Export CMS content as CSV

While the new Zapier integration makes it easy (well, easier) to import CMS content into Webflow through a Google Spreadsheets zap, there's currently no good way to export that content in a structured way, without coding a call to the API. A CSV or XML download option, perhaps on the "Backups" tab of the site settings dashboard, would make it possible to do a lot of great things:

1) We could transfer content from one collection slug to another via Zapier, without manually entering every item.

2) We could demonstrate to clients that their content is not "locked in" to Webflow

An ideal structure would be one file download per collection, one row per item, with one column for each field.

  • Matt Penniman
  • Jan 31 2017
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  • Oct 3, 2018

    Admin Response

    Good news: this is live! Now you can export your CMS Collections as CSVs to move content between sites or — if you must — between platforms. Read more on our updates page.

  • Mark Sutherland commented
    March 16, 2017 22:23

    My clients would also benefit from this.

  • Matheus Rodrigues commented
    May 09, 2017 14:23

    Isso seria extremamente útil para meus clientes.

    O que acaba acontecendo as vezes é que faço apenas o front-end e envio pra um programador integrar com wordpress. Faço porque não sei se um dia meu cliente vai querer que eu exporte o banco de dados do site dele.

    Com certeza essa opção, traria mais segurança na hora de vender o projeto construído no webflow.

     

    Até breve.

    Abraço!

  • Shannon Rednour commented
    May 09, 2017 14:24

    This feature would go a long way to convince my larger clients to make the jump over to Webflow.  I'm already a believer in your platform... but it's hard to convince my clients to leave proprietary infrastructures, as archaic as they may be, if I can't demonstrate to them that they will "own" their content, and can retrieve it in a useful way if they are unhappy with the Webflow platform for some reason.

  • Wil Black commented
    May 19, 2017 17:18

    Yes, the ability to down a current collection as CSV (or JSON) would be awesome. 

  • Tansen BEL commented
    November 07, 2017 06:43

    It's a reel need !

  • Guido Jansen commented
    December 19, 2017 21:21

    This request is a duplicate of https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/CMS-I-7

  • Andrew Nelsen commented
    May 15, 2018 17:17

    I would love to see this, too!

  • Brad Weaver commented
    May 23, 2018 21:27

    Really need this one, as we're doing more projects and using components, it's getting ridiculous.

  • Michael Garske commented
    July 29, 2018 02:06

    This would be amazing.

  • John Sellers commented
    September 07, 2018 13:53

    This would save me about 4 hours right now.... wish there was a csv export feature.

  • Rob Tourtelot commented
    September 21, 2018 16:56

    Come on Webflow, please expedite this much-needed feature.

  • Wojciech Rybka commented
    October 03, 2018 14:48

    Nice!
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  • Wojciech Rybka commented
    October 03, 2018 14:48

    Nice!

  • Eric Vines commented
    October 03, 2018 15:13

    Thank you! Thank you! This is a really important feature. 

  • Randy Bonnette commented
    03 Sep 07:35

    Hello,

    That's a perfect feature and my clients are pleased to work with it. But recently, some of them reported issues. Webflow cms recognised all data from csv files, however, whenever they mapped each field and chose the picture field trying to associate it with the image link, it didn't work and Webflow just crashed. I've found a bug report - is it possible that it can be because of the image url changes?

  • Randy Bonnette commented
    03 Sep 07:36

    Hello,

    That's a perfect feature and my clients are pleased to work with it. But recently, some of them reported issues. Webflow cms recognised all data from csv files, however, whenever they mapped each field and chose the picture field trying to associate it with the image link, it didn't work and Webflow just crashed. I've found a bug report - is it possible that it can be because of the image url changes?

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