WordPress page builders

WordPress page builders

When it comes to choosing a website page builder for WordPress, the question I hear most often these days is “Is it better to useElementor or Divi?.” In this article we have all the information you need to create and edit your website quickly and easily and help you choose the right tool for the job. I have used both extensively and they both have their good and bad points.

There are many other page builders and formatting plugins for WordPress, such as previously mentioned DIVI, WP Bakery and Divi to name a few, but one particular page builder stands out from the crowd for me because I have just started using the Elementor page builder and so far I am very happy with it.

So what is Elementor?

The Elementor Page Builder Plugin is a front-end drag and drop tool that helps you create custom pages and layouts for your website. It is now one of the most popular page builders on the market and popular also for creating landing pages, the basic version comes free to use, however to get more functions you need to shell out £99 for 3 sites and £199 for 1000 sites.

It is a very easy to use front-end drag-and-drop page builder specifically for  WordPress that lets you easily create your own custom WordPress layouts without any programming knowledge. Elementor is also a dynamic page builder that keeps in mind the need to simplify the development process of your website and its content management system (CMS). 

The Page Builder uses standard WordPress widgets for its content elements and should take care of most of your page design needs, you basically combine its functions with the normal page blocks to create the design you want. This plug in meets the needs of those who have a strong interest in web design and development, as well as qualified developers looking for a faster way to build a website. It works with any WordPress widget so you can add your favorite widgets to your built-in site. In my honest opinnion, it actually rekindled my enjoyment of building websites, as it allows me to provide a custom solution without dragging the site speed down.

If you want to use one of these tools but are not sure which one to choose, I can help you find the right option for your needs. After all, once your website is complete, you will be the onle updating it, so it makes sence to use something you are going to be comforatble with.

Landing Pages

If you want to create a nice landing page for your website, then the Page Builder plugin is the best way to do it. If Elementor is active on your WordPress site, click the new tab in the WordPress editor to use the plugin to create your own design. Feel free to give me your feedback on what tools you have used to create stylish posts and pages on WordPress sites.

On the subject of customisation, Elementor also works well with existing WordPress widgets and most WordPress themes. If you are editing an existing WordPress theme that you do not want to change, you want to make sure that the page creators you choose are compatible with your theme.

Elementor should be your tool If you want to create a page or post within an existing theme, the free version of the element or page creator is probably best for you, while the Elementor Pro is a better option if we want you to create an entire website with it. So, for those of you looking for the best free page builder for WordPress, I strongly recommend you to check out Elementor. Whether you are looking at a new WordPress blog, a blog post or even a sophisticated E-Commerce website, you will not go far wrong.

You can download the plugin by entering your email address and name, browse your website and install the Elementor Page Builder just like you install any other WordPress plugin. If you are looking for a free and easy to use plugin for your WordPress site, you can also try Themify Builder. I have no direct experience with this myself, however most page builders are now obviously looking at each other and playing the “keep up game”.

In summary Elementor is a standalone visual builder for WordPress that allows you to create custom layouts using drag-and-drop. If you find yourself needing to get involved with some of the more complicated functions such as doing sticky headers, custom footers and 404 pages, not only will you need the pro version, but some patience is needed as there is a slight learning curve to ensure all the blocks work across all devices. Thankfully, the click of a button during development shows what each page will look like on mobiles and tablets. It takes a bit of tweaking and changing but it’s worth the effort to get the right end result.


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