Divi Vs Elementor Vs WPBakery Page Builder(Visual Composer)?


Divi Vs Elementor Vs WPBakery Page Builder(Visual Composer)? Which One Is The Best WordPress Website Builder?

Best WordPress Page Builder Plugin to make client business websites? Elementor Page Builder seems to be gaining a lot of traction nowadays. It has come out with some cool features recently that may be desirable in Divi Visual Builder. Some of these features may already be present in Divi WordPress Theme (but less used). Since I’m new to Divi (and I love Divi), is there a comparison chart available?

Divi Vs Elementor Vs WPBakery Page Builder - Which One Is The Best WordPress Website Builder.

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  1. Elementor Page Builder all the way. I have a client with Visual Composer (WPBakery now) now and the workflow is not as beautiful and easy as with Elementor, it’s way too complicated. And You can get so much more done with Elementor.

    Elementor Pro definitely the most light weight and best page builder I’ve seen. I’m glad thrive didn’t make it your list.

    Remember that these things aren’t separate entities (or at least they shouldn’t be) from your WordPress Install.

  2. I’ve used all three. I prefer Divi and Elementor over Visual Composer. And at the moment Elementor has more relevant features than Divi.

    Beyond that, Divi and Elementor have different user interfaces. One might be more comfortable to you, than the other. Elementor is only a visual builder while Divi has a back end builder and a Visual Builder. However, a lot of Divi users do not like their visual builder.

    As others have recommended, test them both. They are both great page builders. I’m still using both on client sites, but Elementor seems to be the one I reach for first. I won’t touch Visual Composer if I can avoid it.

  3. My suggestion is u try all of it and later stick to the one that make the most sense to you. Each of this page builder has its pros n cons but at the end of the day you are the one that will be using it. So try do your own research because its plenty of comparison articles out there. I’m using Avada BTW and I am aware of the shortcode problem if I switch to another theme. But that most likely will not happen because if its just for changing of design you can still use the same page builder to build a completely different design which is the reason why all these page builder exist in the first place.

    Visual composer tends to slow sites down (sometimes dramatically), and also tends to have more conflicts with themes and other plugins. We dread updating our sites built on Visual Composer because we never know what mess we’re going to run into.

    Divi Visual Builder is great, but Elementor Page Builder is our preferred builder.

  4. Elementor Pro… Best reason is ..even if you deactivate the plugin you don’t lose your design or data…
    As compared to other two…you deactivate or think about changing the he theme all your work and design is gone forever.
    Visual Composer — Big time Sorry!! Noway

    I have been using Divi Visual Builder and Divi WordPress Theme for well over 2 years now and I love it. Not much used Beaver Builder so can’t really comment on it. But no harm in giving a try.


    I’m playing around with the new player in the market Brizy Page Builder Looks good to me. Easy to use and Free version has tons of features to test the meat. So, can try that also before buying the Pro version.

  5. I’ve used them all and each has pros and cons. WPBakery is my least favorite. Divi and Elementor are pretty solid products. Oxygen is solid too but feels a bit clunky in use. Again, each has its features and uses. Every tool has its place.

    Elementor and Divi is the popular page builder, you choose one without any doubt. But I recommend Elementor because it is so easy to use than other page builders.

  6. Just to add to the confusion of this post, I pulled a client this month from some bullshit custom cock ass site to WordPress (WP Bakery) and their rankings soared.

    Granted their SEO was shit before, but they’ve tripled their traffic (to above 400 unique a day which happened over a weekend, triple every weekend before) and it was a cheap build (sub £5,000) for a very expensive industry.

    I’m all against code bloat, but sometimes…

    It’s what they needed, so they could update themselves, and also works.

    I make my affiliate sites as light as I can, but for clients, sometimes you have to waste a few mb of coding bloat to make everyone happy (mainly the client).

    I hope it’s the last client I ever have, but if not, I’ll happily put them on the same platform, as it’s worked for me, for 5 + years, when set up properly

  7. I use Elementor Pro + Astra Pro and no major issues so far.

    Elementor Pro really easy to use (not much learning curve) and probably best in that aspect.

    However, be noted that Elementor Pro does lack few basic functionalities like Display Conditions and Templates.

    And few essential features are available via Elementor add-ons and again that costs some money. But I guess that’s normal for any page builder.

    A positive point is that there are a lot of add-on plugins available for Elementor so typically any functionality can be done if you are ready to shell out some money.

    I have a concern about Elementor  Pro boated code and performance hit. But I can’t say its too much impact for simple projects unless you are trying for less than 1 second page load.

    For non-techies who are just starting, I would say Elementor is good enough to start with.

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    I use Beaver Builder and Elementor. I prefer Beaver builder. It’s more logical but out of the box has less funky stuff than Elementor. That said there are so many bb addons you can always get the effect you’re looking for if funky is required. Clients find it easier as well.

    The best page builders are:

    • Most Easy- Elementor Page Builder.
    • Lightweight – Gutenberg Block Editor.
    • Clean HTML Output: Oxygen Builder.
    • Most Feature-Rich: Beaver Builder with Beaver Themer and ACF Pro.

    I prefer creating page designs using Beaver Builder and then create posts using the Gutenberg editor. Note that Gutenberg is the future.


  8. I use them both heavily for client work. Also, throw some Oxygen in there.

    Both Elementor and Divi or freaking huge resource-wise, so you’ll want to be sure and use asset cleanup to manage resources.

    Some of the biggest differences between Divi and Elementor are:

    • Elementors modules/elements are more defined and at times a little “rigid” for my taste. Divi’s modules are a little more “open for interpretation.
    • Both of template builders so you can save page layouts and re-use later.
    • Divi UI is better than Elementors.
    • With Divi’s key shortcuts, the ability to style a module and then automatically apply those styles to all of the same module types in that row, section, or page.

