Considering using Beaver Builder on your WordPress site? In our hands-on Beaver Builder review, we’ll help you decide if this popular page builder is right for you.
Beaver Builder is one of the most established page builders for WordPress. Using its visual, drag-and-drop interface, you can quickly create great-looking designs without needing to write a single line of code.
With its Beaver Themer extension, you can also go beyond designing individual pages and craft the templates for your theme’s header, footer, single post layout, and post list layout (archive).
In general, Beaver Builder focuses on nailing the core features of a page builder really well and creating a rock-solid interface. It’s also one of the most lightweight page builders in terms of out-of-the-box optimization, which is great from a performance perspective.
However, while there’s a lot to like about Beaver Builder, it’s not perfect and it lacks the features, design options, and templates that you get with other popular builders such as Elementor and Divi.
Overall, Beaver Builder can be a great option for some types of users, but other people might be better off with those other builders.
📚 In our Beaver Builder review, I’ll help you learn which scenario fits you best. Here’s everything that I’ll cover:
- ⚙️ A hands-on look at Beaver Builder’s interface and features
- 🏎️ Beaver Builder performance tests vs other popular builders
- 💰 Pricing
- ☎️ Support
- 👍👎 Pros and cons
- 👊 Beaver Builder vs popular alternatives like Elementor and Divi
- 🙋 FAQs
- 🤔 Final thoughts and recommendations
⚙️ Beaver Builder Review: Exploring Key Features
To kick off our Beaver Builder review, let’s go over how Beaver Builder works and some of its most useful features.
But first, it’s worth noting that the developer hosts a full-featured Beaver Builder demo. So if you want to check out the features for yourself, you can head here.
Visual, Drag-and-Drop Builder
The meat of Beaver Builder is its visual, drag-and-drop builder. This is what lets you create your own custom designs without needing to write a single line of code.
When you first open Beaver Builder, you’ll see a full-width preview of your design along with a toolbar at the top:
To add new modules or templates, you can click the plus icon to expand a menu. To add a module to the page, you can just drag it where you want it to appear:
Beaver Builder, like pretty much all other page builders, has three types of page elements:
- Row – these let you divide the page into sections horizontally.
- Columns – these go inside rows and let you vertically divide a row into one or more columns.
- Modules – these let you actually add content to the page. You place them inside rows/columns. You’ll get dedicated modules for different types of content such as buttons, images, videos, forms, and more.
For any element, you can click on it to open its settings. This is where you can fully control the design, spacing, content, and lots more:
For text content, you can also just click on the page and type – you don’t need to open the full settings just to edit text (though you can if you want to). Beaver Builder also has a solid list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your workflows.
That’s the basic idea! I’ll highlight a few specific things that I like. But in general, one great thing about Beaver Builder is that its editor is really speedy and glitch-free (which isn’t always the case with visual builders).
Oh, and one more nice thing – Beaver Builder also supports dark mode!
One really nice thing about Beaver Builder is that you’re able to customize the interface layout according to your preferences, which isn’t something many other page builders let you do.
For example, if you’d prefer to have a fixed sidebar, you can just drag the settings panel to either side of the screen and Beaver Builder will make it fixed and always visible at that location:
If you want to switch back to the full-screen preview and popup settings menus, you can just drag it back to the middle of the screen.
Easy Layout Options
Another thing that I love about Beaver Builder is how easy it makes it to control your layouts.
With many other page builders, you need to configure your row/column layouts before you start adding content elements. But with Beaver Builder, you can just drag a module beside another one to automatically create a new column:
It’s a small thing, but I find this super handy for quickly creating layouts.
You can also use drag-and-drop to adjust column widths, which means you don’t need to open the full settings just to adjust widths:
All of the designs that you create with Beaver Builder are responsive by default, which means that they’ll automatically adjust whether a person is browsing on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
If you want more control, however, Beaver Builder also includes a responsive editing mode that lets you make changes for specific devices including:
- Changing font size and typography.
- Hiding certain rows, columns, or modules.
When you’re making these changes, you’ll be able to see what your design looks like on different devices:
You can also customize the responsive breakpoints for mobile and tablet devices.
