I create Wordpress
Elementor Pro real-estate site this month.
On Webflow the CMS plan Was enough ($20 paid monthly -or- 16$X12 = 192$ paid annually). Webflow “worst case” ==>
Elementor pro ESSENTIAL for 1 site yearly -
- ACF (advanced custom feild) PRO (cms gallery feild) yearly -
- Yoast free version -
- Custom Post Type UI - For custom post types -
Hosting israel company - 13$ per month -
Sum yearly: 254$ (22$ per month)
The idea ± (Why you must buy Pro versions):
Elementor pro works like Webflow designer (PRO For Header And Footer, Slides & Carousels, Single Post, Archive Page).
ACF PRO works like Webflow CMS (custom fields) - for
gallery feild you must buy the pro version.
Webflow is not necessarily cheaper than WordPress (WordPress Without paid plugins + cheaper hosting maybe). Hard to compare (There are many variables related to WordPress). In the future on WordPress more Pro plugins (Wp rocket, Yoast, and so on) == more money (It makes sense that mega plugin development is not free).
For studios/agencies - if you host a lot of sites in WordPress the relative price goes down (Which unfortunately does not exist in Webflow). For example, A license for 25 sites in Elementor will cost $200 (8$ per site). ACF pro Unlimited websites cost 250$ per year.
At my knowledge level at webflow the project would take 10-15 hours of development. On WordPress custom sliders needs
custom code (Shortcode and PHP
loop + ACF API) - the project will take 30-45± hours.