    I found them both to be pretty good. I finally purchased Lifetime Divi based on price as you can use it on an unlimited number of sites. So, with me, it came down to money.

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  9. I own a pro version of Elementor but there is a limit to 1 website, I haven’t yet worked on Divi. But from what I see Elementor is extensive but also tends to slow the site down, just a personal thought, however, very happy with its functionality.

  10. Divi is a theme, whereas Elementor is a page builder, I did use Divi, its good. I also use the Free Plugin of Elementor. It is also good. I’ve used WPBakery in the past which gives lots of options. I’m using Elementor currently with fewer options but a better style. I like both they’re just very different.

    Divi is a very advanced builder and has a very loyal following. One thing that sets it apart from some builders is that it is also your theme and it has a huge library of templates ready for you to use.

    I have Divi and I like it a lot, I think it’s friendlier than Elementor, I like its builder and interface more, but Elementor Pro has way more options. But either is good.

    I am a life member of Elegant Themes, which means I can use Divi on unlimited sites without paying any ongoing fees. I’ve tried Elementor and found it good but not an alternative to Divi. Divi is constantly improving and extending its range of templates, and there is a ton of great training online.

    There’s no way wpBakery has more options than Divi – especially not after Divi 4.0 – I’ve used just about every builder out there and wp Bakery is about the clunkiest builder of them all.

    I started a new wp site altogether with Divi which I’d used before and found it much more user-friendly in terms of the interface and the templates, modules, and just everything being much smoother to find and also design with. Hope that helps!

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  11. I’m too lazy to read the comments so pardon me if this was already said. If you care about SEO in relation to site speed/load times, Divi beats WP Bakery. If you could care less about this, WPB has way more options and is easier too use

  12. Most builders work fine. In my opinion, there is no “best” builder — you should always use the one you feel most comfortable with, and that best fit’s the requirements of your project.
    I use DIVI because I like the user interface and the responsiveness in the official forums. I have tried Oxygen and while the functionality is great, I’m not a fan of the user interface. Beaver feels a bit “cheap” and “improvised” to me, gives me a bit of an outdated whiff (not fair, but, again, it’s a feeling, not a fact). I do like Themify.me but it is a bit slow and their own website is a bit buggy, so I have reservations towards it, even though I used it for a few projects in the past and it worked well for what I was doing.

    A few discussion above in regards to SEO and this is something I’ve considered if going with DIVI. I guess it won’t be a major issue since we are revamping everything from marketing, FB ads, social media, pricing, etc. Not really ranking well on any of the important terms at the moment either way. What’s your take?

    TDLR: Select the builder that does what you need it to do and that you feel comfortable using.


    Beaver Builder and Elementor Pro also have more DB requests compared to DIVI which makes Divi faster and better from an SEO perspective.

  13. Here are a few reasons why I love Elementor and prefer it to Divi:⠀

    Elementor is a plugin, and you can try the totally free version on your existing website to see if it’s something you like.

    • Elementor Pro is super affordable–only $49/year for one website.
    • Elementor Pro is an entire theme builder, meaning you can completely customize your header, footer, and blog archive and post templates (something usually determined primarily by your theme)⠀
    • With Elementor Pro, you can use Elementor’s super-lightweight, lightning-fast free theme (“Hello Elementor”)⠀
    • The sky is the limit when it comes to customizing an Elementor site! ⠀
    • Elementor developers are constantly rolling out new features to keep up with the latest design trends (and Divi usually seems to be playing catch-up)⠀
    • USER-FRIENDLINESS! Elementor is by far the most intuitive, easy-to-use, easy-to-learn page builder I’ve ever seen. Divi, on the other hand… not so much⠀
    • With Elementor Pro, you can create highly-customized pop-ups that can appear on the click of a button, once you reach a certain area of the page, after you’ve been on a page for so much time, on certain pages only, and/or as an exit-intent pop-up. So cool!⠀
    • A ton of options for mobile responsiveness–i.e., making your site look absolutely perfect on mobile!⠀

    Okay, I could go on, but I think that’s a pretty good list for now. By the way, I’m not saying Elementor is perfect–there are some things I come across everything now and then that make me scratch my head and think, “Really? I can’t do this?” But those instances are few and far between, and the benefits of using Elementor far outweigh any downsides!

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  14. Which is better Elementor vs Divi?

    Divi is good for almost any type of website and the pricing model is better when you are just starting. It’s fairly easy to use and learn. Plus there is an amazing community around Divi on FB, where you can get help if needed. For hosting, I would recommend SiteGround and email with GSuite.
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  15. Is Elementor the best page builder?

    This is an almost impossible question to answer, you will get a whole bunch of different responses and still won’t know which theme to use. My recommendation would be to use Elementor Pro with the bare bones “Hello” theme and then build-out your site using Elementor templates or designing your own from scratch. I don’t know which plugin you’re intending to use but, It’ll almost certainly integrate better with Elementor if there’s not a more feature-rich plugin fighting with it!

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  16. Is Elementor the best page builder?

    Hi, I purchased Divi Theme and it is a fantastic tool to create websites. Buy it now. Don’t wait for a Black Friday or it will be at the new higher price point. It is highly worth the price and is so good that I have recommended it to several website builders in my large international group.

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  17. Why is Elementor bad?

    Elementor is bad if you’re looking for max speed. It’s good if you’re looking for ease-of-use. I use elementor and it’s super cool (I also custom code themes) but it’s no lie that it slows down your server performance. I had to upgrade my client’s server 4 times or so to keep up with the save process.

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