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  1. Bob Marconi
    Bob Marconi August 24, 2018 at 13:43 | | Reply


    When looking up ‘Visual Composer’, on WordPress.org, it seems to say this product is now part of ‘WPBakery Page Builder’ – correct or…?

    Bob M

    1. Michael
      Michael August 24, 2018 at 23:21 | | Reply

      What you found on .org is related to other plugin called WPBakery Page Builder. At the moment Visual Composer Website Builder available only at visualcomposer.io website.

  2. A. Pape
    A. Pape November 21, 2018 at 09:44 | | Reply

    Not entirely correct…About WPBakery Page Builder (Formerly Visual Composer)
    WPBakery Page Builder, formerly known as Visual Composer, is one of the original WordPress page builders. Ever since WPBakery Page Builder was released, it’s been the most popular page builder plugin for WordPress in the CodeCanyon marketplace and now has 300k+ direct sales.

    In October 2017, the original Visual Composer was rebranded to WPBakery Page Builder.The Visual Composer trademark has since been used for a completely different project: a full-fledged website builder – Visual Composer Website Builder.


  3. A. Pape
    A. Pape November 21, 2018 at 09:47 | | Reply

    Sadly, my research shows that the old Visual Composer is NOT the same as the new Visual Composer and the code produced by the two are NOT compatible. Further bad news is the vendor says they “plan” to write a migration tool for sites coded with the old (now defunct) code. But there is no time schedule for the migration tool. Essentially, anyone who coded with the old Visual Composer is now in a dead-end. If you site experiences trouble, you will be dead in the water with no support, even if paid.

  4. Adam
    Adam May 13, 2019 at 17:19 | | Reply

    While I’ve been a big fan of WPBakery Page Builder for a long time, the new “Visual Composer” plugin on visualcomposer.com leaves a lot to be desired.


    We found it clunky, cumbersome, a mess in multisite installs, and a complete waste of money. Then, because our testing (including tickets back to Visual Composer) took us too far outside of the refund period, they refused to give us our money back – even though our unlimited licence had only been used on a test site.

    They refused a partial refund – they even refused a downgrade option (where I suggested we downgrade to a single licence that I could continue trying to persevere with, which we might be able to use on a different/later project, instead of the unlimited licence that wasn’t suitable for my project). In the end, they fought me on everything and closed my tickets.

    I’ve lodged a dispute with PayPal. Avoid these guys like the plague.

    In the end, I went with “Elementor Pro” and Brainforce Storm’s “Astra Pro” and “Elementor Ultimate Addons”.

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