WordPress is an open-source platform written in PHP, uses an MYSQL Database, here to build up an attractive site user have access to all the resources in this platform. Also, being one of the secured and high-powered content management system (or CMS) in existence today, it allows users to easily customise, arrange, and move the content elements to design unique website layouts using various page builder plugins. Today, we are going to compare two popular WordPress plugins: WPBakery Page Builder Vs Elementor.
Let us begin with the basics about what these two are!
- 1 WPBakery Page Builder
- 2 Elementor
- 3 INTERFACE: OUT OF TWO WHICH IS EASIER TO WORK WITH?
- 4 PAGE BUILDER ELEMENTS: WHO HAS MORE PAGE BUILDER ELEMENTS?
- 5 STYLING ELEMENTS: IS THERE LIMITS?
- 6 PRE-BUILT TEMPLATES AND LIBRARY: OUT OF TWO WHO HAS MORE AND BETTER TEMPLATES?
- 7 UNIQUE FEATURES: LET’S FIND WHO OFFERS BETTER FEATURES?
- 8 PRICING: FREE VERSION AVAILABLE?
- 9 To Conclude:
WPBakery Page Builder
WPBakery Page Builder or (Visual Composer) is a page builder plugin for WordPress which helps users to create remarkable website content with its simple dragging and dropping options. With WPBakery Page Builder one can create WordPress content in some seconds and can easily manage content.
Elementor is a page builder plugin in WordPress which replaces the basic editor with a live frontend editor where users are allowed to create complex layouts visually and can design their website live without switching between editor and preview mode. Moreover, there is no CSS Programming needed in Elementor.
We will now compare these 2 plugins according to certain parameters:
- Page Builder Elements
- Styling Elements
- Pre-Built templates and Library
- Unique Features
INTERFACE: OUT OF TWO WHICH IS EASIER TO WORK WITH?
What comes in mind when we think of ‘Page Builder Interfaces’
The Interface should be Simple, Customizable, and Clean with plenty of themes available and one can have the option to choose that page builder with an interface which they enjoy using.
WPBakery Page Builder Interface
In the WPBakery Page Builder interface, the user has to click on the plus icon to see the element table. Moreover, on WPBakery Page Builder one gets the option to choose between two different views: BACKEND AND FRONTEND EDITING.
- Backend editing allows users to build their page using abstract ‘blocks’.
- Frontend editing allows users to build their page with a live visual preview.
Also, if you want to enable the inline editing functionality, you will edit in a popup.
Honestly, In WPBakery page builder interface users have the option to choose between either Frontend or Backend editing.
In Elementor page builder, on the right sidebar, the elements are available. Users can easily add the desired elements by dragging and dropping it to the preview panel. This feature of Elementor allows users to add and look for new elements fastly. Also, Elementor offers a problem-free and smooth front-end page editing experience. Users by enabling the inline editing functionality, they can customize the content easily and quickly.
Elementor page builder interface
Which Interface is better, WPBakery Vs Elementor?
If you want to use only Frontend Editor then Clearly Elementor is a good Choice because elements are readily available in the Elementor interface. Also, WPBakery Page Builder is Slower than Elementor. Moreover, In Elementor users can also type directly on the page.
However, WPBakery Page Builder can be used for both editings: backend editing as well as frontend visual editing.
PAGE BUILDER ELEMENTS: WHO HAS MORE PAGE BUILDER ELEMENTS?
The Pro version of Elementor Comes with 53 elements to build up the websites as quickly and easily as possible. While the WPBakery has 50+ core elements and 200+ additional elements.
Which is better among WPBakery Vs Elementor?
In terms of built-in elements, these two plugins are relatively alike. However, WPBakery Page Builder comes with its 200+ add ons so when considering the number of add on elements then WPBakery wins. Else, consider the plugin which is better for you and offers more elements for your website.
STYLING ELEMENTS: IS THERE LIMITS?
When building your website you’ll likely want to add custom designing to your elements. Let’s explore how far you can go with these plugins.
WPBakery Page Builder
Following what type of content you’re editing, WPBakery gives you styling options.
If you’re editing some basic element, You’re only limited to:
and you can have another set of options if in case you consider editing columns or rows.
Elementor divides styling elements into 2 tabs: Style and Advanced option.
- The style allows you to change some key elements like alignments and colour.
- Advanced allows you to change the things like margins, paddings, z-indexes, borders, animations and other responsive design settings. Also to the Element you can add custom CSS directly.
Which one is better?
I prefer Elementor’s styling options is better for various reasons:
- They are easier to use
- Rather than accessing styling elements in a popup like WPBakery, the Elementor styling options are easily accessible in the sidebar.
- WPBakery Page Builder lets you add custom CSS classes and you have to add the actual CSS somewhere else. In Elementor the Custom CSS can be directly added to an element.
PRE-BUILT TEMPLATES AND LIBRARY: OUT OF TWO WHO HAS MORE AND BETTER TEMPLATES?
These both page builders give you massive sources of pre-built templates which quickly imports a finished page design on the platform that you can edit as needed which reduces the time of building your website entirely from scratch.
WPBakery Page Builder has 85+ pre-made templates. Some of these are a full-fledged design and most of them are just individual page sections that can be used as part of a page.
Elementor has more than 120 pre-made templates and is continuously adding additional templates to its library.
Which is better??
Both of these plugins are alike. However, Elementor offers more pre-built templates and has better-designed templates. In my viewpoint, Elementor is better as the Elementor’s template library is flexible for reusing your designs.
UNIQUE FEATURES: LET’S FIND WHO OFFERS BETTER FEATURES?
WPBakery Page Builder Unique Features:
WPBakery Page Builder offers a more featured Role Manager tool. To master control over the specific parts of the Interface of WPBakery Page Builder this Role Manager tool is of benefit. Moreover, users can use a variety of unique features with these gigantic add-on collections of WPBakery Page Builder.
Elementor Unique Features:
Elementor provides shortcodes that allow it’s users to add their templates anywhere. They can also use a pre-made template and can put their site into Maintenance mode easily. There’s a function Global Widget which helps users to save a large amount of time.
Who comes with better features?
Elementor has more unique functionality but when you consider the number of add-ons then consider WPBakery Page Builder as it comes up with more unique functionality.
Honestly, there are enormous add-ons for Elementor but WPBakery comes up with more options if you are willing to pay for it.
PRICING: FREE VERSION AVAILABLE?
WPBakery Page Builder is paid and has payment plans as:
While Elementor page builder plugin is free of cost and is listed at WordPress.org.
However, if you want to access all of the features then Elementor Pro is the best choice which offers 3 Plans:
- Personal- $49/year
- Plus- $99/year
- Expert- $199/year
Which is better?
Elementor has a free version and comes with better features as listed in comparison.
Elementor is free and provides lots of powerful features. You should first decide the features that you need to create your website, and after analyzing those deeply, you should move further.