We can produce websites on a variety of platforms. We can even build custom sites. The question is, what's right for you?
WordPress has come a long way over the years. It was only 6 or 7 years ago when themes were coded in limiting ways.
Nowadays, with Gutenberg and Elementor, WPBakery, and ultra-flexible themes like KadenceWP, with their own in-built page builders that merge and integrate the best of the rest, you can really design any kind of page in WordPress.
Use WordPress if you want:
Flexible Function Customization, Brochure Sites, E-Commerce, Self-hosting, Subdomains
If you are an e-commerce business and you are starting from scratch, then Shopify is the best CMS for e-commerce.
While all other CMS systems out there were built for a variety of website types, Shopify is purpose-built for online selling, having the entire payment gateway system, product, and category management fully functional and ready to go from day one.
With a library of exclusive Shopify Apps, and the ability to custom code your own page templates to extend the functionality and features of any theme, Shopify has what you need to sell online.
Use Shopify if you:
Are laser-focused on selling products online. Want to pay a monthly fee and not worry about self-hosting.
WebFlow is the new kid on the block and is quite different from traditional CMS systems. In WebFlow, any design is possible. It doesn't matter how creative you want to be. Go ahead, break that grid!
The other big advantage of WebFlow is content management. You can customize and automate content similar to working with Excel but with the power of a database, with automation applied across different categories and conditions, making it highly accessible to non-developers.
Go for a WebFlow website if you want to:
Streamline operations across different categories of content on your website. Design freely, prototype anything, and get it into production quickly. Update designed elements globally. Pay a monthly or annual fee instead of paying for web hosting.