Divi Builder vs WPBakery (Visual Composer) Page Builder
I have decided to compare the WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress plugin (formerly known as Visual Composer) with the Divi Builder plugin released by Elegant Themes. If you don’t know it yet, ElegantThemes have released the Divi page builder as a separate plugin, so you can use it with any WordPress theme, not just with Divi. This is a great news and I will now try to make a brief comparison of the most popular WordPress page builder plugin Visual Composer with the Divi Builder.
Before we start, you might also like to check out my Divi Builder plugin review that should familiarize you with Divi.
So to start off my comparison, I can say that both of these plugins are drag and drop, so it is really easy to use them. You can easily create new columns, add sections and different modules. Divi Builder plugin comes with 40 content modules, while Visual Composer has 45+ content elements. Then Divi Builder has 18 pre-made built in layout and Visual Composer has 6 predefined layouts. However, personally I do not think this is an advantage or a disadvantage, as you can easily customize these built in layouts for your needs or just simply create your own from scratch. In my opinion the predefined layouts should be used just for inspiration or as a starting framework for your own layout.
Both Divi Builder and WPBakery Page Builder are responsive. And as for the process of adding new elements (columns and/or modules), this is similar with both of these plugins. You just need to click on a button. You also have an option to set custom margins and padding for modules.
Also, both of them have frontend (visual) builders, as well. So you can see visually what you are building. This is a really great feature that I use quite often.
I have also done a small test – I activated both plugins on one of my WordPress installations and both of them worked. So if you ever need to use both on one website, you can do so. However, of course, this will not work on one single page. But you can create one page with Divi and an other one with Visual Composer.
Lastly, I’d like to mention that there are other page builder plugins as well. For example Themify Builder or MotoPress Content Editor, but to be honest, I’m not very familiar with these other ones.
And what about you? Which content builder plugin do you use? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.
WordPress expert. Divi user since 2014. I blog about WordPress and Divi, my favorite WordPress theme. When I’m not working with WordPress or writing an article for this blog, I’m probably learning Italian. You can read more about me here.