I understand how to use the CMS but am not experienced in more advanced dealings. Basically, on my Blog List Page, I want to have rows representing each different category (CMS Collection 1) and inside of that category section have 1 featured Blog Post Title & Summary (CMS Collection 2) in that category section. Here is a Figma design of what I am wanting to create.
I’m having a hard time getting this to work correctly in Webflow. I’m running into an issue when I create a collection list for the categories and try to add the article, I’m struggling to figure out how to link the 2 and filter them onto this blog post page.
I have a collection list for the Blog Posts and Categories.
I have a featured switch in each one of the Blog Posts.
Hopefully, this context was helpful. Thank you for the assistance in advanced.
Thank you for your response on this. So if I were to go the multi-ref field route, the person writing the blogs would essentially have to use the multi-ref field to kind of manually select the blog that has that same category?
In nested collection lists, the nesting has to be a parent-to-child multi-ref relationship.
Your user would-
Write the article in Blogs
Go to Collections, find the collection
Add the blog to the end of the multiref field
Webflow multiref fields don’t allow re-ordering, so if you wanted it at the top, you’d have to delete all of the items and re-add them.
As I recall, you also can’t sort nested collection lists, so your item goes at the end of the nested list, and then after 5 they’re just truncated.
Your best best with things like this is to create a simple blank site, throw some data in, and mock it up. It’s important to know the details and ins and outs of each feature first-hand so you can make the right decision for your use case.