Hi all - as the first in series of planned improvements to the asset manager, we've just added a new wide view option that lets you browse and search for assets more easily. Keep an eye out for more improvements on this front soon!
Follow up on what Yuan is saying. Lets sort them after whats in use on the website. Bulk delete everything that is not in use of images or files that are linked to.
Folders would be definitely a grat help in large static websites. +1
This is a merged feature request from January 2017, so it's much older than December 2017. Please please please implement a better asset manager soon! The asset panel is one of the worst aspects of Webflow currently (and those are very few and far between!).
2/9/18 Update: This is very good news. I appreciate that you prioritize updates that let us expand our business and work with more clients. Thank you for the updated as well :)
I am glad the Multi-language feature is a priority for you, we Europeans almost always need to provide our clients with a website in English plus the local language. However, batch deleting assets is a huge pain right now, any chance that we might see this soonish or is there currently any workaround?
What we need are more supported file formats for download but at least *.zip and the possibility for EDITOR users to upload files for download at static pages and dynamic pages at the link settings.
Very much needed!
Currently dealing with a site with around 400 images and it's a real pain. Folders and bulk delete are must-haves. Please do this. (Now you've finished ecommerce!)
I hope improved asset management is not held back to push people into using CMS features which then prevents the export of the website!
I need support for special characters (non-English languages) and better handling of assets, for example: filename, display name, alt-TAG, title-TAG support?
Imagine not having folders on your computer. How crazy would that be!? No other feature makes sense if you can't organize your assets. This is fundamental.
This would possibly be at the top of my most wanted features. Being able to quickly sort through and organise / manage assets, would be a major boost to my personal workflow.
Yuan Yuan has a great idea.. Removing all unused assets would be killer!
Another huge upvote for this from me! I can't add any additional suggestions to what others have said already, but I agree with all points mentioned here. As someone whose sites are pretty much entirely made of gazillions of photos, pretty please, I'd love to see this become a priority! Thank you!
Damn, I'm out of votes +2. Thanks for the updates on this Webflow!
Please, please do this now! It's so much more important to the average designer than multi-language and pagination...
In Backlog. Lol. A request for better ASSET MANAGEMENT in a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM..... is backlogged. In favor of .. multi-language support. You should see the look on mah face right now. And looking at the "merged" ideas....... it hurts.
Creating workarounds for basic, yet absent CMS functions is maddening. Ive been working with a client for around 8 months, building their corporate site, and I deeply regret using webflow.
Backlog? What the heck, guys. I was just getting back into Webflow and considering recommending it again to my clients. But, if we still can not delete and organize images, and use existing assets in collection records, then I can't sell this for anything but the most basic sites. Gah.
ugghhh...came to the wishlist specifically to see what the status of this was currently....and to my surprise it is backlogged. for the life of me i don't understand why this would not be a priority. it would be great if the webflow team picked this back up and started working on it.
also i would think better asset management would go hand in hand with adding e-commerce functionality which is in development. e-commerce sites rely heavily on images and being able to sort, organize and perform bulk actions on them will be really important.
Please, please do this! This is so much more popular with your customers than multi-language and pagination...
May i offer these suggestions on top of what's been listed and merged into this wish:
Remove unused assets would be fab ! Or multiple delete from the Asset Manager - great product though - Love Webflow!!
Putting all assets into one folder is not a good idea. I can't find some graphics because of all the images and other content. The ability to remove and put images into specific folders would help with the number of assets I have imported.
Client website are ranking for the keyword webflow thanks to the the media urls. Crazy days🤪
Seeing all unused asset and possibility of bulk deleting them is a must.
Also, ability to see where an asset is used
My website has hundreds of unused images and I have to delete them one by one and I'm not even sure of the ones to delete. This makes the editor very slow and causes it to sometimes crash. I think that as you move towards ecommerce, you'll have to make the editor more robust and focus on this feature.
Adding directories and detailed view would be very useful!
