How Do I Add a JSON File to Webflow?

Adding a JSON file to Webflow is a simple process that allows you to incorporate dynamic data into your website. JSON, which stands for JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight data interchange format that is widely used for transferring and storing data. By adding a JSON file to your Webflow project, you can easily integrate external data sources, such as APIs or databases, into your website.

Step 1: Create or Obtain the JSON File

Before we can add a JSON file to Webflow, we need to have one ready. If you already have a JSON file that contains the data you want to use, you can skip this step. Otherwise, you can create a new JSON file using a text editor or obtain one from an external source.

Step 2: Upload the JSON File

Now that we have our JSON file ready, we need to upload it to Webflow. Follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Webflow account and open your project.
  2. Navigate to the Assets panel on the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the plus (+) button and select “Upload File”.
  4. Select the JSON file from your local computer and click “Open” or “Choose” (depending on your operating system).

Step 3: Linking the JSON File

We have successfully uploaded our JSON file to Webflow. Now it’s time to link it with our project. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a new collection in Webflow by clicking on “Collections” in the left sidebar and then “Add new Collection”.
  2. Name your collection and set up the desired fields for your data.
  3. Under the “Content” tab of your collection, click on “Add Field” and select “Reference”.
  4. Select the JSON file you uploaded earlier from the dropdown menu.

Step 4: Using the JSON Data in Webflow

Now that we have linked our JSON file with our Webflow project, we can start using the data within our website. Follow these steps to display the JSON data:

  1. Create a new page or open an existing one where you want to display your JSON data.
  2. Add an HTML embed element to your page by dragging the “Embed” component from the left sidebar and dropping it onto your desired location.
  3. Paste the following code into the HTML embed element:
    • <script>
      • // Fetching and parsing JSON data from your collection


        You have successfully added a JSON file to Webflow and linked it with your project. Now you can use this powerful feature to incorporate dynamic data into your website. By following these steps, you can easily integrate external data sources and create more engaging and interactive web experiences.