What if you could design and develop a website with no coding? What if the process was easy enough that you could do it in an afternoon? What if the platform had everything you need to build beautiful, responsive websites for any device?
For one, Webflow is faster and easier to use. It also has a more intuitive interface that makes designing your site much simpler.
It’s also an all-inclusive platform, so you’ll never have to search for a plugin or extension. Further, with Webflow you can publish your site in minutes!
Is Webflow better than WordPress? While WordPress does come with some great features, I believe that the positives of Webflow are more than enough to outweigh any potential negatives.
Let’s see how Webflow is better than WordPress:
Fast hosting. Fast loading websites. Period.
The faster your website loads, the better it’ll be for your visitor experience. Your website ranks better. You’ll be able to demolish any Google updates such as the Core Web Vitals experience (coming soon, this one).
To make your WordPress website load fast, your work doesn’t end with the famous “one-click install”. The work shreds your time into a stretch of eternity (even more so if you aren’t much of a WordPress developer or a power user).
Webflow hosting processes over 4.1 billion page views a month. That’s 3x more than CNN.com and BBC.com, combined.
Running on Fastly’s backbone, Webflow’s websites load super fast.
No plugins Needed
First, let’s tackle some tricky questions: How many WordPress plugins are too many?
There’s no simple answer to that one.
Austin from WPEngine writes:
“Every plugin adds a bit of complexity to your site, and it’s important to install well-developed plugins from a reputable source.”
According to Austin, there are nuances to choosing your WordPress plugin. You’d have to know for sure what the plugin does.
These questions, thanks to inputs from Pippins Williamson of PippinsPlugins are as follows when it comes to WordPress plugins:
- Does it load lots of scripts, styles, or other assets?
- Does it add extra database queries to each page?
- Does it perform complex operations?
- Does it perform remote requests, like to external APIs?
So, will too many plugins slow the WordPress website down? Not really. How many WordPress plugins are too many? Not sure.
It’s all about what your WordPress plugins do and the quality of those plugins.
Webflow, of course, works without plugins. Using a simple drag-and-drop builder (which also produces clean code that you can export), you can bring in any functionality you need to your Webflow website.
No theme restrictions
I pray that you are using the right themes (from the right theme providers). A few of the fastest, most adaptable, and easy-to-use themes are GeneratePress, Hello theme by Elementor, StudioPress themes, Astra, and only a few others.
Anything else you’d be using, we really don’t know for sure.
Of course, you can do a quick test with Google Page Speed tools to see how you fare.
It’s more of a drag-drop-edit-a-wee-little-bit-of-code-visually. Essentially, it’s still a no-code platform. You really don’t need to code. However, you’ll still need to master the slight learning curve that Webflow takes.
Once you do that, however, you are not restricted to themes of any kind (Unlike WordPress which also takes a bit of a learning curve with respect to the theme you’d use anyway).
Design your websites the way you want them. If you want to move faster, choose from one of the many Webflow templates (both free and paid) and launch your website by the end of the day.
Webflow eCommerce Is hassle-free
WooCommerce is free. It’s easy enough. You also do get a lot of support for WooCommerce.
Trying to do anything more with WooCommerce than getting your store up and running, however, is an open invitation to a deluge of bills.
- Just any hosting won’t do when it comes to your eCommerce store. Think about security, reliability, speed of loading, and support. Only a few managed WordPress hosting providers give you all of that such as Kinsta, WPEngine, Flywheel (also owned by WPEngine), and Pressidium.
- Need a way to simplify your checkout? You’ll need another plugin
- How about sending out emails to your new customers, shopping cart abandonment emails, retargeting emails, or regular email campaigns? You’ll need another plugin for that.
- Want to generate leads on your eCommerce store? Would you like well-crafted marketing workflows, landing pages, and sales funnels to move visitors to potential buyers? Then, potential buyers to customers? — you’ll need a few more plugins, tools, and software for that.
With Webflow eCommerce, at least for small and medium-sized stores, Webflow does it all. Webflow hosting is already fast, well-managed, and scalable. You can customize your checkout flows.
You can build landing pages right inside Webflow and generate leads for your eCommerce store.
Several eCommerce business owners focus so much on the “building, creating, and “Is my eCommerce store cool enough?” part of it so much that they miss out on the marketing part of an eCommerce site. I wrote about the complete guide to WordPress eCommerce in detail.
Is Webflow Better than WordPress?
In many ways, it is. There’s that ease of launch and building websites exactly the way you want them to be.
From a marketing point of view, Webflow sites load fast (and you don’t need to break your head with 7 other plugins to speed up your WordPress site), spend on managed hosting, add even more plugins for eCommerce functionality, and be restricted with themes.
With Webflow, you should be able to design and deploy fast and then focus on the marketing aspect of it (forever).
Start with Webflow for free. Build, Tweak, launch. See how it changes everything for your business or your online presence.
What do you think?