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Best way to edit website later with own hosting?


#1

Many of my clients want to use their own hosting platform. This causes a problem for edits needed later. What is the best way to make future edits of exported webflow sites that use Bluehost (or hosting company other than webflow) It would be good to just make quick changes in the webflow creator but it seems that would not be possible unless hosted by webflow?

What is the best way to integrate wordpress for blogging with webflow?


#2

this is where the power of Webflow really shines. Have you already told your client about the benefits about hosting on Webflow?

If not, you should tell them:

  • sites are backed up on secure Amazon Web Servers
  • sites are served through the Fastly.com CDN (the same that The Guardian uses)
  • they can use the Webflow CMS editor which makes maintaining a website SO much easier than any other CMS platform
  • publish their site directly without the need for a separate FTP program

If your client is still insistent on using an external host, you’ll either need to update the site for them each time, or configure the site code to become a template for a different CMS platform.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


#3

Making edits to your exported files can be done directly in the index.html sitting on your host server, and saving it. This works reasonably well for me with small changes. And, of course, as long as I know how to type the code. Whenever doing this, however, be sure to make the same changes in your Webflow project, so they’ll be included in your next export.

For bigger changes like with CSS or multiple pages, you can always make them in Webflow, re-export, and re-upload to your host. This works well for me, because Hostinger (equivalent to Blue Host) accepts the intact zip file that Webflow exports, in one click.

For attaching WordPress (I wouldn’t call it integrating) to a Webflow-built site, consider this hack: I have seen nice sites built with Bootstrap, except the Blog page was actually a link to a subdomain containing a Wordpress site styled similarly to the other pages.