Paginate Collection Lists

Currently, all pagination is manually done. Add functionality to dynamically paginate Collection Lists, formerly Dynamic List, based on custom number of items per page/view.

  • Barrett Johnson
  • Dec 13 2016
  • Planned
CMS
  • Feb 9, 2018

    Admin Response

    2/9/2018 Update
    Yes, yes, yes! This has been a long-standing request ever since we launched our CMS back in 2015. We are blown away by the projects everyone is building on Webflow and these larger projects are making pagination an even more important use case. We are not in active development yet, but the feature has been scoped and designed. It’s safe to say that you will probably see this land in 2018. 


    12/20/17 Update
    While we work on supporting native pagination, dynamic lists can be paginated by building pages that mimic dynamic pages. 

    - At the bottom of the list you want to paginate, create a "next" button pointing to a new static page, "/page-1".
    - On "/page-1", skip the first N items. Duplicate "/page-1" and call it "/page-2". Change the next link accordingly to point to the new page.
    - On "/page-2", skip the first 2*N on the dynamic list. 
    - Repeat for as many CMS items you have in that collection.

    Note, you can display up to 100 items per dynamic list.


    5/2/17 Update

    We are continuing to scope development for pagination in Webflow, please help us with a quick survey here: https://webflow.typeform.com/to/I3zuyu

  • Jake V commented
    January 17, 2017 20:22

    This. I seriously think everyone wants this to happen next above all.

  • Nathaniel Perales commented
    January 17, 2017 22:10

    It's impossible to run a blog without pagination.

  • Isaac Campbell commented
    January 18, 2017 00:18

    This would be even better if you had the option to either paginate or use AJAX loading.

  • Timothy Noah commented
    January 18, 2017 00:37

    Much needed. The one thing stopping me from fully migrating blogs / news to Webflow...

  • Daniel Mcleay commented
    January 18, 2017 00:41

    Yes, this needs to happen asap :)

  • Dan Palmieri commented
    January 18, 2017 10:26

    MUST HAVE! PLEASE!

  • Joshua Leonor commented
    January 18, 2017 13:43

    So much of this. Plz and thnk you!

  • Marketing Innovators commented
    January 18, 2017 20:33

    This is most wanted feature. I'm currently waiting for it to be available in order to redesign my site.

  • Sarah Knowlton commented
    January 18, 2017 22:01

    yes. just yes

  • Frank Erler commented
    January 19, 2017 22:39

    If you want to be a Wordpress competitor you have to have this feature. 

  • Ilich Padilla commented
    January 25, 2017 23:55

    We need this one. Please! 

  • Vincent Bidaux commented
    January 30, 2017 09:05

    Related to this, some ask for an interesting feature: a way to show how many items are in a collection. This would be useful in many many cases. 

    https://forum.webflow.com/t/can-i-show-the-number-of-items-in-a-dynamic-list/38389

  • Jon Reese commented
    February 12, 2017 03:37

    Looking forward to legit pagination!

  • Simon Hutchings commented
    February 14, 2017 13:22

    Desperately needed. Is there any ETA

  • Daniel Canup commented
    February 16, 2017 20:15

    This quarter???? :)

  • Ben Issenmann commented
    February 17, 2017 10:01

    This gotta be the most important idea IMO. I haven't found effective workarounds to pagination in webflow yet.

  • Oed Ronne commented
    February 17, 2017 19:46

    Piling on here, I really need this.

    It will probably be the deal-breaker that will prevent me from re-upping my annual subscription if it doesn't come soon. 

    And no disrespect to the genius that Webflow already is, I just will have a hard time convincing clients that this is a superior platform to Wordpress if real pagination doesn't come. 

    Thanks

  • Dylan Johnston commented
    February 23, 2017 10:43

    Reeeally need this, without it, a major part of a clients site cant go ahead. D: 

  • Jay Bussiere commented
    February 23, 2017 18:40

    ooooh yes baby bring it!   

  • Vainglory Collective commented
    March 2, 2017 12:57

    I have a client that hired me to build a news site. How can you have a news site if you can't display an archive of old articles?

  • We are Arkuru commented
    March 2, 2017 12:59

    I need this feature yesterday. I get that you guys are working on a lot, but you don't have a complete CMS without this. What is the point of managing content that people can't get to?

  • Jimmy Xander commented
    March 2, 2017 13:01

    Come on guys, this has been talked about for over a year now. What's going on? I'm losing big accounts to guys who do wordpress because this doesn't exist yet.

  • Craig Teel commented
    March 9, 2017 08:19

    This really can't come soon enough.

  • Diego Puyol commented
    March 14, 2017 10:35

    Come on!! Pagination... when???

  • Markus Reinecke commented
    March 14, 2017 14:13

    This was the first thought that i had as I should create a block-layout for a client. So please make it happen ;) 

  • Jordan Horstman commented
    March 23, 2017 21:32

    Would use this right away. Can't wait!

