Numeric Sequencing


Numeric Sequencing

View Demonstration in Webflow

Allows you to apply a numeric sequence across a series of elements.

Numbering is always in a traditional 1, 2, 3… style of sequencing.

NOTE: This is primarily useful for sorting and filtering demos, because CSS has a numeric sequencing feature built in for live display.

Usage Notes

wfu-seq-group attribute

Place on any element. Give an arbitrary named group, for matching the items after, e.g. articles

wfu-seq attribute

Place on any child element within that group. Give it the same group name as its parent.


The HTML DOM is a large tree of element and sub-elements.

  • You can use wfu-seq-group multiple times throughout your document.
  • You can use the same group name on multiple wfu-seq-group’s, provided that those subtrees are independent. Do not use the same name if one group is nested within the other.
  • You can have nested wfu-seq-group’s, as long as you use a different group name.

The purpose of these capabilities is to allow you to use numbering on a Webflow collection list that contains a nested list. You can give one numbering sequence to the parent list, and a numbering sequence to each of the child lists as well.

NOTE: Primarily I’d recommend this for demos, where you need to number items and then permute them. In most numbering situations, CSS numbering is generally a better alternative for general sequencing.


If there is a need, I can expand this to allow for control of;

  • Starting number
  • Step size
  • Increasing or decreasing count
  • Support for decimal values

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  • Avoid using the same

Avoid using the same group name on an element that is a child of another element.

You can sequence nested lists separately

Create an HTML Embed inside of your Collection List Item, with this code;

<data wfu-sort-key=""></data>

As the attribute value for wfu-sort-key, insert the field that you want to sort by, using Webflow’s ‘+ Add Field at the top-right of the HTML Embed Code Editor window.

Remember to specify date in the above configuration if you’re wanting to sort by dates.

Any other field you choose will be sorted alphabetically.

Getting Started ( NOCODE )

STEP 1 - Add the Library

There are currently no configuration options for this library, so we’ll use a no-code integration approach.

Add this CSS script to the HEAD of your site or page.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">

Add this JS reference to the BODY of your site or page.

<script type="module" src=""></script>

STEP 2 - Apply wfu-sort and configuration attributes to the elements you want to filter

See above for details.