Custom order for Collection Items

At the moment there is little possibility to easily achieve custom ordering of items of a collection.

Outside in the CMS world—and I'm taking Drupal as an example—custom ordering is quite always achieved the same way: there is a custom "order" field, that is updated anytime the order of items is manually changed in a backend section. Editors will manually reorder items by dragging them up and down the list, and the value of the order field is updated after each drag. In the template, the list is set to be sorted depending on this order field.

A very popular module to do this on Drupal can be seen here: https://www.drupal.org/project/nodeorder

A list and comparisons of the ordering modules can be seen here: https://www.drupal.org/node/398508

  • Vincent Bidaux
  • Jan 19 2017
CMS
  • Matthew Sanderson commented
    January 19, 2017 11:25

    I agree – asking clients to use a number field to control the order of CMS items has proven very problematic for me.

    I've had to say things like "use numbers like 10, 20 30, 40 etc instead of 1,2,3,4 so you have more control over future changes of order" – this is not a good user experience.

    (Vincent, perhaps consider adding 'draggable' to the title of this would get more votes!)

  • Cedric Bouchut commented
    January 19, 2017 11:34

    Yes, not having the possibility to reorder with a simple drag and drop makes the CMS almost useless...

  • Vincent Bidaux commented
    January 19, 2017 13:12

    @matthew: done

  • Sergie Magdalin commented
    January 19, 2017 21:01

    I'd love this! Have run into having to custom order something in the CMS and and an Order Field would be a great solution.

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    April 25, 2017 07:23

    +1

  • Developer Spine commented
    April 28, 2017 19:10

    Absolutely need this. I can go back to all of my clients and use this. Numbering them abstractly is terrible, and even something as simple as auto-generating them or auto assigning a specific number every time would be fine for now.

  • Markus J. commented
    June 12, 2017 12:06

    +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 

  • Mikkel Reinholdt Christensen commented
    June 16, 2017 11:16

    Really missing this feature!

  • Nathan Huening commented
    June 27, 2017 14:25

    Yes, please! I'm guessing this is one of the tasks that will be addressed once Webflow has completed its React rewrite but hope it comes soon.

  • Tibor Lovas commented
    August 28, 2017 18:36

    You could potentially do this 
    https://dribbble.com/shots/3023422-Organise-List

  • Jordan Stambaugh commented
    October 12, 2017 01:33

    Yep. Working on a client project right now and he wants certain CMS items to show first in a slider. No problem, I said! I had to re enter all the content for each item, to make the correct order he asked for. Then when I went to go add a new CMS item that should be AFTER the ones I just reorganized, it went to #1, I'm guessing, because it's the most recent. Super annoying. Now what?

     

    WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO CLICK AND DRAG TO REORDER CMS ITEMS! 

  • Susan MacPhee commented
    October 20, 2017 16:46

    Hi, If this is any help, I work in Drupal 8 all the time (unless in Webflow.) What we use in Drupal is called an Entry Reference where it's a field and we can add multiple items and reorder: https://www.drupal.org/project/entity_reference_display. It would be great to do it in webflow too.

  • Tansen BEL commented
    November 03, 2017 06:46

    Yes that's the reaoson why the webflow CMS is unusable in many cases !

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    November 17, 2017 12:13

    +1!

    This is actually one of the things I get most questions about from the customers...

  • Ali Ehteshami commented
    January 15, 2018 20:56

    This also keeps me from moving over a very important client to Webflow...

  • Russell Blythe commented
    January 25, 2018 08:28

    I am in complete agreement this function is a must.

    In the meantime could someone post some screen shots, on how to apply the "order" field work-around please. I am new to CMS and it is crushing my brain :P

  • Andy Johnston commented
    February 19, 2018 19:37

    Please please:)

  • Markus J. commented
    March 19, 2018 09:49

    Yes – this is needed!

  • Miriam Crellin commented
    April 12, 2018 08:17

    Yes please, would love to know when this is happening. In the mean time I'll have to get them to use a hack, like that 10, 20, 30, 40 solution mentioned above, but it feels a bit unprofessional.

  • Graham Barr commented
    May 18, 2018 06:11

    Just come across this issue. C'mon webflow, this would be SO easy to implement, but makes us look silly when handing over projects to clients.

  • Andres Lopez galeano commented
    May 21, 2018 16:06

    Please CMS make this real! Would be so helpfull to be able to move and change in the CMS, to give visual ordern to pages. 

  • Bryan Edwards commented
    May 23, 2018 23:13

    +3!! I signed up and logged in just to up vote this feature. 

    I'd love to be able to integrate Webflow into my agency's workflow (an amazing way to give my designers the ability to build websites!) 

    But I can't even begin to think about this until this feature is added!

  • Nathan Huening commented
    July 05, 2018 16:24

    Forget custom order field! Can't we just get drag-and-drop reordering??

  • Michael Mannucci commented
    July 20, 2018 21:42

    This seems like such a simple, CMS 101 concept, and it has a lot of views, but hasn't even gotten a status update.

    How do we get this on the radar???

  • Joe Million commented
    July 29, 2018 17:09

    Might be worth making a post on the forum.. Also been an issue for me recently. 

