My mom always told me to question everything. Unsurprisingly, this translated over to building websites. As a long time WordPress user, I was skeptical about switching to any other platform. But after my site was hacked, I was desperate to find an alternative. So, I asked a fellow former WordPress user, “why did you decide to use Webflow?”
Founders, designers, developers, and marketers are always on the lookout for tools that make their lives easier. Once we fall in love with a platform, it’s hard for someone to convince us otherwise of our decision.
I had a long history with building WordPress websites. I believed there was no alternative, and became skeptic about any other solutions in the market. But when my WordPress site was hacked, I decided to check this Webflow thing out (this is before I started working at Webflow). After a couple of years of using Webflow, I can’t even recall why I never made the switch earlier.
Recently, I saw a well respected growth and SEO consultant, John-Henry Scherck, tweet about moving his site from WordPress to Webflow.
So I reached out to have a discussion on why he, and others (myself included) are all-in on Webflow. During my conversation with John-Henry, we came to the conclusion that, outside of incredible design flexibility, Webflow just solves a lot of pain points that other platforms don’t address.
5 reasons to consider moving from WordPress to Webflow
Moving your website to a new platform can feel daunting. Oftentimes, when you finally get over the mental hurdle of migrating, you realize how many old problems could have been easily solved.
Here are 5 reasons why Webflow is a great alternative to using WordPress:
1. Fewer dependencies on plugins
On the surface, plugins market themselves as making your life easier. You need to add a subscription form? There’s a plugin for that. You need to optimize for on-page SEO? There’s a plugin for that. You need to create a custom page with a drag and drop builder? There’s a plugin for that.