Heh heh, I think you’ve flipped sides in your perspective here. In your initial post you were frustrated that Webflow doesn’t have a photo gallery component, and I explained why.
Now it feels like you’re trying to convince me that Webflow has everything you need and that it’s a simple 101-Wix-level tool anyone can use. But clearly it isn’t - or you would not have had to ask your question to begin with.
Typically tech solutions follow a curve. At the low end solutions are cheap and easy to use, but limited. Point it and push a button and it does its thing, like a kid’s camera. At the other end of the curve is capability and power, but that comes with cost, and a steep learning curve.
A $50k Phase One XF IQ4 150MP might be an amazing camera, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a first camera to anyone - especially if they had no interest in becoming a photographer.
Have a glance at WP’s plugins directory. You’ll see everything from photo galleries to social media widgets to multi-step forms, e-commerce, SEO, membership systems, sliders, accordions, maps, charting tools, chat systems, commenting systems, etc. Tons of options. More than 58,000 plug-ins.
By comparison, Webflow has a small handful - tabs, basic forms, basic slider, basic map, and a couple of others. That’s intentional, because Webflow designers can’t use complex elements if they can’t fully control and style them, and the more complex the element is, the more complex those behaviors and styling become.
Even something as simple as forms has sparked an entire industry of companies that solve that one area of problems. Other companies just do photo galleries, or chat systems, or e-commerce, or memberships…
A basic gallery is super easy to build, takes 30 seconds or less in Webflow, if you know what you’re doing. Many people just find a cloneable they like and then copy the elements they want over to their site.
That won’t happen on Webflow. Even if you use the CMS, you’ll need to create those items and upload each photo individually, or else build an infrastructure that can do that from an external file repo like dropbox.
I think Webflow is great, but I would never recommend it to a non-designer. That’s rather like recommending a Lamborghini as someone’s first car, or recommending that someone buy and learn Photoshop because they want to convert an image from GIF to JPEG.
Those are wrong tools for the needs of those users.
If you don’t want to be a designer, you might reconsider why you are choosing a platform that requires designer skills to build your site. For non-designers, Wix, Squarespace, and Wordpress are typically a better and cheaper fit.