Search: Ability to define how results are sorted or arranged

Currently in Webflow, once search is implemented in a site and the relevant pages / collections are indexed, there's not really a clear way to sort search results in any clear way. For example, if you have a portfolio site with various projects, and also a blog, there's no way to sort posts from either CMS; instead, they're just listed in what appears to be a random order. It would be helpful to be able to sort these results by name (alphabetically), by date, or by where on the site it's located.

  • Joshua Jacobs
  • Apr 12 2018
  • Reviewed
  • Oussama Atlassi commented
    8 Feb, 2023 08:58am

    highly needed

  • April Kang commented
    29 Dec, 2022 12:08pm

    This is highly needed for blogs and search results.

  • Vincent Gravel commented
    18 Oct, 2021 08:27pm

    This is highly needed for Blogs. For example, sorting search results by an Articles CMS collection should be easy to do. Currently we need to find custom solutions, which is unideal and not available to those without a network of resourceful developers.

  • Matt Brodersen commented
    17 May, 2020 04:29pm

    We recently migrated our Wordpress blog to Webflow. We have hundreds of posts, roughly 800. It would be great to set a filter to sort by the most recent posts. Unfortunately at this time, older posts are showing for particular search terms.

  • Matthew Mcauliffe commented
    11 Nov, 2019 08:11am

    I have created a site recently that involved the import of a lot of data, we broke the process in to chunks, most important data being 2019 went in first followed but 2018 etc. This does not pose a problem on the site as all the pages that display the content work off the broadcast/publish date that we imported. However the search tool delivers results based on relevance and 'creation date'  - since we imported 2018 data after 2019 it effectively has a more recent creation date and therefore comes up first in search results - I'm faced with leaving it as it is, or deleting all the data out and importing it again which will take ages!

    i would like to 

    1) over ride the search tool displaying by 'creation date' and instead be able to specify which date filed to follow
    2) be able to import in to the creation date field - at the moment it seems to be un-editable. If i could have imported the broadcast date over the top of the creation date this issue would have been avoided.

  • Bryan Maniotakis commented
    2 Sep, 2019 09:48pm

    Agreed, I'm currently stuck unable to use search because the organization of the search page isn't easily understood.

  • Sato Ozawa commented
    14 Nov, 2018 06:42am

    It would be great if Webflow would add a future that lets us prioritise some collections and collection items from the others.

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