WordPress vs. Webflow: When we recommend Webflow to our nonprofit clients

This blog is part of a three-part content management system (CMS) series. Check out parts one and two: ‘WordPress vs. Drupal’ and ‘WordPress Security.’ Do you have a project in mind? We’d love to hear about it.

Part 3: WordPress vs. Webflow

While WordPress is the content management system (CMS) that we recommend to the majority of our clients – particularly if they’re looking to build a full, new organizational website – there are times when Webflow rises to the top of our list.

The advanced capabilities of WordPress far outweigh the benefits of Webflow for most projects that require a high-level of design and functionality. But there are certain cases in which Webflow, a closed-source CMS that provides a lot of design freedom, might be right for you.

Here are a few benefits to consider:

1. Simple Structure

If you want to design a digital campaign landing page or an event microsite, for example, Webflow might be the right choice for you. While Webflow sites are hard to grow and scale, they can be ideal for simple, straightforward projects. 

2. Access to Visual Editor

Webflow has a powerful visual editor that can be especially appealing to non-technical-experts with an eye for design, who don’t want to have to learn a backend admin panel, or how to hardcode a website.

3. Design-Forward

If you decide to use Webflow, your designer will have a lot of freedom to be able to create a gorgeous website, which is a huge plus and makes it stand out from its competitors. 

4. Tight Timeline

While other, more robust content management systems require some time to develop, Webflow’s  simplicity and usability lends itself to short turnaround times, if you need to get your site online quickly.

5. No Backend Developer

Because Webflow gives you full access to the front end and uses an intuitive, visual editor, a designer can build your website – not just a front end developer. While you’d want a back end developer to build out a more robust website, you won’t necessarily need one on your team to get a Webflow site up and running.

Want to learn more about why WordPress (and not Webflow) might be the best choice for you? Check out parts one and two of our series: ‘WordPress vs. Drupal’ and ‘WordPress Security.’