November 16, 2022
 in 
Case Study

WordPress to Webflow: Why Do We Help Our Customers Make the Move?

Webflow is famous as a website builder, but it’s also a CMS and hosting platform that gives you far better advantages. So if you’re struggling with your WordPress site, then consider moving from WordPress to Webflow a try.

Eric Phung
Founder & Owner

Searching for tools that make work and lives easier is the number 1 goal for most marketers, designers, and even developers, or business founders. And once you’ve been familiar with any tools or platform, changing can feel very daunting. But after a long journey with WordPress, we believe there is no one better to share the reason and experience of moving towards Webflow. After a while of working and building customers’ sites with Webflow, we actually started wondering why we could deal with so many problems back with the old platform. Here are our pack of reasons why migrating from WordPress to Webflow is, and will be a great choice.

7 Reasons to move from WordPress to Webflow

Time-saving, less fuss, or even no code required, there are a bunch of reasons and advantages to choosing Webflow over WordPress. But are those benefits worth it? 

Cut off a lot of design time

Right from the start, we notice our team's progress is getting improved to a much better speed since switching to the new platform. Although WordPress seems really easy to work with, customizing and developing a unique site to our customers' requirements needs a lot of work. Animation, managing, and plugins are getting more sophisticated project by project. But by moving from WordPress to Webflow, our design team is now saving so much more time to achieve what would take weeks to do previously. From complicated animation and designs, all now can be done with ease and much more conveniently. 

Site speed improved 

One of the core reasons we start migrating our systems and also our clients’ sites from WordPress to Webflow is the impressive site speed improvement. You might have known that site speed affects incredibly strongly toward user experience. Back in the day using WordPress, you had to use plugins to achieve the speed you need. However, we still feel something is lacking. And to be honest, WordPress is not the fastest platform around the net. With Webflow, every client can now get a much quicker, cleaner, and better loading speed. Normally if you’re just doing a simple blog, speed is not what you’d notice. But with animation and interactive design, speed is the key to ensuring the design you love would work. And Webflow just makes it good for us all. 

No more plugins

If you’ve been using WordPress before, you’ll know there are a bunch of plugins needed to ensure the site work (somehow) to the level you want. Whether it’s improving speed, managing the site, SEO, and so on, WordPress needs plugins to support the platform. The downside of this is sometimes these plugins will conflict with each other, and bug down your site. But with Webflow, no plugins are needed. Everything you need is already right on the platform, and they work so well to get the job done. 

Free training & supportive community

The main reason we recommend moving is the ability to reduce maintenance costs and a supportive community. Webflow carries a wide selection of free training courses at Webflow University. So your internal team can have their hands on the site to manage it with ease. These courses cover everything you need to build and maintain a site with ease. 

But in case you need to find a quicker solution for some minor problems, then the community and support team are ready to help. Just post your question on the forum, and the experts will help you out in a blink of an eye.

Don’t know how to code? It’s ok!

Coding is complex, and not everyone could visualize a website through pages of code. So if you’re like most of our clients (and even designers) who hate the code, then Webflow is for you. With us, no code means a much quicker and more visually convenient procedure. And let’s be real, you won’t have to dive into a pond of code just to find 1 minor bug. 

The best thing about Webflow being a no-code platform is we could spend much less time on the technical work. And there will be more time to create cool stuff for visuals and content.

Minimize security risks 

Moving from WordPress to Webflow means moving away from the security risks you could have from several plugins. We can never be sure if those are safe, or when working on a site could they create any potential holes. 

With Webflow, they lock down non-public data with SSL Encryption, making it safer to sign in and share data. Thus, Webflow also runs on AWS (Amazon Web Services), which gives us end-to-end encryption, two-factor authentication, and passcode protection, so you can have peace of mind knowing your customers, and your data are always safe. 

Made for modern entrepreneurs 

As a startup business, we know it’s impossible to have the best support for everything. Most work has to be done by yourself, or with limited resources. Therefore, Webflow is dedicated to entrepreneurs and helps relieve the stress of creating and maintaining a website. Updates, site speed, errors, and development costs shouldn’t bite into your mind when it comes to doing business. This means your success shouldn’t rely on such things and having a well-built platform to support shall always be a wise choice. Both WordPress and Webflow have their own fuss, but which suits you better and minimizes the amount of work will be much more helpful. 

How to transfer WordPress to Webflow

We guess you’re asking what if you’ve already had a WordPress site and now want to integrate all content into Webflow. It’s actually simpler than you think, let us show you! 

Step 1: Export your WordPress site

To migrate to Webflow, you should export your WordPress content as CSV, and this can be achieved with a plugin. Simply download the WP CVS plugin, activate it, choose the export set to CSV then download the content. 

Step 2: Import CSV to Webflow

Create your new Webflow project and open a Collection Panel and create a new one. Then import the CSV files you had, and map the CSV fields in your collection. 

Step 3: Add or upgrade hosting

If your project hasn’t had a CMS or hosting plan, so after importing, you should make an upgrade. Then take some more time to redesign your website, and it’s good to go. 

Let’s round up

Instead of struggling with WordPress and all the plugins, we decided that moving to Webflow will open up more opportunities while making the job done at a much greater speed. So whether you’re a business owner, a blogger, or planning to be one, having a check on Webflow will be a good option.