The Best Page Builders for WordPress

By Chase Keating | December 11, 2021

Choosing the right page builder for your WordPress site can be a difficult decision. There are many great page builders available, and each has its own unique features that make it stand out from the rest. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best page builders for WordPress and their benefits so you can figure out which one is best for your needs!

Our definition of the "best page builder" is based on the builder's performance, features, templates, ratings, and current active installs via the WordPress plugin repo.

 

Oxygen Builder

Oxygen builder is an advanced drag-and-drop builder that lets you create high-quality landing pages, sales funnels, e-commerce, and pretty much any type of website you would want. It focuses on speed over functionality. Compared to more popular solutions like Elementor, it is much less user-friendly. There is a learning curve, but I promise you that once you get the hang of it, it's years ahead of any other page builder on the market.

Oxygen Builder has over 40 content elements to choose from so creating your page is quick and simple! Oxygen comes with a live frontend editor that allows you to view changes made on the front end of the page, which is great for previewing your site. Oxygen also comes with a live backend editor that allows you to see changes made on the server side immediately after saving them!

The best part of Oxygen is its ability to execute PHP code via the builder. You're able to tap into the WordPress API and create powerful repeating sections and display dynamic content.

Oxygen Builder has a very active community with plenty of helpful tutorials, videos, and an awesome Facebook support group! Click here to check out the Official Oxygen Builder Facebook group.

Pros: Oxygen builder is the best performing featured-filled page builder available for WordPress. Once you get past the learning curve, it becomes the most powerful option when building and designing WordPress websites.

Cons: You need an intermediate knowledge of web design and development before using this builder. If you're looking for an easy option with no headaches, this one might not be for you.

Difficulty: Advanced: Web design and development knowledge is a must to truly take advantage of everything Oxygen builder has to offer.

Price: The price of Oxygen builder starts at $129 USD and goes up to $349 USD for the Ultimate packages. All packages come with lifetime licenses.

 

Elementor


Elementor is a page builder for WordPress that offers drag and drop capabilities for creating beautiful WordPress websites.

Elementor focuses on making the editing experience as simple, and enjoyable as possible with a streamlined workflow that lets you add images, embed content from your favorite sources like YouTube or Vimeo, create unique layouts using blocks, widgets & sidebars - without any coding knowledge required!

Elementor provides an enormous library of customizable design elements to let you build great-looking web pages in minutes. It also comes packed with powerful features such as real-time previewing (live page building), multiple modules per element, etc., which make it one of the best page builders available today.

There are hundreds of pre-built Elementor themes on the internet with tons of functionality so if you're looking for an easy option, this one will be perfect for you. Elementor is also compatible with most WordPress themes and in my opinion, it's the second-best free page builder available.

The downside of Elementor is the speed. Elementor can be quite slow and it might not be the best option for you if you're running a high traffic site.

Elementor Page Builder

Pros: Elementor is user-friendly and easy to use which makes it a great option for beginners. It has an enormous library of pre-built templates to choose from! It also comes with advanced features like real-time previewing, multiple modules per element, etc., which make it one of the most powerful page builders. No coding knowledge is required to use most of Elementor's features.

Cons: Elementor's speed has been a huge topic of discussion over the past year with many users feeling that Elementor is slowly becoming a bloated mess. Compared to Oxygen, Elementor outputs messy shortcodes and excessive divs.

Price:  Elementor has a free plugin, but for more advanced featured and the built-in header builder, Elementor Pro starts is $49 USD /year for one website and goes up to $999 USD / year for 1000 websites if you're a web design agency or web designer.

Click here to take a look at the official Elementor website.

 

Beaver Builder

Beaver builder is another popular page builder available right now and it's known for its simplicity.

Beaver Builder focuses on providing a front-end interface that lets you build your WordPress website visually with no programming required! It also includes an incredibly helpful visual style editor, which allows you to edit layouts in real-time without touching any code.

There are over 50 modules (including pre-built sections) included within Beaver builder, including everything from text editors and portfolio posts to pricing tables and contact forms! This makes it perfect if you're looking for easy customization options straight out of the box.

The biggest downside is there aren't many templates or design elements available when compared to other solutions. If this doesn't bother you, beaver builder is a great option.

Pros: Beaver Builder provides an easy front-end interface that lets you build WordPress websites without touching any code! It also includes an incredibly helpful visual style editor which allows to edit layouts in real-time by simply moving modules around. There are over 50 premade modules (including pre-built sections) included within the plugin making it perfect if customization options straight out of the box appeal to you.

Cons: The biggest downside is that there aren't many templates or design elements available when compared to other solutions so this might not be for everyone! If this doesn't bother you though, it's still one of the best free page builders available today.

Chase Keating specializes in digital marketing and web design. He helps companies scale to seven and eight figures using the internet.
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