Since 2013, Webflow has offered web designers and developers a powerful tool for building websites visually—in the browser, and without writing code. But if you needed a content management system, you had to export your Webflow code.
Meet the world's first visual content management system
With Webflow CMS, you can build completely custom websites powered by dynamic content.
And when we say custom, we don’t just mean that you control every aspect of the look and feel.
We mean truly custom. Meaning that you, the designer, define both how content is structured and how it looks on the site. All without messing with HTML, CSS, PHP, or databases.
And when you're ready, you can invite your clients and/or colleagues to update content right on the live site, using an intuitive WYSIWIG editor similar to Medium’s.
So now you can define, design, and publish powerful, dynamic websites. Without hiring a developer or even looking at code.
Start learning Webflow CMS
This 30-minute tutorial will get you up and building sites in no time:
New features in Webflow CMS
You'll discover tons of new features in Webflow CMS, but here are the highlights.
Collections and Collection Items
Collections are like templates for dynamic content types. So, if you’re creating a blog, you’ll build a Collection called “Blog” or “Blog Posts” and define the structure of that content with these fields:
- Plain text
- Rich text
- Switch (for binary options like featured/not featured)
- Multi-item reference
Just pick the fields that work best for the content. You can also set required fields, define specifications like word count, and add descriptions to help content editors create new content with Collection Items.
Items are individual instances of the content types that make up a Collection. So if you created a Collection called Blog, an Item would be a Blog Post.
To create a new Blog Post, a client or team member will just fill out the fields you defined for that Collection in the new CMS Panel.
New Component: Dynamic List
Pull in dynamic lists of Collection Items wherever you want them, so you can build modular pages that feature the latest blog posts, portfolio items—whatever.
CMS Page Editor
Once you’ve published your new Webflow CMS site, you can add Content Editors who can update copy, images, videos, and more right on the live website, using a minimal WYSIWIG editor.
Content Editors can also use the new CMS Panel to add new content by creating Collection Items, plus edit existing Collection items.
Start building dynamic sites today
We can't wait to see what you create. Happy designing!