Meet Webflow - the product of a seamless marriage between website building and content management. Webflow is the jack of all web design trades, allowing users to design, build, host and manage websites visually, all under the same roof. "Visually" refers to the fact that Webflow, from head to toe, is a visual beast - everything from creating your website's Home page to managing the blog posts on your website is done using a Graphical User Interface, no coding (or knowledge thereof) required. When designing a website, the user simply defines how they want the website to look, the Webflow Designer (or Editor) rolls out accurate and to-the-point code for the user's selections, and their vision is turned into reality.
Webflow is better for you than WordPress, both as a foundation for your website and as a Content Management System (CMS), and here are some of the most significant reasons you should jump ship:
On Webflow, websites and content are all managed and controlled using an extremely simplified Graphical User Interface that may as well be a drag-and-drop system. You don't need to know how to code in order to determine what your website looks like and how your content is displayed, and navigating through the extensive arsenal of tools Webflow presents to you is relatively straightforward. Unlike WordPress, which has a Dashboard littered with tools and places for you to go (half of which most users don't even need or know what to do with) that is a nightmare to navigate, Webflow offers epigrammatic yet in-depth on-page editing for every individual part of your website.
There's only so much you can customize on a WordPress website without knowing how to code or contracting a coder to help you make changes, and templates are extremely restrictive in terms of what and how much they allow you to change. Webflow, on the other hand, offers an exceptional level of control over even the tiniest aspects of your website and the smallest of fields in your blog posts. It may not be as flexible as handwritten and customized code, but it is certainly the next best thing.
As you add themes, third-party plug-ins, and other tools to your WordPress website, the code behind it starts to get increasingly messy and unnecessarily puffed up. This ultimately leads to the website taking more time to load and being less responsive. Webflow creates code that's automated and untouched by any third-parties and, therefore, is clutter-free - making for a website that loads much faster than your average WordPress website.
In the world of web design and CMS, Webflow is the little guy. Webflow is new and fresh (both as a service and a concept), but that also means that it's on Webflow to divert clients its way and make a name for itself. That being the case, the folks at Webflow are working much harder than big names in the web design industry like Wix and GoDaddy, and providing better customer service to boot. Webflow also outdoes itself in order to prove that it is capable of dethroning WordPress, and its dedicated support staff blows WordPress' non-existent support system, which leaves members of the community to try and help each other out, right out of the water.
If you're inclined to climb aboard the Webflow bandwagon but dread losing all the work you've put into your WordPress website and the thousands of pages of content on it, fear not - Webflow supports the import of CSV files. You can very easily port all of the content from your WordPress website over to Webflow, preserving your website's WordPress past as it heads towards a brighter Webflow future.
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