So this post is for each new user who are impressed by the webflow’s CMS’s abilities. 'Till this moment my personal opinion is that CMS is not the proper solution for big projects with a lot of data unless you are planning to get a really tiny and small blog type site. In that case maybe webflow will do the trick for you. But I strongly believe that this service is the future of Web Designing
What I tried to do was a news portal. I couldn’t because I wasn’t aware of some limitations that webflow’s CMS suffers:
1/ NO WAY TO LIST ITEMS FROM SUBCATEGORY ONLY. Webflow always lists all items from parent category. That way in your Subcategory Template page you are listing items from all subcategories nested from mother category.
EDIT: There is a workaround to list proper items in its proper pages. All you have to do is to create two different collections with categories - e.g. Main Categories collection and Sub Categories collection. Then assign two reference fields in Blog Post (or whatever you called it) settings - one for each collection. And when you add your product/item/article you should be very careful to reference it to a proper Main Category and Subcategory since this is a workaround and choosing Main Category isn’t really related with the other field. Subcategory field still lists all your predefined subcategories. In matter of facts that way what you do is simulating nested categories but in real you simply assign one item into two categories. Then go to Main Category Template page and list all items for current category through filter. Do the same with Sub Category Template page. Done!
2/ CAN’T HAVE MORE THAN 20 DYNAMIC LISTS IN ONE PAGE. Guys in webflow says that the limitation is 10 but my webflow says “No more than 20” I don’t know where the truth is
3/ NO SLUG TRANSLITERATION e.g. if you use Cyrillic you must write your slugs manually.
4/ YOU CAN’T EXPORT YOUR DATABASE if you want to move somewhere you can but without your collected data. Webflow do not allow DB export! Keep it in mind!
There’s a lot of other limitations so before buy subscription like me think twice read [here] and go on
P.S: This was one very anger post of mine that pass through lot of edits in order to look like this in the end.
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