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
  • Planning
  • Rowan Hartsuiker commented
    January 17, 2017 20:51

    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!

  • Eddie LAVIOLETTE commented
    January 18, 2017 21:42

    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!

  • Malin Karlsson commented
    April 14, 2017 21:48

    This has to happen now! How can it not be included when the price is what it is for the CMS hosting?

  • Martin Clarke commented
    May 26, 2017 13:37

    I see this requirement as an absolutely necessity, especially when you start looking at Multi-Reference items being used Collection entries.

  • Jonas Klafstad commented
    September 04, 2017 13:20

    Please. Do this.

  • Erik Bleckhorns commented
    September 11, 2017 18:25

    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.

  • Casey Schorr commented
    September 14, 2017 22:09

    Really need this, use-case is a user guide showing ways to use our platform. Similar to "ways to use Asana" 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.

  • Luke Dorny commented
    September 19, 2017 01:50



  • Kelly Garvy Garvy commented
    October 13, 2017 14:05

    Webflow is nearly unusable for me without these feature

  • Drew Palko commented
    October 17, 2017 02:39

    Any update on this? I basically run into this every time I go to use the CMS...

  • Øyvind Østmo commented
    November 30, 2017 08:11

    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!

  • Jay Bussiere commented
    December 14, 2017 12:28

    Webflow please...  Been gone for a year and this and another dealbreaking feature is still pending. 

  • Matthew Bivins commented
    January 12, 2018 22:45

    This really is pretty key; has anyone found a temporary workaround?

  • Emily Burnett commented
    January 16, 2018 23:46

    So needed!! We have multiple use-cases we've had to come up with hacks around and keep discovering more use-cases. 

  • Jozef Benz commented
    January 29, 2018 18:39

    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

  • Luke Dorny commented
    February 13, 2018 21:40

    Hurrah! Bringing blog article categories and tags back to the web.

  • Andy Neale commented
    March 26, 2018 12:19

    I agree, I have needed this so many times and there is no workaround that gives you this ability.

  • Oskar Zaar commented
    March 27, 2018 15:23

    Dealbreaker, please add!!

  • Christian tucker commented
    April 04, 2018 22:07

    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. 

  • Anthony Salamin commented
    April 12, 2018 16:49

    yes please !!! Nesting Collection Lists inside Collection Lists would simplify so many things !

  • RUM THEATRE commented
    April 26, 2018 13:32

    Is this possible now?

  • Dave Seadon commented
    May 03, 2018 09:37

    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. 

  • Aaron Grieve commented
    May 08, 2018 12:17

    Here! Here! Need this :)

  • Marketing Reclame AQUI commented
    May 10, 2018 21:32

    Need it so much!

  • Andrew Rubio commented
    May 13, 2018 09:52

    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!

  • Jay Bussiere commented
    June 13, 2018 05:38

    BUMP up please.

  • Craig Keeling commented
    June 13, 2018 21:00

    I'm happy this is planned. It's probably the biggest hurdle I run into on a day-to-day basis working in Webflow.

  • Donald Savard commented
    June 19, 2018 19:07

    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:

    • Area page - All offers within this area (10+ areas)
    • Category page - All offers within this category AND area (200+ categories)
    • City page - All offers within this city (Cities are linked to an area) (100+ cities)
    • Category by city page - All offers within this city AND this category
    • Sub-category page - All offers within this city AND this category AND this sub-category

    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.

  • Frankie Gonzalez commented
    July 11, 2018 16:49

    This is definitely needed! 

  • Hannu Virta commented
    July 16, 2018 10:26

    This is very important.


  • Preo commented
    July 19, 2018 15:51

    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!.

  • Online Loans commented
    August 07, 2018 15:11

    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.

  • People Inc commented
    August 31, 2018 21:35

    Please do it fast...

  • Chris Carlston commented
    September 10, 2018 21:41

    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?!!!


  • Roberto Maddaloni commented
    September 22, 2018 14:55


  • Jan Holzapfel commented
    September 27, 2018 10:09

    Yes, definitely needed asap!

  • Tim Daff commented
    September 28, 2018 00:18

    Would love this.

  • Brandon Urich commented
    October 05, 2018 02:37

    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.

  • Bas Verhoeven commented
    October 11, 2018 09:37

    Yes please!

  • Thorvald Thorsnes commented
    October 11, 2018 12:51

    Please include this soon. Much needed! Thank you :) 

  • Brent Hegnauer commented
    October 19, 2018 18:26

    Very important feature that will solve a lot of problems and frustrations. 

  • Alexander Sonderegger commented
    October 22, 2018 12:37

    me too - definitely needed asap!

  • Moshe Morris commented
    October 22, 2018 13:21

    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?

  • Lucio Patone commented
    October 30, 2018 01:45

    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.

  • Nick Van Hee commented
    November 27, 2018 09:27

    Needed fast!

