A Curated List of 25 WordPress Page Builders (Free & Premium)

wordpress page builders list

Out of curiosity, I’ve decided to comprise a list of notable WordPress page builders. I didn’t include all of them through, just those that I think are worth mentioning. But first…

What is a WordPress page builder?

A WordPress page builder is a plugin that allows you to create new pages and adjust their design and functionality in the front-end or back-end area of your website. With certain builders you can customize your whole website.

Note: the builders are listed in no particular order. There is a total of 25 WordPress builders mentioned in the table.

Here is the selection criteria for my list. I’ve only mentioned builders that:

  • are not in any way related to Envato (I hate them)
  • are live and have been recently updated
  • are free, paid or both
  • have not been acquired by other companies

Here is more info on specific columns:

  • Year – this is the period of time when the builder was released, it’s not necessarily the company’s founding year
  • Price – it doesn’t include special offers or introductory promos
  • Installations – the number of active installations, as listed on WordPress.org directory or on the builder’s website
  • Usage stats – the number of live websites using the product, according to Built With directory

The list of WordPress page builders

BuilderYearCountryOwnerPriceInstallationsUsage stats
Elementor2016IsraelElementor LtdFree, $49 – $999/year5M +~7.6M websites source
Divi2015USAElegant Themes$89/year, $249/lifetime880K +~2.3M websites source
Beaver2014USABeaver BuilderFree, $99 – $546/year200K +~254K websites source
Brizy2018EstoniaProWebGroupFree, $49 – $199/year, $149 – $399/lifetime90K +~46K websites source
Thrive Architect2014SwitzerlandThrive Themes$97 – $299/yearN/A~134K websites source
Content Editor2012USAMotoPress$39 –
$139/year
N/A~27K websites source
Themify2013CanadaThemify$69/yearN/A~7K websites source
Oxygen2016USASoflyy$129 – $498/lifetimeN/A~5K websites source
Zion2015RomaniaZion BuilderFree, $49 – $199/year, $249/lifetimeN/AN/A
Bricks2021USABricks$99 – $199/lifetimeN/AN/A
Breakdance2022USASoflyy$349/yearN/AN/A
SiteOrigin2013South AfricaSiteOrigin TechnologiesFree900K +N/A
WP Page Builder2018BangladeshThemeumFree, $39 – $99/year10K +N/A
Genesis2013USAStudioPressFree, $360/year60K +~250K websites source
Page Builder Sandwich2015USAWPUnicornFree,
$29 – $199/year
2K +N/A
Pagelayer2019IndiaSoftaculousFree,
$39 – $199/year
200K +N/A
Colibri2018RomaniaExtendThemesFree, $79 – $199/year, $199 – $599/lifetime100K +N/A
Bold2016USABoldThemesFree60K +N/A
Nimble2018USAPress CustomizrFree, $39/year,
$149/lifetime
50K +N/A
Fusion2019CanadaAgency DominionFree9K +N/A
Kubio2022RomaniaExtendThemesFree,
$79 – $299/year
7K +N/A
Grids2022ItalyEvolveFree3K +N/A
SeedProd2020USASeedProdFree,
$79 – $ 599/year
1M +N/A
LiveCanvas2020IndonesiaTrois Garcon$79 – $499/yearN/AN/A
Cwicly2022FranceCwicly€49 – €199/yearN/AN/A

Pros and cons

Here are the pros and cons of the builders I’ve personally used. There are lots of promising products on this list, but I didn’t have time to extensively use or test them all. I’ve played around with many builders though.

Elementor

Best for: website owners without advanced knowledge of coding

Things I like

+ Front end editing
+ Easy to use
+ Theme builder
+ Header & footer builder
+ Popup builder
+ WooCommerce builder
+ 100+ website kits
+ 30+ integrations
+ Dynamic content & custom fields
+ Big community

Things I don’t like

– Average customer support
– Not the best designs on the market
– Not the fastest builder on the market
– No lifetime plan

Divi

Best for: website owners who care about design and support

Things I like

+ Front end editing
+ 1,300+ premade layouts
+ 200+ premade website designs
+ Theme builder
+ Header & footer builder
+ Access to all plugins: Divi builder, Monarch, Bloom
+ High quality designs
+ Unlimited website usage
+ Divi marketplace
+ Huge community
+ 5 star customer support, based on > 21K reviews

Things I don’t like

– Tons of options, might be overwhelming
– Not the fastest builder on the market
– Uses lots of shortcodes, can’ easily migrate to other providers
– Steeper learning curve

Beaver

Best for: users who have some web development skills

Things I like

+ Front end editing
+ Developer friendly
+ Good performance & SEO friendly
+ Theme builder
+ Header & footer builder
+ Multisite compatible
+ White labeling
+ Unlimited site usage
+ WooCommerce integration

Things I don’t like

– Limited number of premade templates
– Average design of templates
– Lacks functionality compared to top builders
– Slow development/release process

Brizy

Best for: users who like drag and drop, visual builders

Things I like

+ Front end editing
+ Design focused
+ Good looking, 100+ templates
+ Theme builder
+ WooCommerce builder
+ Popup builder
+ White label option
+ Multisite compatible
+ Self hosted and hosted plans

Things I don’t like

– Limited number of integrations
– Limited documentation
– Lacks functionality compared to top builders
– Doesn’t have a big and active community

Oxygen

Best for: web developers or web agencies

Things I like

+ Developer friendly
+ Lightweight & clean code
+ SEO & performance focused
+ Header builder
+ Dynamic data
+ Gutenberg integration
+ WooCommerce integration
+ Lifetime unlimited license

Things I don’t like

– Limited number of premade designs
– Compatibility issues with some plugins
– Locked to their platform, as it doesn’t use a theme system

Note about Gutenberg blocks plugins

This list doesn’t include Gutenberg block libraries. These are the plugins that work with the default WordPress editor and enhance its capabilities.

If you prefer building websites using the native WordPress editor and Gutenberg blocks plugins, I recommend you the following products:

That’s it guys, let me know if you use any of these builders or if I missed a great one, or maybe there’s a mistake in the table. Please comment below.

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