Search functionality

Easily add search functionality to a Webflow site.  Allow a Webflow user to add a search box and results page (with the option to style each), automatically index and make the site searchable.

  • Jason Zucchetto
  • Jan 11 2017
  • Shipped
  • Jan 9, 2018

    Admin Response

    01/09/18: Site search has now launched: check out the feature page to learn more.

    11/30/17: Site search is now in beta. Find out more in our release notes.

    Once you've experimented with search, leave us your feedback.

  • Brent Cartier commented
    January 18, 2017 01:33

    Adding pages to Algolia on save and having an "Add-able" Algolia instant search box, and an Algolia results "Collection" would be really nice.

  • Igor commented
    January 18, 2017 12:27

    The function I've always needed for 90% of my websites..

  • Sarah Knowlton commented
    January 18, 2017 22:01

    Please please please! NEED THIS!

  • Koen Spaansen commented
    January 21, 2017 12:41

    For the Webflow programmers: I did a little research on search options results. take a look at  this one! This kind of option would be great!

  • Koen Spaansen commented
    January 21, 2017 12:44

    Example: a simpeler one.

  • Koen Spaansen commented
    January 21, 2017 12:49

    Example: Collections search.

  • Hustle Everyday commented
    February 01, 2017 10:20

    Hopefully there are loads of capabilities including but not limited to autocomplete and live filtering.

  • Luca commented
    February 06, 2017 17:51

    I agree autocomplete would be great to have. Also, I'd expect the search to be semantic, and be able to prioritise results (for example, decide whether to include tags, or certain metadata). Thanks

  • Chris Costello commented
    February 08, 2017 19:10

    We need this ASAP!

  • Chris Costello commented
    February 08, 2017 19:11

    Is there a release date planned?

  • Sam Jones commented
    February 08, 2017 19:12

    I need this feature.

  • Anna Kelian commented
    February 17, 2017 06:57

    I have a proposition for search and filtering here:

  • Grobigger Creative Agency commented
    February 17, 2017 19:48

    This is amazing, if this goes into effect ill shit my pants.

  • Ply P commented
    February 21, 2017 10:01

    It's the basic. Weflow deserve it.

  • Aykut Gürkan commented
    February 26, 2017 09:54

    This would be great. And as elastic search it would be fantastic.

  • Zeb Anwar commented
    February 26, 2017 21:41

    More important now, given that google is shutting down GSS

  • Murray Heidebrecht commented
    March 20, 2017 16:03

    Happy to see this is planned. Any updates on the release of this vital feature?


  • Louis Morgner commented
    March 29, 2017 11:24

    I really need this function badly!

  • Anthony Esebag commented
    April 05, 2017 02:07

    Any update on this since January?

    Having the option (at least for the CMS) would seem normal given WF's new prices

  • Baseem Ahmad commented
    April 11, 2017 10:44

    I wish this functionality to be a live especially for designers who would like to do the website from A - Z.... as im struggling to find someone to help me to add custom code for search or do it for me and integrated in my website.... my case that i have a store directory for shopping center and the stores i do it in CMS.  

  • Baseem Ahmad commented
    April 11, 2017 11:10

    Webflow would be a rock if it has many solution for many cases and it will be the no. 1 .... as it is clean and challenging for designers to understand coding process... even if they look at lines of codes they can understand what is writing and know the terminologies of coding like Div... etc. I'm the one who is trying to convince the company to host all their websites in Webflow as we have 4 and there is a lot coming for our projects, as they all will be Centralized in one place and have full control on all.... but i have one issue with Search functionality as i don't want to have many payments from search functionality and webflow i need one place to pay for.. 

  • Joseph Maloney commented
    April 20, 2017 08:09

    For what it's worth, provides a free search offering that is fairly easy to integrate with webflow. Instant search and autocomplete included .

  • Glenn Eastland commented
    April 21, 2017 08:58

    Really important!

    Collection search priority with generic search secondary (but still important).

    Option to filter results by Single / Multi Reference(s)

  • Scott Van Zandt commented
    April 24, 2017 23:00

    Here is an example of Algolia integrated with Webflow.

  • Brandon Urich commented
    May 08, 2017 05:39

    Need this. Some type of search suggestions/ auto complete functionality should be a part of this. Elasticsearch may be a good solution for you to build this on.

  • Improve Webflow commented
    May 08, 2017 22:54

    Any updates on this, Webflow? Like, how is progress going thus far? Any setbacks? etc

  • Daniel commented
    May 09, 2017 15:46

    We would be grateful if Admin could provide an update on this.After all, it is the second most popular item in the entire Wish List and it has been four months since the last update.

  • Rainer Zeihm commented
    May 11, 2017 16:02

    Are there any updates on this Wish List item? Would love to hear an estimate on when a custom search functionality might come out. 

  • Darren Taylor commented
    May 23, 2017 13:44

    Any info when this feature is likely to drop?

  • Alliance Design commented
    June 08, 2017 20:23

    We all need this so badly. Any release date ahead ?

