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Share your site and invite collaborators

Learn how to share your Webflow site with a read-only link. Find out how this is different from inviting guest editors or adding teammates to your Workspace.

Note: We’re transitioning to Workspaces, and this lesson has been updated to reflect that change. Visit the Workspaces blog post to read more about these updates and changes. 
If your account hasn’t yet switched over to Workspaces, please visit our legacy lesson about sharing a read-only link. You can also learn how to check if your account is on Workspaces.
This video features an old UI. Updated version coming soon!

You can share your Webflow sites with others by:

  • Sharing your site’s read-only link
  • Adding guest editors to your site 
  • Adding members to your Workspace 

Each option gives your collaborators and team members a different level of access. With a read-only link, anyone with the link can view your site, but any changes they make won’t be saved. Guest editors can view your site and edit site content (e.g., text, links, images, products, and CMS content) or change page settings in the Webflow Editor. Depending on their role, Workspace members can view the site, edit content, and change the site’s layout, styles, and interactions. Learn more about Workspace roles and permissions.

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  1. How to share a read-only link
  2. How to invite guest editors
  3. How to use Workspaces for collaboration

How to share a read-only link

If you’d like to share your site on the Webflow forum or with a colleague, you’ll probably want to protect your work by sharing a read-only link. 

Important: A read-only link allows anyone with the link to view your site, but any changes they make won’t be saved. 

To share a read-only link, click the “share” button in the Designer’s top toolbar and toggle Share read-only link to “on.” From there, you can copy the link and share it wherever you’d like. 

The share menu allows you to share a read-only link and invite guest editors.

At some point, you may wish to change your site’s read-only link to restrict access to your site. To create a new read-only link, click the “share” button in the Designer’s top toolbar, then click Create new link. Keep in mind that this will disable the old link – meaning your site won’t be accessible via the old link any longer.

The “Create new link” button highlighted in the share menu, next to the current read-only link.


The confirmation window for creating a new read-only link warns that creating a new link will disable the old one. 

How to invite guest editors

Inviting guest editors is a great option for clients or business owners who’d like to add or update content. Content changes made by guest editors will be saved – however, guest editors won’t have access to the Designer, so they won’t be able to make changes to your site’s layout, styles, or interactions.

You can add guest editors to a site from within the Designer or from Site settings > Members tab. Learn more about inviting guest editors.

How to use Workspaces for collaboration

Workspace plans let you share design and editing controls with members of your Workspace to collaborate more efficiently. Every member of your Workspace can access the shared Workspace dashboard and create and edit any sites in the Workspace. 

You can create a new Workspace from the Workspaces dropdown menu or from the Workspaces overview page. Learn more about creating and managing Workspaces

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