Below you'll find listings of the most common webflow errors.

The collection structure changed since the last publish

What does that mean:
Your collection's structure changed on Webflow and it needs to be published again.

Why does that happen:
It is simply a restriction from Webflow's API. They do not allow publishing through the API if the structure is out of sync.


How do you solve it:
Step 1: Log into your Webflow account
Step 2: Publish your website to all your domains at the same time


Site is published to multiple domains at different times

What does that mean:
This means your webflow website is published to different domain at different times.

Why does that happen:
It is simply a restriction from Webflow's API. They do not allow publishing through the API if the domains are out of sync.


How do you solve it:
Step 1: Log into your Webflow account
Step 2: Publish your website to all your domains at the same time


Validation Failure

What does that mean:
This means certain fields failed the validation on your webflow website.

Why does that happen:

Webflow allows you to put certain validation rules on fields. For example, the excerpt might be required, have a maximum length of 400 characters and a minimum of 100 characters.

How do you solve it:
Step 1: Click on view details on the StoryChief error report
Step 2: Read the listed problems, and do the required changes to your article

Conflict with server data: The item can't be published if the site is not published

What does that mean:
This means your webflow website is not published.

Why does that happen:
It is simply a restriction from Webflow's API. They do not allow publishing through the API if the website isn't published.


How do you solve it:
Step 1: Log into your Webflow account
Step 2: Publish your website to all your domains at the same time


Collection not found

What does that mean:
This means that StoryChief could not find your configured collection on Webflow.

Why does that happen:
Typically, this is caused by restoring a backup on Webflow. Webflow resets every ID of your collections, this is a known issue of Webflow and they warn you about this when restoring a backup.

How do you solve it:
Step 1: Head over to your Webflow channels on StoryChief (link)
Step 2: Click on the disconnected channel to edit it.
Step 2: Depending on the situation you might have to select the correct collection name and press Restore

Field 'slug': Unique value is already in database

What does that mean:
This means that webflow has another item with that slug in its database.

Why does that happen:
There's 2 possible reasons.
First, you have another article with the same slug already on Webflow. Simply changing your slug on StoryChief will solve it so that it remains unique.

Second, you previously had an article with that slug, but it has already been removed / unpublished.

How do you solve it:

If you can't find an article on Webflow with that slug, you should be able to solve it by republishing your webflow website to all domains.

Step 1: Log into your Webflow account
Step 2: Publish your website to all your domains at the same time


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