Guide

Build the perfect website with page builder tools

For the not so skilled users, who want to make a website there are some great options to do so. There exists site building services, offering intuitive drag and drop interfaces, widgets and CSSs to create the website you want the least painful way.

SiteOrigin

siteorigin logoSiteOrigin is a completely free site created by Greg Priday in 2011, with over 2 million installs. They offer a page builder application,  that lets you create responsive WordPress pages. You can work with a grid-based page content that adapts to mobile devices accurately and the drag and drop interface saves you from touching a single line of code.

There are a lot of widgets and plugins to choose from to personalize your website. SiteOrigin’s CSS is a powerful CSS editor for the more advanced users to truly form you website to your liking. They also have free tutorials, including video guides.

The SiteOrigin Premium option offers you the best features. With more widgets, premium addons and all the new updates to the addons you can really customize your creation. The premium service offers you fast email support, enhanced page builder features, the extra widget bundles and theme enhancements.

Visual Composer

Visual Composer logoVisual Composer is a paid plugin for WordPress with 1500000+ users, who are enjoying the features  of a drag and drop builder. Any WordPress theme is accessible through Visual Composer, so they don’t limit you in any way.

They come with a lot of great features, like  an award winning inline frontend editor, backend editor, a page builder and downloadable template library. They also feature a pre-packed 40+ content elements, fast editing with templates and presets, 200+ unique addons. You can also find  multiple design options, supports responsive websites and grid builder. It is compatible with SEO by Yoast, multilingual support and a lot more.

They offer two plans, the regular and the extended, so you can even have multiple websites managed under here. You can find a lot of guides, knowledgebase and finally a strong online community to help you with the problems you encounter.

Thrive Themes

thrive themes logoThrive Themes focuses on conversion focused WordPress themes and plugins, therefore their themes are built for speed readability and clarity. The Thrive Content Builder is featuring a drag and drop interface, with buttons and advanced content elements. You can access a wide veriety of widgets, headline optimizer, the Thrive Ultimatum, Thrive Ovation and Thrive Quiz Builder.

They offer two plans, first the Thrive Membership, with the access to all of the plugins and themes. Second the Agency Membership, with access to all of plugins and themes on all of your sites and your clients’ websites. There are options for support, a blog with guides  and satisfaction guarantee and you can upgrade the service any time.

Beaver Builder

beaver builder logoBeaver Builder is a page builder plugin that lets you work with your existing websites, currently used by more than 275000 websites. Featuring dozens of page templates, enabling you to reposition your images and text layouts in minutes.

It can be completely separated from your WordPress website, transferring it back into WordPress editor in the process. This feature is very helpful if you want to get started with it or you want to switch back. You can find a blog, knowledge base on their site, with a demo to try out.

You can choose from three plans, the standard, the pro and the agency.

Wix

wix logoThe next page builder, Wix is founded in 2006 and celebrates more than a 100 million users worldwide today. They employ over 1200 people, offering jobs in six countries.

Their tool offers you a lot of features, everything from SEO, millions of high-resolution photos, through social media tools, to the most basic drag and drop functions. They highlight the Artificial Design Intelligence, that learns about you and applies this to create the perfect website for your needs.

Wix gives basic templates, unlimited pages and top grade hosting for free. If you want to upgrade there are five plans for you to choose from for your needs.

 

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