On CMS and more particularly on WordPress, page builders are omnipresent in the creation of a website. Their functionalities as well as their integration modules are generally similar from one manufacturer to another, but each has its particularity in terms of ergonomics, optimization and ease of integration…
Definition: What is a page builder?
A web page builder represents a tool that facilitates the creation of a layout, or the integration of an element on its website. It is installed on the “backoffice” side, and there are tons of plugins on WordPress to use the page editor.
Page builders allow you to import pre-designed functionality, which you can modify to your liking.
A builder integrates editing and modifying the content of a page.
Why use a page builder in WordPress?
On WordPress, a builder is not necessarily easy to learn, and above all there are several.
- Save time when building a website;
- Use pre-designed templates;
- Modify and adjust the style simply;
- No need for HTML/CSS, everything is already done for you!
If you are used to buying WordPress themes on Envato, try using the editor you are familiar with. This will save you a waste of time (and money).
The default page editor installed on WordPress does not allow creating a super custom look without coding CSS. Indeed, it is generally your theme that contains the style of your menu, your pages and your footer…
Choosing your page editor is not always easy in itself. Not sure how to compare them? One looks better than the other, but relying on looks isn’t often a good idea…
Here are some things to consider when defining a good page editor:
- Ease of integration
- Code optimization (PHP queries, CSS codes, HTML codes)
- Database optimization
- The presence of support/community/help
- The security of the extension (its update frequency, its popularity, etc.)
- And of course, its reputation, customer reviews
All these criteria are to be taken into account when choosing a page editor, but the same goes for all other extensions…
5 famous page editors in WordPress
You would probably like to create a beautiful website and highlight your content?
So, discover 5 well-known page builders here:
- Visual Composer
- Live Composer
DIVI is the most popular and used on WordPress. It is a very complete composer that allows you to design and customize every part of your website, from scratch.
Accessible for beginners, expandable to experts, it stands out for its simple and ergonomic interface.
Elementor is a popular page builder for its drag-and-drop page building system.
This plugin integrates 90 widgets ready to be used to develop a set of elements on a page. Practical, fun and easy to use, it has it all!
WPbakery is a well-known tool among Envato users. Indeed, it is present on many premium themes.
If you master certain aspects of web development, then you can combine them with WPBakery to create a functional and professional site. feel free to follow this tutorial if you want to know a little more about WPBakery.
Usually, this plugin is used to modify demos imported from themes, but it allows you to create much more.
Visual Composer is a builder that is often confused with WPBakery, but it is definitely a different plugin. Like Elementor, it allows you to create pages directly on your site’s window (in drag-and-drop mode on the front-end).
Visual Composer is a very polished and representative version of a modern, high-performance page editor.
Live Composer is an easy-to-learn builder. It has a rather minimalist, but very effective drag and drop system to integrate modules very quickly.
About the Author
Kevin BENABDELHAK: Professional graphic designer, company representative of K-GRAPHISTE