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Webflow blog box


#1

I am making an assumption that Webflow created their blog with the help of collections. Provided that is the case, how are you guys creating this block right here (and interchangeably too!).


#2

That looks more like a static link box. Can you elaborate on what you are asking?


#3

Haha.

They split their article body in 2 RT elements. And I guess the ad is either static or there’s a collection of ads.

@jmw can maybe share more trickery…


#4

I think @pinayaussie’s wondering how to split a CMS post body in 2 parts to insert an ad or promotion, or CMS image in between. The answer is we can’t, and to do this, they have to have 2 RT fields for their article body, in the blog posts collection.


#5

Vincent’s right: Blog posts are powered by a Collection, and we split the post body into two distinct rich text fields. The module in the middle is also dynamic, so I can easily promote new features, products, and content whenever I want. It’s currently set to display content from that Collection randomly, but we’ll be refining that soon.

It’s a minor pain to split the post body, but the increased traffic to important content is more than worth the pain.

That’s about it for the trickery, really :slight_smile:


#6

Thanks! I had a hunch that this might’ve been the case of having 2 RT fields, I just needed to make sure. Thanks for validating it! :grin:


#7

Pretty cool hack, actually. One just needs to plan for it, as :webflow_heart: obviously did.
I’m using hack in the best sense of the word.
body text 1
body text 2
body text 3

Then just create conditional collection item “links” in between in your article layout…


#8

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