What WordPress website builders and themes should you use?
I remember the first time I made a website using WordPress. I knew nothing about it; still, my website turned out to be great. Yes, I know it was just a blog, but it was still an awesome feeling for somebody who knew nothing about how to build a website? WordPress has come a long way since then. It can now be used to build full-fledged news websites, eCommerce stores, and even host a busy forum. There’s nothing you can’t build using WordPress.
Nowadays, using “Builders” and “Themes”, anyone with little to no knowledge of website design can build beautiful and attractive websites using WordPress. Tens of thousands of free themes can help you pick any layout you desire, and with paid themes, you can do even more.
WordPress “Builders” give you even more flexibility. You can create masterpieces with ease and convenience in no time. Most of the builders use small blocks that let you create a page without any programming knowledge. All you need is your imagination to create the website of your dreams. The best thing about WordPress is its vast library of both free and paid themes and builders. Using WordPress to make your first website or launching your professional website is a lot easier than you think.
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Let’s take a look at some of the most popular WordPress Builders and Themes.
Recommended WordPress websites and themes:
- Elementor – Free and Paid versions available
- Visual Composer and WPBakery – Free and Paid versions available
- Avada Builder and Theme – Paid version only
- Divi Builder and Theme – Paid version only
- WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg) – Free
Elementor and Elementor Pro:
Elementor is one of the most versatile WordPress builders available. You can use it with Elementor’s own theme to build an excellent website for yourself, your startup, or an eCommerce store.
Elementor has built-in page designs and blocks for almost any functionality you would ever need. Elementor Pro, the paid version, has even more customization to offer. The best thing in addition to all the features that it offers is its excellent search engine compatibility. Using the Elementor website builder, you can be rest assured that all the popular search engines will be able to index your website, and it is also compatible with the Yoast SEO plugin.
Some key features of Elementor and Elementor Pro WordPress Builder are:
- Drag and Drop Editor
- Up to 300 pre-made designs and templates
- Pop-up Builder (Pro Feature)
- Theme Builder (Pro Feature)
- WooCommerce Builder (Pro Feature)
Visual Composer and WPBakery:
One of the oldest WordPress builders is the visual composer. Like Elementor, Visual Composer is also feature-packed. Visual Composer is a full-fledge theme maker, while WPBakery is a page builder that can be used to define the overall tone of your website. With features like more than 100 pre-built templates, theme builder, pop-up builder, responsive design, and row layout builder, Visual Composer is simply awesome. Many themes (paid ones especially) come with Visual Composer and/or WPBakery.
Avada Builder and Theme:
Avada is one of the most popular themes on Theme Forest, and for a good reason. It was one of the first themes that I purchased after using lots and lots of free themes. Just like the former two builders, Avada Theme and Builder has all the bells and whistles, and it also comes with WooCommerce builder and Form builder as well.
It is lightweight and does not require too many additional plugins, which usually means more load on the server and slow website speeds.
Divi Builder and Theme:
Just like Avada, Divi too is a very powerful theme and builder. It has hundreds of pre-built designs for you to choose from, and with the built-in Divi Builder, you can customize almost everything on your website.
Divi is light and fast and has support for sites ranging from blogs to eCommerce to commercial websites.
Guttenberg (WordPress Block Editor)
In 2017, WordPress introduced a new plugin named Guttenberg, and with the release of WordPress 5.0, it is now the primary editor. Guttenberg is WordPress’s own block editor that works just like Elementor and Visual Composer, well, at least it is intended to work like them. It offers many features and builder offers, and more features are packed into this editor with every update and release.
Go ahead dive into the world of WordPress, and we are sure you won’t look back. It is easy to use, comfortable to build websites in, and safer and more secure than any other content management system. With a free trial on GeekBee, you can go ahead and taste the usefulness of WordPress yourself. Give it a try; sign up here.