Nested Collection Lists, formerly called Dynamic List, have many applications, like multi-reference tags within a Collection Lists item or deeper linking/connections between CMS content.
Definitely needed! It's nice to be able to add multiple dynamic lists on the Template page, but what if I want to show referenced lists inside a dynamic list? Example: I show a list of EVENTS, and I have a referenced collection of SPEAKERS. I can't show the referenced SPEAKERS collection inside the EVENTS list. Just an example, but I needed this so many times already!
Yes please! We have had to curb a franchise system or two to be able to use Webflow and this would bring back all the functionality their older sites once had. 100% behind this please!
This has to happen now! How can it not be included when the price is what it is for the CMS hosting?
I see this requirement as an absolutely necessity, especially when you start looking at Multi-Reference items being used Collection entries.
Please. Do this.
This is a definitive must have. There are so many applications where you want to show a list of products/resources, and also show a list of attributes/tags for each one. Today it's just not possible.
Really need this, use-case is a user guide showing ways to use our platform. Similar to "ways to use Asana" https://asana.com/guide/examples where you have a department and then use-cases within the department which link to articles. I have the content structure all setup but can't get this wired up given this limitation.
Webflow is nearly unusable for me without these feature
Any update on this? I basically run into this every time I go to use the CMS...
I also find myself needing this over and over. Right now I am creating a page with a list of counties in Norway, and a list of "places" under each county. I have a "Counties" collection and a "Places" collection, referencing a County. RIght now I guess I have to add all the areas manually and then add an individual collection list under each heading. So each time the client wants to change/move/add a region, they will need me to assist. Also sucks if I want to add a field to the Places collection, and have to make the same change in 20 individual collections on the page. Nested collections would solve this!
Webflow please... Been gone for a year and this and another dealbreaking feature is still pending.
This really is pretty key; has anyone found a temporary workaround?
So needed!! We have multiple use-cases we've had to come up with hacks around and keep discovering more use-cases.
Definitely needed. I am building a prototype of new website for our company and lack of multiple references in nested lists is a big problem right now. Please! Do it! +3
Hurrah! Bringing blog article categories and tags back to the web.
I agree, I have needed this so many times and there is no workaround that gives you this ability.
Dealbreaker, please add!!
This really, really needs to happen. I created a website for a restraunt earlier today and while I was creating the menu I tried to have categories which rendered the items in that category. It didn't work. I had to hardcode each category. Terrible experience.
yes please !!! Nesting Collection Lists inside Collection Lists would simplify so many things !
Is this possible now?
I am creating an online archive of lesson plans for school teachers, where they can log on and download the appropriate lesson plan material. What I need to be able to do is nest lesson plans collection lists inside their appropriate Unit collection list and then those units need to be nested inside their appropriate volume collection list and finally, those volumes need to be nested inside their appropriate curriculum collection list.
Here! Here! Need this :)
Need it so much!
Do we have an update on this? I want to be able to list out a certain reference field and for each of those list out another collection that belongs to that "reference" but it just isn't possible automatically without this feature!
BUMP up please.
I'm happy this is planned. It's probably the biggest hurdle I run into on a day-to-day basis working in Webflow.
Here Is the use case I want to achieve with this feature:
So first of all, it’s a web offers website. Here is the structure:
So it’s all about filtering! all offers are in a collection list with multi-reference lists for areas and cities etc. But actually we’re not able to filter that far.
This is definitely needed!
This is very important.
I have a venue card , and i want to reference another collection list called categories inside this venue collection list, but is impossible. we need this ASAP. if there is someone out there that knows how to deal with this issue, PLEASE HELP!.
This would make things SO much easier. The headache of a workaround I have to currently deal with would be eliminated if this feature existed.
Please do it fast...
BUMP... +1... LIKE... Sigh.
Seriously love the feature set of Webflow, but this is a huge bottleneck that has consistently limited the commercial viability of the platform for YEARS now. Has it been years? Yeah, pretty sure it has.
If there was a way to pre-empt ecommerce or any other initiative with this "Nested Collection" feature, I would cry happy tears. Then I could bottle them, give them to my clients for Christmas presents and apologize for all the time that I couldn't provide this BASIC website functionality. Magically, they would forgive me wholeheartedly for this silly shortcoming after drinking my liquid sadness and frustration.
I desperately want to know more about the status of this beyond "Planning"... When?! AMIRIGHT?!!!
Yes, definitely needed asap!
Would love this.
I was about to post a wishlist item for this.
Allow a Collection List to be filtered based on the value of another Collection list.
For example - In Collection List A, I set my heading to pull the Title field of the Category collection. Collection List B is nested in side a Div in Collection list A. I set my filter to show the Collection Item who's Category matches the dynamic value of the heading from Collection List A.
Please include this soon. Much needed! Thank you :)
Very important feature that will solve a lot of problems and frustrations.
me too - definitely needed asap!