  • Mack Shirilla commented
    December 04, 2018 14:33

    How about if I say "Pretty please?" 🙃

  • Noah Raskin commented
    December 12, 2018 08:22

    This absolutely needs to happen! PLEASE WEBFLOW TEAM!!! 

  • Nichole Jones commented
    December 16, 2018 21:01

    This is a must for most blogs and many ecommerce sites. Please make this happen in 2019 please <3

  • Jordan Unseen commented
    December 18, 2018 15:11

    Yes Please!

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    January 13, 2019 06:44

    Next! I am am build 2 stores because I know you nail this in Q1. Thanks

  • Annette McLain commented
    January 13, 2019 22:09


  • Albin Lennstrand commented
    January 14, 2019 12:40

    This is a feature that webflow desperately needs to add, it is the #1 problem i encounter when building our customers websites.

  • Rohan Ganachari commented
    January 17, 2019 16:19

    We need this! +3 

  • Michael Wells commented
    January 27, 2019 09:51

    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.

    For example,

    • Venues and Events, where each Event references one and only one Venue, or
    • Products and Variants, where each Variant references one and only one Product.


  • Lucas Fabossi commented
    February 01, 2019 15:32


  • Stefan Nolte commented
    February 08, 2019 10:41

    C'mon! Desperately need this on many projects :)



  • Brock Schuler commented
    February 12, 2019 06:02

    Get this done, Waldo! :)

  • Andreas Barhainski commented
    February 21, 2019 13:26

    +1 Definitely a must! And wondering why this is "in planning" since 2 years...

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    March 08, 2019 08:27

    nice one Michael Wells 

  • Devbuddies commented
    March 11, 2019 17:39

    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

  • Jaider Verhoeven commented
    March 14, 2019 16:25

    Please add this feature...

  • Raul Jarquin commented
    March 18, 2019 20:18

    needed now

  • Jon Young commented
    March 21, 2019 18:50

    Please do this :) 

  • Adam Murray commented
    March 26, 2019 20:33

    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!

  • Salam Sejahtera commented
    April 23, 2019 22:51

    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?

  • Ch Daniel commented
    April 27, 2019 09:22

    please add @webflow!!

  • Malthe Risager commented
    May 01, 2019 07:58

    Need this!

  • Colby Maloy commented
    May 02, 2019 09:13

    im literally going to have to switch to another platform if i cant nest collections

  • Daniel Canup commented
    May 03, 2019 17:55

    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.

  • José Ernesto Rodríguez commented
    May 23, 2019 04:09


  • Jonathan Reiff commented
    May 23, 2019 22:45


  • Geoffrey Ingenbleek commented
    June 14, 2019 13:05

    Definitely a must have

  • Kai Lovel commented
    June 18, 2019 02:05

    This feature not being available has meant I have had to turn away three separate clients (value $3000+) and I need this ASAP!

  • Faissal Ramadan commented
    June 21, 2019 07:19

    Super important! then we can make products filter based on more than one reference at the same time:

  • Øyvind Østmo commented
    June 25, 2019 15:29

    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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  • Jason Green commented
    July 02, 2019 07:48

    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. 

  • Alexandra commented
    July 25, 2019 12:53

    Can't wait, so needed

  • Charles Petrey commented
    July 30, 2019 21:33

    Super Needed! Can't even make a basic blog archive without it. 

  • Bailey Simrell commented
    August 13, 2019 18:51

    This is going to be amazing when they inevitably build out the functionality.

  • Isak Hejnesen commented
    August 18, 2019 11:58

    This is a must

  • Abruptive Team commented
    August 19, 2019 09:41

    Any ETA for this?

  • Nathaniel Perales commented
    August 19, 2019 18:41

    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.

  • Chris Carlston commented
    August 20, 2019 21:16

    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: ( This post actually had decent engagement from Users and Staff... but to no avail. 

    But the issue has been brought up extensively since 2015! (

    And still we wait...


  • Hamish Maclean commented
    August 25, 2019 02:05

    You can even nest a collection in a collection on a standard page with  wix using a repeater! 

  • Craig Henry commented
    September 01, 2019 06:14

    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 :)

  • Christopher Erickson commented
    September 08, 2019 17:03


  • Sara Steinle commented
    September 20, 2019 17:57


  • Jon Vargas commented
    September 22, 2019 14:27


  • Hendrik Kraume commented
    September 26, 2019 19:12

    Really need this!

  • Vincent Lecrubier commented
    September 29, 2019 19:17

    Please yes much needed

  • Martin Doubravský commented
    October 02, 2019 17:27

    OMG - why is this NOT working, yet? I can't believe such default behavior is not there.

  • Øyvind Østmo commented
    October 03, 2019 02:13

    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!

  • Eryc da Silva commented
    October 04, 2019 17:45

    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 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 :( 

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    October 07, 2019 11:15

    Any news on this feature?

