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  1. Álvaro
    Álvaro February 26, 2014 at 11:33 | | Reply

    One useful extra comparison would be to assess each plugin’s weight on the website, efficiency, etc.

    1. pabloluisrey
      pabloluisrey February 26, 2014 at 12:22 | | Reply

      I agree Álvero; and the “melange” of concepts that makes… and the spam… etc.

      1. pabloluisrey
        pabloluisrey February 26, 2014 at 12:23 | | Reply

        it wan men to be an answer of your previous comment

  2. pabloluisrey
    pabloluisrey February 26, 2014 at 12:28 | | Reply

    You should include the SiteOrigin Page Builder, it works with yor widgets, lets you choose the exact with of each column, work in posts and CPT, free, GPL, updated and improving itself, fast light weight, lets wou chose the mobile with, if the css are laoded separately… it even lets you deactivate js animations if you (like me) have a really slow computer…

  3. Live Composer (@LiveComposerWP)
    Live Composer (@LiveComposerWP) February 27, 2014 at 08:00 | | Reply

    Thank you for including Live Composer, it’s out for a bit over a month and it really means a lot to already have it in a top ten list.

    1. pabloluisrey
      pabloluisrey February 27, 2014 at 18:48 | | Reply

      your plugin seems so sweet and sexy! May be more options for the query and a parrallax optiond like drag abd drop shortcodes,,, and cataplum!

      PS: is no easy to be sweet and sexy at the same time.

      1. Live Composer (@LiveComposerWP)
        Live Composer (@LiveComposerWP) February 28, 2014 at 09:49 | | Reply

        Hehe thanks 🙂

        There’s a ew module now called “Posts” where you can choose which post type to show, order, order by, posts per page, offset… so that should allow a custom query to be built.

        Parrallax BG on rows are available since the first version.

        Shortcodes can be called from the HTML module.

  4. Sharanyan Sharma
    Sharanyan Sharma February 27, 2014 at 10:37 | | Reply

    Visual Composer is my Favorite WP quick site builder plug-in, It’s loaded with lot’s of amazing powerful features like adding Fanpage,G+,Drag and drop quick widgets,blocks,etc!

  5. Chad Johnson
    Chad Johnson February 27, 2014 at 14:05 | | Reply

    What about http://ultimatumtheme.com/ or http://headwaythemes.com/ ??? Do you have the lowdown on those as well? I’m trying to decide which one to buy…

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea February 27, 2014 at 14:16 | | Reply

      Both of those are good, if I had to choose, I would say go for Headway. This post focuses purely on plugins, and that is the reason why they are not included here.

    2. pabloluisrey
      pabloluisrey February 27, 2014 at 19:01 | | Reply

      they are theme builders or frameworks, so they let you make the hole theme. I own both, not used any of them very much, but I would try first ultimatum, is cheaper (check out migntydeals) the problem with headway is that you have to pay for many blocks.

      In the other side I dont think is the best architecture, but ultimatum includes a lot of thing even VisualComposer and they are “breaking” some geatures realising them as plugins, wich is cool.

      emm… by the way if you dont want super css3 effects (nor HW, nor UT made that for you) and you are not afraid to type a couple of shortcodes… or better a lot of them go without any doubt for the complete toolset… here is a review for views, a part of toolset… they even has a theme for customise (based on bootstrap)… go to their site, read the instructions and you will see… that gives you real POWER!

      (not owner, not affiliate, just a fan)

      1. Álvaro
        Álvaro February 27, 2014 at 19:19 | | Reply

        I haven’t used Views, but Types, which is a (free) part of Toolset, is mindblowing potent. It really makes you feel like a true developer 🙂

        1. Jean Galea
          Jean Galea March 2, 2014 at 00:28 | | Reply

          Try out Views Alvaro, it helped me become very productive as it cuts development time drastically.

          1. Álvaro
            Álvaro March 3, 2014 at 03:38 | | Reply

            Thanks Jean. I’ve been wanting to do just that. Truth is I haven’t seen it working, which makes me a little resistant to invest in a $95 (or $149 for the Toolset bundle) plugin. But, trust me, it’s one of my priorities and I say to myself: “as soon OnTheGoSystems improves the UI, I’ll buy it the same day”.