I also would like this.
P.S. Your update notes on some of these items are helpful. Any chance of adding a note to those popular items that currently don't have one?
I just found out that it is not yet possible and I was incredulous. It is a necessary feature or this is not a real CMS.
How about if I say "Pretty please?" 🙃
This absolutely needs to happen! PLEASE WEBFLOW TEAM!!!
This is a must for most blogs and many ecommerce sites. Please make this happen in 2019 please <3
Next! I am am build 2 stores because I know you nail this in Q1. Thanks
This is a feature that webflow desperately needs to add, it is the #1 problem i encounter when building our customers websites.
We need this! +3
I'm very happy to see this in planning. In case anyone needs an urgent solution that will work immediately, I have a slick approach that solves this problem in one-to-many reference situations.
C'mon! Desperately need this on many projects :)
Get this done, Waldo! :)
+1 Definitely a must! And wondering why this is "in planning" since 2 years...
nice one Michael Wells
wow, I getting more and more disappointed by webflow - these essential things missing makes us go back to a custom solution :( I never thought that something like that will be missing - what is the benefit of a cms if you can't even nest a collection
Please add this feature...
Please do this :)
Just an example of why this is so important, especially now with Webflow Ecommerce, I'm trying to create a list of story categories, and sub categories, I have figured out a really tedious way of doing with with CMS and then found out that there is a limit of 20 CMS items per page... so then had to revert to an even more tedious version, adding all store categories and secondary categories manually.... Attached is an example of how far I've got, it's just going to get bigger, and an example of a much larger example. Please implement soon!
Is this feature coming? :( It seems pretty needed.For example, how can you add a multi-select (i.e,. currently using multi-reference) on a collection list?
please add @webflow!!
im literally going to have to switch to another platform if i cant nest collections
Could we please get an admin response to this question guys. I would assume a completely different development team is working on this particular feature. I would love to hear how the process in going. This is becoming more and more of a hinderance all the time. Thanks guys.
Definitely a must have
This feature not being available has meant I have had to turn away three separate clients (value $3000+) and I need this ASAP!
Super important! then we can make products filter based on more than one reference at the same time:
I'm making nasty workaround for this missing feature in most projects I do on Webflow. Everything from showing tags on blog posts to being able to filter lists dynamically using JS and the list goes on.
This is such a headache so I really hope you guys can prioritise it. Even a lightweight start like being able to write the multiple references out in a single text field would be better that nothing.
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Found a decent work around using multiple single referenced items and conditional visibility. Each referenced item becomes a pseudo "list item" depending on how you design it - this covers about 90% of my "deal breaker" use cases. Not the most ideal and requires some manual effort, but it gets certain jobs done in the meantime.
I have a feeling a lot of what's going on with visibility based on single reference items is part of the foundation of a full blown nested list solution.
Can't wait, so needed
Super Needed! Can't even make a basic blog archive without it.
This is going to be amazing when they inevitably build out the functionality.
This is a must
Any ETA for this?
Can't vote on this (I've run out of votes), but it is definitely needed. I literally can't use webflow for this client because of this.
So much angst here! Long time support/user/fan of Webflow, but man, the WAIT for this one is KILLING ME.
History Lesson Time:
I begged almost exactly a year ago for it after lurking for years and tried to lobby a response: (https://forum.webflow.com/t/community-campaign-for-feature-advancement-tags-nested-references/66938) This post actually had decent engagement from Users and Staff... but to no avail.
But the issue has been brought up extensively since 2015! (https://forum.webflow.com/t/nested-dynamic-lists/19358)
And still we wait...
CAN WE JUST GET THIS SUPER-BASIC NEED FULFILLED?
You can even nest a collection in a collection on a standard page with wix using a repeater!
Yep.. I'm a traditional developer, just thought I'd test out this new gimmicky 'Webflow' webapp I keep getting in my FB feed. One of the first things I tried to do was what you call a 'nested collection'. Webflow couldn't even do that. This is why serious developers and coders don't use basic tools like this. Lucky for me as I will remain employed for as long time yet :)
PLEASE. PLEASE, Webflow. PLEASE.
Really need this!
Please yes much needed
OMG - why is this NOT working, yet? I can't believe such default behavior is not there.
We need this so bad! In almost all the projects I do. Like listing tags in a list of blog posts. Or right now, listing "skills" etc in a list of designers, that I need to be able to filter that list. Please prioritize!
I would totally vote this if I had any votes left.
That's a major feature that'd help so much with SEO and more complex websites.
Having deeper level navigations, such as site.com/category/sub-category/type/product would be soooo helpful!
In fact, I need it right now for a project, and I don't know how I'm going to set this up :(
Any news on this feature?
At least we should have a 'tag' field...
I'm halfway done with building my recipe site using webflow and this is such a huge limitation :( If I had known I wouldn't be able to put tags on my blog post thumbnails, I may have used another service. Hope this comes to fruition soon!
