I am moving away from Wordpress and Elementor Pro. The constant updates and security shenanigans have burned me out. I am a small business managing about 30 sites currently.
I have been watching Webflow for some time and I can see it has really well thought out features:
- Design tools - I have not found a better UI or more capable page builder
- CMS integration - so easy to create Collections with structured content
- Documentation and tutorials are excellent
- Pricing - even the cost is reasonable when you consider the alternatives: premium page builder plugins, security plugins, hosting, SSL.
I am so keen to use Webflow in my business model, but what I’m struggling to understand is how this beautiful system does not allow clients/editors to create new pages or add to the nav menu?
I have seen comments in this forum explaining: allowing Editors to add pages or edit nav can create problems.
Positives are: The client will come to us to create new pages. More money for us. Client not able to break the design.
Negatives, as I see it: The client won’t ask us to build the site in the first place, because they don’t like the inability to add a new page without asking us to do it for them.
I think the responsibility should be on us to create a good ‘default’ template where the client can add a new page with at least an area for rich text and then update the nav, without breaking the design consistency.
I have tried many CMSs, and genuinely think Webflow has got so much right about managing the client/editors ability to break site and design.
Is a client/business going to pay $432 per year for a system that restricts them in this way and ties them to asking us when they’d like to create a new page?
I realise Webflow isn’t perfect, but it seems very very good and would value any thoughts or comments from freelancers/business owners using Webflow as their solution and have come up against this issue.