Ability to create new static pages through the Editor

Clients have been frustrated with the inability to add their own pages. I know a new collection item creates a new page but that doesn't meet their needs. I reviewed an older post where someone had requested this and someone's response was that we designers support our clients, but some of my clients simply are unwilling to pay for me to go create pages for them when they know that they can easily do that on Wordpress (and yes I explain the benefits of Webflow over Wordpress but that doesn't change their opinion). 

  • Jen Armstrong
  • Jan 21 2017
  • Reviewed
Editor / CMS
  • Matt Rogers commented
    17 Feb 03:01pm

    5 years since this was first posted... if there any update? It would seem like a fairly important option to include considering Webflow is attempting to be the alternative to CMS' like WordPress where this functionality is standard. Apparently the 'no-code revolution' doesn't allow my clients to create their own pages.

  • Becca Thomas commented
    27 May, 2021 02:42pm

    When trying to sell myself and Webflow, again and again I have to explain limitations with Webflow, and this is one of the tasks that clients always assume they'd be able to do. And rightly so.

  • Kat Long commented
    13 May, 2021 12:02am

    +3

  • Matt Rogers commented
    9 May, 2021 09:42pm

    This is one of the main barriers that keeps me from using Webflow for client projects and frustrating to see how long people have been asking for this with no update from Webflow... Back in 2016 the cofounder it was 'on the roadmap' but still nothing! (see screenshot)

  • Danny Summers commented
    17 Mar, 2021 04:36am

    This is an essential feature for us. Even the ability to create a static page, either by duplicating an existing page, or a blank slate, but you just select symbols would be very helpful.

  • Sean Tubridy commented
    22 Feb, 2021 11:38pm

    Yeah, this is killing my small client business when I want to use Webflow. Non-profits that can't afford a site plan larger than basic have no CMS, therefore I can't even give them a new page option through the CMS route.

    Just the basic ability to pick a template and populate a page would make Webflow so much more powerful. All the animation and interaction updates are awesome but if a client can't make a simple page by themselves what's the point?

  • Saeid Babayhosseini commented
    29 Sep, 2020 10:33pm

    I don't know why they haven't worked on that yet. add this option and me alone would be enough for your marketing as i would be introducing the platform to every one

  • Paul Ratchford commented
    20 Sep, 2020 01:13am

    I'm not sure where this sits in Webflow's development timeline but it's been a deal killer for me when we sell digital work. I've got IT teams just waiting for Webflow to fail and it's all great till someone says, "so show me how someone in marketing can create a page." Followed by, "so how do we get the code out of there and into Wordpress."

  • Mario Stipetic commented
    5 Apr, 2019 01:21pm

    Definitely this should be an option

  • Jordan Stambaugh commented
    19 Dec, 2018 12:35am

    Just running into this with a client today.... It's very hard to tell them "Oh, that awesome website I made you that you wanted to manage instead of using Wordpress? Yeah, you can't make new pages. I have to do that for you and you have to pay me to do so. Sorry." 

     

    This needs to happen ASAP and it's basically already DONE (duplicate pages, done. Create page template via CMS, done). Please add it to the Editor!

  • Markus J. commented
    14 Nov, 2018 10:49am

    Completely agree. This is a basic need. This is what a client would natuarlly expect to be able to do. Telling them you can't is bad. They's want to be able to do something as 'simple' as adding a new page with a form on it, for example. Please add this functionality soon.

  • Harald Vogl commented
    30 Aug, 2018 08:53pm

    YES, this should be a must.

    Not sure, why this is not having more votes, meanwhile, as this is a standard in all other existing CMS systems?

    AND combine this with content blocks, like here:

    https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-61

     

  • Daniel Cobb commented
    10 May, 2018 05:13pm

    Giving clients the ability to clone a page to create a new one or add a page from a predefined template is a must.

    My clients won't want to keep charging me every time I simply have to add a page for them.

  • Louis Reiff commented
    18 Jul, 2017 07:14pm

    I would love to see this feature too

  • Jake V commented
    24 Jan, 2017 09:12pm

    Yes. This. We need this to compete with the likes of Wordpress. Just identify a page template and go from there. 

  • Sean Kinney commented
    23 Jan, 2017 08:02am

    The ability for clients to create static pages from pre-defined templates independent of collection pages is huge.  They also need to be able to clone existing pages.  This also related to the lackluster method of creating a dynamic navigation bar and the ability for clients to reorder navigation menus (think reordering links listed under a dropdown).

  • Otto Berger commented
    22 Jan, 2017 09:24am

    makes sense

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