Hey. I'm new to webflow and have found it relatively easy to build up most of the site once I got the hang of the UI, nice work!
Then I arrived at the photo gallery page and assumed it would be quite easy to do but its been painful trying to work it out how to set it up with dynamic imagery and filtering. This is badly needed for the filtering of multi image fields and probably a tonne of other 'filter' design ideas too. I've gave it 3 votes but it looks like people have been asking for this for years :-(
need this ASAP!!!
webflow please give us an update on this! It's been in planning for over a year now??
This is really annoying, as it's a really basic feature that we encounter everywhere in real job. More than two years and a half (regarding first votes here) to (not) provide it make me ask myself : Why ?
Big! Needed on first day switching to webflow. Basic.
Is there any update on this?
It is too important to ignore!
still nothing? :(
It's about to celebrate its 3rd anniversary. I think we should celebrate.
This will be a game changer
This is crucial for events!
Any update on this?
This feature is almost more important to me than user accounts in CMS. As soon as you build a site with Collection Pages, a dynamic navbar is a necessity. Without nested categories, a navbar quickly bloats with clones of collections, still requiring manual manipulation of parent categories as designed.
This problem is then compounded by the 20 collection per page limit rule. I am currently working on a project with a collection focused navbar that needs it's own mobile version, but can't because of collection limit.
Almost ready to scrap it and list the 50 links out by hand :/
Are you guys kidding with no updates here? I'm shocked this basic need isn't available.
YES this is so important!
I need to have a multiple navigation website that uses tabs inside of tab panes but also need to make a collections list for each tab menu and what is in the tab pane itself. So many categories that I have to now put in manually 😩🙏🏼
This is needed so much for more complex and some, what seems simple things.
Pretty confident I can pull this off myself with the CMS API, but it's a bummer that I can't show a list of the tags associated with a blog post on my blog's list view.
Would definitely make my life easier!
1, 555 people have upvoted this guys since Jan. 13, 2017.
I mean come-on guys this is a little ridiculous. You are so focussed on ecommerce things that this "MUCH NEEDED" functionality is forgotten.
NEWS FLASH...IT IS NEEDED, and will also improve Ecommerce. End Of!
3 years later... How long does it take?
We have big name clients that we want to bring on to Webflow, but this is the one thing stopping us.
Needed in many places. I.e a product may have "properties" as material connected using a multi link field. It may also have i.e a multi image field (that needs to use a nested collection list)
This would be wonderful for multiple authors or tags...
Man, this is depressing. I know it's a complex problem, but it's one of the most upvoted items on this list and it's three years old now.
I got super excited about a project a few weeks ago, finished the entire design and built a database of content, only to hit this specific roadblock 5 minutes into building in Webflow.
I used to be a Webflow evangelist but things like this have worn me down into just a user.
That is true for me as well.
It truly is a shame. They are too big for their customers now it seems.
Wtf they doing with this MANDATORY feature ?
This is very basic blog option, can't believe it doesn't work, and I thought it was me.
The more I use Webflow, the more I end up scouring the forums and wishlist for what should be basic functionality, and finding it's been 'in planning' for 3 years. Quickly losing confidence in Webflow priorities... we need a stronger CMS or the visual flexibility and design power is in service of what? Design renders the content.. Web is content first, this has been known for ages now.
This should be ready... the price for the hosting plans is absurd for it not to have this option.
When is this going to work?
Com'on Webflow, why is this taking you guys way too long ???
Webflow has been a pleasure to work with but I'm a bit surprised this feature doesn't exist, given the support for relationships. I'll echo some of the other comments that this does seem like baseline functionality for the CMS. Understandably, you're gunning for Shopify but this also seems so necessary for e-commerce.
My use case: I have a Categories template page. In the Category collection list, I'd like to render the name of the category and the first 3 blog posts belonging to the category.
Any chance we can get an admin update here?
Just picked up a new website today that needs this. No idea what I'm going to do now :(
This option is definitely needed as well. Multiple dynamic lists are necessary for us to be added on the template page.
Definitely an expected feature of any CMS.
Can be mitigated with small amounts of dynamic sub-items by using filtering, but that is the equivalent of hard-coding. There should be a way to drive this dynamically.
This really would be huge... It would allow CMS collections to have a hierarchy set (see picture example)
It is absurd this hasn't been done yet. Lacking this ability seriously limits such an otherwise incredible tool.
This is getting ridiculous. Come on already...
3 years down the road and nothing has been done!!! Please add this feature soon. Many people are not requesting it, but it opens up so many doors for many of our clients.
I would need this for example to list features by categories (category being a reference collection field in the feature collection)
Would be great to see some movement on this feature, 3 years and counting! This a standard cms feature and its absence is proving to be a dealbreaker! loosing confidence in Webflow as a comprehensive CMS solution...
I'm out of votes, but I'm running into this issue as well.
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