CMS Gallery

Add a gallery component in the CMS Collections. Many of my clients want to add galleries/lightboxes to their CMS items.

  • Rowan Hartsuiker
  • Jan 17 2017
  • In backlog
  • Jun 8, 2017

    Admin Response

    Hi everyone! We need your help to figure out what kind of Gallery component we should build and how it should integrate with the CMS. Let us know how you want it to work here: 

  • Jake V commented
    January 17, 2017 20:59

    I think this already exists.

  • Sergie Magdalin commented
    January 17, 2017 21:37

    This would be awesome. Currently the only way to add a lot of images to a collection like Portfolio Projects is to create a separate "Images" collection and reference the appropriate project for each image which is a big hassle. You can add a lot of image fields to the Project collection but there's a 30 field limit.

  • Pascal Tremblay commented
    January 17, 2017 23:35

    This is #1 on my wishlist. In my experience this has been one of the major features our websites need that we have to do custom/workaround work for. And most CMS projects need dynamic image galleries.

  • Sergie Magdalin commented
    January 18, 2017 00:35

    The tricky thing about having a Gallery field is that sometimes gallery images have titles and other fields within them. Maybe a "flexible" field where you can choose all the fields you'd need for it. So you'd be able to upload multiple images with their own titles, rich text, links, and any other field. So meta. 

  • Rowan Hartsuiker commented
    January 18, 2017 12:43

    Sergie, we trust on you to solve the tricky part of this wishlist item ;-)

  • Kjell Ruben Strøm commented
    January 18, 2017 13:36

    Cant we look to squarespace for this. They let the client add images, choose what type of gallery, if it should or should not be thumbnails, They can add headline and body to each image with link and other formating, and choose some other styling preferences. Might be a bit complicated, but would be great :D

  • Cameron Johnson commented
    January 18, 2017 15:48

    This would be awesome! Endless possibilities with it!

  • Chris Gardiner commented
    January 18, 2017 18:28

    In need off this now!!

  • JUXTA Design commented
    January 18, 2017 21:07

    This would be INCREDIBLY useful. +1

  • Martijn Hoppenbrouwer commented
    January 19, 2017 11:22

    I also think this alreay exists.

  • Rowan Hartsuiker commented
    January 19, 2017 19:06

    How can you THINK it already exists? It either exists or it does not, lol! 

    And it does not exist...YET!

  • Jay Bussiere commented
    January 20, 2017 02:02

    Most components that work so well before the webflow CMS world, do not have an option to connect to your CMS datalists.  I believe this should be addressed since they work so well already and a great time saver.  (ie. galleries, sliders, lightbox, tabs, etc)

  • Michael Wurst commented
    January 22, 2017 12:14

    Would be awesome! #1 on my wishlist :D!!! 

  • Diarmuid Sexton commented
    January 23, 2017 10:10

    #1 on my wishlist also

  • Brett Houston commented
    January 24, 2017 03:20

    We need this feature pretty badly. Several clients want this option.

  • Joe Hoffman commented
    January 26, 2017 15:44

    This would be helpful - I have a separate entry for each gallery image and use multi-ref to pull in all the images and hacked together a working gallery/lightbox. This would have made it a lot easier.

  • Kjell Ruben Strøm commented
    February 1, 2017 14:14

    This should also make it possible to make a Pinterest looking image gallery. Its actually hard to make portfolio websites for people when that is not an option at all in webflow. 

  • Shadi Desjardins commented
    February 2, 2017 01:57

    #1 on my wishlist too!!!! pretty please? I'm going crazy trying to figure out an efficient/effective way to get a big gallery with different sections together for my current client/project. 

  • Koen Spaansen commented
    February 6, 2017 19:01

    Idea: Selecte the gallery pictures by: Date, Tags, or maybe even part of the image name or map structure (if there is) 

  • Hywel Thomas commented
    February 9, 2017 17:02

    My client said "you have all these great features but not a gallery for the CMS?" I'm totally with him on this.

  • W Jan commented
    March 3, 2017 17:55

    This is much needed, One of the main reason many of my clients that lean towards CMS is to have the ability to update images in gallery. But it is not a user friendly solution for site visitors as you can't scroll between images and very soon becomes a long list.

  • Adrial Dale commented
    March 24, 2017 14:32

    I'm assuming this would also include the ability for images to be dynamically pulled from the CMS for the slider widget, too? :D  

  • Martijn Brackman commented
    March 27, 2017 08:45

    Please. Implement this asap. Clients aks this all the time. It is as vital as a contact form.

