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Webflow vs WordPress

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.

    WordPress Editor

    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. Webflow is a newcomer. Founded in 2013, the platform joined the market of code-free web design suites like Webydo and Adobe Muse.

    Webflow vs WordPress

  • 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 easier-to-use and non-expensive site builder with integrated CMS for creating classic websites, ecommerce, landing pages and designing prototypes in a code-free manner, while WordPress is much versatile, cheaper for big projects and offers more opportunities, but this CMS requires more coding skills from its users.

Overview Comparison Chart

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We hope you find this post helpful.

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  • Hi there you need to review that because Webflow CMS coming and now it’s not static anymore 😉 Cheers

  • kbsamurai

    this is out of date, Webflow CMS was released in July. https://webflow.com/cms

    • TrollBuster

      You are out of date. This was written in April.

  • Can anyone help, does webflow has less capabilities than WP? Or is it ranked lower than the WP platform?

    • Hi, Adam,
      The question of more or less capabilities depends on what result you want to reach. if you want to get unique designed website by your own with almost no-coding, you may try Webflow. But if you have a backpack of coding skills and want to work on your website’s design in outer software, WordPress welcomes you.

  • Sheldon

    It says “Updated on January 3, 2017 by Howard Steele” however I still find the article has no substance!

  • Hywel Thomas

    I’ve used/tested lots of website builders over the years and for me Webflow is the best. The downside is that although it’s easier to master than WordPress it is not as easy as builders like Wix and Webydo. (I used Wix for two years and got sick of the slow speed of the sites.) The code though, is lovely – super fast, mobile design is brilliant, the CMS is excellent and support is superb. For anyone who does websites for a living – even hard and fast coders – it knocks the others, including WordPress, into a cocked hat. (And no, I don’t work for them – just have 93 live sites with them.)