Elementor vs Beaver Builder review

I came across an Elementor vs Beaver Builder comparison review that was published in August 2020. While I am pretty biased in favor of the Beaver Builder platform the reviewer seemed to favor Elementor.

If you are trying to decide which page builder platform to use I’d encourage you take a look at the review Beaver Builder vs Elementor – An Ultimate Guide and Comparison (2020). But the problem is trying to keep up with the evolving features in both platforms. I left a comment to the article (which is currently pending and not yet visible at the end of the post) pointing out some of the omissions and corrections to his review. Since my comment is not visible on the original post I’m including it below:

Upfront I’m an avid Beaver Builder/Themer website developer. As you’ve mentioned both platforms continue to evolve so I’d recommending looking at the respective websites for the current list of features. For example, BB now has the revision history that you noted was missing and has supported different styling for the 3 responsive breakpoints for every element (and has a responsive editing mode the previews the mobile and tablet layout while you are editing). It also has preformatted row and column templates in addition to the page templates.
But as a developer of websites for clients I think Beaver Themer is the deciding factor. I’d suggest your readers look into the Themer Connector and Conditional Logic features. The Connector lets you “connect” to a dynamic WordPress element for many content choices. For example, if you set up a template for a Single Post layout you can insert a heading at the top of the page and connect it with the Post Title element, add a background image for a row and connect it with the Post Featured Image.
The Conditional Logic feature can be applied to any row, column, or module in the Advanced Display setting. I frequently use custom fields for client sites so they just have to fill in the information and my Themer layout displays that on the front end. For example, I have a custom field for an artist collective with over 200 artist pages. The artist can just enter their phone number, email address, or Zoom link in those respective fields. Beaver Themer lets me “connect” a button target link to the Zoom link field, but only display that button if the Zoom Link field is set. Same with the phone and email display. If those fields are filled out a Beaver Builder text module will “connect” to that custom field, but only display the text if that field is set.
The other advantage I find for Beaver Builder is the top notch community support on Slack and Facebook.
So for the time being BB with Themer is my choice to sit on top of a Genesis Framework theme. But FWIW, I expect the native Gutenberg will obsolete all the page builders in a couple of years. Those companies and the ecosystem (UABB, Powerpack, etc.) I expect will evolve to transitioning their expertise to Gutenberg blocks and enhancements. Currently I use BB for page layouts, page templates, header and footer layouts, but use Gutenberg for individual Post content layout.
Elementor vs Beaver Builder review 1
Pieter Hartsook

(This post was viewed 37 times) in the last month.)

Pieter Hartsook

WordPress website coaching, design, implementation, support, and training. Background in Marketing Research and Communications. See my profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hartsook/

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Limit search for phrases by using " " around the phrase

Signup for Monthly Email Notification

Get notified of new posts from WordPress Website Coach. We only send these out once on the 1st of each month.

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Recent Code Snippets

Bulk remove posts from category 2

Bulk remove posts from category

Posted in ,

After creating a child category I wanted to remove the parent category from 30 posts. I finally searched for “how to remove a post category in bulk edit in wordpress” and and lo and behold the second result led me to this plugin. It works perfectly. I’m only sorry I […]

Read More
wizard of oz lions, tigers, and bears

Privacy, Cookies, & ADA Compliance — Oh My!
— Privacy Pt. 1

Posted in , , , ,

With more and more privacy laws on the horizon, we advise all of our clients to not only have a Privacy Policy in place but also have a strategy to keep it up to date with newly required disclosures. An up to date Privacy Policy can help you avoid significant […]

Read More
Mix and Match your RSS feeds 3

Mix and Match your RSS feeds

Posted in , , ,

Ever want to provide your readers with email updates to your website? WordPress’ built in RSS feed functionality provides an easy way to provide the content to email newsletter services like Mailchimp or Mailerlite. But what if you want to create email updates that don’t include all your new posts, […]

Read More
Online GIF tools for regular and animated GIF images 7

Online GIF tools for regular and animated GIF images

Posted in , ,

I made an animated gif screenshot recording to demonstrate a code snippet, but I wanted to resize the image and make it loop. I found a useful website that has easy tools to do that. I reduced the size by 50% and made it auto-loop 30x. Then optimized it to […]

Read More
When should I NOT use WordPress for a website 10

When should I NOT use WordPress for a website

Posted in , , , ,

click the green switch at the top of the screenshots to compare the WordPress vs the Static HTML versions of the same website the static version is live at: http://halcyonlearning.com/ (This post was viewed 152 times) in the last month.)

Read More
Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference 11

Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference

Posted in , , , ,

The Start of a New Website Project Master Roofing Company  is a family-owned and operated Oakland roofing contractor with nearly 40 years experience of servicing residential and commercial clients in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. They had a Yelp page, but they didn’t have their own website. The […]

Read More

Popular Posts


Categories

Skip to content