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Elementor vs Divi: A Comparison of Which WordPress Builder Is Right for You

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Dean Glossop

Dean Glossop

Web developer focused on Web Design and ICT. Dean is a creative designer with a passion for helping businesses grow online. Feel free to email him with any questions at hello@deanglossop.com

Dean Glossop

Dean Glossop

Web developer focused on Web Design and ICT. Dean is a creative designer with a passion for helping businesses grow online. Feel free to email him with any questions at hello@deanglossop.com

If you’re looking to create a WordPress website, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is which page builder to use. There are many options available, but two of the most popular are Elementor and Divi. I’ve first started using Divi then moved over to Elementor. Elementor is much more popular with agencies and developers due to its user friendly interface, customization and additional features. I personally prefer Elementor as it gives me much more control over customising layouts and extending the functionality of content in WordPress. According to the WordPress plugin repository, Elementor has over 5 million active installs, while Divi has over 3 million active installs. In this article, I will compare Elementor and Divi to help you determine which one is the best fit for your needs.

Elementor Page Builder

Elementor is a drag-and-drop page builder that allows you to create custom layouts and designs for your WordPress website using a variety of pre-designed templates and widgets. Designs can also be made frrom scratch with the “Hello Elementor Theme”. It includes a range of features such as a live editor, responsive design, and integration with popular WordPress plugins like Woo-commerce. Plus all of this is free, however I recommend going Pro if you are planning to make websites more often.

Divi Page Builder

Divi is a drag-and-drop page builder that includes a wide range of pre-designed templates and modules that can be customized to create unique WordPress designs. WordPress Divi is available as part of the Elegant Themes membership, which includes access to all of the company’s themes and plugins.

Which Page Builder is Right for You? Things to Consider

  • Ease of use:  Both Elementor and Divi are relatively easy to use, thanks to their drag-and-drop interfaces and pre-designed templates. However, some users may find one easier to use than the other, depending on their personal preference.
  • Customization options: Both Elementor and Divi offer a wide range of customization options, including the ability to change the layout, colors, fonts, and more. However, Elementor offers more control over each element and I find it to be easier to use when adjusting margins and padding.
  • Pre-designed templates and elements: Both Elementor and Divi include a library of pre-designed templates and elements that users can use to get started quickly. However, Divi may have a slightly larger library of templates and elements available.
  • Performance: Both Elementor and Divi are optimized for performance, and both have a reputation for being lightweight and fast-loading. However, some users may find that one performs better than the other, depending on their specific needs and website setup.
  • Price: Elementor offers a free version, as well as a pro version that starts at $59 per year. Divi also offers a free version, as well as a pro version that starts at $89 per year. The paid version of Elementor includes additional features and integrations, while the paid version of Divi is included as part of the Elegant Themes membership, which includes access to all of the company’s layouts, themes and plugins.
  • Third-party integrations: Both Elementor and Divi offer integrations with third-party tools and services, such as email marketing platforms and CRM systems. However, Elementor may offer slightly more integrations than Divi.

Ultimately, the best page builder for WordPress design will depend on your specific needs and goals for your website. Both Elementor and Divi offer a range of features and customization options, and both are popular choices among WordPress users. If you need more custom coding and control of your designs I would recommend Elementor. There is a bit of learning curve but once grasped, it can be a powerful tool for rapidly creating designs. If you prefer a more drag and drop approach and need to customize every detail, then Divi might be better for you. It may be helpful to try out both page builders to see which one you prefer, or contact me and I will gladly point in the right direction.

Cheers!

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