  • Jordan Horstman commented
    March 23, 2017 21:34

    YES!

  • Rory commented
    March 24, 2017 10:15

    As a new user, I just assumed this would be part of the CMS system. +3

  • Pascal Olivet commented
    April 4, 2017 16:47

    That's a must have!

  • Charity De La Cruz commented
    April 20, 2017 00:33

    Are there any updates on this yet? We've been with Webflow for almost 2 years now and we've created so much content in this period. 

  • Philip Marklew commented
    May 3, 2017 07:34

    I've answered the latest survey however I'm not sure why adding pagination is becoming such a task. It's such a commonplace feature on any and all blogging and cms platforms.

  • Dariusz Kasica commented
    May 3, 2017 08:06

    I have also answered the survey because in first place I thought that they need ideas how to make it,  but survey questions rather suggest that webflow needs justification why at all should they make it?  Well the answer is. painfully simple: because not having it puts Webflow far behind any other solution in the market which can be named CMS. The idea of custom visual layout deisgning ismextremely powerful, but CMS without pagination is like car without wheels, airplane without wings,  man without… well, please Webflow,  provide your system some essential features that have most votes and webflow will be unrivalled solution with no reasonable alternative in the market. Wishlist speaks for itself, I don't think that ideas with several hundreds of votes need justifying surveys.

  • Kjell Ruben Strøm commented
    May 3, 2017 09:07

    Dariusz, I kind of agree. But after thinking of it it is a few ways of doing it? 

    1. You have the line of numbers where you can choose a number or <last>
    2. You can choose <previous> <next>
    3. You can choose <previous/next> with the options to connect cms items to that button. When you hover the <next> button you get a thumbnail of the next image or something. 

    They asked for examples but I couldn't find example 3. So if anyone knows of a site where that is shown, send it to them :)

    I hope they didn't do the survey for justification but for knowledge. I can use pagination on almost every site I have made in webflow. And I can't sell my service to a normal basic blogger without pagination, and that is kind of embarrassing. :) 

  • Darren Lynch commented
    May 3, 2017 09:37

    Definitely!

  • Morley MacDougall commented
    May 6, 2017 20:16

    So, after all this time this feature is only being scoped for development. Our company is going to have to scope a path to move clients off of Webflow. This isn't sustainable.

  • Dmitry Ra commented
    May 15, 2017 15:00

    Would also be great to do a "lazy load" with an ability to set it to scroll trigger or upon clicking a button like "load more"!!!

  • Ben Parker commented
    June 9, 2017 19:48

    Gah, this can't come fast enough. I wish we could remove the 100 item limit on webflow lists. That. Is. Killing. Me.

  • Mark Lee commented
    June 22, 2017 23:08

    Fairly new Webflow user here... crazy to think that this isn't something already integrated. Like... who at Webflow thought that this wasn't an important part of their CMS offering from the beginning? And why isn't this past the "Planned" stage yet? Sad to think that customers are going to start moving away from what is otherwise a really great platform because of such a simple feature. +3 for sure. I haven't hit a place where it's do-or-die yet, but I know it's coming. Let's just hope it comes before I have to migrate everything away, myself. :(

  • Pascal Olivet commented
    July 5, 2017 15:14

    When can this be expected?

  • John DeMarchi commented
    July 20, 2017 21:41

    Also need this to happen asap:) I imagine y'all are working hard on it. Go Webflow Team!

  • Michael Messina commented
    October 13, 2017 14:26

    This is the #1 most important thing for me right now. I have been using Wordpress lately for clients with massive blogs and image galleries. 

    Please implement a pagination feature! I love using Webflow! 

  • Barnabas Nagy commented
    October 17, 2017 11:31

    Are you serious, you're making a CMS without pagination? And you put it into your users face as a "planned feature"? You have to "scope" this? This is a bug, rather than a feature. Any CMS has pagination. Problem is: webflow hasn't thought this through.

  • Lawrence T commented
    October 17, 2017 14:24

    I'm also amazed about this. You can't tell users to ditch Wordpress if  there's no form of pagination. Sure you can hack it now, manually, page by page, but that's brutal or by preloading ALL your data. Very disappointed at the rate of new real feature releases, hopefully this picks up too.

  • Rike Catalani commented
    October 19, 2017 10:33

    Geez Louise, we need this yesterday.

  • Brian Punger commented
    November 3, 2017 18:15

    Man this is nuts, I signed up for Weblfow expecting such basic functionality.  Disappointing

  • Tom Rauscher commented
    November 10, 2017 21:50

    I just started using Webflow... I thought it was too good to be true so I had to start playing with it to know for sure. Seriously, lack of pagination makes Webflow useless for half of my clients. I hate using Wordpress and this seems like the PERFECT tool for every kind of basic website, but this is definitely going to be a deal breaker if I even suspect that a client will need a blog, new/announcements page, help center, etc. in the future. *sigh* back to the bloated mess that is Wordpress...

