Divi vs Elementor – Comparison

by | Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018 | Blog, Divi theme

If you are having a hard time deciding between Divi and Elementor, read on. In this article I will try to briefly explain which one of these two WordPress page builders is better and which one you should use.

 

Divi vs Elementor

Theme or Plugin?

Firstly, I’d like to make this clear to you: Elementor is a WordPress plugin, while Divi is both, a plugin and a theme. What does it mean for you? Well, you can use Elementor with any WordPress theme. And as for Divi, you don’t even need a theme, as the builder is part of the theme (the Divi theme). However, you can use the Divi Builder plugin with any other WordPress theme, as well. So, I would say there is no much difference in this.

Interface

Both, Elementor and Divi come with their advanced visual builders and are drag and drop. You can see a preview of both of them below:

 

Divi Visual Builder

 

Elementor Builder

 

Divi also offers a backend builder. Elementor misses this feature.

Modules

Divi currently comes with the following modules:

 

Divi Modules

 

Elementor comes with these:

 

Elementor Modules

 

Premade Layouts

Both, Divi and Elementor come with an enough number of premade layouts. The Elegant Themes team even releases new free layouts on their blog regularly. And there is also a pretty large Divi theme community that creates both, free and premium Divi child themes. They release many Divi extensions like premium Divi plugins, too. Elementor doesn’t have such a big community supporting it.

Pricing

Yes, Elementor is free, but only its basic version. If you want the premium features (e.g. CTA button, contact form, subscription form or search widget), you will have to pay either way.

Also, if you are a web designer and need a page builder that you will be using to build many websites, Divi is a more affordable solution. For a one-time payment of $249 you get its unlimited use with lifetime updates and support, while with Elementor, to get updates & support every year, you will have to pay $199 yearly.

 

Divi Pricing

 

Elementor Pricing

 

Moreover, with a purchase of an Elegant Themes membership, you will get access to their other great premium plugins like Monarch and Bloom.

Conclusion

For me, the clear winner is Divi. I find its framework more intuitive. I also like its design more than Elementor’s. Here you can check 7 nice examples of websites created with Divi. I have tried to pick the most beautiful ones. I really like these 7 websites, they are my favorite Divi examples. Even this blog is built with Divi.

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