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cmsload
Jun 15, 2022

Is there a workaround on how to trigger embedded scripts for items that are not loaded on initial load?

Currently we do not support <script> tags inside collection items when using cmsload, give us some time to work on this.

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cmsload
Jun 15, 2022

CMS Load is creating a new page every time my Load More button is pressed, is this native Webflow behavior or is it from the CMS Load script?

This is Native behavior, you will get this with either native load more or attributes, each page query combination returns html that contains the Collection Items for that specific page of the Collection. If you are worried about crawling, you could try to add rel=nofollow to the Next and Previous buttons and submit your sitemap.xml to Google Search Console so the bots can still discover the Collection Items from there.

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Attributes
Jun 15, 2022

How can I translate dynamic content with Weglot?

Go to your Weglot Dashboard > Settings > App Settings and Add the dynamic content (related) .class or #id you want to translate in the dedicated field.

If you chose to add the class remember to add a period (.) before the class name

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cmssort
cmsfilter
Jun 15, 2022

How can I use CMS Combine and CMS Sort together to sort on page load?

This can be achieved with a little custom JS, basically follow these steps:

1. Add the CMS Sort script after the CMS Combine script

2. Set up the sort attribute using this docs https://www.finsweet.com/attributes/cms-sort/

3. Set the sort button to display:hidden and give it a unique class name(ie. sort-on-load). Add the script below before the </body> tag

window.onload=function(){

document.querySelector(".sort-on-load").click();

}

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cmsfilter
Jun 15, 2022

Could I use CMS Filter inside a blog page to find content on the template page?

Our filter is designed to filter CMS collection items, if you are listing a collection list on the template page, it should work with just the normal implementation.

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cmsfilter
Mar 28, 2022

Could I use CMS filter to filter simultaneously by alphabetical and chronological order?

By default CMS filter will sort the list by alphabetical order, you can change this to chronological order by targeting the date which will change the sort order. However there is no current way to combine both sorting options.

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cmscombine
cmsfilter
Mar 28, 2022

Can I filter 2 collections with CMS filter?

First you have to use CMS combine then you will be able to filter both collections, this cannot be possible without CMS combine

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cmsslider
Mar 28, 2022

Is there a work for using Webflow interaction in a CMS Slider without resetting all of my pages interactions with gfs-cmsslider-resetix = true?

There is no current work around for this, please use this attribute carefully as to not cause major issues with your page’s interactions

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cmsnest
cmscombine
cmsfilter
Mar 28, 2022

Could I make CMS Nest, Combine and Filter work together on the same page?

Nest and Combine do not work together, Filter will work with either Nest or combine.

Trying to use the three at the same will not work.

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cmsfilter
Feb 23, 2022

How can I apply filters to a page after a redirecting the user to that page?

1st activate SHOW QUERY , then apply the filters you wish and copy the URL then make it the link to the articles page. It will load the page with the filters preselected.

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cmscombine
cmsload
Feb 23, 2022

Can I combine 2 lists and have them load under?

This is not posible because load under relies on webflow´s native pagination to work

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cmsfilter
Feb 23, 2022

How can I assign a filter as the default after a user loads the page?

Just set the checkbox’s state as checked on the designer

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countitems
Feb 23, 2022

Item counter does not change to “0” when collection list is empty, how can I fix this?

Add a “0” to the paragraph, text block or headline where you want to display your count then set it as the “fs-countitems-element=value”

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cmscombine
Feb 23, 2022

Can the combine attribute work with pagination?

Combine does not work with pagination at the moment

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cmssort
Feb 23, 2022

Can I set a default sort?

We are working on this.

There is a work around using custom Javascript, you should setup the sort attributes and add a sort button with the class default-sort-btn that you set styles to display:none .


Then add the following script to the footer code.

<script>
documemnt.querySelector('.default-sort-btn').click();
</script>

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cmsnest
Feb 23, 2022

Can I use the nest attribute to pull data like images into a nested collection list?

It should be possible, just be sure that the template page has all the items that you need nested referenced on sthe page.

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cmsfilter
Feb 23, 2022

How can I make a CMS list show as empty before any filter is applied?

You can create a div with a message, image or just leave it empty and apply the “fs-cmsfilter-element=initial” attribute to it

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cmsfilter
cmssort
Feb 23, 2022

Can cms-filter and cms-sort work together?

Sure they can!

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cmsnest
cmsload
Feb 23, 2022

Can I have interactions on nested collections?

We currently do not support this, we are working on it. In the meantime you could work around this using fs-cmsload-resetix = true with the cms-load script.

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cmsfilter
Jan 27, 2022

Can we use the filter attribute to filter content from an API?

Yes, attributes do work with API content/data, it is not limited to WebFlow CMS content.

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mirrorclick
Feb 12, 2022

Can we use different triggers for the same target?

Yes, you can have several triggers for one target.

