Users of WordPress websites can design and alter their own sites with confidence using drag and drop page builders.
These ready-made blocks are available to users of all abilities to enable the quick and easy development of websites.
There are several drag and drop page builder plugins available for WordPress, and when deciding which of the many components to choose, it is worth considering what they have to offer in terms of flexibility, design output and user-friendliness.
Beaver Builder This premium drag and drop page builder plugin is ultra-speedy and comes with a selection of premade templates to help get you started. A built in on-boarding tour familiarises users with their interface. Any changes are visible as soon as they are made, and you can click on any element in a page to edit its properties.
With many basic and advanced modules, Beaver Builder has sliders, carousel, backgrounds and content blocks among several other features. The smallest detail can be customised, making this a fantastic choice for users of all levels.
- 20 + page templates
- WooCommerce integration
- Live front end editing
- SED optimised
- Widgets and shortcodes
- Developer friendly
- Responsive design
- Theme / plugin combo makes this easy to use for everyone
Velocity Page is a simple but powerful page builder plugin, with the capacity to allow you to edit your page with a live preview. The many built in modules are available to use by clicking on the ‘add element’ button. Multi-media rich pages can be created with minimum effort. In terms of ease of use and design output, Velocity Page is as simple to edit as a Word document and allows you to freely create the page you want.
- Responsive design
- Landing pages compatible with Aweber and MailChimp
- Real time drag and drop front end editing
- No technical skills required
Headway Themes ideal for the novice user, this is a complete theme. Build any layout and design using the easy drop and drag interface. Ready to use blocks can be added to any page, and many more blocks and templates are available to download from the Headway Themes website. Everything operates very smoothly via the highly functional drop and drag, however because it is only a theme, users would need to switch their existing theme.
- Responsive design
- Unlimited layouts
- Mirror blocks
- Google fonts
- Live CSS
- Woocommerce ready
SiteOrigin Page Builder is available to use as a fully functional free plugin and is one of the most popular. Relatively simple to use, it can work with any standard compliant WordPress theme. Page Builder allows you to use WordPress widgets, and features widgets of its own. You are also able to download and install any widget. A history tool enables the user to undo and redo any changes, saving time and giving assurance. This is the best free page builder available.
- The use of widgets for the drag and drop components
- The plugin is enhanced by the SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle plugin
- All modules generated and placed on your site are responsive
Themify Builder features several ready to use modules that can be added to pages or posts. Edit your pages from the admin area or from your live site – where you can see exactly how any changes will appear. Ready to use layouts come as standard and can be applied to pages quickly. Despite its many features, this is not the easiest builder to use. Site Origin Page Builder provides most of the same features – for free!
- Cache system
- SEO friendly
- Modular based
- Multi-site support
X is a best-selling theme. Crafted using recommendations from experts in areas such as WordPress and SEO, it is endlessly customisable and Retina ready.
The one-page navigation and easy set-up makes this product suitable for beginners as well as experienced users.
- 4 unique designs
- Unlimited customisation options
- Cornerstone front-end drag and drop page builder
- Layout options
- Easy set-up
- Retina ready and responsive
Unyson sports an impressive range of features making it an interesting and viable option for users. With built-in extensions for developers and powerful customisation options for end users, this product provides an easy way to create custom crafted content – for free.
- Mega Menus
- Built-in sliders
- SEO ready
- Custom widgets