5 Must-See WordPress Page Builder Plugins

If you’ve read our recent post on the Pros and Cons of WP Page Builder Plugins, you may be curious about which popular plugins you should check out to refine and manage your current site, or to build your next site from scratch. There are an increasing number of WordPress page builder plugins becoming available as user demand for drag and drop functionality increases. We’ve selected 5 of the best WordPress page builder plugins currently on offer to help you get started.

Beaver Builder

  • Used by 250,000 WP sites
  • FREE Lite Version
  • Pro Packages from $99

Designed for beginners and regarded by many as the best WordPress page builder plugin available (we use it here on WP Dev Shed), Beaver Builder is fast and easy to use and features a live drag and drop interface. It offers pre-made templates to help you get started, and allows you to customize every feature of your site.

Key features:

  • Live, front end editing
  • Optimized for SEO
  • Supports posts, pages, and custom post types
  • WooCommerce support
  • Developer-friendly

Beaver Builder can be used with any theme and allows you to switch themes without losing your content – even if you decide to stop using the plugin.

Beaver Builder pro packages start from just $99 for use on an unlimited number of sites.


  • FREE
  • Pro Packages from $49

Developed for speed and ease of use, Elementor is a powerful, live drag and drop WordPress page builder plugin that comes complete with tons of ready-made templates and widgets. It is compatible with other WP plugins and themes, and offers total customization of your layout, including section widths and heights, column sizing and positioning, padding and margin settings.

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Key features:

  • Instant, real-time results
  • Free and open-source
  • No coding required
  • WooCommerce integration
  • Automatic color control

A Pro version of Elementor offers more premium features and functionality (including live form editing, global widget design, live custom CSS integration and pre designed pro templates) and is available from just $49 for one website.

Page Builder by Site Origin

  • 1 Million+ Active Installs
  • FREE

Page Builder by Site Origin is by far one of the most popular WordPress page builder plugins – thanks in part to its price (FREE forever), but also due to its impressive functionality. Compatible with any standard compliant WordPress theme, Page Builder supports live editing to allow you to see your content and edit widgets in real-time. Its history browser also lets you roll forward and back through your changes – providing the freedom to experiment with different layouts and content without the fear of breaking your site or content.

Key features:

  • Simple content creation interface
  • Row and widget styling
  • Clean and efficient coding
  • Compatible with all WP compliant themes
  • Real time live editing

Page Builder by Site Origin is FREE via the WordPress Plugin Directory, and is actively developed, with the latest update occurring just 2 weeks ago. This plugin currently has more than one million active installs and an average user rating of 4.8/5 stars.

Themify Builder

  • FREE with Themify Themes
  • Priced from $39 When Purchased Separately

You’ve probably heard of Themify – but did you know they also create plugins? Themify Builder is a versatile WordPress website building solution – allowing you to design any layout that you can imagine, bring it to life using the drag & drop interface, and watch it come together right in front of your eyes with live preview.

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Themify Builder is built into all Themify themes as part of the Themify framework, but it also works with any third-party themes when purchased as a standalone plugin.

Key features:

  • Front and back-end editing
  • 60+ built-in animation effects
  • Pre-defined content modules
  • Custom styling for all modules
  • Ability to import and export layouts

Themify Builder is compatible with WooCommerce, Yoast, Disqus, Jetpack, MailChimp and more. It is available as a standalone product purchase from just $39.

Visual Composer

  • 256,000+ installs
  • Powers 1.5 million WP Websites
  • Priced from $34


Packed with features and priced very reasonably for a premium WordPress page builder plugin, Visual Composer is easy to grasp and intuitive. Perhaps that’s why it’s CodeCanyon’s best-selling drag-and-drop content builder plugin, AND best-selling plugin overall.

Key features:

  • Full drag-and-drop support
  • Works with any WordPress theme
  • Works with posts, pages, and custom post types
  • Access to both front-end and back-end editing
  • 40+ pre-defined layouts available

Visual Composer is compatible with WordPress SEO by Yoast and WooCommerce, and offers 45+ content elements, even raw JS and HTML blocks. It has an average user rating of 4.7/5 stars, and is priced from just $34 with a regular license.

All stats on user ratings, active installs and pricing are correct at the time of publishing.

Nikki is a professional freelance writer and story teller with a passion for the web and technology. She writes for WP Dev Shed and amongst a roster of other clients.

One thought on “5 Must-See WordPress Page Builder Plugins

  1. Patricia says:

    Hi Nikki! Great article to support the pros of using page builders.

    Strongly recommending Page Builder Sandwich in you next article. It’s lightweight, designer and beginner friendly, and a real frontend drag-and-drop page builder.

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