  6. Jason
    Jason February 27, 2014 at 18:00 | | Reply

    Do any of these have permissions so that a developer can use them but an editor cannot ?

    1. Kevin Muldoon
      Kevin Muldoon February 28, 2014 at 03:21 | | Reply

      You can adjust the permissions of any plugin using the plugin “User Role Editor”.

  7. nmigmo
    nmigmo February 28, 2014 at 18:25 | | Reply

    Hi! How does motopress plugin affect the loading page speed? And is it compatible with Genesis framework?

    1. Emily Williams
      Emily Williams March 3, 2014 at 11:55 | | Reply

      As I can tell from our users’ experience, nobody complained that the plugin affects the loading page speed. Concerning the compatibility with Genesis we didn’t test MotoPress Content Editor with this framework, but we also didn’t get the feedback about the collision with it. So, MotoPress has to work with Genesis.

    2. Emily Williams
      Emily Williams April 2, 2014 at 04:04 | | Reply

      Hi @nmigmo, We’ve already tested MotoPress with Genesis framework, it is fully comatible with it.

  8. Terence Milbourn
    Terence Milbourn March 13, 2014 at 19:18 | | Reply

    How you could leave out Site Origin Page Builder is beyond me.

  9. Shaon
    Shaon March 27, 2014 at 07:23 | | Reply

    Try this http://wordpress.org/plugins/page-layout-builder/ too. It includes visual page building option from front-end, just like “What You See Is What You Get”. Also you can use 3000+ WordPress widget with this.

  10. Aurélien Debord
    Aurélien Debord May 1, 2014 at 23:46 | | Reply

    Nice list 🙂 I use to work with visual composer and I must say I am pretty satisfied with this one. Very complete and easy to use.

  11. TonyBB
    TonyBB May 3, 2014 at 13:46 | | Reply

    Great comprehensive list. I’d like to add a new game changer in free page builders called IG PageBuilder http://wordpress.org/plugins/ig-pagebuilder/

  12. Karen
    Karen May 31, 2014 at 23:30 | | Reply

    As the gap closes between Frameworks and Drag & Drop Page Builders like the ones you’ve featured here – for designers like me – does it really make sense to continue to learn to code — What I’m really asking is: With these page builders becoming so well developed & powerful – what is the benefit of using a Genesis or Builder or any of the Frameworks that take so much more learning to use? Is there a downside to using a Page Builder?

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  14. Pancho
    Pancho June 18, 2014 at 16:11 | | Reply


    I´m very interested to use this new feature in the themes we made for our clients. What I don´t like of those plugin reviewed in this post is most all use shortcodes to do the “visual” edition. That´s why I found this other http://thrivethemes.com/contentbuilder/ and I love the idea, if the plugin does what they say I bet for this one over others.

    Any of you have try this plugin?

    1. Pancho
      Pancho June 18, 2014 at 16:20 | | Reply

      Also, what would happend when this UI plugin be part of the WP core ? http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-front-end-editor/

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  16. Alice Walken
    Alice Walken November 5, 2014 at 23:11 | | Reply

    Great post, would love to know which you found easiest for creating tables?

  17. tommybcjoe
    tommybcjoe June 1, 2015 at 22:00 | | Reply

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  18. Davis Brown
    Davis Brown January 30, 2016 at 03:28 | | Reply

    You may like to add “TemplateToaster” WordPress builder to your future comparison list. http://templatetoaster.com

  19. Magento Products
    Magento Products May 6, 2016 at 14:18 | | Reply

    Great comparison. I’ll have to try some of these out to decide on the one I like the most. Do you have a favorite?

  20. Homo Theme
    Homo Theme May 9, 2016 at 21:45 | | Reply

    Great comparison. I’ll have to try some of them.

    Also did you try King Composer? I think it should be on your list.

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    jelinaden August 9, 2018 at 01:42 | | Reply

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  23. IP
    IP March 30, 2019 at 04:46 | | Reply

    Nice list, I use to work with the visual composer and I must say I am pretty satisfied with this one. Very complete and easy to use.

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