  • Hyun Lee commented
    September 18, 2018 21:32

    This is a feature my customer is most requesting!

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    September 28, 2018 06:38

    This is going to get ugly with e-commerce. You can't even sort by an option field.

  • Calvin Hanson commented
    October 18, 2018 19:13

    Yes, the number field is pretty archaic for sorting. We need a more modern way to sort CMS items to display in the custom order on the live site.

    Thanks!

  • Daniel Innovate commented
    01 Jan 20:27

    HEY HAPPY NEW YEARS WEBFLOW PEEPS!

    Any update on this issue because I can't even organize my own Team Portfolio! 

    Thank you, 
    Daniel

  • Brent Lagerman commented
    06 Jan 16:02

    hey webflow team, this one is a must - i agree, we're already running into issues not bein able to sort things with a drag and drop interface

  • Andres Soler commented
    19 Feb 21:29

    Any word on this? I have a client that needs this right now. Please implement this asap webflow team! 

  • Scott Koeble commented
    22 Feb 22:21

    I highly agree with implementing a drag-to-reorder function!

  • Dom Scott commented
    28 Feb 11:12

    This needs to happen.

  • Swami Silva commented
    08 Apr 07:15

    Yes! Please! 

  • Brett Blake commented
    11 Apr 06:12

    Please, Please, Please. I love Webflow, but this particular feature is  so necessary. As a photographer uploading photos, I may have to use another builder in the meantime. It is too much to have number items constantly. 

  • Jake Spirek commented
    12 Apr 19:37

    Please add this!

  • Pat Simons commented
    12 May 09:24

    Come on Webflow this post is over two year old...

    Get your act together and focus on some basic needs!

  • System Administrator commented
    23 May 16:40

    Just a note to vote for a basic drag to re-order function. I just lost a client because they could not reorder their team members on the homepage. I suppose they must have built Webflow in a way that makes adding this impossible, or else why isn't this extremely basic feature available. Which is funny, because now that we're far into some Webflow builds, we feel the same way! 

  • José Ernesto Rodríguez commented
    24 May 04:27

    💯 Really tedious always having to update the numbers…

  • Sean Swanson commented
    30 Jun 06:36

    I am a big proponent of this feature... can a Webflow team member acknowledge how awesome this would be?! It offers a huge benefit to leverage for clients.

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    09 Jul 06:21

    Any update on this?

  • Open Dev commented
    19 Jul 23:45

    Pleeeease this is a much needed feature that most other CMS solutions have!

  • Nadine Mohr commented
    01 Aug 09:18

    Please publish this functionality soon. 

  • Shmuel Fogel commented
    06 Aug 12:40

    This is so important in allowing me to move clients onto Webflow. It is extremely tedious and unprofessional having clients put in rank numbers instead of dragging!

  • Morgan Decker commented
    08 Aug 19:17

    Is this in the planning stages at all? It seems like it would be fairly simple to implement as Webflow already allows draggable ordering for the collection fields. 

  • Aaron Atkins commented
    05 Sep 22:06

    Yes - I need this too!

  • Philip van Wijk commented
    23 Sep 10:01

    Please, please, stop the new features for a second and make this happen. This is such a big request from nearly all of my clients. I keep having to explain them you can't simply order the things and I feel ashamed every time I do. To me this seems like a core functionality of a good CMS.

    PLEASE make this happen Webflow. I love your platform, but these kind of things are essential and should really be implemented ASAP.

  • Frank Balluff commented
    01 Oct 01:25

    Please add the drag to re-order function 🙏 

  • Angel Torres commented
    05 Nov 16:30

    +1  This is a must have! 

  • Jeroen Bruijn commented
    05 Nov 19:27

    any update?

  • Jeroen Bruijn commented
    05 Nov 19:30

    without this, i have to let WEBFLOW go as a platform.

    Let's say it's christmas, and i would love to put the more winter related projects a bit in front... not possible without major custom hassle...  i really can't understand that a simple drag and drop arrangement of a collection can't be done. Otherwise great platform but not for me and many clients to come

  • David Decemme commented
    13 Nov 15:14

    yep yep that woul be REALLY handy to order manually the items in the CMS interface by drag-and-drop !!! + be able to choose between 20 or 25 or 30 or 35 etc.. projects to show.

    THANXXX

  • Morgan Decker commented
    13 Nov 22:06

    Seriously guys, stop with the superficial features and get back to fixing the core functionality issues. We're literally able to edit a movie on our website, but we can't drag to reorder CMS items? This is incredibly frustrating, I've using Webflow for nearly 2 years and have always touted it as a Platform that listens to its community. Please, don't go corporate on us by not listening to your users. This topic has been up for nearly 3 years and we haven't heard a peep about it. I pay you guys so much money a month to use this platform, I implore you, please listen to you user-base!

  • Patricia commented
    14 Nov 09:13

    I think any other feature is a "nice to have" but this one, is definitely a must! I hope they are working on that already 

  • Steve Benjamins commented
    26 Nov 14:46

    This feels like the one thing keeping me from going all in on Webflow! 

  • Damian Joyce commented
    02 Dec 05:33

    2 years of requests and no response.....? WTF Webflow