How to Make a Website with WordPress Page Builders
Best Drag and Drop WordPress Page Builders
1. Beaver Builder
Beaver Builder is a premium drag and drop page builder plugin for WordPress . In our opinion, it is by far the best WordPress page builder in the market. It is extremely fast and comes with a built in onboarding tour to help you quickly familiarize with their interface.
Beaver Builder comes with a live drag and drop interface. You get to see all your changes as you add them by simply dragging elements from the right sidebar and dropping them on your page. You can click on any element on a page to edit its properties.
there are modules that let you add almost everything you may want including sliders, carousel, backgrounds, content blocks, buttons and more.
It also comes with over 30 finely designed templates for landing pages that makes it super – easy and super fast to create stunning website layouts.
We find Beaver Builder to be very beginner friendly. Check out our tutorial on how to create custom WordPress layouts with Beaver Builder.
Wondering if it’s compatible with the new WordPress version? Yes, it is.
Beaver Builder has been updated well along the Gutenberg project. So, it works fine with your new Gutenberg editor.
Pricing : Starting from $ 99 for Unlimited Sites.
Review: Beaver Builder is the easiest page builder option in the market. It comes with pre-made templates to help you get started.The ability to customize every little detail makes it the perfect solution for WordPress users.
Divi is a drag and drop theme and WordPress page builder plugin. It is extremely easy to use and comes with 20 + layouts/templates for different kind of websites.
Just like the Beaver Builder, the Divi Builder is a visual drag and drop page builder, a true WYSIWYG editor .
You can directly click on your page and start editing with the real time preview of all changes. You don’t need to save and click preview to see your new design.
Divi comes with 46 content modules that you can drag and drop anywhere in your layout. You can arrange them in 3 section types, 20 row types, and customize each element using its advanced design settings.
With Divi, you can create any type of custom page layout that you want within minutes. You can then save these Divi layouts for future use on your site. You can also export a layout from one Divi installation into another.
The Divi Builder plugin is the backbone of the Divi theme, yet it works well with any other WordPress theme.
Best of all, Divi has the best pricing out of all options in this. For a single price, you’ll get the Divi theme , the Divi page builder plugin and all other Elegant themes products.
This means you can use the Divi theme or install the Divi Builder plugin on any other theme.
Pricing: Starting from $ 89 per year (lifetime plan also available)
Review: Divi is a great Beaver Builder alternative. It has a powerful page builder with limitless design possibilities. Their large number of content modules allow you to create literally any type of website that you really want. Their lifetime plan also makes it one of the best deals in the market.
Elementor is another powerful drag and drop WordPress builder plugin.
It is a live page builder plugin which means you get to see your changes live as you edit it with Elementor.Simply start by creating sections and select the number of columns for each section.
You can then drag and drop widgets from the left panel to your section. Elementor comes with tons of widgets including most commonly used website elements.
From basic image and text widgets to advances accordions, sliders, testimonials, icons , social media, tabs, etc. Each widget comes with its own settings.
Elementor will also let you add widgets created by other WordPress plugins.
Don’t want to build your own layout?
Elementor comes with many ready to use templates that you can easily insert into your pages. You can simply point and click to edit any item on the page, replace the content, and you’re done.
Pricing: Starting from $ 49 for single site license.
Review: Elementor is a popular page builder plugin for WordPress. It is fast, easy to use, and comes with tons of modules / templates that you can use to build a custom website.
Visual Composer Website Builder
Visual Composer Website Builder is a user friendly WordPress website editor that helps you create custom website layouts,fast.
It comes with a simple drag and drop builder, out of box content elements, professional templates, and a host of powerful features to make a website.
Similar to Beaver Builder and Divi, it also provides real frontend editing experience for designing a website. But there’s a lot more you can do with this plugin. Unlike other plugins in the list, Visual Composer Website Builder allows you to edit your logo, menus, headers, footers, sidebars, etc..
That’s why the team decides to call it a website builder, instead of just a page builder.
The plugin features powerful design options to customize the appearance of any element on you page. You have easy options to add stylish backgrounds including parallax, gradient, slideshow, carousel, zoom in/out, video, etc.. It also comes with flexible rows and columns for creating grid layouts on your site.
Visual Composer works well with all WordPress themes. This allows you to switch your themes without losing custom layouts that you created with Visual Composer.
It also includes support for the new Gutenberg editor Google Fonts, and Yoast SEO.
Visual Composer is designed for professionals, and it’s evident by their attention to details such as remembering your color choices, which allows you to easily use the same color palatte for consistency
Themify is a popular WordPress theme shop that offer a built in Themify builder with all of their WordPress themes. For other non-Themify WordPress themes, you can get the Themify Page Builder Plugin.
This simple and highly intuitive page builder comes with several ready to use modules that you can add to your pages or posts.Many of these modules usually require you to install separate WordPress plugins.
the plugin includes 40+ pre-designed layouts for different industries like gym, restaurant, portfolio, music, photography as well as online shops.
You can import a layout with one click, change its content, and build an awesome landing page within minutes.
Themify Builder allows you to edit your pages from the admin area as well as from your live site. With live editing, you get to see exactly how your changes will appear on the site.
Apart from that, Themify Builder comes with ready to use layouts that you can quickly apply to your page.
Pricing: $ 39 For the Builder Addon Bundle (The core plugin is free)
Review: Themify Builder is a reliable page builder plugin for WordPress. While the builder comes with promising features, there is a learning curve that can leave a new user frustrated.
6. Page Builder by SiteOrigin
With more than one million active installs, Site Origin’s Page Builder is a popular free WordPress page builder on the market. One of the primary reason for its popularity is the price (free). It is available as a fully functional free plugin.
Site Origin Page Builder is a little complicated to use, and new users often struggle to get familiar with it. However we had to include in our list because of its own, and you can download and install any widget.
See our list of the 25 most useful WordPress widgets because you can use all of them with this page builder.
It also comes with a history tool which allows you to switch back and forth to undo/redo changes that you made. This is a huge time saver, and it gives you a peace of mind knowing that you can revert and undo changes.
The SiteOrigin plugin and all its widgets are fully Gutenberg compatible. There’s also a new SiteOrigin layout block that you can use as Gutenberg block.
Pricing : Free
Review: SiteOrigin Page Builder is a good free plugin with a drag and drop interface to create and customize layouts. Although the live editing is not comparable to other solutions mentioned.