Recently, I’ve been a huge fan of the overall experience and ease of use you get with Webflow. I jumped ship from WordPress recently and noticed a few differences almost immediately.
If you feel like humoring me, read on to see what I’ve learned!
Speed and Ease of Use
So the thing about WordPress is that it can be super powerful. Depending on the plug-ins you’re using, you’ll have a vast number of potential tasks at your disposal. The inevitable compromises that come with built-in versatility, however, are speed and ease of use.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m still reasonably fond of the WordPress UX. It’s just that, for my money, Webflow can feel a whole lot simpler. Everything from drag-and-drop functions to in-depth edits feel a whole lot smoother.
If it takes 7 clicks with WordPress, I’ve found it usually takes 2-4 with Webflow.
Zero Plugins Required
There’s a ton of stuff you can achieve on Webflow without having to bother with plug-ins at all. One great example of this is editing the meta descriptions of your content. When building with WordPress, I had to rely on an option like Yoast to make it all happen.
With Webflow, the baked-in editor can handle it all for you – no fuss required. While this one example may seem small, there’s any number of similar instances that really start to add up once you’ve been using the platform for a while.
More Control Out of the Box – No-Code Magic
Following on from the discussion above, I’m a big fan of how many no-code features come with Webflow right out of the box. Take adding animations, for example. In something like two clicks, you can animate elements of your pages. No coding, HTML, or CSS knowledge required. I mean, come on!
If you’re the right person, this kind of feature can be a real dealmaker.