    At least we should have a 'tag' field...

  • Nichole Jones commented
    October 13, 2019 00:21

    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!

  • Mark Whitley commented
    October 14, 2019 21:31

    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 :-(

  • Jonathan Haynes commented
    October 15, 2019 14:37

    need this ASAP!!!

  • Jonathan Haynes commented
    October 15, 2019 14:54

    webflow please give us an update on this! It's been in planning for over a year now??

  • Jonathan Haynes commented
    October 15, 2019 14:54

    webflow please give us an update on this! It's been in planning for over a year now??

  • Gilles Coomans commented
    October 20, 2019 11:35


    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 ?

  • Jan Richter commented
    October 21, 2019 22:31

    Big! Needed on first day switching to webflow. Basic.

  • Les Gastons Film commented
    October 23, 2019 13:41


  • Gareth Harrey commented
    November 06, 2019 13:02

    Is there any update on this?

    It is too important to ignore!

  • Daniel Cline commented
    November 10, 2019 22:05


  • Josh Lopez commented
    November 15, 2019 06:08

    still nothing? :(

  • Ricardo Aum commented
    November 22, 2019 19:08

    It's about to celebrate its 3rd anniversary. I think we should celebrate.

  • Emanuel Skrobonja commented
    November 28, 2019 17:39

    This will be a game changer

  • Lane Bowman commented
    December 11, 2019 02:59

    This is crucial for events!

  • Anthony Chan commented
    December 15, 2019 09:08

    Any update on this?

  • commented
    December 28, 2019 01:19

    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 :/

  • Derek commented
    06 Jan 07:17

    Are you guys kidding with no updates here? I'm shocked this basic need isn't available. 

  • Madison Messina commented
    11 Jan 12:41

    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 😩🙏🏼

  • Craig Thomas commented
    11 Jan 15:59

    This is needed so much for more complex and some, what seems simple things. 

  • Matt Buck commented
    11 Jan 18:41

    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.

  • Robert commented
    20 Jan 13:51

    Would definitely make my life easier!

  • Daniel Canup commented
    20 Jan 20:03

    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!

  • Richard commented
    22 Jan 11:27

    3 years later... How long does it take?


    Any ETA?


    We have big name clients that we want to bring on to Webflow, but this is the one thing stopping us.

  • Thomas Norrman commented
    23 Jan 12:33

    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) 

  • Brandon Davis commented
    29 Jan 18:08

    This would be wonderful for multiple authors or tags...

  • Jordan Hughes commented
    31 Jan 05:18

    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.

  • Thomas Chrétien commented
    31 Jan 23:45


  • Daniel Canup commented
    06 Feb 19:50

    @Jordan Hughes

    That is true for me as well.

    It truly is a shame. They are too big for their customers now it seems.

  • Florent Barroero commented
    15 Feb 22:44

    Wtf they doing with this MANDATORY feature ?

  • Smart commented
    17 Feb 19:38

    This is very basic blog option, can't believe it doesn't work, and I thought it was me.

  • William Valvo commented
    17 Feb 20:44

    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. 

  • Esteban German commented
    19 Feb 00:19

    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?

  • Pat Simons commented
    20 Feb 09:17

    Com'on Webflow, why is this taking you guys way too long ???

  • Swami Silva commented
    20 Feb 09:22

    Yes please! 

  • Kyle Alwyn commented
    23 Feb 05:53

    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? 

  • Neil Fellows commented
    24 Feb 15:00

    Just picked up a new website today that needs this. No idea what I'm going to do now :(

  • Justin Cobler commented
    27 Feb 15:12

    This option is definitely needed as well. Multiple dynamic lists are necessary for us to be added on the template page.

  • In-Step Digital commented
    07 Mar 00:53

    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.

  • Tommie Landström commented
    09 Mar 19:32


  • Bailey Simrell commented
    10 Mar 15:55

    This really would be huge... It would allow CMS collections to have a hierarchy set (see picture example)

  • Ittai Svidler commented
    11 Mar 20:30

    It is absurd this hasn't been done yet. Lacking this ability seriously limits such an otherwise incredible tool.

  • Jay Poucher commented
    18 Mar 18:30

    This is getting ridiculous. Come on already...

  • Alex Cheng commented
    19 Mar 23:48


  • Corbbin Goldsmith commented
    20 Mar 00:07

    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.

  • Hürkan Gökkaya commented
    20 Mar 18:26

    ASAP please.

  • Julien Vanwinsberghe commented
    23 Mar 10:28

    I would need this for example to list features by categories (category being a reference collection field in the feature collection)

  • Eric Petsopoulos commented
    26 Mar 12:08

    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...

  • Bryan Maniotakis commented
    31 Mar 07:23

    I'm out of votes, but I'm running into this issue as well.