Webflow's CMS & Collection Lists are central to creating a rich, dynamic, manageable site, but there are lots of things you need to know to use these tools effectively.
This course is a collection of tips & strategies to use, and gotchas to watch out for.
When to Use the CMS
In general, there are a few indicators that suggest that the CMS may add value to your Webflow project;
- Any time you have a lot of pages that represent something similar… products, real estate listings, blog entries, staff profiles…
- Any time you have lists of things that have similar shape… event lists, card-style layout displays, even slider slides…
- Any time you want to be able to dynamically add / edit data to your site without editing / creating new pages manually in the designer
- Any time you want to enforce structure, while making data admin easy for your clients
In a sense, the CMS offers simple database-like characteristics - however it has limitations that are important to understand, as these will impact your design decisions massively as sites get more complex.