And identifying which assets are used and where would be also very useful!
ability to delete several images at once in asset manager. the two-step process limited to only one delete at a time, slows down my workflow so much... seems like a simple fix?
How is this not a feature?
Really need this feature :D
All I want is just folder. Please...
Please add folders for organization.
It would also be nice to have the option for the assets urls to sit on the custom domain.
need an easy way to identify the images that are used ve the one that are not. and on which page they are.
My site uses many images. Trying to work with them in the asset manager is a PAIN. If I could at least put them in folders based on my criteria - that would be very helpful. You have done it with the Pages manager, please do this in the asset manager.
It's been almost a year from the response. What sprint are you on? Come on guys.
Please implement this in conjunction with WEBFLOW-I-1100
Can Uploading actual files & script files to the Root Directory of a website be added to this Asset Management overhaul?? I think that it would be a game-changer for what's capable with Webflow.
This has been a major headache. Especially because there isn't a dedicated assets page where we can navigate all assets in full view.
Top feature hierarchy I'd like to see:
Hi, we really need these features:
Admin, please give us an update on this.
So much needed! Right now managing assets is a real pain.
Last update is over a year ago.. Any updates?
most needed indeed :)
Not much to add to what's been already rightfully said.
We definitely need this, can we get an update on this please?
Please tell us that this feature isn't actually on the backlog still and that it's been being worked on :) We need a better solution here. Pretty please webflow :) Are there any updates to this that you will share?
This forces me not to use Webflow essentially.
I would say this is by far and away the worst thing about Webflow. I literally avoid using Webflow because of their asset manager. Honestly it is hard to believe it's survived this long without basic asset management. Any site without stock photography is basically pointless to start because of this. Go to Duda and just copy what they do at the very very least and do it sooner than these other pointless upgrades.
Guys we really need batch-delete. I'm going crazy deleting 300 images on a portfolio site one by one.
Please add to this: Importing data and using API we should be able to link to reference or multi-reference. Like this idea: https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-937
This is huge if Webflow is to be taken seriously for E-commerce/web apps
Please add Title Tags.
Not being able to host static files on our primary host is one of the only downsides of Webflow for us right now.
Guys, you've got a dedicated user community who really love what you do, but this needs to be fixed as soon as possible. It is nearly impossible to build a large functioning website (especially ecommerce) without a much improved Asset Manager panel or window. It has been over 16 months since your last update stating that this isn't being prioritized. Please, recognize what your users are telling you, and jump on this with a sprint (or two or three) immediately.
Amen! Who wants to hassle deleting hundreds of assets individually one at a time? Nuts!
This is important and would best be moved from backlog to the product roadmap before the end of the year.
Seems like this meets the vote count threshold, no?
I start new sites by duplicating previous sites that have 1000+ images that I then have to go back in and remove one at a time. Takes forever!!
I’m sure there is a comment in here somewhere about it. But we often have clients wonder why there is no way to access existing uploads when changing content in the editor. They have to upload images from their computer.
Been over a year since the last update, anything new on this?
This asset manager is a real killer. I've got one tourist based client that has 50 odd lightboxes throughout their site each with at least 25 images in. 1250 images and no folders or bulk actions, not to mention having to put each image into the lightbox one at a time. Come on, this has got to be sorted.
I can not believe that it's been years, and we still do not have news about it ... they're prioritizing big things but forgetting the basics, what's the point of having big things that we're not going to use all the time if we do not have the basics we use all day?
Please DO THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, every single project I have to work with using webflow is embarrassingly unoptimized assets-wise when engineers and such analyze the performance of the website.
This issue can singlehandedly drawback the performance and overall size of all websites created with webflow.
Is it possible to add a search in asset manager ?
Any update on this feature?
What about the (ability of) having image folders (within the asset management) to organize and group photos normally…?
Shut we check in again in 2023… :))) ???
Please do this. I can't stand how unorganized all my assets are.
The admin response is more than a year old.
