Should I use Webflow or Wordpress for my website?

Paul Kelsall Web Designer
Paul Kelsall
Updated 5 January 2024
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So you need a new website but you’re unsure whether to use WordPress or Webflow?

Which is better? Here’s the quick answer…

It depends

I know, I wish there was a clearcut answer but the truth is WordPress and Webflow both have their pros and cons.

Like most things in life it’s a compromise.

I’ve built client websites in both Webflow and WordPress a both are great platforms.

Although, making the right choice when deciding between the two could save you a headache in the future.

Webflow vs. WordPress – how to decide

So how do you decide which platform to use?

It all comes down to your needs and specific goals and requirements for your website.

Once you have a clear list of goals and objectives for you website you can then make decide if WordPress or Webflow best fits your project.

Whether you choose WordPress or Webflow comes down to your specific goals for your website

I can help you to choose the best platform for your needs

During my website discovery process, I’ll listen to your goals and objectives and based on them I’ll recommend that you use WordPress or Webflow for your website.

I think it’s fair to say not all web design and development agencies and freelancers do this.

They will recommend you build your website on their preferred platform (whether or not it’s the best fit for your website).

Wordpress vs. Webflow – pros and cons

So what some of the advantages of Webflow over Wordpress and vice-versa?

Here’s a short list of the pros of each:

Advantages of Webflow over Wordpress

  • Webflow hosting is super simple to setup. Powered by (AWS) Amazon Web Services and Fastly, meaning your websites hosting will always be lightening fast, secure and reliable.
  • Updating the content on your website is easy and intuitive for you or a team member to make – it most cases it will be easier to update your content using Webflow than WordPress.
  • The Webflow CMS (Content Management System) is powerful and quick to develop with – which saves development time if you need a complex site.
  • It’s easy to maintain – Webflow doesn’t depend upon 3rd party plugins and themes so regular maintenance and security updates are not required (unlike WordPress which will most likely 'break' if not regularly maintained)zp

Advantages of WordPress over Webflow

  • WordPress is an open source – The platform is not owned by a private company (unlike Webflow, Shopify, Wix and SquareSpace)
  • WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) on the web – In 2022 WordPress powered over 40% of all websites. So there is a massive community of experts and supporters available.
  • You’re free to choose who hosts your WordPress website (unlike Webflow)
  • You’re less ‘locked-in’ when using WordPress – Webflow is a closed platform whilst WordPress is open meaning you’re free to adapt the code how you wish.
  • WordPress is more flexible and adaptable than Webflow – with over 50,000 plugins and thousands of integrations available (there are far fewer integrations and third-party tools available for Webflow but the list is growing everyday)

Need help deciding whether to build your website with WordPress or Webflow?

Get in touch to discuss your website project and I’ll give my recommendations on which platform is best for you.

Paul Kelsall Web Designer
Paul Kelsall
Web Designer and Webflow Developer
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