Can't Select Bio Summary for Blog Post Template Page

Hi!

I’m following along with the video Building a Blog from Scratch Using the CMS (http://help.webflow.com/lesson/building-a-blog-from-scratch-using-the-webflow-cms), and one of the (many frustrating) inconsistencies between the video and my actual experience is this:

When I try to create the dynamically linked bio from the Author collection for the Blog Post Template page, only the Bio Summary is available in the drop-down menu.

So, the video tutorial creates a bio that looks like this:

And my bio only shows the one-line bio summary. (I can’t include a screenshot of the drop-down list from my project, because the list automatically closes as soon as I open the the screen capture app (Snipping Tool).

So, from the Author’s collection, here are the Bio and Bio Summary, and I want to use the Bio, and not the Bio Summary:

Thanks for your help!

Could you please update your post with some more information so we can help you faster? Things like your read-only link, really helps us to help you faster :slight_smile:

How to share a read-only link:

Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

Here is the read-only link:https://preview.webflow.com/preview/nanatoo-b5393d?preview=5ae675422fa64acf06eef8c85122158d

I managed to take a screen shot:

Notice that the Bio is a Rich Text while Bio Summary is a Plain Text.

You can link nodes by their type, so if you want to pull Bio from the collection make sure you’re using a Rich Text element. If you want to have Bio Summary you need to use a regular text node - paragraph, link, text block.

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Can you explain how to make sure I’m using a Rich Text element?

Hey, decided to make a quick video for you. Hopefuly that answers your question :)

http://quick.as/1kGTB6AZ

Thanks for taking the time to make the video!

Unfortunately, you can’t use a Rich Text Element inside of a Link Block (which is how the blog page in the video is constructed.

No, you can’t do that. That’s due to the fact that you shouldn’t have such big chunk of text as a link. You can, however, create a link inside of a Rich Text.

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