Please give us a new update about the expectations for this feature. The bad asset manager is major obstacle for my company to continue with Webflow.
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Yay! Doing cartwheels to have this functionality added! Thanks, Webflow!
Fantastic news, huge thanks for completing this new feature. Ensures Webflow will not lose the momentum against Wordpress and Squarespace and other CMS platforms.
I appreciate adding the search feature, but I sincerely hope that that doesn't slow down progress on a full overhaul of the Asset Manager, incorporating the many other changes/improvements that are needed and that the user base have already highlighted below.
When will finally come multiselect and multidelete medias in the asset manager...
Glad to hear about the search bar, this will help. Looking forward to further improvements though.
Also Admin: The link posted (“today we've...") did not work.
I cry myself to sleep every night I can't delete all unused assets in Webflow.
Whatever transpires needs to be consistent across the Designer and the Editor.
Oh, God. This is the absolute worst file manager on ANY web app I've ever used.
It's a...list. That's it. No folders, no renaming, and you cannot select more than one image? Is this a joke? Did you accidentally ship one of your VC prototypes?
Terminal and the Windows Command Prompt have better file management. Webflow, this is a stain on your brand. Get your priorities straight. If Webflow can only ship "search' after 18 months, Webflow needs to ask, who is Webflow's target audience? One-page landing page designers? If it's anything more, it's numbingly out-of-touch to thrust this should've-never-left-the-drawing-board trash can onto your customers.On September 2019, Asset Manager remains a trash can of files. Hope you can find the one SVG you need out of the hundreds of images you're using. This glaring, even disrespectful oversight, utterly handicaps the enormous power of CMS. Just....very off-brand.How...have you shipped anything else while leaving Asset Manager like this?For shame, Webflow. Be better.
The fact you can't replace images in the Asset manager is an absolute joke. Please can you finally do this work? It's a huge time waster and means now it will take me hours to replace images on my site for optimisation.
All I need is being able to bulk DELETE photos. Literally just a "check all" button -> Delete. I LOATHE duplicating a project and going through one by one to delete each image and uploading the new ones.
Not to mention that to currently delete 1 asset it takes 3 very precise clicks. Clicking hundreds of times to delete media from a website is absolutely nonsense, Webflow.
I am a newbie to the wonderful world of Webflow, completely smitten with it EXCEPT I cannot BELIEVE that the ability to organize assets into folders has not been implemented. Not a deal-breaker, but jeez guys, hook a brotha up here...
PLEASE PLEASE ALLOW BULK DELETING. I have school website that has over a thousand images that get updated every week and I have to individully delete every image that's not being used. I can't keep up... PLEASE PLEASE HEAR US..
Remove unused assets pls
pleease add multiple delete feature.. it's truly frustrating having to delete 300 images one by one. nice website tho
Surprised this isn't a thing yet. Especially for photo and graphic heavy sites, the current asset manager is the evil ugly demon lurking in the all to often visited corner of webflow.
Please add folders for Assets, as others have said, cannot believe this is not available in Webflow
It would be great to have:
- folders to organize assets- being able to remove all unused assets- upload different kinds of files
Really need bulk delete guys! Especially when starting from a template.
A nice feature would be to see where images are used. so we can easily delete.
I recall the debate with WordPress and understand databases are complicated though!
Really really really need bulk delete assets.
"Replace every instance of an asset throughout the project by replacing it in the Asset Manager" OMG years later and I can't believe this is still not implemented. Or, am I missing something? I can't believe I can't just upload a new file of the same name, and see it updated in my project. No offense, but pretty sure I could ftp images to my "image" directory in 1997 and this would work. Please, prioritize this one! Please! Cheers!
@Paul Seymour so true!
Yes, replacement of files in asset manager would be very helpful! Should probably merge this idea to the Better Asset Management: https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-1310
OK, sorry to gripe again, but I have to. Until folders are implemented in the asset manager, I think the CMS should be free. There, I said it. I'm just trying to create a number basic sliders for my portfolio website. With folders, I could simply drop in the images I want, and bam... easy to find, I'm basically done and can move on to the next one.