Conditional Element Display
In addition to responsive design, Beaver Builder also lets you use other conditional rules to control whether to display certain rows or modules.
One unique option is that you can show/hide content based on a visitor’s logged-in status, which lets you create simple membership sites without the need for a dedicated membership plugin like MemberPress or MemberMouse:
Beaver Builder Templates
If you don’t want to create your designs from scratch, Beaver Builder does include some pre-built templates for landing pages and content pages.
While it’s nice that the templates are there, Beaver Builder’s template selection is significantly more limited than other tools like Elementor and Divi. Templates are definitely not a strong point in Beaver Builder.
One nice thing, though, is that you can save your own templates to the library to reuse them later on. You can also use the developer’s Assistant Pro plugin to save templates to the cloud so that you can easily reuse them on other sites.
You can also add CSS classes to specific rows or modules to apply your CSS.
However, you can’t add custom CSS directly to modules like Elementor Pro allows.
If you need some help with custom CSS, Beaver Builder also works with the CSS Hero plugin that we reviewed here.
The core Beaver Builder plugin is a page builder, which means that you can use it to design individual posts and pages.
However, with the official Beaver Themer extension, you can use the same visual builder interface to design your theme’s templates including the:
- Single – e.g. the design that some/all of your blog posts use (or a custom post type).
- Archives – e.g. the page that lists your blog posts (or custom post type).
When you create a template, you can use rules to control where to apply that template. These rules are really flexible, which I think is something Beaver Themer does well. You can conditionally apply templates based on post details, user details (e.g. logged-in status or user role), author, and more
From there, you can open the visual builder to design your template. You’ll get some special theme blocks to insert dynamic content and Beaver Themer also lets you insert dynamic content from custom fields that you’ve added with plugins like ACF, Toolset, and Pods:
Another thing I like about Beaver Themer is that you can design template parts (AKA “partial designs”) and inject them at different WordPress hook locations. For example, you could automatically inject some content after a blog post’s content. This can be really useful for ads, CTAs, email opt-ins, and more.
However, one downside of Beaver Builder’s theme building implementation is that the header and footer templates only work with a limited selection of themes. You can build single or archive templates for any theme, but the header and footer templates only work with themes on this list. In contrast, Elementor Pro’s theme builder works with any theme.
To learn more about Beaver Themer, check out our full Beaver Themer review.
The core Beaver Builder plugin is fully extensible which means you can find a large marketplace of third-party Beaver Builder extensions that add new…
These can be really useful when you need a certain feature. For example, if you ever feel limited by Beaver Builder’s module selection, you can tack on PowerPack or Ultimate Addons and you’ll get access to dozens of new modules and lots of other useful features.
🏎️ Beaver Builder Performance Review
Next, let’s talk about Beaver Builder performance.
Whenever you use a page builder, you’re always going to sacrifice at least some performance vs just using the native WordPress block editor.
However, when it comes to performance, Beaver Builder is one of the better, more lightweight options that you’ll find.
To test this, I set up a simple test page with Beaver Builder, the native editor, and some other popular page builder plugins.
This is just a very basic page that contains a few foundational elements that are equivalent between each builder. The idea is to just see the basic “weight” for each builder.
Here’s the data:
|Builder||Page Size||HTTP Requests|
|Native Block Editor (Gutenberg)||40 KB||7|
|Beaver Builder||84 KB||12|
|Elementor (w/ Speed Experiments)||170 KB||21|
|Divi Builder||149 KB||13|
Note – these numbers include my site’s theme, which is Astra.
You can see that Beaver Builder is a bit “heavier” than the block editor, but it’s “lighter” than other popular page builders such as Elementor, Divi Builder, and Brizy.
Overall, as long as you’re implementing WordPress performance best practices, you can absolutely build a fast-loading site with Beaver Builder.
💰 Beaver Builder Pricing
Next, let’s talk about Beaver Builder pricing.
First off, there is a Beaver Builder free version at WordPress.org. However, I don’t recommend it as a free builder because the free version is much more limited than the free versions from Elementor or Brizy.
However, in terms of premium versions, Beaver Builder is very affordable unless you only need it for a single site.
