Searching for the best Elementor alternative? 🤔
While Elementor has grown to become the most popular WordPress website builder, it’s not the right tool for everyone. If that’s the case with you, don’t worry. There are plenty of proper Elementor alternatives out there.
Depending on your use case, these could be WordPress themes or they could be other WordPress 🏗️ builder plugins.
Elementor alternative: should you use a theme or plugin?
Below, we’ll be sharing both themes and plugins as Elementor alternatives. But, before we get there, it’s important to understand what each option brings to the table.
When to use a theme as an Elementor alternative…
In general, WordPress themes can be a good Elementor alternative if you’re primarily looking for an alternative to Elementor Theme Builder. A customizable one can give you a similar level of flexibility in a simpler package. Some, like the Neve theme on our list, even offer lightweight drag-and-drop header and footer builders.
By increasing your site’s loading speed, a good theme can also help you create a more performance-optimized foundation than what Elementor offers.
The tradeoff, though, is that even the most flexible WordPress theme still won’t give you 100% control like Elementor.
When to use a plugin as an Elementor alternative…
In general, visual builder plugins can be a good Elementor alternative if you still want to use a visual, drag-and-drop design interface for everything. You might want this functionality for landing pages, or you might want full theme-building support like you get with Elementor Pro Theme Builder.
One of the main downsides of choosing a visual builder plugin, though, is that it has the same performance tradeoffs as Elementor. That is, it will add some extra weight to your designs versus using a lightweight theme as your alternative.
With that out of the way, let’s get into our picks…
Five Elementor alternatives to help you build stunning WordPress websites
- Beaver Builder
Neve is a lightweight WordPress theme that makes a great alternative for Elementor thanks to its flexible customization options and pre-made templates built with the native WordPress block editor (AKA Gutenberg).
⚙️ Key features:
- Highly customizable
- Easy to use
- Integrates with the native WordPress block editor, especially if you combine it with the free Otter plugin (which adds more powerful design to the native editor)
- Offers simple drag-and-drop header and footer builder
- Offers impressive WooCommerce booster features for your store
- Free and premium options for different needs
Overall, Neve is a great alternative if you want to fully customize your site using built-in options rather than
This article was written by Khanyi Molomo and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.