Send form submission data to CMS

I'm not sure why this function does not exist yet, since it seems so simple.

The basic idea is to port/forward/link Webflow form data to a CMS collection. So people can send information to the CMS based on a Webflow form. This is greatly beneficial for anyone that makes a platform out of their website.

Currently I'm using a work-around through Typeform & Zapier, which is a hassle, since it uses two other (paid) services. If I'm paying for a CMS website, imo this should be included in the basics.

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  • Apr 28 2017
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Forms / CMS
  • Russell Mceacharn commented
    19 Oct 07:06pm

    Just to get my user CMS updated at user sign up i had to do the following

    1. Open a Zapier account

    2. Open a memberstack account

    3. Open a airtable account

    4. configure form fields with memberstack ID

    5. configured zapier (memberstack to airtable) recieved form data for sign ups to airtable

    6. configure airtable to create a new (record ID) for each new record memberstack sends.

    7. configure zapier (airtable to webflow) new live item to webflow User CMS

    8. configure zapier (Webflow to airtable) send the newly created user CMS item ID back to Airtable matching the record ID airtable created in the previous step.

    9. configure zapier (webflow to memberstack) send the newly created user CMS item ID back to Memberstack matching the Memberstack ID.

    10. configure an Update Profile Form to match all memberstack fields

    11. configure zapier (memberstack to airtable) send all updated profile information from memberstack to airtable.

    12. configure zapier (airtable to webflow) send all updated profile information to webflow item ID user CMS.

    13. configure zapier (memberstack to webflow) delete a user in memberstack set to archive in webflow.


    There are so many bugs that can occur in this process due to the massive amount of API handshakes. Any small change on any of these fronts can break it leading to hours of troubleshooting....

    It in no way an enterprise stable solution, barely acceptable for small businesses.

    I'm not even going to get into the security problems, there's a bunch more steps you have to do just to make it so other people can't see or update someone elses profile.


    WHY CAN'T WEBFLOW MAKE THIS PROCESS EASY, CHEAP, AND RELIABLE FOR US? IT'S BEEN 3 YEARS!



  • Armin Seltz commented
    4 Oct 04:11pm

    I think this would be great. My guess as to why they did not enable this, is that they have pretty strict CMS item limits. Even at Enterprise level you only get 10.000 items. So if you were to use this to build your own comments for example, you could reach this limit pretty quickly.

    If you want to actually build some website with proper functionality you would probably have to use something like Bubble, where this is super easy to do and you don't have such limitations. Then you can also easily connect it to users with login and all those goodies.

  • Dean Russell commented
    2 Oct 03:48pm

    I can honestly say, this feature is the only 'missing' functionality of your CMS.

    Why would I have to edit and enter 100 emails from vendors for a bake sale or pottery exibit, when I could simply go.
    APPROVE / NOT APPROVE

    ?

    I'm aware there are issues around privacy/security and posting content that may not be exactly peope friendly by allowing such a feature.
    But hence the approve/not approve b4 posting.


    If anyone has a cheap way to add vendors or bands or live stream details without having to cut/paste everything into the webflow CRM, please let me know.

    I can deal with current volume of manual entries, but its still ridiculous that i have to do this.


    Thanks..


  • Dean Russell commented
    2 Oct 03:36pm

    In the meantime..
    Does this mean I have to pay for zapier and hubspot on top of webflow CMS to do what I want to do?

    asking for a friend.

  • Kieran Reid commented
    9 Jul 01:27am

    This would be perfect for blog comments, product reviews etc.

  • MEFCAA Contact commented
    11 May 09:03am

    I can't believe this is not possible - all this welcome to the future of no-code app and website creation and then you have no input fields for the embedded database or at least an API workaround to store the input in airtable or as such? WOW that future missed a massive train - even did catch the bus if you know what I mean...

    Everything else is amazing - very well working and thought thru design tools but the database/collections are still weird they feel like half integrated.

    It should be that I just can add an object and then decide if this is static or dynamic - output or input. That would be the future Iike no wait - love!!

  • Do Good Design Co. Design Co. commented
    6 May 01:35pm

    It's limitations like this that will prevent people like me from moving to Webflow from Wordpress as much as we'd like to.

  • Digital Natives commented
    9 Apr 12:37pm

    Absolutely necessary

  • Rein Meirte commented
    20 Jan 08:05am

    Would be great! At the moment we use Zapier for this. You can connect webflow with salesforce, mailchimp, hubspot, ... Though it is again an extra account, extra subscription, extra hastle. Better would be if it would go directly..

  • David Schmidt commented
    13 Jan 09:12pm

    Would make it very powerful. I need it too!

  • Me commented
    27 Dec, 2020 05:24pm

    Yes! That is what I need!

  • Ravi K H commented
    23 Nov, 2020 05:11pm

    @webflow This is much needed +3 Votes

  • Tony commented
    26 Aug, 2020 01:43pm

    @webflow, this has plenty of votes and has been a hot topic for over 3 yrs. Is the product team listening to the users? Without this feature I am back to build apps outside the platform.

  • R JEFFERY WILSON commented
    4 Aug, 2020 04:56pm

    This is a very important and needed feature. Please make it happen @webflow!

  • Yoann BOUDOU commented
    23 Jul, 2020 09:57am

    Spent all my votes on this basic CMS functionality...make it happen guys !

  • William Muskus commented
    5 Jul, 2020 06:31am

    We need this and our clients need this !

  • Philip Levy commented
    15 May, 2020 07:05pm

    I just assumed this would be possible.

  • Wannes commented
    7 May, 2020 07:20pm

    I'm not sure if i got this right.. There is currently no way to directly insert, update or remove records into the collections database via form submission? Even if i export the code and run it on my own server, there is no way to get direct data exchange with my database server?

    Please tell me there is a way. I thought i found new gold for web building but without db support it's just some kind of modern FrontPage.

  • Troy Walt commented
    24 Apr, 2020 09:23am

    This is so frustrating and disappointing, I might be forced to leave Webflow and find another solution, you can't build complex stuff without this functionality. And really why is it so hard?

    First when using Zapier you have to pay 240 dollars per year and it's such an unnecessary time consuming thing to connect to your Zappier then to Webflow, second whenever you are using multi reference field, this whole thing becomes a total mess.

    Webflow we need this right now.

  • Shahnur A Alam commented
    18 Apr, 2020 05:57pm

    We need this ASAP

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