Frazer McLeod

Business Designer
Business Model Designer, Service Designer, Webflow Specialist. Supercharging businesses - big & small with noCode. 🎖️ Webflower since 2015
Hey Makerpad community 👋🏼

I’m currently building a 2-sided marketplace in a particular services industry and want 2 seperate sections for:

  1. Customers which I’ve set up the hidden content to the Customer Accounts CMS collection - /c/
  2. Business Owners with the Business Owners accounts CMS collection /b/

But there doesn’t seem to be an option to do this for more than 1 Webflow CMS collection. 

The experience for both user types are vastly different which is why it makes sense to have a separate CMS collection for each user type.



Is this either possible or is there some sort of workaround? It seems as though Connor Finlayson  has set this up successfully with Unicorn Factory with "Clients" and "Freelancers". Anyone reading can see it in action here from when Ben interviewed Connor. I would presume Ben Tossell has this running with Makerpad with different types of users on the Makerpad Platform.

Has anyone else run into this and if it isn't possible, is there some sort of crafty workaround they've come up with? 
(for context, assume everything else is set up in Memberstack, Webflow, Airtable and Zapier)

I have been stumped on this for over a week now! Any guidance would be much appreciated!

Cheers✌🏻
Hey Frazer McLeod — I believe you can do this in the settings for each membership once you've created them. So if you go ahead and create the two membership types first, then within each one you'll be able to specify the hidden content.
Hmm, good question! I'll see how we get around this at Makerpad.

Connor mentions at the 4:50m mark in that video about how he's using Airtable for the data rather than storing it in the CMS so perhaps this changes what you were thinking about his setup. 
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Hey TessaHelen Ryles 

Thanks for taking the time to reply. 

While hiding & showing content within a single ‘dashboard’ depending on the user type seems like the most logical approach, each of the user experiences (business owners & customers) and the datasets which feed into each different member type is vastly different and the CMS collections need to be kept seperate for this reason.

It seems unnecessary but perhaps an approach might be running 2 separate Memberstack Accounts in parallel (if that's even possible)?

And yes Helen Ryles if you & the team have anything you're able to share about your own approach with Memberstack that'd be awesome too.

Cheers
Hey Makerpad community ✌🏻

I have recently set up Memberstack + Zapier + Airtable + Webflow and everything is looking good apart from 1 key thing:

Send the user to their own personal dashboard upon logging in / signing up. This dashboard is automatically generated via Zap as the user clicks sign-up.

Memberstack’s tutorials tell you how to set up a redirect for a static page, but I can’t seem to find how to redirect to a dynamic CMS item page instead. 

N.b. A link to the CMS item is also generated and amended to the user’s profile in Memberstack (and Webflow and Airtable too) “website.com/CMS-collection/collection-item-slug”

Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks everyone 👍🏻
Hi Frazer, It looks like the founders suggested this workaround (to allow for 5 seconds of data passing across), but it also appears you can redirect to the Member specific page using the "Member page link".

1. User signs up
2. Populate unique Member "slug" in Webflow (💥 Zap/Scenario).
3. Send email to User and redirect to unqiue Member Page(💥  Zap/Scenario).
4. Enable a login setting so members are redirected to their page on login. (setting in screenshot below).

It looks like in "Powerup's" you can also set a redirect using the memberpage link.
More at the Memberstack Forum
Hi! I followed this tutorial to do what you're saying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=WN7rjX5Dkws


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Hi MakerPad Universe 👋🏻,

I’m currently building a platform which accounts for:
  • Multiple Businesses
  • Service Categories
  • Services
  • 30-minute interval time slots which these bookings can be applied to

To facilitate these transactions at a granular level, Stripe Connect seems like the perfect contender - however it’s not very well documented from a noCode/lowCode perspective.

Has anyone used it? Successfully implemented it or worked with anyone who has helped them set it up for their own use-case?

In a recent interview on the MakerPad Podcast, Ben Tossell & Sjoerd Handgraaf from Sharetribe speak about a need for a noCode/lowCode solution to make it easy to set up the intricacies of the flow of payments using Stripe Connect.

Any help, insight or ideas would be awesome!

Cheers,

Frazer 
I think it may be quite difficult to implement yourself but using either Sharetribe or the Adalo Stripe Connect module you may be able to do it easily.
Thanks Tom Osman not sure if Sharetribe can support the level of granularity but I’ll check it out. Adalo also sounds like a way forward if we go down the app path later. Cheers 👍🏻
Hi Makerpad community👋🏼

I'm sure someone has done this successfully before, but I'm looking to easily implement and maintain:
  • 'search by map' funct ionality with multiple listings - like Airbnb & other marketplace websites do
  • Be sure that each pin element matches the UI (look & feel) of the site
  • (if possible) avoid using another paid integration like Storepoint
  • (if possible) not over-complex like Mapbox

Presume all data & databases are ready to go in Airtable & Webflow including:
  • Name
  • Pricing
  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Street Address

Thanks in advance!
Not sure about doing this with Webflow but Sharetribe would be the way forward imo.
Hi Makerpad community 👋🏻 loving everyone's help so far, able to have some huge leaps over the past 7 days thank you so much.

