Enable name change for layers and items in the navigation bar

This'll enable us to better manage the layers and know which item is which...

  • Tal Pistol
  • Jun 6 2018
  • Peter Freed commented
    14 Apr 01:13pm

    I too would like to be able to do this. Bricks in Wordpress allows this, for example, and Bricks is essentially a copycat of webflow.

  • Amir Zelcer commented
    15 Mar, 2023 10:17am

    Also, provide a way to batch-change classes names with find/replace

  • Richuack commented
    11 Oct, 2021 03:45pm

    The Webflow Team comment on: "You can name your styles & classes accordingly to name your elements" is not a good solution, precisely for the the reasons that Dave Foy clearly explained.

  • Dave Foy commented
    11 Oct, 2021 09:27am

    Using class names to label sections in the navigator is NOT an acceptable solution here.

    For consistency and easy maintainabity, I always give my 'section' elements a base class of 'section'. That way I can update that class in one place and update all 'section' elements across the site. Plus, I can create various combo classes (e.g. Section Section-Small) and maintain those globally too.

    If I give each of my sections a class name for non-styling purposes (e.g. Section-Hero, Section-Testimonial, Section-CTA) then I lose a lot of easy maintenance and it's just generally bad practice for easily maintainable CSS.

    The ability to just 'label' section elements in the navigator would be a godsend, independent of the class name.

  • Adam Scipio commented
    16 Mar, 2021 08:15am

    The name in the navigation bar is the same than the class name.


  • Daniel Brian commented
    2 Oct, 2020 09:31pm

    @Nelson, I understand. I think it would just be nice to not have to add a new class to rename your elements in the navigation section of the platform. Kind of like photoshop layers. If there are thousands of elements or layers you want to be able to differ one section from another uniquely without adding more classes. A feature that isn't needed but would be sweet. Cheers!

  • Matias Fiori commented
    27 Nov, 2018 02:47am

    Hi Tal Pistol, I also think that it would be great if webflow allows to change class names within layers panel. Not sure why Nelson is not getting the point here (kind of defensive).

  • Christof Nagel commented
    29 Jul, 2018 01:37pm

    I see. The name in the navigation bar is the same than the class name. So I would need to have a seperate class for every element if I like them to have different names on the navigation abr, right?

  • Admin
    Webflow Team commented
    27 Jul, 2018 10:25pm

    You can name your styles & classes accordingly to name your elements.

    - Nelson, Customer Success Specialist

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