Over the last few years, the WP Shout team have used and reviewed popular WordPress page builders. In our tests, Beaver Builder came out top. It scored well for user-friendliness, reliability and support.
So, it’s not a surprise to learn that the Beaver Builder team also have a commitment to accessibility.
Beaver Builder’s accessibility article lists the benefits of an accessible site as:
- Improved readability
- More searchable
- Greater ease of use
- Bigger audience
- Better SEO
The more accessible a site is, the more people can use it: it’s a win-win all round. So, it’s something that Beaver Builder and other WordPress plugin vendors are keen to improve and become known for.
If you want to brush up on some accessibility basics, check out these WP Shout articles:
Beaver Builder accessibility in a nutshell
If you are in a hurry but want to know how accessible Beaver Builder page builder is, here’s a quick rundown of the modules and how I’d rate them.
- Text Editor
- Call to Action
- Contact Form
- Icon Group
- Pricing Table
Not so good accessibility
- Content Slider
- Login Form
- Posts Carousel
- Posts Slider
- Subscribe Form
What’s in the Beaver Builder product family?
Beaver Builder is best known as a page builder, but did you know it’s part of a family of products?
As well as the page builder, which comes in two flavours, Beaver Builder Lite (free) and Beaver Builder Pro (paid), the Beaver Builder team make two other products.
Beaver Builder Theme is their own theme designed to work seamlessly with their page builder plugin.
Beaver Themer is an add-on plugin for designing layouts traditionally associated with WordPress themes, like headers, footers, blog pages and 404 pages. Fred used Beaver Themer to create his own templates in his experiment at building a WordPress site without code. You can find out more about how to create post templates in Beaver Themer’s documentation.
Beaver Builder Lite has over 300,000 active installs, so there’s a sizable number of sites built with it as their page builder of choice.
How do you know when a site is accessible?
The aim of having an accessible site is to remove as many barriers as possible to users accessing the content. The more barriers there are, the less accessible the site is.
Some accessibility barriers are:
- Images are not properly labelled with text alternatives.
- Parts of web pages are not accessible via the keyboard
This article was written by Claire Brotherton and originally published on WPShout.