Drag and Drop Page Builder is the latest and strongest addition of the WordPress arsenal. It empowers the users to design the layout of the website EXACTLY the way they want… and they don’t have to have any technical, coding or web designing skills.
It is being predicted by many web designers (me included) that in future, maybe four five years from now, we won’t have any clients for frontend development. That is because these web builders will take over our current job. Everyone who wishes to make a website, will be able to make it without the help any coder or designer.
Don’t worry, we won’t lose our jobs, we will go on backend, and many other kinds of jobs will also open up so don’t worry.
Getting back to today’s topic, I wanted to share the paid and free resources that help you install a drag & drop page builder in your WordPress. Whether you are a developer or a common WordPress user, you should find this post highly useful.
These days, everyone who is looking for a WordPress website, wants a drag and drop page builder incorporated in the theme. Of course, there are many themes in the market that contain such page builders. A couple of months ago, Chris Lema reviewed some of the themes that include page builders. You can find other similar reviews on the internet as well.
But today, my topic is not the theme you can buy, but rather including a page builder in your own themes. Let’s see what your options are.
I’m starting with the solutions that web developers need. Or maybe those customers who really want a top-notch solution, it doesn’t matter if they have to pay a few dollars.
This is undoubtedly the most successful page builders available for WordPress. They also are one of the pioneers of page building technology in WordPress.
Visual Composer brags of having over 50,000 customers. Indeed a startling fact.
They have found so many customers thanks to dozens of content elements, skin builder capability, high class support, object oriented code, multilingual design and many more addons.
Developers love to use it for their high-end themes. If you are a developer who is creating a WordPress theme for a quality conscious client, this is the thing you need. However, if you don’t have any special needs for your website, then this solution maybe a little waste of money. Visual Composer costs $25.
This is a relatively new plugin in the market (compared to Visual Composer) but it is making its mark. In my opinion, this plugin is more suitable if you are not a guru when it comes to coding and development.
Minimax focuses more on the frontend and it focuses on visual effects, such as loading bars etc. rather than functionality that developers love.
Nonetheless, Minimax is a very powerful resource when it comes to drag and drop page builders for WordPress. It is so powerful that if I have to buy a plugin, I might buy this one as I haven’t used it before but it is really intriguing me.
Minimax costs $35.
Free Drag and Drop Page Builder Plugins
Time now for the free solutions that enable routine WordPress users to add the power of custom made pages in their WordPress websites.
You can directly use more than 3000+ widgets from WordPress.org to place anywhere inside your page content. No longer need to hang with build in sidebars with theme. We also developing all necessary modules like sliders, galleries, images, drop-down menu, progress bar, timeline, testimonials, message box, warning box, notification box, loop for custom post type, post loop with various templates, sub-pages, heading, regular HTML and many more to build a eye catching page layout or a complete theme just from a blank canvas within few minutes even without knowing or writing a single HTML code.
Aqua Page Builder is a powerful WordPress plugin that allows you to create an unlimited number of template variations for use in your WordPress themes. It follows the same user interface used by the Menus & Widgets admin pages – making you feel right at home with the UI.
Page Builder (previously called Panels) completes the transition by giving you a way to create responsive column layouts using the widgets you know and love.
WYSIWYG 3D Drag And Drop Visual Editor
Plug & Edit HTML Editor is based on a 3D page building design with height, width and depth options, standard online HTML editors are only based on 2D page editing design with height and width available. Here’s the Demo.
That’s it for today guys. I’m sure I’d have missed something, so if you know any other plugins or any other kind of page builder solutions, please share them in the comments section.