Why’s that? Because all of Beaver Builder’s premium plans allow use on unlimited sites.
There are three different plans, but most people will be totally fine with just the cheapest $99 Standard plan as it already gets you access to the full-featured page builder plugin:
We also have a special Beaver Builder coupon that can make that even cheaper.
There are only three benefits to choosing a higher-tier plan:
- Beaver Builder Theme (Pro plan) – I think you’re better off just using a theme like Astra, GeneratePress, or Kadence, so I wouldn’t consider this a reason to upgrade.
- Multisite support (Pro plan) – you should upgrade if you’re creating a multisite network.
- White labeling (Agency plan) – you should upgrade if you’re building client sites and want to hide Beaver Builder’s branding.
So basically, unless you need multisite support or white labeling, I think you should stick with the $99 plan.
In addition to the unlimited site license, another generous detail of Beaver Builder’s pricing is that you’ll get a 40% renewal discount if you want to continue receiving support and updates after the first year.
Note – you can use the version of Beaver Builder that you have for life. You only need to renew your license if you want to receive new updates (which I do recommend doing to ensure compatibility and access to new features).
One downside of Beaver Builder’s pricing, though, is that you need to purchase the separate $147 Beaver Themer extension if you want to access theme building. This is on top of the core plugin.
So if you want to use Beaver Builder for theme building, you’re looking at $246 ($99 for Standard and $147 for Beaver Themer).
☎️ Beaver Builder Support
Beaver Builder offers dedicated support to all customers with an active license.
First off, there’s a detailed knowledge base for self-help where you can find the answers to a lot of questions.
If you still need help, you can submit a ticket. Beaver Builder aims to respond within one business day. However, support is not available on weekends or US holidays. You can read more about the support policy here.
Beyond the direct support channels, there are also several official community support channels where you can often get help directly from Beaver Builder’s friendly community:
- Beaver Builders Facebook group (16,000+ members)
- Beaver Builders Slack channel
- Community forum
👍👎 Beaver Builder Pros and Cons
Now that you know what Beaver Builder does and how it performs, let’s recap some of the pros and cons of Beaver Builder.
- For a page builder, Beaver Builder is lightweight and performance-friendly. It’s the most lightweight option of all the popular page builders.
- Beaver Builder is very stable. It’s very rare to ever see people complaining about bugs or glitches, even around updates.
- Beaver Builder is streamlined and focused from an interface perspective. There’s no bloat and every feature seems like it’s there for a reason.
- You can customize the Beaver Builder interface layout according to your preferences.
- All of Beaver Builder’s premium plans allow unlimited sites.
- You can white-label the Beaver Builder interface with the Agency license, which is nice if you’re building client sites.
- While Beaver Builder covers all the basics, it doesn’t offer as many advanced design options as Elementor or Divi. For example, Beaver Builder can’t match Elementor Pro’s Motion Effects, custom positioning, or global design system.
- Beaver Builder doesn’t have as many features as something like Elementor Pro. For example, there’s no popup builder. If you like having lots of features, this is a con. However, if you just want a straightforward page builder, you might actually look at this as an advantage.
- Beaver Builder’s templates are limited and some look dated. Elementor, Brizy, and Divi all offer more and better-looking templates.
- There’s no right-click support in the interface, which is something pretty much all the other popular builders offer now. Right-click support can be really handy for speeding up common tasks such as copy/paste.
- Beaver Themer only offers header/footer compatibility with a limited selection of themes. Most other theme builders will work with any theme.
👊 Beaver Builder vs Popular Beaver Builder Alternatives
If you’re considering Beaver Builder, that means you might also be considering some of the other popular page builder plugins. Let’s look at how it compares to two popular Beaver Builder alternatives – Elementor and Divi.
Beaver Builder vs Elementor
Here are the pros and cons of Beaver Builder vs Elementor (our review).
Beaver Builder advantages:
- Better out-of-the-box performance.
- Very stable.
- Customizable interface layout.
- Allows unlimited sites on all licenses, which can make it cheaper if you use it on multiple sites.
- 40% renewal discount (Elementor doesn’t offer any renewal discount).
- More design options such as Motion Effects and custom positioning.
- Right-click support.
- More features such as popup builder.
