Framer VS WordPress

Read our comparison on Framer vs WordPress for building websites, and which would be best for you to use.



As mentioned in our first post on building a website with Framer, I’ve been a WordPress developer for a while now, and being new to Framer (at the time of writing this article), I’ve decided to give a comparison on Framer VS WordPress and using the 2 different platforms when building yourself, or your client, a new website.

This won’t be a “one is better than the other” post, it’ll focus more on when you would want to use Framer OR when you would want to use WordPress to build the project you’ve got in front of you.

For this reason, when comparing Framer VS WordPress, we’re not listing “Pro’s and Con’s” below, we’ve rephrased it to rather explain the “Advantages and Limitations” for your current project.

So… Let’s dive in!

What is Framer? Framer

Framer is a tool for building websites and designing prototypes that enables users to develop professional websites without the need for coding. Since its launch in 2014, Framer has gained a lot of popularity for its ability to allow designers and developers to create websites easily with a no-code / low-code solution.

With Framer, users can use a drag-and-drop interface to create responsive designs for desktop, tablets & mobile, easy animations and interactions, as well as leverage advanced programming tools such as JavaScript and CSS (if you know how). Moreover, Framer offers a library of pre-built components, animations, and design elements to help users create professional websites with ease.

Framer’s focus on design and interactivity has caused a lot of hype among product teams, startups, and agencies looking to create and validate their designs quickly and efficiently.

Framer advantages:

  • No Setup, just sign in and start building
  • No coding knowledge needed
  • Publish your website in seconds
  • Easy editing with very intuitive interface
  • Framer website are very fast

Framer limitations:

  • Not as extensible as WordPress
  • Only very simple e-commerce

What is WordPress? WordPress

WordPress is the most popular and widely used content management system (CMS) at the moment, which allows users to create and manage professional websites. It was first launched in 2003 as a blogging platform, but over the years, it has evolved into a versatile platform that can be used for a variety of purposes, including personal blogs to full e-commerce websites, social networking, and more.

WordPress is an open-source platform, which means that anyone can use, modify and distribute its source code for free. This has led to a vibrant and supportive community of developers, designers, and users who contribute to the platform’s development and improvement.

With its user-friendly interface, WordPress also offers extensive libraries of layouts, patterns, blocks, plugins and themes… WordPress has become a go-to choice for individuals, businesses, and organizations looking to establish an online presence quickly and easily.

WordPress does, however, require more knowledge on setting up hosting, installing themes and plugins, and you’re more likely to get involved in using some html, CSS and/or Javascript when using WordPress.

WordPress advantages

  • User-friendly—Even for Beginners
  • WordPress websites rank high
  • Very extensible with lots of plugins
  • Can be cost effective
  • The community offers free support

WordPress limitations

  • Needs WP installation (often handled by hosting company
  • Needs more time setting up Theme & Plugins

Which is better for you?

Unfortunately we can’t tell you the simple answer when it comes to Framer VS WordPress… It depends on the website you’re building next!

Our (Framer VS WordPress) advice… If you’re building a personal blog or a simple 5 page informational website, then we recommend you try out Framer. The free version should be enough to get started and then you can easily upgrade to a payment plan if you decide you need more.

WordPress is also great for personal blogs, but you’ll need to setup hosting and start paying while you build… And, if you’re building a website which you have a plan to possibly add on e-commerce or more advanced functionality further down the line, then we recommend building a website with WordPress.

I hope this helped… Happy building !