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Wordpress, Duda or Webflow? Choosing the Right Website Builder

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Jordan Stambaugh

When I start a new client website build I have a specific set of questions I ask to uncover where I should build their website.

Do they need eCommerce?

Do they care about ease of use?

How about functionality?

There are many things to consider and establish clearly in a scope of work before the project starts to make sure your website is future proof for everything you need it to do.



  • Intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • Advanced design customization options
  • Good selection of templates
  • Mobile optimization tools
  • Integrations with Google Analytics and other marketing tools


  • Limited blogging and e-commerce capabilities
  • No undo function
  • No option to switch templates once a site is live

I recently started using Duda and I have to say I prefer it over Wordpress for basic eCommerce and basic business websites. It's fast to launch, can't get hacked, and you don't have to update plugins.

That being said you can't easily change the theme or expand functionality easily.



  • Widely used and well-supported platform
  • Large selection of themes and plugins
  • Strong blogging and content management capabilities
  • Good e-commerce support through plugins (WooCommerce)


  • Can be more difficult to use for those without web development experience
  • Can be slow to load if not optimized
  • Security can be an issue if not properly maintained

I have been designing and developing websites on Wordpress for over 10 years. It's a love-hate relationship.

Wordpress builds can be pretty quick for simple builds, but get very complex as you add functionality through plugins.

It also powers about 30% of websites so it's an easy target for hackers attacking your hosting directories and out-of-date plugins.



  • Intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • Advanced design customization options
  • Good selection of templates
  • Mobile optimization tools
  • Integrations with marketing and analytics tools
  • Strong e-commerce support
  • Coming soon - Logic & automations, user accounts, multi-language websites


  • Can be more expensive than other options
  • Limitations to CMS items

I started using Webflow when it launched in 2014 and absolutely fell in love. Yes, the hosting costs more. Yes, it can be more expensive than just installing a cheap Wordpress theme.

But the benefits you get from the robust CMS builder literally saves hundreds of hours of custom development work so if you want a beautiful custom design with interactions, animations and a robust eCommerce or blogging system, Webflow is the way to go.

Ultimately, the best website builder for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. It may be helpful to consult with a web design expert to help you decide and build everything out for you.

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