Convert div block to link block quickly

There are many times I decide later that an element should've been a link block or button. To change it I need to drag a link block in, re-apply the styles, and transfer content from the original element into the new one. How rad would it be if we could somehow change it from div to link block?

  • Bart Kowalski
  • Jan 23 2017
  • Shipped
  • Jul 18, 2019

    Admin Response

    In today's quick wins: this is now live! Now you can right-click on a div block to convert it to a link block (and vice versa).

    Check out our update for more details.

  • Brett Houston commented
    January 24, 2017 03:19

    This would be huge!

  • EQS Design commented
    January 31, 2017 12:00

    And the other way around would be great -> covert a link block into a div (right click)

  • James Woolfenden commented
    March 22, 2017 12:40

    Dear god please, also the ability to convert a container into a plain div without the hidden associated styles. 

    Just generally, the ability to convert elements on the fly!

  • Chris Gardiner commented
    June 09, 2017 18:25

    Just looking on how to do that now.. I say yes - add it please!

  • D P commented
    September 27, 2017 22:42

    I've lost count at the amount of times I've needed to change a div to a link. I can't see why you can't change any object to another, whether div to linkblock or even text. If for some reason you wouldn't be able to or that would mess up the semantics of webflow, like if a text block had divs inside it, then just have it shaded out. Sorted. For software that is meant to be aimed at designers, not allowing simple things like this and other basic class organisation and structure makes you wonder.

  • Eshan Mathur commented
    February 14, 2018 04:46

    I just got burned by this. Please do it!

  • Alex Hollender commented
    March 04, 2018 19:19

    🙏🏽  🙏🏽  🙏🏽

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    March 06, 2018 07:53

    Yes please!

  • Markus J. commented
    March 23, 2018 15:42

    I've got no votes left, but YES YES YES, need this!

  • Jonathan Friedman commented
    April 29, 2018 00:20

    Section --> Div
    Container --> Section
    Container --> Div

    etc... convert all blocks to all other blocks... 

    ...or at least give us shift-select multiple element drag/copy

  • Roynel Flores commented
    May 19, 2018 20:59

    Bump. Just ran into this problem. This would be incredible! 

  • Averee Chaloupka commented
    May 20, 2018 02:03

    This would be hugely helpful. I hate that my current workaround is always placing an extra div inside all link blocks to hold everything in case sometime down the road I want to remove the link from it.

  • Adiel Slarmie commented
    June 27, 2018 10:00

    this would be awesome!

  • Daniel Cobb commented
    July 06, 2018 08:43

    I've just realised my divs now need to be link blocks - have a ton of work to do to convert them now!


    Please do this!!!!!!!!!

  • Mbinintsoa Ramarolahy commented
    July 17, 2018 21:59


  • Alex Myerson commented
    August 17, 2018 01:32

    Ran into this. Divs to links, text to link text. Have tons of styling to redo. Pretty please?

  • Alex Myerson commented
    August 17, 2018 01:50

    Just realized text to link already exists. But div to link block stands!

  • Eduardo Bustos commented
    August 19, 2018 18:15


  • Alborz Heydaryan commented
    September 10, 2018 23:03

    This is one of my biggest wishes. I'm getting better at remembering and plan better ahead and know what to use, but still. 

  • Rob Skinn commented
    September 12, 2018 13:51

    Yes please

  • Atlanta Ventures commented
    September 20, 2018 17:04

    Please, please, please yes.

  • Logan Affleck commented
    September 27, 2018 07:04

    Omg me on every website. I wish that in the settings tab on the side, you could check a box that says “Convert to Link Block”.

  • Scott Harris commented
    September 27, 2018 17:03

    This needs to happen.

  • Service Innovation Labs commented
    October 13, 2018 10:02

    Any news on this?
    It doesn't seem like a crazy request and would help big time.

  • Þorleifur Kamban commented
    October 19, 2018 12:47

    My number one frustration. Got my vote

  • Nicholas Toth commented
    October 23, 2018 19:53

    Yes, this would be great.

  • Arbor Earth commented
    November 05, 2018 01:16

    Yes to this and Ability to make a class unique so changes to one do not propogate to other

  • Jason Dark commented
    November 11, 2018 22:32

    This would be a nice feature, would make things quicker for sure.

  • Deanna Lape commented
    November 20, 2018 16:00


  • Ervin Cosic commented
    November 23, 2018 13:29

    Please that would be great!

  • Khashayar Toodehfallah commented
    November 23, 2018 19:02

    My wrist weeps without this! The number of times I've had to convert DIVs to link blocks!!

  • Gage Wright commented
    December 11, 2018 01:43

    Definitely need this for a project I'm currently working on.

  • James Woolfenden commented
    December 17, 2018 10:14

    Bumping, need to convert all breadcrumb divs to lists =[ 

  • Gergely Bata commented
    December 17, 2018 20:41

    A very basic function thats needed.

  • Garry Foreman commented
    02 Jan 17:16

    This would be a real time and hassle saver. Same goes for being able to quickly wrap images in link blocks.

  • Mosaico Global commented
    09 Jan 19:50

    Do it!

  • New Work City commented
    12 Jan 12:12

    tbh, this should be standard. Webflow positions itself as 'the' solution.
    A few quotes from their homepage:

    "…and give your team the power to update anything, anytime"
    "Stop the redlining. Stop the back and forth."

  • Tony Mungiguerra commented
    23 Jan 22:32

    I would love and use the hell out of this.

  • Matthew Allen commented
    12 Feb 02:02

    Yes this would save us so much time, please please please!

  • Erica Price commented
    02 Apr 15:28

    This would help with accessibility! 

  • Max Neilson commented
    08 Apr 15:03

    it's 2019 and we still desperately need this!

  • Mitch McKain commented
    15 Apr 22:47

    This needs to be added. Just designed my whole website using Divs and now I have to go back and change all the links and re-style everything. Such a headache!

  • Bom Bom commented
    07 May 19:54

    Yes please!!

  • David Bruggink commented
    24 May 17:03

    Why is this not a feature yet????

  • Steve Campbell commented
    28 May 17:35

    I would assume this could be an easy win by having a drop down in the Element Settings tab. Hope to see this feature released.

  • Cang Nguyen commented
    18 Jul 22:04

    Yas!! i just started messing with webflow, this is great!