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Webflow vs. WordPress: Which Is Better?
When it comes to website design, there are two major platforms that people tend to use: Webflow and WordPress. Both have their own set of pros and cons, and in this article, we’re going to look at why you should choose Webflow.
WordPress is an archaic content management system (CMS) that enables you to create a website or blog from scratch, or you can use one of their pre-made themes to speed up the process. WordPress is free to use, and it’s easy to get started with. However, it can be a bit challenging to use if you’re not familiar with code, and you’ll need to find a WordPress host and domain name if you want to use it for your website.
Webflow, on the other hand, is a paid platform that offers a visual way to design your website. What You See, Is What You Get! It’s great for people who are visual learners and don’t want to deal with code. It can be a bit pricey, but it's for good reason. Webflow features inbuilt SSL (normally $100-200 a year), a great support team and lightning-fast Amazon AWS servers built-in.
If you’re looking for a platform that’s easy to use and doesn’t require any coding, then Webflow is a great choice. The web design process is amazing through Webflow as it is completely visual but in terms of the code, you wouldn't be able to tell it from a full-stack developer's hard work (which is great for SEO).
At the end of the day, Webflow allows you to create what search engines recognise as a custom-built site, whereas the standard WordPress route produces a slow site that's heavy on plugins (which can be detrimental to your site's security).
Other Webflow benefits include:
- The ability to create responsive websites without having to 'know code'
- A visual drag-and-drop editor that outputs clean, semantic code ready for search engines
- A large and active community of designers who can offer support and feedback
- A wide range of templates and tutorials to help you get started
- The ability to host your website on Webflow's servers or export it to another host
- Easily updatable by clients with Webflow's 'editor' feature
- A MASSIVE collection of helpful and hilarious 'how-to' videos
If you're looking for an easy-to-use website builder that lets you create responsive websites without having to write code, then look no further than Webflow.