3 Future-proof Divi Builder Alternatives {2019 Edition}

In this blog post, let me present you some of the Divi page builder alternatives.

Divi page builder from Elegant themes is one of the most popular page builder plugins for WordPress.

It comes with truly unique features like batch editing, find-and-replace, and much more.

But for some people, Divi page builder may seem more complex and requires some learning curve.

The main downsides of Divi Builder are:

  • It lacks a theme builder
  • Slow building when dealing with complex layouts
  • You can’t create custom headers and footers

Whatever your reason is, if you are looking for a reliable alternative to Divi page builder, this blog post is for you.

Our Top 3 Picks for Best Divi Alternatives

We’ve researched a lot, and have presented you with the best alternative page builders to Divi.

We have considered many factors when choosing the best page builder plugin.

  1. Active development: You need to only choose the WordPress plugins that are in active development. Because WordPress is changing rapidly. If a plugin is actively developed, it’s essentially future-proof.
  2. Content lock-in: The main problem with WordPress page builder plugins is lock-in. In the future, if you want to migrate to a different page builder, you deactivate the page builder, and you’ll be left with a huge pile of shortcodes. A WordPress plugin should not hold your content as a hostage.
  3. Compatibility: WordPress is known for flexibility. If the page builder you choose is not properly compatible with other popular WordPress plugins, you’ll face a hard time.
  4. 3rd party addon support: A page builder should also support 3rd-party addons for adding more modules and advanced features to the page builder.
  5. Theme builder: If a page builder has a theme builder feature, it’ll be very easy for you to customize your entire website without any coding.

#1. Elementor – Best for design and customization

I recommend Elementor as the best alternative to Divi page builder. It is customization and design-centric page builder plugin for WordPress.

Elementor is actively developed. They are rolling out new innovative features at a staggering pace.

Elementor

Unlike other WordPress products, they endorsed the WordPress Gutenberg update and supported it. The Elementor team is really approachable, they are open to suggestions, and are really building the page builder for the future.

Here are some of the features that Elementor comes with:

  1. Drag and drop editor
  2. 300+ designer-made templates
  3. 90+ widgets
  4. Responsive editing
  5. Popup builder
  6. Theme builder
  7. WooCommerce builder

You can refer to this page for complete list of features offered by Elementor.

Elementor also has a generous free version of their plugin which comes in with drag and drop builder, 30 basic widgets, and others. If you want to unlock all the additional features, you may want to go for Elementor Pro.

I’m currently using Elementor Pro + Astra Pro on BloggingX, as you may have observed.

Their drag and drop builders have many unique features like revision history, navigator, auto-save, hotkeys, Finder (similar to Mac’s Spotlight search), etc.

Their theme builder and lately introduced popup builder adds a ton of flexibility to their already powerful page builder.

With their popup builder, you can also integrate Elementor with your favorite email marketing software and collect the leads.

with your favorite email marketing software and collect the leads.

Elementor offers its developer API. There are many addons for Elementor that add lots of features, modules and other customization options to Elementor.

Among these addons, I highly recommend you try out Crocoblock and Ultimate Addons for Elementor from the creators of the Astra theme.

Elementor pricing

Elementor Pro has three plans – personal, plus and expert. All these plans come with a 25% renewal discount, that’s great.

All the above plans come with all the features that Elementor Pro has got to offer except for the price and site usage.

Elementor has many more features than Divi except some features like batch editing and search replace. The theme builder is Elementor’s biggest strength which Divi does not come with.

#2. Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder is one of the oldest WordPress page builders. It comes with many features like:

  • Drag and drop page builder
  • Beaver themer – Similar to Elementor theme builder

Beaver Builder also comes with a free version with its limited functionalities.

Beaver builder

However, their pro version has hundreds of landing page templates, content templates, and other advanced features. You need to also keep in mind that the Beaver themer extension is sold separately and will not be included in the plugin itself.

When you compare Beaver Builder to Elementor there are two major areas where Beaver builder is lagging in:

  • Beaver themer is sold as a separate extension and it costs you $147
  • Beaver builder does not come with popups functionality like that of Elementor

Beaver Builder also has many 3rd party addons like Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder, and Powerpack for Beaver Builder. So, you’ll not be limited to the features that Beaver Builder natively offers you.

Let’s come to the pricing part.

As I told you earlier, Beaver Builder comes in with a limited free version and also the pro versions.

Beaver pricing

All their plans come with unlimited site support which is pretty great.

If you want Whitelabel functionality, you may want to go with their agency plan. The plans are perfect for web development agencies.

With Elementor, you won’t get the Whitelabel feature. For that, you need to make use of an external plugin. However, with Divi, they have their Divi Ghoster plugin for adding Whitelabel feature.

Akshay recommends:
1. Elementor vs Beaver Builder vs Divi – A Practical Look (35+ Screenshots)
2. Top 3 Beaver Builder Alternatives for Ultimate Design Freedom in 2019

#3. Thrive Architect – Best for advanced marketers

Thrive Architect is one of the best selling products of Thrive Themes.

Thrive Architect integrates seamlessly with their other Thrive Themes marketing plugins like Thrive Leads, Thrive Optimize, Thrive Ultimatum, Thrive Quiz Builder, etc.

Thrive Architect

All of their plugins work in tight integration with each other and help you build advanced marketing funnels.

If you are planning to set up a complete marketing funnel on your WordPress site, Thrive Architect is the perfect choice for you.

For a lead generation, it comes with the Thrive Lightboxes feature. If you manage to integrate Thrive Leads with Thrive Architect, it’ll add dozens of more advanced lead generation features to your WordPress site.

Thrive Architect comes with hundreds of prebuilt conversion-friendly landing pages for your marketing campaigns. Personally, being a marketer, I found the landing pages that come with Thrive Architect more effective than Elementor.

If you manage to install Thrive Optimize along with Thrive Architect, it implements native A/B split testing functionality on your site. Whereas, to implement the same with Elementor you need to make use of Google Optimize.

The customizability and features offered by Thrive Architect are certainly less than Elementor. But if you manage to integrate Thrive Architect with other plugins of Thrive Themes, it’ll be a swiss-army knife for marketing.

Thrive Architect doesn’t come with a free license.

Unlike Elementor and Beaver Builder it doesn’t come with support for 3rd party addons for extending the functionalities.

Thrive pricing

You can get Thrive Architect as a part of the Thrive membership or buy a 5-site license at $97 or single-site at $67.

With all the plans, you get unlimited updates and 1 year worth of support.

Bottomline

In the end, we can recommend you to go with Elementor if you are looking for a design-centric and highly customization page builder plugin. It comes with great design options and is developed very actively.

If you want a page builder plugin mainly to build marketing landing pages and funnels, go with Thrive Architect and other Thrive Themes products.

If you’re into web development, you can go with either Beaver Builder or Elementor. Both of them come with 3rd-party addon support and also developer-friendly options.

These are some of the Divi builder alternatives which you can consider.

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Akshay Hallur

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Hi, I’m Akshay Hallur. The founder of this blog BloggingX and many other online ventures. 

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