Today, WordPress page builders are getting more and more competitive with each other. This is due mainly to the fact that there are new features being added and more improvements to wordpress page builders that ever before.There are several aspects that make up a page builder, is it easy to use? Is it cost effective? How long as the wordpress company been out for? These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself when you are looking for a wordpress page builder
Below I will give you my opinion on what i believe about some of the most popular wordpress page builders, some are amazing and some are not so amazing. I made this review about wordpress page builders with no bias, i really wanted to show people what i think of these page builders because i get asked about it so many times 🙂
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So lets begin, here are the list of wordpress page builders in my review.
SiteOrigin Page Builder
The siteorgin page builder was one of the first page builders for wordpress. Along with being one of the first page builders, it is a free page builder. The page builder offers alot of different widgets to help you diversify your creativity with your website. The problem with this page builder is that it really never changed, at all. Its true they have added a live editor to this page builder but besides that i just found the page builder very difficult to use and not really user friendly. I personally cant recommend this page builder to people because since this page builder has remained dormant, many new page builders have come along and really blown this page builder out of the water.
The Veridict: C
Ease Of Use: 40%
Community Support: 50%
The themify page builder has been around for quite some time. In fact, this was one of the first companies to introduce a front end editor for their page builder which was really quite impressive at the time. The company has some work to do with this page builder however as its not really user friendly and can be a little difficult to learn.
I personally think that this page builder has alot of potential but they really need to look at the competition to see what other page builders are doing. In addition, i found out that this page has way too many options in their wordpress page builder. Along with being around the longest, the company has the lowest audience retention out of all the page builders which is quite surprising as its around the longest. Today, many page builders have cool animations and helpful tutorials, this company however does not.
The Veridict: C-
Ease Of Use: 35%
Community Support: 40%
The elementor page builder for wordpress took wordpress by storm. I was very skeptical about this page builder when it first came out but boy was i was wrong. This is one of the best free page builders for wordpress. The page builder comes with several different template layouts and is ultimately very easy to use. In fact i have a few tutorials on this wordpress page builder and its also the highest rated course on udemy. Oh yeah, its free too. What makes this page builder great is not just the page builder, but the company provides many tutorials and helpful tips with it. Along with these great resouces comes facebook groups, forums, and just a large community to help support it and make it one of the best free page builders for wordpress.
The Veridict: A
Ease Of Use: 90%
Community Support: 90%
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Beaver Builder, what a weird name for a wordpress page builder! I just had to get that out. Beaver builder comes with a front end and a back end editor. The company has been around for quite some time and frequently updates the page builder which is good. I think this company has potential. I am a little disappointed that they have been around for a while yet dont have any social presence on youtube of facebook. Honestly, how hard is it to make a youtube video on a weekly basis? I think the company can do much better than where its at right now. However, the company really hasnt added much to the page builder. Its not as easy to use as elementor or divi but i still think the page builder can have its uses but i wouldn't recommend it to a friend.
The Veridict: B-
Ease Of Use: 80%
Community Support: 50%
Wow, thats what i said when i saw all the divi theme updates. This is a wordpress company that i think all wordpress theme companies should follow. Elegant themes has been around since 2014. When it first came out it was only a backend editor. I still promoted the company back in 2016 because I liked the companies ethics and culture. Since than, they have created some amazing improvements and updates with this theme. In late 2016, they added the visual builder which was a front end editor. In 2017, the company really went into turbo drive and added some amazing features and tons of free layouts with the theme. In addition to this, they have created tons of free layouts and tutorials to help people who are new to wordpress. I highly recommend this theme, its the best.
The Veridict: A+
Ease Of Use: 95%
Community Support: 100%
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WP Bakery (Visual Composer)
Visual composer is one of the oldest page builders. But quite frankly, i dont like it. I have never used a page builder that had more glitches and problem than this page builder. Even in my review of this page builder, the page builder itself was really glitchy and not really following my commands in the video. I have used this page builder on a few websites, What makes this page builder really bad is that its very difficult to learn, If you are new to wordpress you may have a difficult time with this one. When i use this page builder, i dont really see anything good about it. When you compare this page builder against others, its hard to say anything positive about it sadly.
The Veridict: D-
Ease Of Use: 50%
Community Support: 30%
Thrive Themes recently launched their newest page builder and its actually quite impressive. What I like about this company is that they recognized the competition and improved their page builder. To me, thats what makes a good wordpress company. In addition, the company has many helpful resources and tutorials to help beginners with wordpress. The page builder itself is very easy to learn. In addition to the page builder being intuitive, it has some really cool features that some other page builders dont. If you are looking for a wordpress page builder, i recommend thrive themes, its worth a shot!
The Veridict: B
Ease Of Use: 80%
Community Support: 80%
What do you think about these wordpress page builders? Make sure to take my poll to see if your wordpress page builder makes it to the top!