WordPress is in its core a blogging platform. As such, it’s oriented towards writing blogs, and not building pages. But that doesn’t have to be the case. We’ll show you how you can circumvent this using page builders.
WordPress doesn’t have a page builder visual interface. Instead you have simple what you see is what you get editor similar to Word. WordPress is a flexible CMS and you can use any resource at your disposal.
Different premium WordPress themes come bundled with premade page layouts, or page builders.
Website builders are easier to use, as they often have visual builder which allows the user to immediately see the page they’re building. They allow the user to build website relatively quickly using intuitive drag and drop elements.
We’ll give you an overview of some of the page builders
Beaver Builder is a premium drag and drop builder. It comes with a live drag and drop interface. Best thing about Beaver Builder is that you can see all your changes as you add them by easily dragging elements from the right sidebar and dropping them where you want in your page. With this builder you get some advanced modules which cover many things for your page. It is a bit slow at the times which can be a nuisance.
Velocity Page is easy but impressive page builder. With this builder you can edit your page with a live preview as well. Your page appears exactly how you see it during the editing process.
Visual Composer is probably most used WordPress page builder. You can choose how you want to design your website on the back end or front end. It includes many elements and it’s compatible with many WordPress themes. You can easily add new modules, of course if you know what you’re doing. The major drawback that Visual Composer has is that it’s sluggish. It’s a massive plugin, and has tons of options, but that has it’s drawback in speed and performance.
The page builder that we use most of the time is The Creator. Currently The Creator only offers back end page building, but the front end builder is in the works, and should be out soon. The reason why we like The Creator is its simplicity and speed. Creation of additional elements is super easy, and page builder is super fast.
In the end, using page builders is up to you. If you want to build a simple site the page builders are ideal for you, and will save you time. If you have need for something more custom, you’ll have to hire a developer to do the job.
There is really no right or wrong decision when you are trying to decide whether to use website builder or custom WordPress page. It is important to know the differences between the two and then you will know how to choose right.