Best WordPress Page Builder

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder has been a fixture on the market for some time now. It outputs clean code (for a page builder), is popular with end users and implementers alike, and receives regular attention in the form of new features and updates.

There are also some official add-ons that you can combine with it for more flexibility - notably an optional Beaver Builder theme and the Beaver Themer extension.

Interface 9/10

Beaver Builder provides a unique interface for its visual front-end builder. Most of the work is done through a sidebar on the right side. However, these sidebar options only appear when you click a button in the top bar, so you can always see a full-screen preview:

1 - Click here to open the sidebar

2 - This is a live preview of your design

Beaver Builder recently added inline text editing, which means you can either type directly on the page to edit your text, or use the popup that appears:
Beaver Builder inline editing
Inline editing with the popup is, to be honest, a bit cumbersome. But you can easily pin the editor to the sidebar to fix that.

Included Widgets/Templates 8/10

In the free version, Beaver Builder provides access to 6 modules only, but you can also use the standard WordPress widgets.

In the Premium version you have access to 30 modules. These modules are also all modular, so you can enable or disable them as you need.

In the Premium version you also get access to ~56 page templates and the possibility to save your own designs as templates.

Styling Options 9/10

To design your modules and sections, you can either
  • Using the Standard Popup Window
  • Tack the window to the side to create a sidebar (you can see this in the example below)
The exact options depend on the module, but in general Beaver Builder gives you pretty good control over your elements, including custom spacing and responsive controls.

And Beaver Builder also offers a very unique toggle that lets you show or hide individual modules depending on whether a user is logged in or not:
Styling Options

Other Notable Features 8/10

  • Beaver Themer. Although it is a separate extension, like Elementor, it provides full functionality for creating themes.
  • You can easily use Beaver Builder as a white label when you build for customers.
  • Beaver Builder theme. This optional theme gives you even more control over the look of your website.
The unique features are good, but I want to add something else because you have to pay more for them.

Lock-in 9/10

Like Elementor, Beaver Builder leaves 100% clean code with proper HTML formatting.