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
  • May 6, 2018

    Admin Response

    2/9/18 Update:

    Hello everyone! We're excited to inform you that the CMS Gallery is in our 2018 product roadmap. This is a very large feature that is missing from our CMS product, especially as galleries are essential for portfolios, stores, blogs, etc. We hope to move this idea to "In development" soon. 

    6/8/2017 Update:

    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 Finkelstein 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. 

  • JBP 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.

  • Ryan Claxton commented
    February 24, 2018 16:49

    Is there an estimated date of completion for this feature? Spring? Summer? Fall?

  • Gabriela Ornellas commented
    April 18, 2018 14:25

    Heyyyy any updates on the feature?? :)

  • Brian Brewer commented
    April 21, 2018 11:08

    Squarespace, Wix and WordPress (via plugins) allow photo galleries to dynamically include images from Dropbox, Box or Google Drive folders or Flickr albums so large galleries can be more easily uploaded and managed from a browser or smartphone app.

    It would br great if the Webflow galley would support some type of dynamic link to “image stores” in addition to individual image file upload.  

  • Will Neeteson commented
    April 27, 2018 21:50

    Any news on this?

  • Alex Cheng commented
    April 30, 2018 21:21

    Would this be up anytime soon?

  • Daniel Twine commented
    May 2, 2018 09:04

    When is this Going to be developed it seems to be taking AGES considering it is a vital part of many sites! 

  • Gamba Junior commented
    May 8, 2018 23:01

    Any news on this??
    This is a critical feature and clearly a deal breaker 

  • Gamba Junior commented
    May 9, 2018 23:49

    any news on this? needles to say, this is a crucial feature and certainly a deal breaker

  • Petr Coufal commented
    May 14, 2018 18:59

    Cannot wait....

  • Phase44 commented
    May 15, 2018 02:13

    I'm looking forward to this. 

  • Rajin Dhillon commented
    May 15, 2018 20:34

    I NEEEED thissss

  • Grant Senior commented
    May 21, 2018 12:27

    I have a site that needs to be moved from the Business Catalyst platform and has this requirement as the guts of it's functionality (can see it here 

    Lightbox being able to use images from a collection is vital Webflow, you really need to sort this one out.

    Apart from that, so far I think Webflow is pretty awesome.

  • Al Olby commented
    June 8, 2018 12:57

    Hey there, any update on progress with this feature? I have to develop a site very soon that requires CMS Galleries, and while I want to do it in Webflow, I can't if this won't be available for a while. Can you give us any idea?

    Thanks a million.

  • Nick Kent commented
    June 18, 2018 01:12

    It is actually pretty mind blowing to me to find out that this wasn't part of like step 2 when thinking about making this. What do most people want to do if they are building a website? Sell stuff. What do people who buy stuff want to do before they buy it? Look at it. Hence, people that are most willing to pay to have a website developed are people who are going to make money by selling a product, and one of the most basic necessities of selling stuff online is giving customers the ability to look at it in as many attractive forms as possible...:/ So now, I have 1 of 2 options 1: Tell the customer (sorry you can only let them view one image at one size). or 2: Spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make a workaround. 

    To be honest, to me this was such a basic necessity of any website development platform like this that I did not even think that it would be a problem until I actually tried to do it.

    In my mind it's like running something similar to shopify but leaving out the ability for anyone to process visa credit cards without some huge workaround. Crazy. Of course we can add lightboxe's but than the developer has to go in and update the content whenever they make changes? That is HORRIBLE. Clients like having a developer on hand for major changes, but they do not want to rely on them for every single little image they add...I like webflow because it keeps me from being involved in things that they may be doing every day, and at the same time they don't have to rely on me for anything other than major structural changes. However, without this ability they are dependent and I'm going to constantly be having to update images.

    And just to be clear, what I'm talking about is having thumbnails for ONE PRODUCT be clickable so they can be viewed larger. I'm not talking about seeing thumbnails on one page for every main image of products I have.

    I mean, maybe I'm missing something. Maybe this has been changed or something. If so let me know!

  • Brent Hegnauer commented
    June 23, 2018 05:00

    Please add this soon.

  • Daniel Twine commented
    June 29, 2018 11:52

    Considering how many people want this it seems to be taking BLOODY AGES! Could you please give us and update? 

  • Maurice Hofmann commented
    July 5, 2018 13:51

    Is there any update on this highly requested feature?