Thanks to Connor Finlayson 's advice about ensuring Airtable is the central repository for all data, it's now all ready to go.

Task:
I'm trying to set up Zapier to link Airtable records and CMS items so when a new Airtable Record is generated, a new Webflow CMS Item is created & sent live.

The problem:
When I try to link the Airtable to Webflow. I am receiving an error message:


For Context:
I have a large dataset sitting inside of the Webflow CMS and an Airtable base which:
  • All data labels & data types are like-for-like
  • All data is like-for-like
  • All Webflow CMS reference fields (single & multi) and Airtable 'Link to another record' references are like-for-like
  • All Webflow CMS items and Airtable Items have their own 'manual text IDs' mapped (thanks Parabola)
Here are some more screenshots to show the set up inside of Zapier


Has anyone run into this roadblock before? It seems to be a common problem with people working with Webflow and Zapier together with no documented solution.

Thanks in advance everyone 👍

Thanks mate. You can’t have a two different versions of your Webflow site. If you publish something to your .webflow.io domain but not the main domain, you will get a validation error 
Connor Finlayson replied
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Thanks for the quick reply mate. Yeah the main domain is also published, but still getting the error.

Probably a silly question but is what is the configuration in Airtable and/or Zapier I need it to be if I want it to select on a reference field?

Or presuming it requires the slug so the the Webflow API can identify it correctly, is there a way to select the slug instead of the Airtable ID? 

Learning all of this for the first time! Thanks Connor Finlayson 
Connor Finlayson replied
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Hi Makerpad community,

I have spent the last few months putting an extensive amount of data (~2500 unique items)with multi-reference fields into Webflow and wish to:
  1. Pull all of it out and put it into Airtable
  2. ... then maintain the data similar to the way Connor Finlayson does with his Unicorn Factory using Zapier and stepped through well by Ben Tossell in this tutorial

But I need to be able to do step 1 first while maintaining the Multi-reference fields relationships.

So far I have:
  1. Exported all data as CSVs from each Webflow database
  2. Imported those CSVs to an Airtable base and kept all data consistent including Collection IDs and Item IDs
  3. Set up Look-up Reference Fields to facilitate the Multi-reference field functionality between tables (e.g. Product categories for Products)

I think the next steps are
  1. Upload CSV data for each unique item from the Webflow CMS collections to each corresponding Airtable Table and include only the name for reference and the CMS item ID
  2. Use a tool such as Parabola to facilitate the Mutli-reference fields matching – (but this is the part that I'm not sure how to set up for this particular use case)

Thanks in advance for anyone who can shed some light on the approach & if I'm on the right track, I'd be stoked.

Cheers,
Frazer

Hi team,

For anyone using Collection Item IDs with any integrations such as Airtable, Zapier, Parabola, Integromat or anything which requires you to use the Item ID generated for every item in your Webflow CMS please read on.

Here are some key things to consider before rolling back your Webflow site to a previous version:
  • Every single ID will be regenerated with new ones
  • This will break any external integrations you have set up (i.e. platforms listed above)
Before considering rolling back, consider 2 options:
  1. Undo manually what you've done on the site to prevent having to roll-back to a previous version. This will prevent the Item IDs from changing
  2. If it's not too much work to update your 3rd party integration platforms with the new Item IDs, take stock of where you need to do it, then use a tool like Parabola or Integromat to push these new item IDs into your manually created Text ID field
Hi Makerpad Community 👋🏻,

This is my first post. I've loved learning from everyone so far & hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me ⬇ 💡

I'm looking for a way to go through ~1020 CMS items in a collection which are Suburbs, map those suburbs to each other based on a pre-determined dataset I have in Google Sheets here. (they already have latitude, longitude & postcodes too)

All Webflow Item IDs have been mapped and are ready to go, I just haven't seemed to be able to find a workflow which allows you to do this in one hit – only this Integromat + Zapier + Webflow example and this Webflow Forum Post which seems to only rely upon someone submitting a form.

The end result is to have every single CMS Item populated like this example one from Bondi Beach (with surrounding suburbs) below:

Thanks in advance everyone!
Hey Frazer McLeod 👋🏽 —I think Austin Yang had a similar issue that he was trying to work through and ended up using Parabola (https://community.parabola.io/t/import-array-from-airtable-into-webflow-as-multi-reference-fields-best-practice/522)—I've also used Parabola to update Webflow CMS items and I personally find it easier than an Integromat/Zapier setup, and you should be able to do it all within one Parabola flow, which is great!
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