Real-time filtering/sorting on website (Faceted navigation)

It would be great to be able to easily create a robust portfolio, with real-time filters. For example, if you are a photographer, then an image gallery with filter categories such as landscape, portraits, street photography, etc... Upon clicking on the filter, only the specific category items appear. This is very common with wordpress portfolio sites, but its extremely difficult to set up in webflow.

  • Ruben Nunez
  • Jan 18 2017
  • In backlog
  • Diarmuid Sexton commented
    January 18, 2017 11:49

    This can be easily achieved through the CMS - set up categories - then a multireference on each image upload - and select which categories the image falls into in the multireference. Then put a dynamic list in your category pages to display all the images multi referencing that category. That's it. 

  • Koen Spaansen commented
    January 18, 2017 20:28

    Filtering on options in the Designer, perfect Ruben!

  • Chris Lobue commented
    January 18, 2017 22:33

    Love this - Especially for non-CMS website...s :)

  • Dorothy Lei commented
    March 07, 2017 16:14

    Hi I am a multimedia designer who works different types of work, at the moment I am improving my website to showcase my works.

    I would like to have this feature as well because I want my audience to filter my works by the types of my works like "UX & UI", "Identity", "Print", it is very common in other designers' websites as well.

    Simply just like the link here:

    How can I do something like this?


  • Barnabas Nagy commented
    September 29, 2017 13:29

    At least 2 tier real-time filtering would be really great!

  • Tony Medrano commented
    October 02, 2017 14:48

    I agree this would be a great feature. It's pretty much the only feature right now that's stopping me from more widely using webflow.

  • OpenSail Digital Agency commented
    December 11, 2017 22:21

    I strongly agree with Tony Medrano. We'd like to use Webflow for more of our higher end sites, but they often need proper filtering of their database, so then we can't use Webflow. The scope of projects we could take on with Webflow would probably quadruple with this feature available.

  • Jesper Fagerlund commented
    January 04, 2018 08:37

    Could use this for shops, blogs and more. Would be really helpful.

  • Jen Armstrong commented
    January 31, 2018 17:14

    A year later and wondering if there's any update on this aside from it being in backlog. I have a client needing this and I really don't want to use Shopify if this is close to launching. 

  • Gregory Shevchenko commented
    February 06, 2018 20:34

    Filtering results should also have unique URL, h1, etc., which should be also customizable.

  • Tim Kelly commented
    April 10, 2018 22:53

    This is exactly what I need to produce a dynamic team members collection list.


    I would LOVE for their to be a suburb option. Users enter their address and then it pulls up a 5 mile radius of people around their area. They can then pick UI or Web Design and then it will purely show.


    'People offering web design within a 5 mile radius of their address'.


    Potential brilliance from Webflow!

  • Michael Naylor commented
    April 22, 2018 21:44

    I don't really understand why this was merged with the other ideas as portfolio filtering is simple javascript and not really the same thing as proper faceted and layered search, such at that found on eccommerce and directory sites where I may want to find "red" houses, "between 200,000 and 300,000" dollars with "Greater than 3 bedrooms". Each subsequent layer should limit the visibility of filters and groups that become empty as more criteria are applied. Algolia gives a proper demo of what real faceted navigation looks like: This enables getting rid of multi-layered tabs for once and for all, and in honesty there would be almost no website I couldn't build in webflow with this feature available. Please add it asap :)

  • Kevin Ten Thij commented
    May 10, 2018 08:49

    I would love it for all of the sites that I make for artists and graphic designers. 

  • Josh Gordon commented
    July 03, 2018 13:25

    Please remove from backlog and start work! This is a MUCH needed CMS feature!!!!

  • Alex Iversen commented
    July 04, 2018 16:44

    This would be pivotal for ecom sites!
    Please make this next :D

  • Thomas Schlossmacher commented
    July 30, 2018 09:11

    Any update from the team when this will be pushed forward? It's an essential for any portfolio or site focused on large amounts of content.

  • Jack Shennan commented
    September 05, 2018 02:37

    Want to build a support library for a SaaS product in Webflow. A critical feature is the ability for the artifacts to be filterable/tagged so that users can quickly browse & find what they need

  • Felio Sotomayor commented
    September 10, 2018 13:46

    Great Idea and crucial, not only for portfolio sites but also for ecommerce. Hoping this is released soon!

  • Moshe Morris commented
    October 17, 2018 14:46

    I would also like faceted search -- but not just for portfolio pages.  Take a look at sites like Udemy and which have multiple facted search options to filter the results on a page.  I would like something like that.

