Help in Creating Website like this

Hi

I am new to webflow and website design in general. I am trying to design a website to host large amounts of data on a daily basis similar to this website. www.archdaily.com

I am confused if it’s possible for me to develop a website like this using webflow and with its limit of static pages being 100, can I create a website where I daily publish 3-5 Post. Does every blog post count as one static page or are they under Collection list where the limit on the business plan is 10,000 CMS items.

If anyone can explain the difference between static pages and collection list that would really help

sorry, I have no experience in designing websites and any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

vaibs

Hey Vaibs,

You can do this with webflow yes.

Simple examples of a static page would be something like, Homepage, About page, Contact page.

For your blog posts, you would create a Collection, for example a ‘Blog Posts’ collection and each individual post would sit within this collection. These are not static pages and don’t count towards the 100.

You can probably use the CMS plan ($16) instead of the Business plan, at least until you need to upgrade.

Hope this helps.

Sounds like an interesting project for sure! I love Arch Daily! Are you building an architecture-related site?

What Esteban said is right, but keep in mind that there’s a limit on the number of collection items (blog posts) you can have per project. There’s a limit of 2000 items per project with CMS hosting and 10000 items for business hosting. So you might have to upgrade your plan at some point…

super!!

very simple explanation. So CMS Plan says 2000 CMS items, in simple terms after 2000 blog post ( and 10,000 for Business plan) I would need to upgrade ? Also total number of CMS Collection allowed is 20 , so does that mean for example if I create collection like :

  1. projects ( this would have thousands of projects catalog )
  2. News ( Daily news articles )
  3. Articles ( essay , research articles )
  4. Competitions ( individual posts )
  5. Events

I can only create 20 of these ( I only listed 5 above for example ) and within these, can only have 2000 individual post in total.

Also for static page , I m thinking these are like landing pages and within that every project follows the same template I design for collection items.
I am using the same language as the reference website , so I have an easier understanding , since its my first time designing a website.

Also with large amount of images hosted per project, wil CMS plan be sufficient with fast load times.

thanks again

Vaibs

Yes I am designing a architecture media website , for daily reporting and showcase of project from around the world. Which usually means on daily basis I would be posting articles and hosting large amount of data with time.

Webflow seems like an amazing interface to built the website on , without needing to code and also has amazing CMS features but this static page limit and CMS List is confusing.

I wanted to write on the forum and see if someone can clear my doubt and I am so happy that I did.

I have one more doubt , in future if I want to introduce adds to host product on our site , is it possible to do with Webflow.

Thanks Everyone for great support

thanks

vaibs

So CMS Plan says 2000 CMS items, in simple terms after 2000 blog post ( and 10,000 for Business plan) I would need to upgrade ?

Well, after you exceed the 10,000 items in the business plan, you’d need to get Webflow’s enterprise solution and would most likely have to get in touch with them directly to enquire about costs etc. You can also read more about this in their pricing section under “site plans”: https://webflow.com/pricing

I can only create 20 of these ( I only listed 5 above for example ) and within these, can only have 2000 individual post in total.
Yes, this is correct, you can create up to 20 individual CMS collections (events collection, competitions collection etc.) per project which can hold up to 2000 blog posts in total. More if you choose a more expensive site plan.

Also for static page , I m thinking these are like landing pages and within that every project follows the same template I design for collection items.
Static pages are pages like your homepage, your about page, contact page etc. or even a page that includes a collection list - in your case this might be a page called “competitions” with an overview of all your “competitions” blog posts.

And for every CMS collection you have a separate collection page template, which ensures that the layout for each of your “competition” blog posts is the same. For instance on Arch Daily, their “competition” blog post template would look like this: https://www.archdaily.com/939528/melbourne-affordable-housing-challenge If you check out some of their other blog posts in the “competition” section, you’ll see that the layout is exactly the same, only the content changes.

Also with large amount of images hosted per project, will CMS plan be sufficient with fast load times.

You just have to make sure that you optimise the file size (and image dimensions) sufficiently, otherwise load times will be a problem.

Hope this helped you a little bit!

super,

very helpful.

I understand the Difference between static page and Collection much better now and i can see that running a blog is not limiting on webflow.

I have just one more question, in future if I want to introduce adds to host products on our site, is it possible to do with Webflow.

Again thanks a lot for your help

thanks

vaibs

So you’d like to have a little eCommerce store integrated in the site? Webflow has an eCommerce feature, however it is not as well rounded as some other solutions such as Shopify. Definitely have a bit of a look at https://webflow.com/ecommerce for some basic info. Alternatively you can also use a service like Foxy to sell products on your Webflow site. More info here: https://www.foxy.io/webflow

Hope that helps!