you know how, but this is literally drag 'n drop in Webflow, heh.
For others in a similar pinch: Just drag in a link element (text or div) and bind that too (yeah, it’s that easy). If you want blog post images to be in the nav / on the front page too, just drag in an image and …you guessed it, bind it to the CMS