  • Milan Balogh commented
    November 08, 2018 16:20

    Most importantly filter down your search results further by toggles of categories

  • Didacus Jones commented
    November 19, 2018 11:42

    This needs to happen asap, i'm losing opportunities because of this. I'm loyal AF but when you open e-commerce with no filtering for a site with over 100 items per category, my loyalty will be tested. #WebflowForLife

  • Didacus Jones commented
    November 19, 2018 11:50

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  • Jen Armstrong commented
    November 21, 2018 19:39

    @Didacus Jones  I tried implementing that mixitup filter system a while back and had issues. Curious if you were able to successfully implement. I ended up having to hire a developer for a custom filtering implementation (I used Webflow + Snipcart back in the day)

    Also, this item was merged with another that mentioned multiple filters and I don't see it mentioned here so am restating just in case. For example, if I am filtering jewelry on an ecommerce site, I would want to filter by items under $100, bracelets only and only items that are rose gold. Only one filter at a time is essentially the same as using tabs and won't cut it for the majority of ecommerce sites. 

    Would be great to get an update on this as I think it has been in backlog for almost 2 years at least now. 

  • Mikhail Miroshnikov commented
    November 27, 2018 23:42

  • Pete Alexander commented
    December 18, 2018 16:27

    PLEASE, we really need this! I'm accomplishing this right now in a super-hacked way, and it's got pretty big downfalls.

  • Natalia Sniegocka commented
    December 19, 2018 11:34

    Common guys! This is super important for creating for instance blog categories. This blocking me to migrate a website.

  • Michael Lieu commented
    December 24, 2018 21:09

    We need this for e-commerce, filters by category, colour, size etc. Please make this happen!

  • Steve coppola commented
    January 05, 2019 05:54

    How is this still not a thing? Isn't it like the one of the most basic features for a product catalog??

  • Martynas Kairys commented
    January 14, 2019 13:45

    Long waited feature. Any updates on that?

  • Frédéric Gosselin commented
    February 01, 2019 18:22

    @webflow any news on this? i'm cautious about implementing 3rd party widgets, and it would be nice to know where you're at on this topic

  • Rohan Ganachari commented
    February 08, 2019 12:37


  • Drew Eastmead commented
    February 11, 2019 01:18


  • Mike Latham commented
    February 12, 2019 01:29

    I agree with crew here. A good filter function should definitely exist without the need for a CMS.

  • Cory Welch commented
    February 15, 2019 17:19

    I'll throw my $0.02 in that this would be an awesome feature to have native to Webflow!

  • Tellgrid commented
    February 19, 2019 16:48

    Pl+s infinity

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    February 26, 2019 01:36

    Filtered site search is merged in this. I want to be able to create multiple site searches. button one searches only postcodes. Search button two searches only artists. 

  • Harley Urquhart commented
    March 04, 2019 10:48

    Im not sure what is stopping the developers from getting this idea done. There would be some prototype they could roll out for us.

    The system simply need dates numbers and alphabetical sorting to be any good initially as well as whole word regex matching.

  • Jordan Stauber commented
    March 11, 2019 13:41

    Pleeeeeease give us an update!!!!

  • Milan Balogh commented
    March 13, 2019 11:25

    Can you guys resize this please? I have a feeling that is what stops adding it to your sprint.

  • Jason Rose commented
    March 13, 2019 13:55

    I wonder if the value of this is realised.  Can be used for e-commerce, directory and membership sites. A large amount of my clients won’t come over to webflow as it does not have this functionality like, dare I say it, Wordpress...sorry

  • Tim Kelly commented
    March 29, 2019 12:46

    absolutely need this more than anything - hopefully this will come good soon!

  • Diego Kolsky commented
    March 31, 2019 11:52


  • Angel Merz commented
    April 04, 2019 05:10

    This is currently becoming a big reason NOT to build out my client's e-commerce sites into Webflow.  Not having easy to use filters for products is just a no-go.  Surprised this has been on the backburner for 2 years now...

  • Ya Ya commented
    April 10, 2019 17:00

    any news ?

  • Susan MacPhee commented
    April 12, 2019 19:55

    +1 PLEASE! I agree. 80% why I will end up building in Drupal because we can't build in a faceted search. Like this we built: (see right side bar)

  • Pierre Roberge commented
    April 21, 2019 21:02

    I want to create a site like  The only thing that is needed in my opinion is a CMS query facility where I could select the CMS records I need.  Like an SQL query.  The syntax is simple to learn : "Select Hotels Where room price is above 300 and room price is lower than 500"  We should be able to use those query in any interactions and boom, we could create almost anything with Webflow.  Please give us an ETA for this.

    This is the only piece missing for Webflow to achieve World Domination!

