Since I found the Elementor Page Builder plugin, more and more I’m noticing that I use it to quickly build pages. I find this interesting because I already have Thrive Architect and Divi from elegant Themes. They’re the top page builders in my opinion and are incredibly easy and powerful, however, it’s Elementor that’s starting to sit with these two, and fast becoming a serious contender for the best page builder. I’ve been using Elementor for quite a while now, using it to build client websites, and I thought to list the 3 things I love about the Elementor Page Builder. Read on and see if you agree with me, I think you will.
Let’s start with the most obvious…
1. It’s free
This is a huge plus in my opinion. The team at Elementor are giving away incredible value in terms of their plugin. This is great news for anybody trying to start an online business, or simply start their first blog or website.
If you’ve never heard of Elementor, or you’re looking for a page builder that suites your needs, you don’t necessarily want to jump into an expensive solution.
I must add though, you can test out the Divi page builder (I’ve included the link in the next section) on a demo site, which does help, and gives you an idea of what you can expect.
So, perhaps it’s only got an upper hand on the Thrive Architect page builder in this aspect.
Download the plugin for free, and start playing around with it.
You can install the plugin, and start playing around with the page builder without any cost to you. It’s only when you start thinking about things like building an email list, or looking for more traffic and adding some fancy elements that you may want to consider Elementor Pro. But by no means is this required.
You can check out the extra elements Elementor Pro offers, and see if it’s something you need.
2. You can easily and quickly create amazing looking pages
If you’re in doubt as to the amazing pages you can build with Elementor, just take a look at their templates, and you’ll quickly see what I mean.
You can also look at some of the amazing visual effects you can add to your pages to make them look more professional and engaging.
I like starting with a template, and simply removing the elements I don’t want. It’s also very easy to include elements from another template to the page you’re building.
Mix and match, chop and change to your heart’s content, it’s so easy with Elementor.
The interface is also very smooth and fast, which I’m sure you’ll agree, is a huge benefit. If the interface wasn’t smooth, it makes working with it very frustrating.
I’ve been playing with the Divi builder since before v2.0 (we’re at v3.0 already), and I found the interface to be very slow.
Fortunately, the team have improved the Divi theme and page builder so much, it’s now a pleasure to use, and very similar to the Elementor page builder.
You can check out the Divi page builder for free, play around with the visual page builder and see how easy and intuitive it is to use.
What I like about Divi, is that it’s a theme and page builder as a single package, which is really nice, so you only need to install the theme, and you get the page builder too.
Nice and simple.
And this brings me to the third thing I like about the Elementor Page Builder, you can use it with any theme.
3. You can use it with any theme
I say this because it doesn’t make use of any shortcodes, so you can literally uninstall the page builder and still keep the page you built, looking exactly the same.
You don’t even need a fancy theme. In essence, you can create all your major pages with Elementor, including your home page, contact page, and blog post page.
So, would I choose this over Thrive Architect or Divi?
This is a tough one to be honest. Each of these three plugins offer amazing value, but I feel each offer something slightly different, so depending on your needs, i.e. what you want to do with your website, blog or online business, you may want to consider all three before deciding which to go for.
You could simply do what I’ve done, and get all three, why not I say. 😊
What does Thrive do the best?
Thrive themes offer a host of plugins that’s specifically focused on conversions, building your list and getting the most out of your visitors. Their plugins include the powerful page builder, you can read more about the Thrive page builder, and why I really like it here: 3 Reasons I chose Thrive Content Builder over Divi Builder, and other alternatives
Note: It’s not called Thrive Content Builder anymore though, it’s been upgraded into an even better page builder called Thrive Architect, but my thoughts remain.
Their plugins also include Thrive leads, Thrive Apprentice, Thrive Headline Optimizer, Thrive Ovation, Thrive Quiz Builder and Thrive Ultimatum.
Each of these were designed and developed to offer your visitor the opportunity to find what they’re looking for, and to allow you to engage and build a relationship with your visitor, even if they’re a new visitor to your site.
You can learn more about the Thrive plugins below.
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What does Divi do the best?
As I mentioned earlier, Divi is a theme and page builder as a single plugin, which is fantastic. In fact, Divi is so well received, there is an entire community around the Divi builder.
One thing I’ve always said of the team at Elegant Themes, is that they create amazing looking web pages and websites.
The team aren’t just sitting around hoping for you to use their plugins, they’re recently announced that they’re giving away, for free, a full website pack each week. You can literally download the website pack, install it and you have a fully functional and beautiful website. What’s even better is that the images they’ve included (taken by their team of photographers), are free to use without any restrictions.
You can learn more about that here: Elegant Themes just got better – Weekly Free Website Download Page Packs for Divi
What does Elementor do the best?
What I like about Elementor, is that it’s so easy to get started. While you’re installing all your plugins to get your website started, simply search for Elementor and install it. When you’re ready to start building your home page for example, edit the page with the Elementor page builder and you’re on your way to an amazing looking website.
What’s more, for a modest fee compared to the other top page builders, you can get the powerful pro elements that they just keep adding to.
You can learn more about Elementor Pro below.
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Depending on what you want to achieve with your website, I’d suggest looking at all three, Thrive, Divi and Elementor. You can’t go wrong with either, but at least you have a choice of the three top page builders, in my opinion at least.
You may also be interested in my post on how to build a squeeze page and download page with Elementor. It’s super easy, plus you get to download the page I created for free. Enjoy!
Please note, I love all three, page builders, Thrive architect, Divi and Elementor. I’m also an affiliate of each, and love to promote them as I really believe they’re the best of the best. Should you purchase any of these through my link, at no cost to you, I get a commission. For this I thank you for your support, as it helps me keep doing what I love.