Webflow vs WordPress

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Webflow vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Webflow: Build responsive websites visually. Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included!; WordPress: A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

Webflow and WordPress are primarily classified as "Static Web Hosting" and "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Webflow are:

  • Build responsive websites
  • PIxel perfect control
  • Publish and host in minutes

On the other hand, WordPress provides the following key features:

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"Interactions and Animations" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Webflow, while over 397 developers mention "Customizable" as the leading cause for choosing WordPress.

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas Webflow is used by Timekit, URL Snap, and SupplyAI. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Webflow, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Khalid Joharji
Business Developer at Joharji MVPs · | 6 upvotes · 215.2K views
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So I've been working as a freelancer building websites using Wordpress, limiting myself to available templates and customizing it (drag and drop no code involvement) and blending between plugins to get the requirements as much as possible. and I have spent my day job doing everything related to web portals (business case, business plans, marketing, back-office operations, project management, product management) but never got my hands into code yet. I heard of zero-code solutions such as Bubble and Webflow and I would like to be able to develop an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) to launch those ideas quickly to make sure that I make some sales before we invest into building a state of the art app.

Those MVPs are a struggle since most of it has its own unique processes therefore WordPress doesn't come in handy most of the time. This is where Bubble and Webflow come to the fore. Before I start my journey to learn one of these tools, where I imagine I will spend weeks to months learning, I need to know which road I should take while I am standing at the crossroads.

Objective: 1- Build MVPs with unique workflows to secure sales and transactions to confirm the product is viable

Requirements: 1- No coding knowledge required 2- Drag and drop workflows 3- Can use RTL (right to left) and build websites in Arabic 4- Cost-effective 5- High-quality online courses (free/paid) are available

Your advice is much appreciated.

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I recommend learning HTML5, bucko.

All checks out: 1- No coding knowledge required 2- Drag and drop workflows 3- Can use RTL (right to left) and build websites in Arabic 4- Cost-effective 5- High-quality online courses (free/paid) are available

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Decisions about Webflow and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 181.4K views

So many choices for CMSs these days. So then what do you choose if speed, security and customization are key? Headless for one. Consuming your own APIs for content is absolute key. It makes designing pages in the front-end a breeze. Leaving Ghost and Cockpit. If I then looked at the footprint and impact on server load, Cockpit definitely wins that battle.

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Christopher Wray
Web Developer at Soltech LLC · | 13 upvotes · 6.3K views

For our company website and for most simple company sites, we have chosen the Webflow CMS over Wordpress. We have many reasons for this, but a couple are security, updates, ease of use, and ease of customization. Many times, a customer will ask for a simple design change, or feature, that with Wordpress is difficult to maintain, and accomplish. With the cms set up with Webflow, we are easily able to make changes. Another huge benefit of Webflow over Wordpress is the ease of use for our customers. Webflows editor makes it easy to keep design separated from content, while also making it very easy for customers to make edits to their website. We are very happy with Webflow, although there are some features it lacks in a cms, it is a perfect fit for most publicity/marketing websites as well as small to medium sized blogs.

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10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

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Pros of Webflow
Pros of WordPress
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    Interactions and Animations
  • 7
    Builds clean code in the background
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    Fast development of html and css layouts/design
  • 6
    Free plan
  • 6
    Fully Customizable
  • 5
    Simple
  • 4
    Prototype
  • 2
    Built on web standards
  • 2
    Next Gen
  • 413
    Customizable
  • 363
    Easy to manage
  • 352
    Plugins & themes
  • 258
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 246
    Really powerful
  • 144
    Rapid website development
  • 77
    Best documentation
  • 51
    Codex
  • 44
    Product feature set
  • 35
    Custom/internal social network
  • 16
    Open source
  • 8
    Great for all types of websites
  • 6
    Huge install and user base
  • 5
    Best
  • 5
    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
  • 5
    Perfect example of user collaboration
  • 5
    Open Source Community
  • 5
    Most websites make use of it
  • 5
    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
  • 4
    Community
  • 4
    API-based CMS
  • 3
    Easy To use
  • 2
    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

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Cons of Webflow
Cons of WordPress
  • 1
    Freemium
  • 1
    No Audio Support
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    Plugins are of mixed quality
  • 12
    Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
  • 9
    Not best backend UI
  • 2
    Complex Organization
  • 1
    Great Security

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What is Webflow?

Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included!

What is WordPress?

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

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What are some alternatives to Webflow and WordPress?
Squarespace
Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out.
Sketch
Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Wix
Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.
InVision
InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
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