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  1. Robert Andrews
    Robert Andrews February 9, 2017 at 05:20 | | Reply

    What I’m looking for is a drag-and-drop builder that will help me construct pages using Bootstrap (4) markup.
    That means no fancy, custom code. It means plain mark-up, and Bootstrap 4 classes where I choose.

    Have you encountered anything like this – either Bootstrap-specific, or that allows me to write modules that I can insert myself?

    I’ve hunted high and low, and nothing is perfect. There are a few Bootstrap builders, most are pending v4 going to beta, and hardly any play with WordPress

  2. Marin
    Marin February 9, 2017 at 06:34 | | Reply

    There are some important “internal” differences between the page builders listed above and I suggest to everybody, before choosing one, to do a bit deeper research about the ones it thinks it will fit his needs. I.e. Divi looks great, but it becomes a nightmare (read: can’t do sh*t) if you want a bit more control and automation over dynamic content creation. It also works with lot of shortcodes left behind. Beaver Builder. in the contrary, is a bit more techy but it’s also much more flexible, gives you much more control out of the box and it loves (keeps) your content even after you switch it off. These are just a tip of the iceberg examples that can make a big difference once you start working with the one it looks great at first look. Be smart and do your homework before you invest your money.

  3. Luke Cavanagh
    Luke Cavanagh February 9, 2017 at 12:48 | | Reply

    My pick would be Elementor, since it does not use shortcodes. It has a great UI and UX, is performance based, so in short it is a solid options for most users and is dev friendly.

  4. Roberto
    Roberto February 9, 2017 at 13:36 | | Reply

    I’m waiting for the next Visual Composer release, it will be totally different and much more powerful than it is now.

  5. Gary K
    Gary K February 9, 2017 at 16:06 | | Reply

    Having been through most of them mentioned. I have settled on the following specifically since I design for others.

    Thrive Content Builder – Simply the best for Marketers. Additional supportive plugins available and themes. Gigantic selection of useful template layouts. More of a system than just a page builder.

    Beaver Builder – Easiest all around to use from a developer and client side. All you need when used along with Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder.

    Divi Builder – Great for fast builds and insanely powerful for the price with a huge community.


    Runner Up – Elementor – Best free version. Speedy development of features. Expensive Pro version for unlimited sites compared to BB or Divi. Pro upgrade still relatively new.

  6. Dave LeBlanc
    Dave LeBlanc February 10, 2017 at 12:35 | | Reply

    I use SiteOrgin’s PageBuilder. It is easy to operate and the support is excellent. Even more is the ecosystem around PageBuilder is growing, so the widgets available is ever expanding. Soon widgets used in both Beaver Builder and Elementor will be available.

  7. Chathura
    Chathura February 10, 2017 at 12:44 | | Reply

    Thanks for writing this Lyn 🙂 In my opinion Divi Builder is the best DIYer friendly web building tool out there in the market right now. There’s a huge community behind it. Elegant Theme releases free layout packs frequently to support the community. Also there’s site like these https://divibuilderaddons.com/ where people can buy Divi child themes, addons and layouts to make their design workflow easier.

  8. Davis Brown
    Davis Brown February 22, 2017 at 04:00 | | Reply

    Try WordPress builder “TemplateToaster”: Design templates and themes in minutes without any technical skills http://templatetoaster.com

  9. oussama touzni
    oussama touzni April 22, 2017 at 06:39 | | Reply

    Great collection but I think it is essential to mention instabuilder 2.0 , one of the easiest to use and most complete available drag and drop tools

  10. Patricia
    Patricia May 18, 2017 at 03:47 | | Reply

    Hi Lyn!

    Thanks for including Page Builder Sandwich in your list 🙂 We have updated the UI of PBS to make it more intuitive and beginner friendly. We’d love to know what you think!

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