If you are going to start designing your WordPress website, Elementor vs Divi comparison can be pretty confusing for you.
Page designers are very different in their functionality. Some offer limited control over items on the site, while others require turning to the code to get more severe results. The two most common problems for page designers are the difficulty in processing dynamic content (blog entries, for example) and the inability to edit certain parts of the topic. Elementor is a famous page designer who recently released a new version that solves these problems. This is one of the best releases, given the numerous improvements and improvements.
In this Elementor review, we’ll take a look at the changes that have been made to the plug-in, as well as look at its advanced features.
Overall, Elementor functions as a complete theme designer, not just as a page designer. It uses dynamic content editing to keep your site’s styles the same everywhere. Also, Elementor is a plug-in that works with all WordPress themes. So you don’t have to experiment with page designers to see if they’re right for your theme.
The Customization Process
Where do you start working with an Elementor?
- Choosing a Template
- Processing dynamic content after choosing a template
- Display conditions in Elementor
Choosing a Template
The user can choose the type of template from the Elementor library. You can also save and download your template. When you start a site from scratch, Elementor templates help you get your product ready faster.
All you have to do is switch to the Elementor tab in the console, then click on the Add New Template button.
There will be a module to select the type of pattern. You can choose Page, Section, Header, Footer, Single, and Archive. For testing purposes, I immediately moved to the Header.
Elementor also allows you to assign names to patterns.
You’ll see a few patterns specific to the header area. All of them are well suited to get started. They have placed under social buttons, menus, logo, contact information, etc.
Once the header module has been selected, it is transferred to the Elementor page designer. Each element of the header block can be edited. This includes menus, social media buttons, and, of course, the logo.
For example, if I click on the logo area, there will be an editing window that features options for image size, image URL, alignment, and outgoing link addresses from the image.
The Header module is seen as a block.
If you look at the top of the area with templates, you’ll find a select Blocks tab. Blocks are elements of a web page that you can combine to create an arbitrary page of the site. If you move to the main Block tab (without a header filter), you’ll find a lot of different blocks for different components: subscription forms, FA’s, product capabilities, contact forms, etc.
All the user needs to do is click on one of the components to appear on the page. These blocks are then dragged in the Elementor editor.
Two other tabs are displayed in templates. One for your own templates (My Templates), which you can save and customize afterward. The center tab is Pages. Here you will find ready-made templates with well-placed blocks.
Many templates are industry-categorized. For example, you can import a homepage template for a restaurant or fitness center website. This is done in one click.
In the Elementor editor, you can move the contact form across the page if it’s not where you want it to be. You can completely delete, for example, a set of photos if you don’t want to use this section.
Processing dynamic content after choosing a template
When you use page designers, you may find yourself in a situation where you have created an ethical framework, but you are unable to publish dynamic content on the site. For example, you’ve added URLs, thumbnails, metadata to write a blog, but in the end, it all came down to only one entry.
Elementor, on the other hand, allows you to insert certain dynamic content into the template automatically.
Some types of dynamic content can be embedded with Elementor widgets. For example, if you want to bring the author’s field into all your new blog posts or archives, you can easily do so with widgets. The same applies to information about the record, comments, and miniatures.
Several dynamic content tags are taken out of the widgets. Here are some of them:
- The current date.
- Site name, signature, URL.
- Number of comments, URLs for these comments
- Name, profile picture, biography, and metadata for the author.
- URL, meta-description, meta-works, the title for archives.
- Record URL, headlines, attached files, time, date, quotes, thumbnails, etc.
A great example of this type of dynamic content is creating a standard blog post. In most cases, you’ll need to generate a new thumbnail, a title, and content for each new post. All of this allows Elementor to store as dynamic content. Thus, the design of the first blog post will be copied in all subsequent. This feature is available for headliners, archive pages, authors, comments, and the entire site as a whole.
Display conditions in Elementor
Elementor’s advantage is also what’s called “display conditions.” You can decide exactly where you want to display the templates on your site. Once you’re done looking for the right template and creating dynamic content, you’ll be able to set certain conditions based on your needs.
Most often, the template and dynamic content are displayed throughout the site. However, there are situations where templates are only suitable for individual columns or pages. Each template you create has the conditions to indicate where it should be displayed on the site. Many bloggers like to create headers in blog posts that are different from the Header on the homepage. You can create a unique header and then set its output only for individual posts.
Elementor is an excellent choice for detailed site design
Page designers often look confusing to ordinary WordPress users. Sales pages often make a lot of promises, but most people are faced with a lack of any functionality. You often need to work with code to edit certain items. In the new Elementor release, these problems have been resolved. If you have any questions about Elementor, you can leave them in the comments.
Divi Builder is a famous designer from premium theme developer Elegant Themes. Although it is most commonly used as part of the Divi theme, Divi Builder is also a standalone plug-in that you can use with other themes.
- Official website: https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/divi-builder/
- Price: Available as part of elegant Themes membership for $89
Divi Builder allows you to edit your content using both the external interface and the administrative panel interface. However, most users will probably prefer a visual interface.
The inside of the Divi Builder interface looks like this:
But most of the time, you’ll use the external interface. Divi Builder is unique. I’m personally not a fan, but I know a lot of people who love it. Basically, instead of any type of sidebar, all pop-ups, and floating buttons. You can see an example of adding the module below:
As with the Elementor, you can also use built-in text editing right on the page
Divi Builder includes 46 modules that you can use to create your projects:
You also get access to a massive 316 pre-built templates broken down into 40 different layouts, and you can save your own designs as templates:
Like Beaver Builder, Divi Builder allows you to stylize items from a pop-up that you can, if desired, pull aside.
One of the hallmarks of Divi has always been how much he manages the style. On three different tabs, you can customize different settings, including flexible controls, custom intervals, and more.
You can even add custom CSS to the main item or before/after the main item. CSS editors even include necessary checks and autocomplete! And you can also open the color picker directly from the editor:
In general, Divi Builder pushes the boundaries with its stylization options – these are useful features.
Other Notable Features
- A/B testing. One of the best additional features is Divi Builder’s built-in A/B testing system. No other page developer can so easily split the test in the core.
- Divi theme. Pairing Divi Builder with the Divi theme gives you complete control over the look of your site.
- User access controls. Divi Builder includes robust role-based access controls.
- WordPress controls. You can customize how some items look using your own WordPress Customizer.
So, here is the Elementor vs. Divi comparison. Now it is up to you that what WordPress page builder is for you. In short, any of the above page builders are best for any kind of modern WordPress website.