Webflow Vs Elementor

July 18, 2018

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Webflow and Elementor. Elementor and Webflow. Two no code tools that appear to be impressive in the modern web design inner sanctorum.

The need for a visual management of the website, the increased demand of tools which go beyond the need to do code and the utilization of dynamic contents started the Gold rush, the race to the perfect tool for the development and the management of websites.

Webflow and Elementor, we said. They start from opposite poles to meet in several respects then. So, this begs the question, which of the two is the best tool?

In my opinion the answer to that question lies in the real needs of the users.

Let’s go see some feature of both up close.

Ease of Use

Webflow

Webflow is an advanced tool for those who are already accustomed to handle and manipulate CSS or HTML structure. The interface is very intuitive but it could be hard to approach for a newby.

Elementor

Elementor is a visual content builder with some nice drag-and-drop support that does not require specific professional skills. The latest Elementor PRO versions are following the trail drawn by Webflow, expanding its own capabilities towards a more specific management of all the elements. But, surely, Elementor still has a slighter learning curve, compared to Webflow.

Recap

As we said, it all depends on our needs. If we are used to working with CSS, the Webflow choice would be explosive.

Otherwise, Elementor is a good approach tool thanks to its major ease of use and a huge number of built-in content elements.

 

Feature Set

Webflow

Webflow allows a total management and customization of a huge number of features and components inside its own CMS, such as div, text blocks, link, buttons and many other customizable widgets.

Elementor

For its part, Elementor allows to work on any WordPress template (we will come back to this aspect shortly) and insert a load of built-in content modules (columns, headings, images, rich text, icons, galleries, testimonials, accordions and more).

Recap

Webflow offers more powerful features but Elementor has the advantage of being “ready to WordPress” already and incorporate the infinite number of plugins that the WP library makes available. A name above all names? WooCommerce.

 

Pricing

Webflow

Webflow allows to choose between 3 price plans:

  • Free: it includes 2 unhosted projects, client billing and Free staging
  • Lite (16 $ per month billed annually): it allows to export your code and unlock more pages for an unhosted project (up to ten)
  • Pro (35$ per month billed annually): an unlimited number of unhosting projects can be exported.

Elementor

Free version allows a discrete freedom of design but the PRO version offers high-level professional tools that are not otherwise included. Plans are:

  • Personal (49$ for 1 site):
  • Business (99$ for 3 sites)
  • Unlimited (199$ for unlimited sites)

They all includes it includes all Pro features and one year of support.

Conclusion

At the moment Webflow can be considered the best web builder working with CMS and blogging system, but it has a weak point: the lack of an E-Commerce (that will be released pretty soon, anyway).

On the other hand we cannot pretend to not consider Elementor’s position in the context of WordPress. The fact of having already been lowered and integrated into the most widespread CMS in the world gives this instrument a privileged position, able to satisfy all needs. It is suited for those who want a tool that’s the easiest to use in its class.

So, the perfect solution, imho, would be to use the power of Webflow in the context of WordPress. Is it possible? The answer is yes, thanks to Udesly Adapter: the first tool with which you can use Webflow to design visually with pixel accuracy and manage any content in WordPress. But you can find all the info you need in official Udesly page.

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