- More/better templates.
- Theme builder is compatible with more base themes.
- Much more functional free version.
- Cheaper for a single site.
Learn more in our Elementor vs Beaver Builder comparison.
Beaver Builder vs Divi Builder
Here are the pros and cons of Beaver Builder vs Divi Builder (our review).
Beaver Builder advantages:
- Better out-of-the-box performance.
- Faster and more glitch-free while working in the editor (at least in my experience).
- Very stable in general.
- Not based on shortcodes (leaves behind fairly clean code if you ever deactivate it).
- Has a free version, though it’s very limited.
- 40% renewal discount.
Divi Builder advantages:
- More design options.
- Significantly more templates – 1,700+ options.
- Slightly cheaper for page building and significantly cheaper if you need theme building.
- Lifetime license option (or yearly license like Beaver Builder).
🙋 Beaver Builder Review FAQs
To finish out our Beaver Builder review, let’s go over some common questions you might have about Beaver Builder.
Is Beaver Builder bad for SEO?
Beaver Builder has no direct effect on your site’s SEO. As long as you’re implementing general WordPress SEO best practices, you can certainly achieve high rankings on sites that you build with Beaver Builder.
Is Beaver Builder mobile friendly?
Yes! All of your Beaver Builder designs are mobile-friendly and responsive by default. Additionally, you get a special responsive editing mode that lets you edit the mobile and tablet designs if needed.
Do I need a theme with Beaver Builder?
Yes! You still need a theme with Beaver Builder. You can use the official Beaver Builder theme or popular lightweight options such as Astra or GeneratePress.
What’s the best Beaver Builder theme?
While Beaver Builder does offer an official Beaver Builder Theme, I prefer pairing it with lightweight base themes such as Astra, GeneratePress, Kadence, or Page Builder Framework.
Is Beaver Builder a one time purchase?
Yes and no. When you purchase Beaver Builder, you can use the version that you purchase forever and you also get one year of support and updates.
After the first year, you can continue using the version of Beaver Builder that you have, but you’ll no longer receive new updates or support unless you renew your license.
Beaver Builder gives you a 40% renewal discount, though, so you won’t need to renew at full price.
Can I use Beaver Builder for free?
Beaver Builder does have a free version at WordPress.org. However, it’s very limited so I don’t recommend it. If you want a free page builder, Elementor is a much better option.
🤔 Final Thoughts: Should You Use Beaver Builder?
Overall, I think that Beaver Builder is an excellent page builder plugin from an established, high-quality team. However, I don’t think that Beaver Builder is the best page builder plugin for every single WordPress user.
In general, I think Beaver Builder is popular with users who value Beaver Builder’s comparatively lightweight approach and stability. You might not get all the bells and whistles of other page builders but Beaver Builder does all of the core page building features really well.
The Beaver Builder interface is speedy and glitch-free and, as I mentioned above, it’s pretty rare to encounter bugs in Beaver Builder. While those strengths might not be as sexy as cool motion animations, those things are really important in a website building tool.
However, the trade-off is that other page builders like Elementor Pro and Divi Builder just offer “more”. By more, I mean more…
- Design options, like Motion Effects or custom positioning.
- Features, like a popup builder.
- Content elements.
If you’re the type of user who likes having “more” in your tool, then I think you might prefer Elementor Pro. Elementor Pro delivers on all of those – more design options, more features, more templates, and more content elements. You can learn more in our Elementor review or our Elementor Pro vs Beaver Builder comparison.
However, it’s important to note that I don’t think “more” automatically means better. It is better for a lot of people, but it really depends on how you’re going to use the builder.
If you’re not planning to build popups, there’s no reason to choose a tool with a popup builder. If you’re not planning to use Motion Effects in your designs, that’s just extra code on your site for no reason.
So – it really comes down to what you’re looking for and how you’ll use the tool. If Beaver Builder’s feature set and approach meet your needs, I think it’s definitely a high-quality tool and have no problem recommending it – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
If you go with Beaver Builder, make sure to use our Beaver Builder discount to save some money.
Still have any questions about Beaver Builder or our Beaver Builder review? Let us know in the comments!
