Element Sorting


Advanced Element Sorting

View Demonstration in Webflow

Sort Collection List in unique situations.

Such as Embedded Collection Lists, which have no sort option.


  • Sorting by string or date values ( defaults to string )
  • Sorting ascending / descending ( defaults to ascending )
  • Sorting randomly ( on every page refresh )

Usage Notes

wfu-sort attribute

Place on any Collection List directly ( not the Collection List Wrapper ). No value needed.

wfu-sort-dir attribute

If you want to change the direction, add this attribute with a value of;

  • asc for ascending
  • desc for descending
  • random for random ( on every page refresh )

Defaults to ascending when unspecified or unrecognized.

wfu-sort-type attribute

If you want to specify the data type of the field being sorted, add this attribute with a value of;

  • string for values that should be sorted as strings
  • number for values that should be sorted as numbers
  • date for values that should be sorted as dates
  • semver for values that should be sorted as semantic versions **

Defaults to string when unspecified or unrecognized.

** Note that semver sorting is a numeric-only implementation of the sort rules. It is not designed to handle alphanumerics in pre-release identifiers.

Creating your Sort Key

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="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/sygnaltech/webflow-util@4.11/dist/css/webflow-html.css">

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

<script type="module" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/sygnaltech/webflow-util@4.11/src/nocode/webflow-html.js"></script>

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

See above for details.