Updated: Nov 22, 2022
Wix Dynamic Pages are a fantastic tool to make your website visitor’s user experience worthwhile.
The different tools and functionalities and an overall visually appealing presets can take your website a notch above.
While presets can improve your dynamic Wix page's overall look and feel, the content is the real deal. So, how can you keep your dynamic page up to date? Let us look into it.
Changing Dynamic Page Datasets Settings
With the help of dynamic pages, you can control how elements on your dynamic page interact with the data in your collection.
While adding a dynamic page to your site, choose a database collection to connect it to. After doing this, a dynamic page dataset related to the selected database collection is added to the page.
Here’s how you can do it:
Click on the dataset on your dynamic page
Go to Settings
Update the following in the settings:
Mode (Read-Only or Read & Write)Number of items you want to display
Filter & sort options
Updating Content in Dynamic Pages
A dynamic page allows you to use the same page layout many times, displaying different content from your database collection every time someone tends to visit it.
For instance, if you have a real estate website, you can create a database collection to store all your data.
In the Title field, which is automatically added, you can store your property’s name and location
Further, add an Availability field to specify if the property is for rent or sale.
Add a Type field to specify if the house listed is an apartment, a villa, or a condo.
Step by Step Process To Update Datasets
So here’s a step-by-step process around how you can update your datasets & content on Wix.
Go to Menus & Page's & click on dynamic pages
Click on datasets, which will be seen hovering when you access the pages through the content editor
Click on manage content, and you’ll get a pop-up for the content manager.
In the table-like format that appears on your screen, you can look at the different groups, data sets, collections & more.
Choose a variable component that needs to be changed from time to time, such as ‘Availability’.
Double click on the existing date mentioned in the column and change it with the desired new data.
Once you’re done with it, the change reflects on your site on its own, without clicking a save or a publish button.
Check for the rest of the fields and ensure that every element is in tandem with one another and corresponds with everything.
Takeaway: Easy to Implement Changes
So that process of editing the content on a dynamic page is yet another testament to the ease of usage that Wix provides.
With Wix’s dynamic pages, you can access more such functionalities to help your website be more versatile and easy to surf around. Stay tuned for more tips, tricks & know-hows around Wix.com only on BizLadder.