1. Webflow’s Hosting
- Takes care of all the hosting, so you can focus on your content and business
- Scalable hosting: handles even the most demanding traffic
- No extra cost: Hosting included with all plans
One of the biggest advantages of Webflow is that it offers a fully hosted solution. This means that it takes care of all the technical aspects of hosting your website, including server maintenance, security, and uptime. This frees you up to focus on creating great content and growing your business.
In addition, Webflow’s scalable hosting can handle even the most demanding traffic, and it's included with all plans. That's also one of the core reasons our agency specialises in Webflow Development.
2. WordPress’ Lack of Design Freedom
- Templates are often limited in terms of design and functionality
- If you want to add a new feature, you may need to edit the core code
- Editing the core code can be risky, as even a small mistake could end up breaking your website
WordPress is a great CMS for building basic websites, but it can be challenging to create truly unique and custom designs. If this platform makes you feel limited by its design capabilities, Webflow gives you complete control, from the layout to the typography to the colors.
3. Say Goodbye to plugins
- Plugins can be buggy and cause problems
- They can add a lot of code to your website and slow it down
- Websites with plugins can be vulnerable to security attacks
WordPress plugins are a great way to add new features to your website, but they can also be a security risk as they are often created by third-party developers, and can be difficult to keep up to date with the latest security patches.
Webflow, on the other hand, you have complete control over your website without the need for plugins. All of the features you need to create a website are built into the platform.
4. Webflow’s Security
- Meets the stringent security requirements of SOC 2
- Powered by Amazon Web Services
- Its security team is constantly working to identify and mitigate security threats
SOC 2 compliance means that Webflow has met strict security standards to protect your data. AWS hosting means that your website is hosted on Amazon Web Services, one of the most reliable and secure hosting platforms in the world. Together, these measures ensure that your data is safe and secure when you use Webflow to build your website.
5. Step-by-Step Guide for Migrating from WordPress to Webflow
Migrating from WordPress to Webflow can be a daunting task, but don’t worry! With a little planning and effort, you can easily move your website to Webflow and enjoy all the benefits that the platform has to offer.
Let's migrate your website from WordPress to Webflow together. We'll walk you through the main steps involved and provide some tips and tricks to help you make the process as smooth as possible.
Step #1: Backup Your Current Website
Backing up your current website is extremely important. This way, if anything goes wrong during the migration process, you can restore your website to its original state.
How to do it: Simply follow the instructions in the WordPress backup plugin's documentation.
Step #2: Choose a Suitable Webflow Plan and Hosting Plan
Choosing the right hosting plan for your website is essential for its performance and reliability. Consider your budget, your website's traffic, and the features you need when making your decision.
How to do it: Visit the Webflow website, compare the different plans and hosting options, and choose the one that meets your needs.
Step #3: Initiate Your Webflow Build
The next step is to create a new Webflow project and choose a template. Then you can start designing your new website.
How to do it: Click on the “Create Project” button and choose a template from the Webflow library.
Step #4: Designing a Wireframe
Create the structure of your new website and make sure it’s functional and user-friendly.
How to do it: You can use a wireframing tool to sketch out your website’s layout or simply use a pen and paper.
Step #5: Consider 301 Redirects
301 redirects are important for SEO, as they will help to redirect your old website visitors to your new website. They will also preserve your website’s SEO ranking after the migration process to Webflow is done.
How to do it: If you want to use 301 redirects when migrating a website from WordPress to Webflow, follow these steps:
- In your Webflow project, go to the Pages section.
- Click the "Settings" icon for the page you want to redirect.
- In the "Redirects" section, enter the URL of the old page in the "From" field.
- Enter the URL of the new page in the "To" field.
- Click the "Save" button.
Step #6: Check for Errors
Carefully check your website for errors before you launch it. Even a single typo can damage your brand, so make sure everything is good before you put it live.
How to do it: Check your website for errors manually or use a website crawler. Another option is to use Webflow’s built-in error checker:
- Go to “Site Setting” and click on the “Error Checker” tab.
- The error checker will scan your website and display a list of any found errors.
Step #7: Migrate Your Domain
Almost done! Now it’s time to update your DNS records to ensure that your website is accessible to visitors.
How to do it: The instructions for migrating a domain vary. Contact your domain registrar and update the DNS records for your domain.
Step #8:Testing your new website
Don't rush to launch your new website just yet! Take some time to test it thoroughly and make sure everything is working perfectly.
How to do it: Test your new website like a user would. Click on all the links, fill out all the forms, and make sure everything works as expected. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a friend or a colleague.
Step #9:Monitor your analytics
Finally, you should monitor your analytics after the migration to track your website's performance and make informed decisions on how to improve it.
How to do it: There are many different tools available. Choose the one that’s right for your website. We personally recommend Google Analytics. Once you’ve chosen your analytics tool, you’ll need to set up your tracking code on your website to collect data and send it to your analytics tool. Keep in mind that there are many different metrics, as the most important are:
- Unique visitors
- Bounce rate
- Conversion rate
6. Final Words
Migrating from WordPress to Webflow can be a challenge, but it's definitely worth it in the long run. As a digital agency, we have seen firsthand the benefits that Webflow can offer businesses, including increased performance, enhanced security, and greater design freedom.
By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can make the process as smooth as possible. If you need any help with migrating your website, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you every step of the way.