Tool-Path

Build a directory site with Softr

Tools included

Experience: 

Beginner

For those who want to:

  • Create a website or app from Airtable data
  • Create a directory site
  • Create a searchable list with filters
  • Create a site with membership capabilities

Softr is an easy-to-use tool that lets you to create simple websites using out-of-the-box templates, or more powerful websites and apps by connecting Airtable. This is all done without writing any code!

With this tool-path you will learn how to create a resource directory from scratch. The example taught here is a book club directory, with a catalog of books, filters to search by various categories, and both signup and login features for users to customize their own lists and profiles.

This tool-path was built by our Creator in Residence, Tessa Thomas.

What will you learn?

How to start a project in SoftrStart now ⭢

With this tutorial, you will get an overview of what you will be building, learn how to start a project form scratch in Softr, and explore the Softr studio before jumping into building.

Adding pages and blocks in SoftrStart now ⭢

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build out a page in Softr with a header, navigation links, a button and a gallery, and how to add a new page to your site.

Connecting Airtable to SoftrStart now ⭢

Websites built in Softr can be powered by Airtable, so the data you hold in Airtable automatically populates your site. With this tutorial, you will learn how to connect an Airtable base to Softr and begin mapping your Airtable fields to your Softr blocks.

Adding sign up pages and test users in SoftrStart now ⭢

Learn how to enable a sign-in page for users, how to test your site's functionality as a test user, and how to publish your new directory website.

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