Hey Freddy! Thanks so much for the stellar review. We’re keeping an eye on the comments thread here if anyone has any questions …
Freddy Muriuki says
Thank you Robby for that. WP Beaver Builder is a great plugin, so yeah, the pleasure is all mine 🙂
Geoffrey Gordon says
Awesome review Freddy. I just want to point out that i design using beaver builder theme and plugin on all my projects. It has halved my development time and I have so many happy clients. It truly is user friendly for the end user who is not tech savvy.
I also want to point out, every time they update the beaver theme or plugin, it just gets better and better. They also update it like once a month, so it is so exciting to part of the magic. : )
Robby you guys rock.
Christian Thurston says
Just a headsup, when it comes time to auto-renew they do this sneaky thing where they send you to wpbeaverbuilder com and heavily imply that that’s where you can change your auto-renew settings, meanwhile, if you don’t cancel them on brainstormforce then they bill you and refuse to refund.
If I was being generous, I’d say it was an innocent mistake but it’s hard to see it that way when they refuse to correct it, and when the auto-renew funnel seems almost designed to perfectly create this confusion with plausible deniability.
The product itself is fine. It’s just disappointing when the ethics seem pretty off base.
Hey Robby, Will BB work EasyDigitalDownloads as well? Thanks.
Hi Marc! Yes, Beaver Builder works plays very well with EDD too. 🙂
My only question, is just HOW GOOD is Beaver Builder when it comes to SEO? I”m currently using the Genesis Framework along with Dynamik. I’m scared to begin using Beaver Builder because of past experiences of horrible bloat, messy code that is HORRIBLE for SEO. Can you shine some detailed light in this area? Will my clients’ sites still show up on page one of Google if I switch to using Beaver Builder, while using good SEO practices?
I too was concerned about this, so have only used it on my personal site. The site ranks #2 on google for my targeted keyphrase, so it is totally fine for SEO!
CSS Hero says
Great review and great product indeed.
BB has to be our fav builder tool so far, easy to use yet extremely powerful and avoids using shortcodes. Needless to say that works amazing with Hero.
Freddy Muriuki says
We’re glad you found this review useful, we take pride in providing the best reviews. BB is without a doubt a killer page builder for WordPress, and CSS Hero being the awesome tool I know, WordPress lovers couldn’t ask for a better combo. These two tools are enough to drive any WordPress dev or designer insane. Thanks for passing by CSS Hero, and sharing your opinion. Much appreciated!
Thanks for such an in depth review. I have been using Visual Composer but I find that it gets really slow at times. I tried out the demo for Beaver Builder and was impressed with how fast and responsive it was.
Freddy Muriuki says
Thank you Steve for the comment. I have had the chance to tinker with VC, and out of 10, I would give it a 7. WP Beaver Builder does it for me at 10/10 🙂
Ignacio Hernandez says
I hear a lot of great reviews for this plugin and definitely would like to try it out compared to the other builders.
Freddy Muriuki says
Awesome! Ignacio, WP Beaver Builder is the real deal. I tried it, and I must confess, I’m sold 🙂
I was just thinking the other day how great it would be to have a tool like this! I hope I get a chance to try it out.
Freddy Muriuki says
Thank you Fatima for passing by. Come share your opinion when you try it 🙂
Still active? I need Beaver Builder…
Freddy Muriuki says
Thank you Petros for passing by! You can still get your own special copy over at Beaver Builder.
Sue Anne Dunlevie says
Hi, Freddy (and Dev!)
I just heard about Beaver Builder from Brandon at WP Radius and then, boom, a review hits my inbox!
Thanks so much for this informative review post.
Freddy Muriuki says
You’re welcome Sue. Thanks for the compliment, and yes Beaver Builder is a great tool to have in your professional toolkit 🙂
Wow, that was a pretty long list of features. Color me impressed. Would love to use this.
Bill Querry says
Nice, thorough review – thanks for the good job. Beaver Builder looks like it may fit the bill for me. I’d love to try it out on a website re-design I have to do. Make me the winner! 🙂
David Smith says
I would love to win this so I could make my blog look and work just like I want, not like whatever the fixed theme is setup to do. Excellent review and a lot of great information about this terrific plugin.
