No Plugins Mean Fewer Problems
Slow-loading pages can increase your bounce rate, which is how often visitors leave your site without taking any action. This problem can lead to Google ranking your site lower in the search engine results.
With open-source software such as WordPress, it's easier to get hacked than with a closed-source, cloud-based platform like Webflow. The constant updates put out by WordPress increases the risk of crippling cyber-attacks and can interfere with the smooth functioning of your site. Sometimes a simple update can drastically alter your site's appearance or effectiveness, which could take a lot of time to troubleshoot and resolve.
It's gotten so bad that every time a third party unveils a new version of a plugin, people hold their collective breath hoping their sites won't come crashing down. A site plagued by frequent plugin-related problems won't make a good impression on first-time site visitors.
The amount of time you spend on your WordPress site each month to ensure it doesn't get hacked can get ridiculous. However, it's crucial because if a plugin creates a security breach, hackers can mercilessly exploit it to infiltrate your site.
If that happens, you risk getting your data stolen. A cyber-attack on your WordPress site can waste hours of your time, cost a lot of money, and irrevocably damage your authority and reputation.
The good news is Webflow doesn’t need plugins to function. Instead, there are settings built into the software you can use to easily add whatever functionality you need. For example, Webflow doesn’t use built-in integrations for SEO instead of plugins.
This makes everything so much easier!