Nested Collection Lists

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. 

  • Waldo Broodryk
  • Jan 13 2017
  • Shipped
  • Apr 21, 2020

    Admin response

    Good news! We've officially launched the ability to nest a 'child' collection into a 'parent' collection in your designs. Read all about it →

  • Dane Crozier commented
    20 Oct, 2022 07:44pm

    I'd like to add one more voice of frustration to the 5-item limit for nested collections. Please, please, please increase this limit significantly. The feature works absolutely beautifully up to 5 items...let's get up to, say...50? I know this can't be done overnight, but man that would be great to wake up tomorrow with this feature increased to 30-50 items or beyond.


  • Jonathon Rossi commented
    13 Sep, 2022 10:13am

    Still a five referernce limit and still annoying the hell out of all your customers!! Webflow is seriously a love hate relationship and there's a lot of hate for this five reference limit, unlesss of course I pay over double the site plan fees just to get my project to work.

    Me to my client,

    "oh btw , I didn't realise the project wouldn't work on the hosting price I quoted to you so that's gonna have to increase by 150%, yeah a few hundred bucks, yeah sorry, happens to me all the time with Webflow, I should know better by now!"


    "Go and get ........ it's going up 150%, we'll be paying what you quoted us"



  • Alan Alston commented
    4 Jun, 2022 01:06pm

    Being limited to 5 reference fields on a paid plan (CMS plan) as well as 2x seats in my Workspace bugs the hell out of me. I've dropped more than $500 and I can't add a 6th reference field into my database? The same limit as the free plan? With a free seat? I mean, c',mon! It's 2022; I need at least 6 reference fields to make my project work..

  • DART 301 commented
    3 May, 2022 08:25am

    please my website needs at least 20. Even worse, only 1 nested collection on every page. its so problematic for my project

  • Christian Spittle commented
    9 Feb, 2021 11:24pm

    Please sort the 5 limit out. We really don't need to be scrabbling around for code to do this... make it an even number at least. Has anyone used it at your end... I'd love to know what for with that limit on... genuinely! I think we must be all missing the point of it. It won't slow system down to change... because everyone will be using custom code to get around it anyway.

  • Andras Schaffer commented
    9 Feb, 2021 12:05pm

    5-10 limit is just not useful for many applications. Not sure what the status is but I am eagerly waiting.

  • TLG Creative commented
    1 Feb, 2021 01:06am


  • HYPE Studio commented
    29 Jan, 2021 04:33am

    Great news...
    BUT the 5 items limitation is making it almost useless, not future proof as well !
    Let's vote for change here:

  • Jimmy commented
    14 Nov, 2020 06:42pm

    3 years, no progress or updates from Webflow. Typical.

  • Jimmy commented
    14 Nov, 2020 06:41pm

    need more like 25 items. should be 100. the limit makes the feature useless. very frsutrating.

  • George Pappageorge commented
    12 Nov, 2020 08:30pm

    The 5 item limit is nonsensical and renders the nested collections practically useless for most of my clients' projects. Please remove this limit...

    Couldn't have said it better.

  • MVT commented
    30 Oct, 2020 02:25pm

    The 5 item limit is nonsensical and renders the nested collections practically useless for most of my clients' projects. Please remove this limit...

  • Ana Villarama commented
    15 Oct, 2020 03:49pm

    Adding in another voice. Please remove the 5-item limit!

  • Reinko commented
    13 Oct, 2020 11:50am

    I also need more than 5 items!

  • Jonathan Beltrán commented
    29 May, 2020 05:54pm

    Thanks! but at least a 10 item limit would be better... A 5-item limit really doesn't solve much usage cases...

  • Giles Holland commented
    19 May, 2020 05:52am

    The 5-item limit makes it useless in about half the cases out there. Still waiting for this to be really implemented.

  • Jake Diaz commented
    12 May, 2020 12:27am


  • Adam Graff commented
    4 May, 2020 04:07pm

    Please, please, please remove the 5 item limit on nested CMSs. Just 5 tags it really hard to manage.

  • Malthe Risager commented
    29 Apr, 2020 08:58am

    Thank you! I have been waiting very long for this. But I can't use it because there is a limit, and you made it so you can only have 1 nested collection list per page.

    Would also be great if it was possible to make deeper linking. So you could use data from a cms reference's cms reference. I have a long list of products, where I as of right now need to link it twice.

  • Shahar Or commented
    28 Apr, 2020 03:02pm
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