Keri Ritenour says
I just finished playing around with the demo. All I can say is: I. am. in. love! I definitely need this in my toolkit and will be begging for the boss to buy it.
Zack N. says
I’ve used a number of popular page builder plugins such as siteorigin, motopress and themify builder. Found a number of positive online reviews of WP Beaver Builder, so would be fun to give it a try on my next project.
Jose Gonzalez says
This would make for an AWESOME win! Great giveaway guys! The tool looks amazing.
Nice review, want to test the page builder by myself!
Christian Zumbrunnen says
Most likely the best visual page builder for WordPress for the long run.
Only most templates are a very similar style, but should be no big problem to create something with a more unique style.
Sean Jamshidi says
I am keeping a close look at this. It is great for front end designers and like quick visual response to viewing their web design. Keep up the great work and very excited to jump into this soon.
Looking forward to learning more about Beaver Builder and trying it out! Seems like a top-notch product for WordPress users who want a great site and not have to deal with the intricacies of code! Great review!!
Building a custom theme for selling at themeforest, so I was searching for a page builder, this looks like the best one out there.
I’ve been seeing a lot of good things about Beaver Builder on social networks. It would be great to win this so I can try one of the more advanced versions out. If it’s as good as everyone says it is I anticipate becoming a long term customer. 🙂
I totally recommend Beaver Builder. It can do so much. Check out this tutorial by Colin, he recreates a theme Forest theme using beaver builder .
I want to win because I’ve never tried this product before. It looks great…
Very nice review, Im looking to the beaver builder for quite some time and very impressed with the way the built this plugin.
Looks like an awesome plugin!
Brenda Malone says
I would love to win Beaver Builder because it was recommended as a great page builder by the experts on WP Watercooler. Creating client websites sound much easier with The Beaver!
Lori Newman says
Anxious to check this out! Would love to win this so I could offer it to my clients!
I’ve used Beaver Builder on a client’s site … it was so easy … for her and me! Would love to win the Pro version.
Am excited an very much would like a winning copy, as am just
about to start my small business venture.
Thank you for this kindness.
Thanks for the review, and an opportunity to win a copy. Thanks to Kim Doyal I’ve been tossing between Beaver and Thrive Content and still can’t decide which one to get. Both have their merits.
Of course, winning a copy would seal the deal…
Christine Tabor says
Of course I want to win! I have been drooling over your product for awhile now, but just haven’t had the ability to financially commit yet. I also totally trust Kim Doyal, Jonathan Perez, and others for their glowing reviews. Fingers crossed! 🙂
Scott Maderer says
Even though I’ve not used it before this appears to have several features I’ve been looking for in a site builder. I’m anxious to play around with it and see if it’s as good as it looks.
Bradley Doran says
I’ve been trying out the live demo of Beaver Builder and it seems very robust! I’m highly impressed and already considering using it for one of our clients. I want to win so I can give a shot on a real website and provide a great end product for my clients!
Michael S. Doran says
I recently discovered Beaver Builder and I am impressed! I have a problem that needs solving and Beaver Builder appears to be the solution. Well done!
Freddy Muriuki says
Awesome! Thank you for sharing Mike!
Chris Daw says
I’d love to win the Beaver Builder license, I’m starting my own copywriting business but would also like to offer my clients web-design services if they need it – Beaver Builder would help me do this to a professional standard without spending considerable time and resource learning extensive amounts of code.
Nancy Johnson says
I would LOVE to win Beaver Builder! I have a small 2 person company and I think BB will help us streamline our workflow and cut down on development time.
Amanda Lynne Murtagh says
As I’ve just started offering WordPress services to clients and have numerous sites of my own still to complete this tool would be very handy to have! Might even get my sites done not just client’s sites lol
Freddy Muriuki says
Hey Amanda. Thanks for sharing your WordPress journey with the WPKube community. Quick question: Have you given Beaver Builder a try? If so, how is it working out for you? All the best in your WordPress business. The world is yours!
Brian Meagher says
I’d like to win a copy of Beaver Builder to start a subscription service site!
I’m in the marketf or a new builder and exploring some options.
What builder would your prefer beaver builder or layersWP?