  • Julien V. commented
    April 29, 2019 09:47

    I need this for almost all my CMS website projects! I'm using workarounds with Isotop or MixItUp JS libraries but I would really need this in Webflow! 


    This is a nice example made with Webflow that uses filters: , and one of my projects too filtering CMS items with checkboxes:

  • Michael Novotny commented
    May 21, 2019 03:14

    Cannnnnnot upvote this enough. Is it possible Webflow peeps could give update to where it is in the backlog? This feature would untap a ton of fun atonality that would make me feel like I have super powers. 


    Please please enable. 



  • Karel Rosseel commented
    May 27, 2019 05:52

    is this update made? on 22 may launched..

  • Ché Stevenson commented
    May 30, 2019 02:23

    Considering moving to Webflow from Drupal. Will need this feature. Any idea on an ETA for this?

  • Tristan Deering commented
    June 16, 2019 05:46

    +1 this should be a priority. Rather not code all of this and then make it harder to work with the designer.

  • Nick Woods commented
    July 12, 2019 21:20

    Yes please... need this feature!

  • Michael Lieu commented
    July 15, 2019 09:59

    Any updates on this? Now we have E-commerce, we really need to filter products! 

  • Filip Triner commented
    August 03, 2019 06:20

    +3 pls launch this asap

  • Kevin Fogarty commented
    August 04, 2019 20:18

    Any updates on when this feature might be available?

  • Rob Sturgess commented
    August 06, 2019 20:28

    i need this really bad

  • Allison grayce marshall commented
    September 11, 2019 03:11

    Would find this very useful!! Curious if it is in the works. :)

  • Fantana Wilson commented
    September 25, 2019 14:23

    I am looking to use webflow for enterprise, But if i can't use do such simple filter and sorting it's useless to even begin. You guys have all the tool but don't even allow us to use them. Checkbox, radio button and select along with regular button are stuffs every development platform offer to filter, Yet you have then and can only add then on forms. doesn' t make any sense. A feel bad for myself because I am in love with webflow and can't use it. 

  • Jan Göhmann commented
    October 03, 2019 17:35

    I really need this feature in order to build my startup idea with Webflow. Dear Webflow team, please work on it! Otherwise I'm completely stuck. 

  • Joseph Lebrun commented
    October 15, 2019 20:28

    I was floored to see this feature was nowhere to be found.  Given everything I already know about what Webflow can do I am very disappointed about this.  This topic has been open since 2017 please add the feature.

  • Brent Van Marcke commented
    November 06, 2019 18:31

    Very much needed...

  • Janne Wassberg commented
    November 15, 2019 11:01

    PLS. do something. I have not been able to convert my Shopify sites because of this lacking feature. Filtered navigation is a MUST for eCom

  • Ashton Gillett commented
    December 05, 2019 04:09

    I would really like to see this feature. Real time filtering of multi-referenced databases is a must and I'm itching to make the switch to Webflow. The current work arounds with MixItUp and Isotope have their restrictions. I love Webflow but I can't fully commit until this feature is prioritized.

  • Eric Orlando commented
    December 15, 2019 08:40

    This is such a standard basic for photographers and those with many images. Why is Webflow so far behind on this? Im looking into switching to Webflow from another platform but stuff like this is making it a challenge. 

  • RJ Clarke commented
    19 Jan 05:36

    Sorta wild that this still doesn't exist.

    I'm obviously able to show/hide content based on different variables, but there's no way to activate that with a button, dynamically.

    Just let me dynamically filter/sort CMS content with user input!!

  • Dash Eleven commented
    01 Feb 05:18

    We need filters for ecommerce catalog.  It should behave similar to filtering rows on excel.  You can select multiple filters and the products get drilled down, and the only ones that show are the ones that match all filters selected.  Until this is implemented, you won't have a true ecommerce solution.

  • Austin Mullins commented
    03 Feb 23:57

    This is so incredibly important, and using MixItUp as a workaround has caused all sorts of difficulties. Please move this out of the backlog and into active production!

  • Ben tossell commented
    08 Mar 19:00

    I use Jetboost on my site (Makerpad) and it works a treat! Super easy to set up and low $. It has:

    • Multi-filters on one or more (!) collection list wrappers

    • Auto-generated URL slugs when filtering

    • Real-time dynamic search

    Didn't need to know any code to set up or anything.

  • Ben tossell commented
    08 Mar 19:00

    I use Jetboost on my site (Makerpad) and it works a treat! Super easy to set up and low $. It has:

    • Multi-filters on one or more (!) collection list wrappers

    • Auto-generated URL slugs when filtering

    • Real-time dynamic search

    Didn't need to know any code to set up or anything.

  • Derek Clark commented
    29 Mar 14:50

    Yep, faceted navigation is a must.