Good day to all my readers. I hope you had a well-rested weekend. I took a moment to have a break away from my computer and recharge. But I am back on the game :). I will be using this blog to talk about page builders in WordPress.
Last week, I attended an interesting WordPress meetup in Geneva. The topic of the session was on “page builders” and various plugins that can be used to design a professional-looking site. A page builder makes it easy to create beautiful and professional webpages without gigging too much into the coding aspect of front-end design.
Apart from Elementor, some of the most popular builders are: class editor, Gutenberg, elementor, divi, oxygen, brizy. Some of the builders come with extensions such as oxymade for Oxygen and brizy cloud for Brizy.
Limitations of using a page builder
While page builders might seem like an easy solution for developing your site, we should consider some critical limitations, which are:
- – Deactivating a plugin for a builder or an error can cause loss of data
- – Not too much flexibility in terms of combining tools
- – Negative Impact on speed
- – Mobile in-consistencies. You might need to go through CSS styling to fix lots of grid issues
During the session, we looked into the back-end on how to edit the website using the various page builders, with a focus on oxygen. You can see a sample of a simple landing page developed with oxygen here.
One fantastic tool I discovered is a plugin called “page builder cloud” which is compatible with most popular builders. This powerful plugin allows you to save all your templates in the cloud and copy the design to another WordPress site.
All in All, I believe that using a page builder does reduce the amount of time to develop a website (great for non-techies to understand). However, we need to consider some of the fallbacks and probably try to avoid it if we are aiming to build a more complex site.
PS: For those of my readers living near Geneva, Switzerland, there would be a WordPress Bootcamp taken place at Blandonnet voisins in Geneva. Feel free to check out more info here.
Stay tuned for my next blog 🙂
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