Constantly keeping customers updated with many beta versions for new features, Webflow is definitely in the hard run to meet users' expectations & even far exceeds that as a no-code platform. And in the latest upgrade, we now have Webflow Logic and Webflow Membership, which are critical for SMEs, and especially young entrepreneurs.
In other words, this means Webflow is now ready to empower your website with routing sales leads, updating user-generated content, and so on. Especially with Webflow Membership, you can now add an in-depth foundation for membership function with a subscription plan or products & pages dedicated to different levels of a paid account. This shows a great commitment of Webflow to seamlessly, and endlessly, support the needs of many users while keeping everything convenient, low cost, and low code. Let’s take a deeper look at what Webflow Membership & Logic could offer us all in beta versions.
What do you now have in Webflow Membership?
It’s been a while since Webflow announced this latest feature, yet the official launch date has not been determined yet. However, we believe that through its beta version, we already have a clear vision of what it could do to a site. So if you’re looking for something in the following use cases, then hopping on Webflow Beta might be a bright idea:
- Guard premium & exclusive content
- Offer online courses or a monthly subscription plan
- Create a member portal
Shortly, we’re hoping to see more use cases applicable once the feature has officially rolled out.
Webflow Membership functions:
So far, this is all the foundation currently running for Webflow Membership, which has a good level of complexity to meet the requirement of an SME website.
Those features include:
- A custom sign-up page where you can add different values required to be filled
- Sign-in page with email & password
- A complete page to recess password or update it to a whole new one.
- User can edit their personal info, permission & subscription plan on the User account page
- Ecommerce products that are specially offered to different membership types
- Variation of subscription plans, including free, invite-only, and paid tiers.
- And even deeper, adding and controlling a CMS collection dedicate to each subscription plan or account
Last but not least, Webflow Membership also has a membership API to connect users' data with other internal and external systems.
But that’s not all you can have around the core features. Here are some more that could happen in the next beta version (or official launch):
- Data binding & more control on the ability to surface user data
- Broader control for content or elements that are explicit within a page
- User experience & flows control
- Connect Webflow Membership to external tech stacks.
How to get started?
There are two ways to start with Webflow Membership. The first includes a template, and the other is starting right from scratch.
For starting with a Membership template, the feature is turned on by default, and the rest to do is add content to it. If you choose to add a Membership feature to an existing site, just click the Users icon in the left toolbar to begin. After you’ve enabled Webflow Memberships, all the pages and settings will be added to your website, and under Users, the Add panel will be where your elements are located.
However, the only downside is that you cannot deactivate or remove a Membership page once turned on. So if you just want to test to see how things work, we recommend adding a test page instead.
A closer look at Webflow Logic
Beside Membership, the beta versions of Webflow also introduce us to Logic. Previously, you’ll have to use external plugins or other member sites to create automation on the platform, which is expensive and not very efficient. However, in this update, Logic is purposely built into Webflow. It allows your site to work in automation and extend to your needs.
Webflow Logic function
Right off the bat, you’ll have a flow editor. It’s a blank visual canvas where you can build automation directly in Webflow. You can set up trigger points, conditions, and actions, event blocks that enhance the workability of your website. Therefore building, testing, and integration to the real site are all possible within the drag-and-drop interface.
Native Webflow integration is another new thing coming. Here, Webflow truly extends the meaning of no-code by allowing you to build automation on Webflow core with full capabilities. You’ll have forms, Users, CMS, and emails and there could be even more in the next beta versions. All of them are flexible to connect in many ways. So setting up Logic on your website is smooth and simple.
And last but not least, connecting to other tools in Webflow is also possible for automation. For instance, they add HTTP block and webhook triggers so you can fully use the power of Logic with a small amount of code. You can definitely expect an even simpler and easier connection between Webflow and other tools to execute databases, email marketing systems and so much more.
Logic use cases
As people who spent a great time exploring and working on Webflow, we recognize the potential of Logic is truly massive. Of course, seeing all of the feature's use cases are impossible. But here are still some you can jump right in if it’s a match.
First, it definitely serves a Webflow membership site really well. If you’re running one and want to migrate new users to a database, simply start with a Webhook event trigger. This allows you to start an event outside Webflow. Just add your required condition to a conditional box. Then connect it to a user action block and things are smooth to go.
Or hypothetically you’re keen on supporting user-generated content from your audiences. To encourage your users to submit ideas or feedback, you can set up a form right on-site to collect this information. Open up your flow editor, and set up your form as a trigger. Choose the right action needed with some conditional value to break the user's content into different collections. This will make it so much easier to solve the data afterward.
Try the Beta versions now
Webflow Logic & Membership is truly the future. With these beta versions of the new features, we can clearly see it’s possible to make having a website on Webflow much worthier than ever. It could be a strong asset to support your business and marketing with dynamic functions full of possibilities. And what’s good about it is that even building a complex and cool website doesn’t need complex coding. So have your piece of mind with building your business in the support of Webflow, it’d just go great!