504 Errors with Content-Rich Pages on Webflow

Hello fellow Webflow enthusiasts,

I’m reaching out to this community in search of insights and solutions regarding a issue I’ve encountered with content-rich pages on my Webflow site, which have recently started generating 504 errors.

Example of page with 504 error: https://www.debitura.com/debt-collection-netherlands


My website, which has been operational and performing smoothly for the initial two weeks post-launch, has suddenly started facing these errors without any recent changes or updates from my side. This was quite surprising, especially since performance tests (including Lighthouse) showed no issues, indicating fast load times and optimal functionality. I have already cleaned up unused styles, site CSS and JS are minified, unused interactions are removed, and images are compressed.

Webflow Support’s Response:

Webflows support team mentioned that the 504 errors could be attributed to the high volume of content on my pages, particularly pointing out an abundance of static rich text elements. They say these elements, due to their complex nature involving several child elements and text nodes, are apparently causing the pages to be too large to render and publish.

My question(s)

While I understand the general advice provided, I find myself at a crossroads due to the lack of specific guidelines or limitations provided by Webflow regarding the amount of content a static page can handle. This information is crucial for me to efficiently redesign or optimise my pages without compromising the rich content that I believe adds value to my site’s visitors.

  • Has anyone else faced similar issues with content-rich pages on Webflow, and how did you resolve them?
  • Are there specific guidelines or best practices to follow when designing content-heavy pages to avoid such errors?
  • Does anyone have insights into the technical limitations of Webflow concerning page size, element count, or any other relevant metrics?
  • Any tips or tools that could help in optimising content without significantly altering the design or user experience?

Thank you in advance for your time and help!

Here is my site Read-Only: Webflow - Debitura