Wix Blocks: Connecting a Repeater to a Database Collection

Wix Blocks is currently open to a limited number of users.

Blocks allows you to connect a collection to a repeater. Note that Blocks collections are placeholders that allow you to interact with similar structured collections on your site later. To connect a repeater to a collection:

  1. Create or open a Blocks widget through the Widgets and Design menu.

  2. Add a repeater to your widget: go to the Add  panel and click LAYOUT > REPEATERS.

  3. Create a collection in Blocks. 

  4. Go to the code section of the widget and import the wix-data module:

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    import wixData from 'wix-data';
  5. Query the data in the collection with this syntax (learn more about your app namespace):


    For example, the following function gets strings from a collection named "Titles" and assign them to the text elements in a repeater:

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    $w.onReady(function () {
    .then((results) => {
    $w('#repeater1').data = results.items
    .catch((err) => {
    throw new Error(err)
    $w("#repeater1").onItemReady(($item, itemData, index) => {
    $item("#text1").text = itemData.title;

Find the repeater ID

An element's ID is displayed in several places:

  • In the Design tab, when you hover over or select an element.
  • In the Layers layers icon panel, when you select an element.
  • In the Properties & Events panel properties and events icon, when you select an element.
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