A working website that is easy to use is one of the fundamental elements of a good marketing campaign. The good thing is that there are a number of website and theme framework builders that allow users to create customized websites in a matter of minutes. Divi, Beaver Builder, and Visual Composer are three popular theme and page builders that allow easy website building and customization but they are not created the same. Read on to see how our WordPress development team utilizes page builders and learn their strengths and weakness to find out which is best for your campaign.
Beaver Builder costs $99 for the basic package while the Pro package is available at $199. Users also have the option to choose a fully customized plug-in without any reference to the Page Builder with the Agency package at $399.
Divi offers a Personal package for $69 for the page and theme builder. The Developer package for $89 offers complete access to all themes, theme updates, and technical support. The Lifetime Access for $249 is a one time fee for access to all themes and technical support. Support is surprisingly reliable, with responses equally prompt whether you live in Washington DC or Fiji.
Visual Composer is available for $34 for the basic package, but you can customize your features for a fee. This is certainly cheaper than the other base packages offered by the other two. Features Divi offers a vast array of layout options, including 30 modules and 20 column layouts for the user to choose from.
All are accessible through the library where users can view a full page layout or individual parts such as one section, row or column. Visual Composer has 40 content elements such as charts, post grids, image carousels, social media buttons, text blocks and video players that users can mix and match to create a customized experience for visitors.
There is a bit of a learning curve required with Divi, but as soon as the user gets the basics of design, creating pages is quick and easy. One of the best things about Divi is that it was created to be a WordPress plugin, so accessing the builder while using WP can be done with one click. You can also customize pages by inserting elements to expand or halve columns, for example.
Beaver Builder is also easy to use, with a clean interface that resembles that of WordPress so WP users will feel right at home. Everything you need to get started is located on the top navigation bar for tools, while layouts are accessible on the right-hand side. Since this is a drag and drop platform, you can move elements around and duplicate content with just one click. The downside is that there seem to be no redo buttons, no option to save pages or discard changes without having to exit.
Theme development and page building becomes easy and takes half the time with these plug-ins. Ultimately, choosing the best out the three may depend on your specific preferences, budget and web building experience.