Freddy Muriuki says
Thank you for passing by and taking your time to share with us. On to the challenge you’re facing, I have no prior experience with LayersWP, which automatically disqualifies me. What I have tried is Beaver Builder, and I can tell you it’s a front-end WordPress page builder like no other. It’s robust, yet it doesn’t bog down your PC or server resources. It’s flexible and ships with a ton of amazing features that will make WordPress development a breeze. Plus, many other people are saying great things about it.
The most notable thing about LayersWP? It’s 100% free forever! While it’s a great move, I have a feeling they would earn more customer trust by setting up at least one premium plan with some extras. All the same, I haven’t had the chance to test the features though, so I can’t make an informed review at the moment. At the end of the day, I would go for Beaver Builder as opposed to any other page builder I’ve come across, but that’s just me!
Over to you Sam, Have you tried LayersWP? If that’s a yes, how’s it? Please share with us 🙂
Once again, thanks for your comment.
Noel B. Lorenzana says
Thanks for your review. You have tons of great information on Beaver Builder. I used it to develop several websites and agree that it is a great plugin for the non technical DIY person.
It’s a great “drag and drop” editor that makes designing web sites extremely easy. Their support is fantastic too!
Devesh Sharma says
Thanks for your comment, Noel.
Totally agree with you. Beaver builder is an incredible drag & drop plugin.
WP Beaver builder looks promising, however, I am more inclined towards thrive content builder. What is your honest opinion about both the plugins? Which one is better?
Devesh Sharma says
WP Beaver builder is for building custom pages and websites, and thrive content builder on the other hand is more for customizing the content area or formatting the blog posts.
Vick M says
Man, you did a great job, great review.
Was thinking to give a chance to BB but it’s damn expensive, 99$ is too much for me right now.
I’m using Live Composer at the moment, it’s free and has awesome options too, plus the final design output is more sexy than you can get with BB.
You should give it a try. I would love to see a review, or better, a comparison between these 2.
Have any thoughts on the footer with Beaver Builder? I played around with their demo, and it seems you have the option of 1 or 2 columns. Can’t really make a “custom” footer with what’s available in the customizer like you could with Avada for example, or have I missed something?
Devesh Sharma says
Just looked at the Beaver builder demo and it seems you can make up to 4 columns footer, easily.
Thanks for stopping by.
Can I use plugins like contact form 7 and other plugins?
Regarding Woo,, in this post:
one of the BB guys says he made a site with BB using the Woo module and the product page looks like:
How the heck did he do that? When I add a single product using BB, it looks like crapola, no product tabs, image size is cropped wrong, looks nothing like that site.
Grant Ambrose says
What a great thorough review! I think my favourite thing about Beaver Builder is how light-weight it is. When I launch a website it just feels really fast and high quality. I tried once with the Bridge theme from Codecanyon and ended up converting the whole site over for FREE for the client to Beaver Builder because I felt dirty each time I had to edit the website lol!
On that I am using the Beaver Builder Theme on BeyondBuilder and a couple of client websites and it really is easy to use.
Have you tried any of the addons that are coming out?
Keith T says
As with anything, Beaver Builder is not for everyone. Those who love it absolutely L-O-V-E it! They find it to be everything it has promised, and for some, even more.
It hasn’t worked out very well for my site, which, on the average, means there is still room in the market for other products to be developed.
Hey Freddy, thank you for this detailed review! We are doing websites at the agency for a while now and tested a lot of page builders including Beaver Builder (about 40 sites), Visual Composer (maybe 100 sites), DIVI etc.. and I think the best solution now, as of June 2018, is Elementor http://elementor.com/. It’s easier to control, have more options and is cheaper. You should try it and let us know what you think.
I’m a huge fan. Great review!
Norman Smith says
Only positive comments? Kind of makes you think. I bought Beaver builder for $99 then I dicovered it didn’t work straight out the box. I contacted support and was told BB is a plug-in on not a theme and I need purchase an additional Theme do I did Generate Press. You’ll also have pay $70 per year just for the plug-in otherwise it won’t work. Now I use Generate Press for $50 it has the Generate blocks which does pretty much the same thing for half the price.