Two Quick and Easy Tips on How-to Organize Workflows in Your No Code Web App

Managing Workflows as Your No Code App Grows Can Be Challenging

Keeping Workflows organized in your no code web app can be a challenge. As your Bubble app gets larger and more complex you will be creating lots of Workflows. And all of those Workflows on the same tab can feel overwhelming and unmanageable to look at.

Fortunately there’s a couple of ways to help you better organize your Workflows. And they’re both easy to implement once you know how.

Tip #1 – Add a Splash of Color to Your Workflows

The first way you can organize your Workflows is by color-coding them. But before you color code your Workflows you need to figure out which Workflows “belong together” or are part of the same feature or function.

In the image below you see 9 Workflows colored blue. All 9 of these Workflows are associated to a SlidebarMenu Element in the app. So when you look at the Workflow page you can quickly tell which Workflows are used by the SlidebarMenu Element.

Example of 9 Workflows with the color blue
9 Workflows used by SlideBarMenu Element

To change the color of a Workflow, simply click on the Workflow and you’ll get a popup similar to what you see below. Then click on the “Event color” dropdown menu. The default value is “Gray”. In this example “Blue” was selected. That’s all there is in selecting a Workflow color. Workflow Color Selection
Selecting Blue for Workflow Color

Tip #2 – Move Your Workflows into Folders

The second way to organize your Workflows is by moving them into Folders. Similar to color-coding your Workflows, you need to first identify which Workflows belong together in a Folder.

The first step in creating a Folder is to display the Workflow folders. In the image below you see an arrow circled in red. Bubble’s default is to hide the Workflow folders so you’ll need to click the arrow at which point you should see something similar to below with the “Workflow folders” header shown.

Workflow Folders

You will also see the “Add new folder” button. Simply click on that and you’ll get a popup asking you to enter a “Folder name” as shown below. Type in whatever you want your Folder to be called. In this example the folder name “Menu” was entered before pressing the “OKAY” button.

Popup to Add New Folder

In the image below you see a Workflow Folder called “Menu” which has all 9 of the SlidebarMenu Element Workflows discussed earlier.

To add a Workflow to a Workflow Folder, refer to image below where you see the Workflow popup showing the “Workflow folder” dropdown option. And you see “Menu” as an option. Simply select the option “Menu” and the Workflow will now be in the Workflow Folder called “Menu”.

Also note the second way in which to create a Workflow Folder (above you saw how using “Add new folder” button). In the image below you also see the “Create a new folder…” option in the dropdown menu choices. Clicking that will open the “New workflow folder” popup discussed above.

Moving a Workflow into a Folder

New Tools in Your No Code Web App Toolbox

You now have a couple of new tools to organize your Workflows which will help improve your no code web app development experience.

I have found color-coding Workflows to also be helpful for not only organizing my Workflows but also as an aid in trouble-shooting my apps. For instance, if I have a Workflow that isn’t behaving as I expect I’ll make the Workflow color red. Then as I switch between the Bubble “Design”, “Workflow” and “Data” tabs to troubleshoot I can quickly find the red Workflow in the mix of all the gray Workflows.

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