I just happen to be up for some reason, so I’d be happy to chime in here
Am I right in thinking there are two ways for a client to control their site: the Editor (a highly visual and intuative way to edit the site) and secondly the CMS (which is much more like a backend CMS like Wordpress)?
The only way someone without access to the Designer to edit the CMS content is through the Editor.
For a client to use the Editor (but not the CMS collections) do they still need the CMS site plan?
Correct, the Editor requires a Collaborator account and you only have access to those when you sign up for a CMS Site plan. That said, you (as the developer) can access the Editor yourself through the Project Settings or via the Designer in the top left menu.
Even with the CMS site plan, a client can not add a new page (unless it is part of a collection)?
Correct, there aren’t any “template” pages (outside of Collection Pages) so you’d need to add those to the project within the Designer. This also includes any navigation links—a new page doesn’t create a link unless you add it.
Can clients add images, video or podcasts using the Editor (as oppose to the CMS)?
Since the Editor is the only way to use the CMS, as long as you have Collections created for that type of content, then the Editor is the only way they’d be able to add/update it.
I think the Webflow pricing would be much clearer if you used different words. Account Plan becomes Webflow Subscription. Site Plan becomes Hosting.
I agree—the pricing in general seems to get the most questions from folks new to the platform and I could see some benefit in tweaking the naming convention a bit.
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions