thanks for your advice
Hi, I’ve been following this, and have a few questions. Please forgive my questions if they are too simple:
- Once you have mapped all of your pages from webflow to wordpress, do updates to the front end design within Webflow update within Wordpress as well without remapping?
- Can I essentially continually update the front end of a site by designing it and mapping it to Wordpress, while using all of the backend functionality (and plugins) of Wordpress?
Or am I missing something?
@John_McGinnis - My apologies for the slow response.
Yes - As you update in Webflow, you can have the changes appear on your WordPress site for pages that are mapped. I didn’t encounter a need to remap.
Example using the “Style Guide” page that comes with Webflow created templates:
Top shows a screenshot taken from a WordPress site. Bottom shows same page after making a few quick mods in Webflow.
I haven’t used this arrangement extensively, but it seems to work if you are looking to map pages and not dynamic content. I did need to publish the Webflow site to obtain the changes, but then unpublished after my WordPress site had the latest content.
A use case for this set-up that comes to mind: Quickly building out landing pages and updating them.
Depending on what you are looking to do, this approach may or may not work for you.
Another option: I’ve also experimented a bit with products offered by Udesly and PineGrow that take designs created in Webflow and makes it possible to transform them into WordPress themes. I’m really liking my results thus far using PineGrow. You create your design in Webflow, export the HTML, import the HTML into their software and then specify by element what data should display. It’s allowing me to create designs for my custom post types easily. You then export the design and add to your WordPress site and activate the theme. When you make changes in Webflow to the design, you export and re-import. As long as you didn’t delete an item that was previously tagged, PineGrow remembers mappings so you are not starting from scratch.
Awesome, thanks for the response, this is exactly what I was wondering
Glad it was helpful @John_McGinnis. Curious to hear how it goes for you and what you finally decide as a solution.
@ColleenBrady Hi, can you guide me please, from where I get wordpress path??? I have little knowledge of wordpress but good in webflow. Please guide me as ASAP, I am really confused and stuck.
@Zia_ul_Mustafa_Danis - Welcome to the Webflow forum.
I’ve made a quick video showing a freshly created Webflow site being connected to a new WordPress site.
- Did you create an “About Us” page on your WordPress site? Has it been published?
- If you just created it and then tried to make the connection, did you wait for the cache to update?
If you are not sure of the exact URL for a page, there are several ways to figure it out. One is by looking at the URL in your browser’s address bar. Another way is as follows (but will not work in cases involving custom post types, for example):
From the Admin Interface, go to Posts. There should be a “Quick Edit” button. Click it and look at the slug.
@ColleenBrady Hi, Thank you so much. You are very helpful and cooperative. Its a very good way to share your knowledge with others (step by step). once again thanks alot.
@ColleenBrady one more thing I want know if possible for you to guide me.
Is it possible to display a “wordpress page” on “integrated webflow website”?
I mean that at the same time when we are using “webflow pages” plugin, is it possible to publish wordpress page at webflow integrated website?
Short answer is no. However, your could frame the Wordpress page (IFRAME) or use Ajax.
Long answer is yes, ish, but in reverse. I’m hosting a wordpress site which fetches my Webflow page through the plugin. I’ve made a wordpress theme which mirrors my article looks, and by using the same url structure for the blog posts I’ve in effect slapped on a second database to get around the 10k item limit of Webflow. This way all my webflow hosted pages are displayed when someone goes to their URL, and the wordpress hosted (webflow looking) pages are displayed when their URLs are used. I’ve set up a script that unloads older articles to the wordpress database as new ones are written.
So you need webflow hosting and wordpress hosting dont really see the advantage of using the webflow pages plugin
It’s for attaching multiple databases to a Webflow rig, which is essential for blogs etc. with many new posts per day.
Not used to working with Wordpress so thanks for the answer
Do you maybe have an example and cant you just use the Webflow cms for a blog website that has multiple posts per day?
Ah looked at the webflow limits so only a maximum of 2000 cms items that seems like to low for a busy blogging website
10.000 for the largest plan. It’s kinda insanely low actually. If you publish five blog posts per day, that’s filling up fast - and if you’re like us and have a ten year old site you want to move over to Webflow that has 15k old posts in the archive…
Yeah have been looking into this really low number.
Didn’t know this, to be honest, I used to think you had the 2000 cms item limit per collection but apparently its 2000 collection items for the complete website
One more question to experts
Is it possible to use WordPress plugins in webflow websites? Actually I used"webflow pages" plug-in and webflow website is hosted using WordPress… Now I want to use some plug-ins… Is it possible?
No that is not possible.
Got the static pages figured out. But the Collection pages rule has me stumped -
where do I create the page in WP? in the posts? Also I am testing this on a local machine will this be a problem for testing the dynamic content?
Basically what is the WP path i need to direct to the webflow people template that exists.
This is the individual people template for the dynamic collection.