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
  • Shipped
  • 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.

  • Randy Bonnette commented
    3 Sep, 2019 07:36am

    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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  • Randy Bonnette commented
    3 Sep, 2019 07:35am

    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?

  • Eric Vines commented
    3 Oct, 2018 03:13pm

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

  • Wojciech Rybka commented
    3 Oct, 2018 02:48pm

    Nice!

  • Wojciech Rybka commented
    3 Oct, 2018 02:48pm

    Nice!
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  • Rob Tourtelot commented
    21 Sep, 2018 04:56pm

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

  • John Sellers commented
    7 Sep, 2018 01:53pm

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

  • Michael Garske commented
    29 Jul, 2018 02:06am

    This would be amazing.

  • Brad Weaver commented
    23 May, 2018 09:27pm

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

  • Andrew Nelsen commented
    15 May, 2018 05:17pm

    I would love to see this, too!

  • Guido Jansen commented
    19 Dec, 2017 09:21pm

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

  • Tansen BEL commented
    7 Nov, 2017 06:43am

    It's a reel need !

  • Wil Black commented
    19 May, 2017 05:18pm

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

  • Shannon Rednour commented
    9 May, 2017 02:24pm

    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.

  • Matheus Rodrigues commented
    9 May, 2017 02:23pm

    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!

  • Mark Sutherland commented
    16 Mar, 2017 10:23pm

    My clients would also benefit from this.

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