  • Josiah Kniep commented
    June 14, 2017 17:08

    Why do I have a feeling this is coming soon... :D

  • Mr Rose commented
    July 11, 2017 17:53

    Will search also include the ability to add filters to get more precise results for the user. A quick example is the search on this site -

  • Ben Parker commented
    July 12, 2017 20:58

    I really hope this is coming soon! Excited about this feature!

  • Ed Blunderfield commented
    July 20, 2017 05:53

    Very excited for this feature, guys! Thanks for the hard work, and cannot wait to try it out.

  • Carol Sheppard commented
    August 01, 2017 16:13

    Hi, Any update on when this might be released? I'm going to launch a new site in the next couple of months and Google Search is just a pain to implement so I really need this. Can you please tell me if the search will index dynamic pages as this is essential for me? Thanks!

  • William Wong commented
    October 09, 2017 09:00

    this is so dope!

  • Harald Vogl commented
    October 18, 2017 07:25

    Can't wait to see this. Have three further projects, where search is needed, in pipeline.

    Was hoping for September ... is there any news?

  • Ivan commented
    October 19, 2017 16:06

    Please provide any update, this is really show stopper for considering  web flow as serious CMS platform.

  • James Stanbridge commented
    October 27, 2017 02:54

    I also think it's time for an update from the time for this core-level functionality.


  • Jeremy Jensen commented
    November 02, 2017 00:46

    You guys are killing me here. So many opportunities fall through to the wayside because I can't use Webflow CMS to it's fully potential with a search and custom filter functionality. Wix Code just dropped and Webflow is now looking like last years iPhone. 

  • Charlie Bailey commented
    November 02, 2017 18:47

    Hey guys - I've built search into my site for free using Algolia. If you're desperate for a solution whilst this is in development then I've stuck together a quick guide here: 

  • Daniel Canup commented
    November 09, 2017 09:54

    Is this the next big release?

  • Kevin Hon commented
    November 12, 2017 03:12

    Any news on this function?

  • Toby MacLeod commented
    November 15, 2017 14:31

    Any update from the Webflow team on Search Functionality would be great. Even if it won't be ready for a while, keeping us Webflow users in the loop can help set expectations as we plan projects and debate which platforms to use. We've got a big opportunity to do a site redesign, but we need search (don't want to hack it together with 3rd party solutions). We won't be starting the project until Feb 2018 but we need to decide within the next couple weeks which platform we'll be using - WordPress or Webflow. Can any Webflow staff provide an update?

  • Jason Rose commented
    November 22, 2017 16:23

    Update - see this thread - “Search is in private beta with select customers now. We will be reaching out to Webflow Experts and more users to get feedback and test the product on a rolling basis”

  • Tom Rauscher commented
    November 25, 2017 18:24

    I’ve been reading all the forum posts and updates about this feature - but haven’t seen anyone commenting on how it would work with Pagination. Wouldn’t these two features go hand in hand?? I saw that pagination was mentioned in the 6/8 update. By how come one of these features is “In Development” and the other is still just “Planned”? How can you have search results without pagination?

  • Oliver Curting commented
    November 26, 2017 11:03

    My clients often request search functionality for their "About us"-page. When they have +20 employees it would be nice to find the right one by searching by name or title (collection data). Please make this available soon. It's almost been a year since the request was made :O)

    All the best.

  • Harald Vogl commented
    November 30, 2017 16:05

    Can't believe it. It's here.

    Sooo GREAT GREAT GREAT. LOVE Webflow more than ever.

  • Luke Dorny commented
    November 30, 2017 20:34


  • Norbert Weiss commented
    December 01, 2017 11:47

    Used it immediately. Works in general. But:

    Shows CMS data it shouldn't, since "exclude these pages from site search results" is checked on CMS collecation page template. However this is from a CMS collection that is no longer used and has been renamed afterwards. So I deleted all records, which should solve this wich next indexing.

    Search Results Thumbnails are not shown. CMS Example: on the template page a search image is set. An image is placed in the search results utilities page and set to using "search image" as source. The image got a grey background and a border in HTML so it should be visible when even empty. Empty images are visible in page preview, but no images are shown when search is done on published site - as the image would be invisible.

  • Norbert Weiss commented
    December 01, 2017 11:54

    Excluding CMS data does not work although "Exclude these pages from site search results" has been set before the index was created.

    Or is the index always created using the settings of the site after publishing?

  • Phuong Nguyen commented
    December 02, 2017 04:32

    Great! I've been waiting for this for so long. Thank you, Webflow!

  • Andrew Maccoll commented
    January 08, 2018 22:31

    So good! Thanks guys this is wonderful news

  • L-P Baril commented
    January 09, 2018 17:50

    Almost a year after, it's finally here!! I'm so happy, it's a good take on Wordpress! Just integrated the search feature on a blog I build last year, so useful:

  • Vangelis trikoupis commented
    March 01, 2018 08:58

    How can we search for fields? For example have filters to help query from 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom places, cities etc

  • Emin Muzaffar commented
    11 Sep 07:44

    We need really this!!!!!