If you’re planning to customize your WordPress website, try using a page builder. You choose the elements you want on your page, add content, set their alignment, background, colors, fonts, etc. Your page will be ready to be published without any coding knowledge.
There are so many page builders for WordPress out there but we decided to compare the top 5. So that you can decide which will be the right fit for you.
Elementor is another front-end focused page builder plugin for WordPress. It has live design and inline editing capabilities. For its beautiful features, it has an outstanding 3 million+ active installations!
With Elementor, you make changes to the page and instantly see exactly what it looks like. It makes the whole process of designing and editing web pages a seamless experience. Elementor also works perfectly fine with or without Gutenberg.
While the free version of the Elementor plugin includes over 100 designer-made templates and just 30 basic widgets, the Pro version takes it to a whole new level with 300+ pre-built templates and 50+ advanced widgets.
Elementor Pro also has its own theme builder, a popup builder, a visual form builder with popular marketing integrations, WooCommerce builder with 15+ shop widgets, dynamic content & custom fields capabilities, and motion effects.
It’s certainly one of the most ambitious page builders for WordPress out there.
Elementor Pro pairs well with free themes such as Hello Elementor, Astra, OceanWP, and GeneratePress.
Pricing: Starts at $49/year (1 Site) / Free (Only 30 Basic Widgets)
Beaver Builder markets itself as “a complete design system.” It’s a flexible drag-and-drop page builder that works on the front-end of your WordPress website, so you can see the changes live as you’re making them. You can also click on individual elements to edit their properties.
If you’re new to page builders, Beaver Builder also includes an intuitive onboarding tour that will explain all its features one by one and you getting familiarized with its user-friendly interface.
There are modules for adding almost any element you may want on a page, including content sliders, maps, testimonials, galleries, slideshows, accordions, pricing tables, etc.
For those who want to minimize their time for the designing process, it also includes more than 50 finely-crafted templates for landing and content pages. They’re all mobile-friendly and responsive layouts. You can even save your custom templates for use in other sections of your website, or on a different website altogether.
Beaver Builder plugin works great with almost every WordPress theme and Gutenberg. And if you want to uninstall it for any reason, it doesn’t leave behind a mess. If you’re a WordPress developer or an agency, you’ll appreciate how Beaver Builder can help you build some flexibility into your workflow.
Pricing: Starts at $99/year (Unlimited Sites) / Lite Version is Free on WordPress.org.
Divi labels itself as “the ultimate WordPress theme and visual page builder.” Its visual page builder has an easy-to-use interface and comes with tons of features to work with.
Although Divi Builder plugin works best with the Divi All-in-One theme, you can also use it on any theme you want. Like Beaver Builder and Elementor, Divi Builder has a front-end, drag-and-drop editor.
Divi Builder comes with 40+ website elements and 800+ pre-made designs, including 100+ full-website packs. Also, Elegant Themes adds brand new layouts to Divi Builder almost every week. All these features come together to help you create amazing designs with surprising ease.
When it comes to pricing, Divi has the best deal of all the premium page builder options out there. Not only does it come with a great theme and a page builder plugin, it also includes all the other products by Elegant Themes.
Visual Composer Website Builder is a drag-and-drop solution to create websites you’ve always wanted. Just like the options mentioned above, it has a live front-end editor, which allows users to make changes to their website instantly and see how it looks before hitting the publish button.
It comes with 200+ premium templates and content elements, enabling you to design spectacular landing pages or page sections in minutes.
While Visual Composer is packed with a clean and minimalistic interface, its actual user experience leaves much to be desired. It does need some getting used to, but you will love it once you figure it out.
Unlike with other page builder plugins listed above, it also lets you edit the header, footer, sidebar, and other theme features. This is why it’s called a website builder, rather than a page builder.
Fun fact is Visual Composer Website Builder is developed by the same team behind the WPBakery Page Builder plugin.
Pricing: Starts at $59/year (1 Site), $349/year (Unlimited Sites)
WPBakery is both a front-end and back-end page builder plugin for WordPress. Its front-end user interface is quite similar to that of Visual Composer Website Builder.
It includes 50+ premium content elements, 100+ pre-built layouts, 200+ 3rd party add-ons, 40+ grid design templates, and much more. And it works with any theme, making it a comprehensive page builder solution.
However, you should note that WPBakery is a shortcode-based plugin, which means that all your customizations through it are tied to clunky shortcodes. It can slow down your website considerably if not used smartly.
Pricing: Starts at $45 (1 Site)