Nested Symbols

I'm thinking... create buttons and elements to be re-used within sections that are already symbols.

Hope that makes sense 😬

  • Kia Kamgar
  • Mar 16 2017
  • In development
  • Alexander Fjelldal commented
    30 Jul 06:51

    Much needed. For now, I have to rely on copy/paste, which is a steady source of mishaps

  • Stephen Hood commented
    06 Jun 19:50

    A blog post from 2 1/2 months ago talks about on this being on the horizon. Is there a beta program available or an update on what's happening?

    Really don't understand what the secrecy is all about - other than to frustrate and annoy your *customers* from making important decisions based on a public roadmap.

    webflow could learn a thing or two from on how to actually include customers in your vision week in and week out - rather than frustrating and alienating them with exclusion and drip feeding.

    There is a stark difference between the confidence the clickup people demonstrate in their product and what I can only be described as uncertainty and fear in webflows drip drip approach because "oh no but our competitors would be onto us".

    I thought the new mantra from recent financing was about being more inclusive? Does that not apply to customers?

    This is not just about nested symbols - but a general roadmap approach and inclusive one at that - so we can plan our futures as well. Surprises might be the right approach for a consumer HARDWARE company like Apple to "delight" their customers - but it sucks for planning SOFTWARE features and deliveries and being largely in the dark.

    With 30+ years in this industry my feedback comes from a place of believing webflow is one of the most amazing pieces of technology I've used or built - ever. Blows my mind what it can do in a browser and has made a technology accessible to people who wouldn't otherwise had access to it. That's inclusive.

    I'd like to see the management of the process - from a customers perspective - rise to the same level of blowing my mind.


  • Alex Dixon commented
    28 May 09:33

    In development 🤘🏼

  • Andre Jordan commented
    19 May 16:50

    We need this. It's an absolute must. If Webflow wants to be the best way to build for web and stay a leader in modern web design, we need features like this to achieve maximum flexibility with our layouts.

  • Mark Drake commented
    13 Apr 16:13

    Just tried to do this today.

    We have symbols for vertical rhythm to a page - providing consistent vertical spacing throughout our pages.

    I tried to place one of these symbols in another symbol and was unable to do so. It would be nice. Until then, I had to simply use the class tag - but not everyone's use case is so simplistic.

  • Peter Nelson commented
    27 Mar 18:02

    This is essential for our company, please add asap

  • Joshua Kummer commented
    04 Mar 10:35

    This is absolutely needed!

  • Raquel Pea commented
    19 Feb 07:13

    Please, Webflow, give us the gift of nested symbols.

  • Chad Morgan commented
    December 07, 2019 21:49

    Yes, please.

  • Luis Alberto Gudino Salinas commented
    November 07, 2019 21:19

    please :'(

  • Gareth Harrey commented
    November 01, 2019 13:36

    Just realised symbols can't be nested and that sucks!

  • Sam Hall commented
    July 20, 2019 11:26

    Really hope this is coming soon, I'm working on a template that will be resold to businesses in the same industry. I have developed a private page where all the information of the individual customers can entered, and using a nested symbol system, the information would automatically populate the website. 

    With the current system, the same information appears in multiple symbols but as it can't be nested, each symbol has to be individually amended.

  • Toby MacLeod commented
    June 07, 2019 15:24

    Hey Webflow Team - please prioritize this. It would make using Webflow so much easier and efficient.

    I'm out of votes, but if I had another, it would go to Nested Symbols.

  • Robert Clayton commented
    June 07, 2019 12:14

    Yes, please.  This would be an enormously helpful feature for creating an efficient design workflow.  

  • Craig Keeling commented
    May 29, 2019 18:08

    I'm out of votes but want to add this would be a game-changer :)

  • Chris Meeks commented
    May 28, 2019 15:23

    This absolutely must exist for any sort of Design System implementation. It's a huge headache to try and manage symbols otherwise.

    Yes, in Webflow your CSS classes are essentially your Symbols (from Sketch) or Components (from Figma), so this is not a 1-to-1 analogy. But There are many real scenarios where you need to nest something like a social footer (4 items) inside a set of cards (10 items). Currently, you have to manage either one or the other. And that makes revisions to a larger site very time-consuming. Much more time-consuming than on Sketch or Figma.

  • Gene Reese commented
    May 08, 2019 15:31

    Would love to see this added as well.

  • Forest K commented
    March 02, 2019 16:15

    Please move this up the backlog... I'm using webflow to generate react components and right now I've got to duplicate elements containing nested symbols if I change them on one of my pages, otherwise my generation tool throws a fit.

  • Jens Hartwig commented
    February 15, 2019 18:21


  • Bill Hamway commented
    January 14, 2019 19:25

    Yes please! I've gotten used to creating Symbols/Components in design tools like Figma and Sketch. This will make it more efficient to apply design updates across the board, instead of having to create a unique symbol for every instance.

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