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Attributes
Jan 24, 2022

Can we use attributes on Webflow’s e-commerce catalogue pages?

Yes, you are able to use them on all kind of pages.

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cmsslider
Jan 24, 2022

Is there a way to make the CMS slider loop back to the beginning after the last slide passes?

This is the behaviour of webflow slider, we hope to have a solution soon.

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Attributes
Jan 17, 2022

Does CMS library conflict with attributes if used on the same page?

Yes, they will not work together.

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cmsfilter
Jan 13, 2022

Are form and form block mandatory for the filter UI elements or are they best practices "only"?

They are mandatory for the system. It was built as a solution that can manage enterprise-level filters. Forms allow for natural accessibility and screen reader functions. This also takes out the requirement to have multi and exclusive labeled filter groups.

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cmsfilter
Jan 13, 2022

Do we have to re-implement filters to fix the issues mentioned?

The biggest update you have to make to go from CMS Library to Attributes is rebuilding any buttons/link-blocks/divs in your Filter UI to checkboxes or radios. Attributes using a form-based system for Filter UI.

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Attributes
Jan 13, 2022

Will you still offer support for CMS Library?

Yes, up until December 31 - 2021. Starting Jan 1 - 2022, there will be no support given. Attributes will now be the product we support and continue development of.

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Attributes
Jan 13, 2022

Can I still use CMS Library if I want to?

You can if you want to. However, we highly recommend building any new projects with Attributes. Once we understand the difference between CMS Library and Attributes, you won’t want to use CMS Library. We also recommend converting active development projects that use CMS Library. Converting to Attributes is going to make everything look, feel, and function better.

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Attributes
Jan 13, 2022

Will my sites that use CMS Library still work?

Absolutely yes. CMS Library will not be turned off. Scripts will still work as normal. CMS Library will never be shut down since it is live on thousands of websites.

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cmsfilter
Jan 11, 2022

My filter checkbox is checked when the filter is inactive and unchecked when the filter is active, how can I fix this?

We recommend to use the native "Start checked" feature native in Webflow Settings.

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cmsslider
Jan 11, 2022

I need more than two sliders on the same page connected to different collections, any tips?

This can easily be done using attributes, for your second slider onwards you need to add -x to the end of the value, "x" being a unique numeric identifier. Example for your second instance of the slider "fs-cmsslider-element = list-2" and "fs-cmsslider-element = slider-2" and so on.

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cmsload
Jan 11, 2022

Infinite scroll makes elements to move erratically off the screen, any fix?

This is caused by the threshold that has been set for when the infinite scroll is triggered (fs-cmsload-threshold = -20) play around until you find a value that works best.

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cmsfilter
Jan 11, 2022

How to filter by any match on a CMS list? (example: filter "ABC" returns "ABC and some words" and "ABC more text")

The fs-cmsfilter-match attribute default is any, this will return any item that matches at least one filter from your search. The all value needs to be an exact match to return an item.

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cmsnest
Jan 29, 2022

Could I create two nested lists on a single page using the CMS Nest Attribute?

Yes! Please check our resources page for more info.

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cmsfilter
cmsload
Jan 11, 2022

Can the CMS Filter and Load More feature be used together?

Yes. If you are using attributes, CMS Filter will work with CMS Load.

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cmsfilter
Jan 11, 2022

How can I have two separate filters, mobile and desktop, for the same collection list?

Define both filters under the same form block and hide/show respectively for either desktop or mobile.

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cmsfilter
rangeslider
Jan 11, 2022

Can I use attributes to filter by date range?

Yes you can, add fs-cmsfilter-type = date to your element with fs-cmsfilter-field = "IDENTIFIER".

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cmsload
Jan 11, 2022

What can I do if load more breaks the interaction of the dropdown component?

Use the fs-cmsload-resetix = true option on your list. This restarts Webflow’s interaction engine, which is required for newly rendered items.

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cmsslider
Jan 11, 2022

How can I populate multiple sliders with one CMS list?

This can be done with instances, you would need to add a new list to the page for each slider.

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cmsfilter
selectcustom
Jan 11, 2022

Will the attributes filter work with a dropdown element instead of a select element?

No it must be a form element for filtering, dropdown can be used for sort.

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cmssort
Jan 11, 2022

Is there a way to change the background style of the current sort-field?

It uses the current state as if it were styled for a page. Choose your filter element, in the settings set it to the current page you’re on - it will show the ‘current’ state in the styles panel. Style accordingly then remove the link to the page.

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cmsfilter
cmsnest
Jan 11, 2022

How can I change the highlight color in CMS Filter?

Add this class to a blank div on the page, then set the background color. On the published page, the highlight color will be that new background color.

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cmsload
Jan 11, 2022

Is there a way to always show the Prev and Next buttons in Pagination, but have the inactive one greyed out?

This is not possible with the current system. We have built is specifically to show and hide based on if it’s needed on the page.

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