  • André Goldstein commented
    March 27, 2017 15:25

    I'm extremely surprised that this hasn't been implemented. This isn't a niche request, could sadly be a deal breaker in us using Webflow going forward sadly :(

  • Signei Koch commented
    April 15, 2017 05:19

    I really need this resource. I don't know why it doesn't exist yet. Please Webflow Team, go ahead with galleries in CMS items. Pleaaaase!

  • Eva Pettifor commented
    May 11, 2017 05:28

    Most clients expect at least a basic photo gallery these days, something they can easily add themselves. Could you please add this feature :)

  • Dmitry Ra commented
    May 21, 2017 09:38

    Just saw a temporary workaround for this on the forums

  • Film 360 Company commented
    June 3, 2017 21:07

    There is already a gallery lightbox widget in webflow... why have they not just allow a CMS image to be selected to show in this lightbox widget?

    Ability to create a dynamic gallery lightbox for images to be pulled from the CMS should be a basic feature of any website building platform. Looking forward to having this added to the highest of priorities in Webflow. Thanks!

  • Dave commented
    June 8, 2017 18:55

    Something that has batch upload where you can simply drag and drop a big list of images and be able to tag or add descriptions if you want.  It would be nice to have a checkbox for add descriptions before you upload and if you check it, it will come up with a text prompt for the description as the images upload.  This way if you don't need descriptions it will just quickly upload the images.   Also please add the image resizing feature to galleries!!!

  • Mark Robertson commented
    June 9, 2017 12:39

    Allow full screen lightbox so images are scaled fully to width and height or browser window. With an option to hide thumbnails and just use arrows to scroll through. 

  • John Petitjean commented
    June 27, 2017 11:49

    Is there any news about this topic?
    Trying to use the workaround (WF newbie) but making it a feature would be so much greater and easier :)


  • Dario Stefanutto commented
    June 28, 2017 11:25

    I started working on my new portfolio website using the CMS features, but I had to abandon project and keep the portfolio static.

    This is because the CMS doesn't allow to include components like background videos or to add interactions to the content. 

    I hope this feature will be released soon, it would be a total game changer.

  • Gordon Cyrus commented
    July 8, 2017 06:22

    yes, crucial!!!




  • Mark Willis commented
    July 19, 2017 11:55

    I have also voted for this as a +3. I have a project coming up, and a dynamic lightbox really is essential for it. I love Webflow, but I'm looking at other alternatives at the moment... 

    I have made a few large dynamic lightboxes already with Webflow for a client all the images on there are in the CMS, but it's not the ideal way.

  • Jeremy peterson commented
    July 27, 2017 21:00

    absolutely crucial for all functionality to be enabled in the cms pages. honestly shocked to find out it wasn't. may force me back to wordpress if we can't at least have an image gallery.

  • Brian Brewer commented
    August 15, 2017 13:23

    Having an integrated image gallery built into Webflow would be incredibly helpful. As a workaround, I have found that nanogallery in conjunction with Flickr works well for clients who need to frequently update or change images in a dynamic gallery.  Flickr albums can be created and modified via a web browser or app and no re-sizing or "save for the web" is necessary for clients.  The only field necessary in the CMS is the Flickr album ID, nanogallery does the rest.  There are some complexities when using nanogallery with Webflow https sites, hoping that Webflow soon allows uploading of support files other than images, PDF's, etc - specifically css, js and other files types that enable helper apps such as nanogallery.

  • Koen Spaansen commented
    September 13, 2017 21:08

    Multiple upload plus sorting the images with "Drag and Drop" is really needed for this idea. Also the lightbox options must be available with a click!

  • Brandon Garrett commented
    October 18, 2017 23:09

    I don't want to be that unreasonable person and overlook the fact that each of these wishlist requests have to be prioritized. I know there are only so many people working on the team and can only handle a certain amount of development. I just think that this feature is such a common request and available through many site building companies. Companies that I see as inferior to Webflow. I do a lot of web design for bloggers and clients that need to upload galleries of images on a regular basis. It would make my job and the clients job much easier if this was integrated into CMS. Like I said I don't want to be the pushy customer, but you can't blame me for being impatient because Webflow does an amazing job at every new development. I just ready for this one.

  • Puya Khalili commented
    November 7, 2017 02:04

    Is there any timeline for the implementation of this feature? it seems like a very essential feature on any cms platform.

  • Al Olby commented
    December 16, 2017 09:47

    I second the request for a timeline on this feature. it's such a central function for so many CMS sites, I need to know whether to commit to Webflow for upcoming projects or look for other solutions. It's a deal breaker for me and we've been asking for it for coming on a year now.