  • Azai Studios commented
    November 30, 2017 22:08

    How is this not a future yet?!!!

  • Jay Bussiere commented
    December 14, 2017 12:32

    Sounds more a more like Webflow is focused on the flashy stuff.  Not so much the CMS.  This and another feature for over a year and still nothing.  I'd almost rather handoff my code and have a developer do the CMS work in Wordpress.  Webflow has a lot of hair pulling issues.  But do enjoy the interactions 2.0!

  • James Taylor commented
    December 30, 2017 22:57

    I only just got to the point in my client's site development where I needed to incorporate some uniform, standard pagination into the design for a news section on the site. I am neck deep in the project, and when I chose Webflow as the platform, I was ecstatic to see something so simplistic and powerful that included a CMS. I had assumed that the ability to add pagination for archived records or CMS items would be part of what's already complete with the platform... it's disheartening to find out so late into the game that I'm going to have to either come up with a (hopefully) temporary workaround, or scrap the idea of hosting archived blog posts on the site at all. I +3'd this. Please add this feature as soon as possible. Thanks.

  • Gabriel Guevara commented
    January 9, 2018 08:22

    We need this ASAP!!!!!

  • Ali Ehteshami commented
    January 12, 2018 22:04

    This is a shocking omission. Have never encountered a system that does not have this built-in.

  • Andrés Forero commented
    January 19, 2018 01:20

    Guys! you know this is important to have.

  • Shaun Gilchrist commented
    January 28, 2018 03:52

    I can't believe this isn't a feature already! This should be clearly noted on CMS instructional pages as it is vital

  • Auror commented
    February 8, 2018 04:29

    One year later... nothing. Come on. There must be some serious issues with their priotisation framework. As someone pointed out, it's not even a "feature" anymore, it's a "bug". The product is not funcitonal without it.

  • Nathan Steele commented
    February 10, 2018 19:39

    Thank you for the update @Admin (iPhone prayer hands icon)

  • Naweed Shams commented
    February 11, 2018 00:25

    As much as I love Webflow, I've had to revert back to using WordPress because that's how badly my clients and I need pagination. It's like a 'do or die' situation.

  • Michael Messina commented
    February 14, 2018 21:23

    I hate Wordpress I can't wait until this is available. Pagination prevents me from doing SO many of my projects in Webflow which I would much rather use. Looking forward to an update this year hopefully!! I know this stuff takes time but this is definitely priority #1 for me. 

  • Daniel Canup commented
    March 19, 2018 17:51

    Please Please Please add this to "In Development!" It is the end all be all to endless page scrolling. And some of my clients get very annoyed by this. Sure I have my own set of workarounds, but...PLEASE!  L.O.L. :)

  • Daniela S. Nassetti commented
    April 11, 2018 15:07

    Awesome! Can't wait for this :D

  • OpenSail Digital Agency commented
    April 19, 2018 21:18

    Absolutely need this. Please Webflow make it happen!

  • Steve Erickson commented
    April 29, 2018 23:49

    I am pretty shocked at this one. It is such a basic need for a CMS, especially one competing with wordpress. In the QA this last quarter, Vlad even talked about how he thought it was an absolute requirement four years ago and that he thought it would get added within 6 months of launch.

  • Benjamin Bachman commented
    May 15, 2018 20:20

    Yea - it makes it very hard to bring blog over that has 600 some posts if there isn't pagination. Go go go... get this done!!!!

  • Nathan Steele commented
    May 18, 2018 23:28

    Hey guys, this is awesome! That said, I'm giving you fair warning. If you push out e-commerce before you push out pagination, making everyone not only have to manually paginate their blogs but then also their e-commerce, I'm going to have a fit and I'm going to to do it across the web while crying and laughing at the same time due to the frustration of it.

    Best,

    Nathan

  • Alex Cheng commented
    May 21, 2018 19:59

    Yes, thought this was already part of it. With the new Wordpress 5.0 (visual builder), Webflow needs to have a lot of new capabilities to remain competitive.

  • Windward Studios commented
    May 29, 2018 20:50

    I'm very curios to know if "infinite scroll" is part of the pagination spec?? Anyone know and care to comment?

  • Kevin Baum commented
    June 7, 2018 03:43

    Can't see how eCommerce will work with out this feature. It is a rare situation where you you don't have clients with products that need to be displayed in "pages" or groups. The answer could be display next "x" in same page rather than a traditional 1,2,3, next previous. There are major UX and performance issues that pagination has an important part to play. Pl Pl Pl ....

  • Steve L commented
    June 8, 2018 22:10

    How long are you guys out on this? Is Webflow growing their team? Why do features take so long? I've signed up a couple clients on Webflow and I got to say they are disappointed because the platform is limiting ... We need e-commerce & pagination to make our client happy .... Your making people give up on the platform because it impossible to run a online business with webflow 

  • Luke Dorny commented
    June 13, 2018 00:24

    Excellent, news, Webflow. It's the middle of 2018 now and are there any updates on this?