Don’t have much knowledge about coding but, want to have your own website? Well, that’s fairly normal. Most of the owners of the fabulous websites are not coders. They use website builders to create beautiful websites for them. There are several great website builders to build beautiful websites pretty easily. But, the presence of multiple convenient website builders causes huge competition among them.
Why are we comparing?
Webflow and WordPress are two major website builders out there. Both have several tools for users to build their websites. And, that creates confusion to decide which one is better among them. But, a detailed analysis of the platforms can make it easy for you to choose the best.
Here we are comparing Webflow and WordPress, based on several important aspects, to find out which is the best between them.
Ease of Use
Website builders are a basic solution for those who do not have much knowledge about coding. So, clearly, they need an easy platform to start with.
WordPress has a huge number of plugins and themes that you can easily install and use to design a beautiful webpage. The Block editor of WordPress allows you to easily add your content to your website. There are plenty of drag and drop page builders that you can use in WordPress to design your page. And, the best part is most of these additional features of WordPress are free to use.
On the other hand, Webflow has a pretty clean dashboard to design and create your content. Then you can use its visual editor to edit the design and content as per your choice. But, the visual editor of Webflow has so many high-level features that it becomes very tough for beginners to use them without good knowledge about them. These make Webflow mostly usable for designers and developers.
So, based on ease to use, WordPress is much easier to use than Webflow and that makes WordPress the best choice for non-programmers.
Creating a website in WordPress is free but, you need to pay for a domain name and hosting. Normally you have to pay about 15 USD per year for a domain name and about 8 USD per month for website hosting (usually paid annually). But, collaborating with several external WordPress hosting companies or/and using the huge number of free WordPress plugins can make it much cheaper for you to get a fully functional website from WordPress.
Webflow offers you a limited free version to make your website and host it using a subdomain with Webflow branding. To get a full-fledged website, you need to buy their plans categorized with various benefits. And, their plans are starting with almost 16 USD per month and going up to more than 36 USD per month. As a beginner, you will never wish to pay such hefty amounts to make websites.
So, on the scale of costs, WordPress is a much convenient option for beginners.
Design and Templates
WordPress offers plenty of free templates to design a beautiful website. The best part is that WordPress keeps design elements separate from content and that helps to keep the design consistent throughout the website. Also, WordPress allows you to use themes built by external theme builders.
Webflow also has many free and paid templates but, in Webflow, you cannot change the template in a project after selecting a template. This makes the process cumbersome in Webflow to design a website.
Hence, WordPress overtakes Webflow in terms of design and templates.
Any business farm needs a smooth eCommerce platform to run their business online.
WordPress offers the free plugin Woo Commerce that is the most popular eCommerce platform in the world. WooCommerce offers plenty of beautiful themes, a wide range of popular payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.Net, etc. WordPress also offers multiple other great plugins for eCommerce.
Webflow has limited eCommerce functionalities when compared with WordPress. The number of products you can sell varies with the Webflow plan (standard eCommerce plan starts at 29 USD per month for 500 products). Also, Webflow uses only Stripe as the payment service and they charge an extra 2% fee per transaction with the standard plan. Webflow is only good to sell digital goods like software, apps, music, and more. It is not suitable for selling membership or subscription-based products.
So, in terms of eCommerce, WordPress is much more convenient than Webflow.
Add-ons and Integrations
Any website builder cannot include every functionality in itself. That’s why external tools and integrations are required to make the most out of a website builder.
WordPress offers more than 57000 free plugins and several paid plugins to design a website absolutely according to your choice. Also, WordPress works with most of the popular third-party services and tools such as email marketing service, live chat software, help desk, business phone service, etc.
Third-party integrations with Webflow are very limited. You need to follow tutorials to work with most integrations. Some integrations break when you move your website to a different hosting service.
Considering all these, WordPress can be tagged much useful than Webflow.
Every service must provide good support to their customers to solve their problems.
WordPress offers great community support, expert developers’ support to solve every problem of their users.
On the other hand, Webflow’s support services are mainly email-based, not live chat-based.
So, WordPress overtakes Webflow at this point too.
Analyzing all these major aspects of website building, we can clearly state that WordPress is a much more convenient website builder than Webflow. At Seahawk Media, we provide expert services with WordPress at very reasonable plans. For any query, contact us anytime. Also, visit our blog page for more information on various topics.