Webflow vs WordPress

WordPress faces a serious challenge to its CMS crown

The future of digital design and CMS development

WordPress is the world's most popular CMS platform, there is no dispute about that, after-all how can there be when approximately 35% of all websites are build upon it.

One of the core reasons that WordPress has gained so much traction over the years, is the fact that it's supported by a huge number plugins that have been built to extend its functionality by the WordPress community. However these ubiquitous plugins come at a price. Not in regards to an initial cost to buy them (in any may cases they are free or reasonably priced), but in regards the ongoing cost of website maintenance and updates, that are essential to keep everything in-sync and working safely and properly.

The downside of plugins

For example, if the core WordPress system is upgraded - perhaps due to a php improvement on the hosting server - then there is always the danger than one or more plugins may fail to work. In practice therefore, this means that at least every quarter and sometimes bimonthly, a new Wordpress update could break your website or at least render some parts of it unusable for a period of time, until either a fix is found (assuming that the developer who built it is still maintaining it) or the plugin is removed and replaced with a newer or alternative version.

As you can see, what started off as a very cheap way to get a website off the ground, can over a number of years cost thousands in maintenance, updates and patches to prevent security breaches, money that isn't improving the front-end user experience or visual appearance of the website for visitors.

Webflow CMS photo

The pretender to the throne

Thankfully however, there is an alternative Content Management system, that is exponentially growing in popularity, gaining recognition and plaudits alike and that is Webflow. Unlike it's more well-known adversary which is known for being a target for hackers, Webflow provides free SSL hosting on all it's fully monitored and securely hosted websites, which means no need to worry about a breach nor the continual necessity to keep things maintained.

Put your money where it matters

Instead of requiring the manual help of an experienced developer, this process is all completely automated, so your website is always on the latest version of Webflow which means time and effort goes into what matters - attracting a larger audience and increasing your brand influence. Further to this, with back-ups taken every-time website changes are published, you can instantly restore and put a previous version of your website live.

Automatic responsive images

And if the above isn't enough to convince you, then how about the fact that Webflow will generate 7 versions of the original photo that you uploaded, automatically scaling and optimising it. This means you get one at 3200px, 2600px, 2000px, 1600px, 1080px, 800px, and 500px - which speeds up loading times particularly on mobile devices. This is superior to WordPress, which hard-codes the sizes directly into the theme thus adding development time and complications if the layout changes in future.

For more in-depth information on the key benefits of Webflow v Wordpress, please checkout the following link below.

https://webflow.com/vs/wordpress

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