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What are the limitations of Webflow right now?

Hi everyone, Webflow is the most mind-blown thing for me in 2019, I’m considering to use it to start my freelacing career this year.

Webflow to me seem to be so perfect but I am not really an expert right now and I’m still learning thing everyday to prepare well for this year’s debut.

So being that perfect, what are the limitations of Webflow right now? Have you experience any frustrations in any progress using it compare to other like Elementor, Divi,… ( I’m not…for now ) and what features you anticipated the most?

Thank you everyone for reading and have a great day!

The two big things that are difficult to mimick without an official feature are, at the moment:

  • user system
  • multilanguage
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Slider component does not support thumbnails without custom code.

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Easy integration of 3rd party plug-ins
Not enough components
No easy way of copying items between projects
No use of Master page.

There’s loads more - including bugs - but to be honest asking this question is like asking “how long is a piece of string?” - saying that - it’s easily the best WYSIWYG web designer available.

  1. I believe less 3rd party plug-ins is more safe option since I don’t want Webflow become Wordpress and I know the pain using 3rd party plugin with Wordpress. :((

But the requirement for 3rd party plugins is because there is not enough functionality as standard within Webflow… besides you asked for limitations so I provided my answer.

You’re right.

I just hope we don’t happy to deal with the pain of waiting for those plugins to be up to dated like Wordpress smiley:

Something to be aware of, Webflow’s form system does not let you have multiple forms on a project going to separate email addresses. And they don’t have an autoresponder system yet. So, not good. There are methods to get around this, but in my opinion it shouldn’t involve an external system or approach. It’s on the list of things to make better. (Saying that however, the actual tools for building forms in Webflow are terrific).

Webflow copy-paste is unique “crazy” feature (hard to find this feature on another tools). Open two projects on two browsers tabs - copy - paste. This is not limitation.

Plugins

No need for plugins on webflow for small tasks (use any js libary you want. Any structure you want and any data).

About smart auto complete search, sort/filter and other “mega features” you find most of them under webflow wishlist.

https://wishlist.webflow.com/

Thanks for the laugh - copying between projects in this way is indeed crazy and never works …in fact having more than one tab open for a project is dangerous on so many levels as any changes can easily be “lost” and hours wasted - search the forums - there are plenty of reports of this issue.

I’m sorry Pete, but @Siton_Systems is actually right on this one. The copy and paste in Webflow does wonders!

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@PeteM, I never experienced a problem with copy/paste. I use it all the time. It works great!

Backup is something else. You should backup your sites before big change. Also on Word or Photoshop you should open two docs to copy-paste between X to Y.

Totally, that would be a nice Quality Of Life update and could be a paid option 5$ / month ( server load is not free ) for a bundle of 3 different email destinations. We’d make HR and Sales divisions of our clients happy :slight_smile: .

Import of existing html and CSS to a new project.

Webflow is great for virgin sites but adaptive re-use could be vastly improved through at least being able to open CSS and HTML files for existing projects on other platforms.