Exporting Collection content

You can export the content of any CMS Collection as a CSV file to save a backup of your Collection items. You can also use this CSV file to import your Collection into another Webflow project, or to move it to another platform.

How can I export the content of a CMS Collection?

  1. Open the Collections panel
  2. Open the Collection you want to export
  3. Click export
Collections panel → Collection → export
(1) Collections panel → (2) Collection → (3) Export

How are Collection items exported?

Most content, including reference fields, are exported as strings of plain text or URLs. Multi-reference fields are exported as a comma separated list of text. Rich text fields are exported as HTML. Images and files are exported as Webflow-hosted URLs.

Image field and file field URLs are associated with the project from which you’ve exported the Collection. This means that if you delete this original project, those assets will be deleted and the links in your backup will break. The same is true for images in rich text fields. So, unless you’re migrating your Collection to a new Webflow project, make sure to keep your original project as a backup or download each of the images and files manually.
Need to know
When you import an exported Collection into another project, images mapped to an image field will be imported as new images in this new project. Unfortunately, file fields cannot be imported to a new project at the moment (we’re working on this!)..