Building from Figma to WordPress can be tricky. A good approach to picking your tech stack is to think long-term, considering the Total Cost of Ownership(TCO), especially if you’re building an e-commerce business.
In this list, we feature the 3 best ways to convert from Figma to WordPress, each with its approximate development cost, page load time, and maintenance cost.
Elementor + Hello theme (or any theme builder + starter theme)
Pricing: starting at $49/year
Development costs: build it yourself, or hire a developer starting at $20/hour.
Load time: Slow
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Elementor lets you quickly build a Figma design in WordPress, no matter what your skills with coding are.
Even with some limitations, Elementor is being used by industry leaders as part of their stack. It lets your marketing team have full control of the content and even style layout through elementor global theming settings.
Finding an Elementor developer to build your design is easy, the market for it has all levels of proficiency.
The cost associated with speed optimization may be one of Elementor’s downsides. As Elementor is a simple drag-in-drop tool, the maintenance cost would be near zero, you could do any changes without assistance from the developer.
Elementor Cloud offers an integrated platform to build and manage multiple websites, with the well-known Elementor website builder plugin.
It comes with hosting(hosted on Google Cloud Platform), CDN By Cloudflare, Custom Domain Connection, Free SSL Certificate, and Elementor Pro. Pricing starts at $99/year
GeneratePress + GenerateBlocks (or any FSE theme + block editor plugin)
Pricing: Free or starting at $59/year
Development costs: Free(build yourself), or hire a developer starting at $20/hour.
Load time: Fast
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GeneratePress is a well-known theme of WordPress. Using the combination of GeneratePress Premium and the premium GenerateBlocks plugin, the possibilities for layout and styling are infinite.
Full site editing or FSE for short are WordPress themes with blocks to build all parts of a website, including the header and footer.
GeneratePress Premium offers a library with a lot of templates to kickstart your website layout. Other features of GeneratePress:
- Theme Builder: visually build every aspect of your website
- Site Library
- Woocommerce options
- Hooks system, and many more.
GeneratePress pricing is $59/year and allows the use of up to 500 websites. GeneratePress also offers a lifetime license at $249.
GenerateBlocks Free is a WordPress block editor with 4 features on it. These 4 blocks (container, grid block, headline block, button) are meant to build your WordPress site with flexibility without the need to have a single block for each thing.
GenerateBlocks offers a Pro plugin that has over 150 templates to speed up your building process. GenerateBlocks Pro starts at $39/year.
Sage theme (or any Starter theme)
Sage is a starter theme from Roots.io, the creator of the WordPress boilerplate tool Bedrock. A starter theme is an example theme that you build on top of, making your style and layout changes.
Most developers use a starter theme to build a long-term project, and clients choose this kind of theme based on its scaling purpose, a positive tradeoff.
The maintenance costs of custom themes are high, and each edit you ask your developer, even on a contract, can be costly.
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