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Let's Chat: Plugins

One of the biggest advantages of Webflow over WordPress for me is that there are no plugins.

There are no plugins and no software updates.⁠

In the WordPress world, it seems there is a plugin for everything, which is great...until you forget to update them or they decide to not play well together.⁠

While I started my web design career learning WordPress and Elementor, I never loved that part of it. What I really wanted was the design freedom I had with Elementor combined with the peace of mind that came with the security of a platform like Squarespace.

Then I found Webflow...cue the happy dance.

With Webflow you don't have to worry about getting hacked or your site breaking because of a plugin malfunction.⁠ Plus you have complete design control. The best of both worlds in my opinion!

As for the functionality of the plugins (which is the whole point, right?), so much is either built into Webflow already or you can add it with some custom code (which you control...not the plugin developer).⁠

Call me a control freak, but relying on the plugin developers to keep everything up-to-date and playing well with all the other plugins that are hopefully being kept up-to-date, well it just wasn’t what I wanted to spend my time doing.

Something exciting about Webflow is the community. I mentioned above that while so much functionality is already built-in, there may be some things that you need custom code to accomplish. Enter the Webflow community! They are amazing at sharing solutions to common needs and helping each other out, but at the end of the day the functionality is coded into your site by you (or your designer/developer). Which means you get to be in control.

So what does that mean for you as a client of mine? You don’t have to set a reminder to update your plugins every month (and pray that your site doesn’t break when you do so) or pay me to do it. You don’t have to worry about getting hacked. In fact the maintenance needed for your site is pretty much going to be limited to adding blogs and portfolio pieces or changing out images and text as your needs change.

Work smarter, not harder.