Wherever is a new web publishing platform, there will be those asking how this new service compares to WordPress. We noticed that there are many people asking what’s the difference between Webflow and WordPress, despite the fact that these platforms aren’t directly comparable.
Usually, when there are two close competitors, like Wix and Weebly for instance, we write an in-depth comparison article to show the weaknesses and strengths of each platform so that you can make an informed decision. But today, we’re going to write a brief post to show you that there’s a huge distinction between WordPress and Webflow, and comparing these platforms feature-by-feature is like comparing motorcycles vs cars. Each option has its own intended purpose and user market 😉 .
So what’s the difference?
WordPress. WordPress has been around forever, and everyone knows it’s a great choice for starting a blog. It’s a downloadable open source CMS that lets you manage your site in a comparatively easy way. It is aimed at users who have at least a basic knowledge of HTML/CSS.
Unlike DIY website builders, it isn’t a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. In order to get online, you need to purchase a hosting plan. Themes and plugins can be either taken from the official directory or purchased from third-party developers.
Webflow is clearly aimed at professional designers who are familiar with complex interfaces. Its feature set is built around the website look, not functionality. Its main goal is to automatically convert whatever designer draws in the editor into a valid, production-ready code that you can export and share with developers if custom changes need to be made.
Conclusion: Webflow is more a static site builder for creating landing pages and designing prototypes in a code-free manner, while WordPress is a powerful platform to manage sites (including the ones designed in Webflow).
We hope you find this post helpful 🙂 .