The way things are implemented now, it's a mess. My only recourse is to learn how to rename lots of files I have using regex or something and that's costing me hours, and still not done. Maybe, sure, you can say that's best practice anyway, but sadly life demands I get this done ASAP so I can get a new job and also maybe have a life. It's just mind-boggling that the folder concept, something that seems to have existed since 1958, is still an afterthought years after Webflow has launched.
The replace every instance feature is an absolute must. Not sure I'll be able to build another site without having that feature available. I didn't even think to check if this would be available, until I tried to do it and realized it isn't a feature... On another note, thanks for updating us with the search feature recently. Every bit counts, but not having a replace function is going to eat up an unnecessary amount of time for me today. :(
Surely the 'Ability to add images to the CMS from the Asset Manager' should be merged in with this wishlist?
It seems backwards that it's not all interlinked.
I would love to see some smart metadata integration with this. Especially for photography sites, it would be great to upload photos to a collection in bulk and have the IPTC and XMP image metadata be included in the import. Either map them to cms fields in the collection or allow us to access the embedded metadata for use in our designs.
This would really streamline adding many photos to a collection at once and be able to do even more with our designs.
Over two years of comments and nothing...... the fact that these basic features are missing is a deal-breaker for me. For an app that gets so much right, I cannot believe how bad the asset panel sucks
I love how I can add folder names to assets in Sketch and then auto-export them into organized folders and then upload them into the chaotic free-for-all that is the Webflow Asset Manager. Seriously guys, you've built a great product. It would be even greater if you fix the worst part of the UI.
Just getting started with Webflow after switching from Wix. So far it has been very impressive, but the fact that there aren't folders for asset management makes me wonder how many other basic features like this are missing. +3
please don't forget about Remove all unused assets option!
it will save you a ton amazon cloud space ;)
Hallelujah! So good to see this move to development.
Love this FiiinnnaallY! :)
Love that you're making progress here. Excited to see bulk actions. Keep up the great work!
Better Asset Management has changed status to: In development 🙌🏼🔥
Let's go! Can't wait for bulk delete!!
Woo-hoo! Exciting news, let's go! 🙌🔥
Yes, yes, yes! So glad to hear it. I understand building a company and this is always the challenge - which segment to develop first? This had to wait a little while, no doubt, but I do think it's time to place the Assets in "It's Own Panel". It holds a lot of weight during every project, I think building it outside of the current panel would be "Smart".
Place it along the bottom left side, with those other buttons; which I hardly ever use anyway. That bottom left side has a ton of possibility for individual applications, that don't necessarily need to work as part of a panel. Just a suggestion to throw in the pot :-)
YESSSSS! We love you webflow. thanks for constantly growing and improving :)
In the meantime, a couple "low-hanging fruit" I'd like to suggest that would be extremely helpful:
1) Enable export of assets via "Code Export" – I have a hosted plan, and surpirsed this isn't enabled. But, at the very least if I could export my assets only (not code, CSS, etc), I can sort, organize and optomize them all on my own local machine. Now, I can't even do that. I assume this is "flipping a switch" as it's already there, you've just chosen to disable it based on the plan flag. Please, enable it for everyone till the above improvements are done.
2) In the sort popup, can you please put "Sort by File Size"? Again, that data is "visible" to the platform; I'd imagine you can even have that code done by the front end devs.
Please? Pretty please, with a cherry on top? These should be there already, as the Asset Manager as been missing much love and attention, and is really a basic function that should be optimal in function at this stage. You guys really have the eye-popping wow features "done" at the moment; go back to concentrating on the everyday user needs. Love Webflow most the time, but just want to love it even more all the time :-)
Clean up (Remove assets that are not used in the site) is the most important missing feature. And it’s reasonably simple to implement!
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