CMS Relative Link Fixup

View Demonstration in Webflow

Usage Notes

Webflow’s CMS feature has a significant limitation in that the CMS knows nothing about its containing site.

As a result of this design gap, it’s currently not possible to link from a CMS collection item to a known page in your site, in the same way you can link within the designer.

CMS’s have a Link field type, however a second limitation prevents the use of relative paths, which means you cannot even link to e.g. /about/.

How to use;

  • In any CMS where you want a relative link to a site page, simply place that link in a CMS link field, with https://self/ as the protocol and hostname.

    • e.g. to link to /about, you’d write it as https://self/about.

The link fixup library will find and correct this link to a proper relative link of /about.

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.

Install JS in BODY, site-wide or on the specific pages you want the script to affect.

<script type="module" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/sygnaltech/webflow-util@4.2/src/nocode/webflow-url.js"></script>

See above notes.