CMS Collections get messy, I wish Webflow would allow you to combine two or more collection lists into one.
Thankfully Finsweet allows you to do things you can’t do on Webflow’s platform. In this case, I’m using two Attributes features to combine three collections lists into one, and sorting those lists by date.
Combine and Sort.
This is the test I’m running. When you click “Sort by date” you’ll see the items do just that. The issue I’m having is with the year. Meetup-4 is in the year 2024. It should be last, so it seems the sorting is ignoring the year.
It may be totally unrelated but Finnsweet has a list of accepted date formats in their documentation. You can try to change it (maybe add it as a hidden field and sort by it) and play with it a little.
There are many reasons to use these features, but a bug like this significantly impacts my workflow. I’ve spent hours planning my project, running tests, and investing time using their product. There isn’t anywhere to report bugs on their Finsweet’s website. I guess I would caution anyone who invests time in Finsweet Attributes.
Sorry, you’re struggling with this too, but I’m glad I’m not alone.
If you’re sorting by date you’ll need to use the format yyyy-mm-dd. Just do this by having two instances of the date on your item, one with the format you prefer visible, and a hidden instance with the yyyy-mm-dd format.