Beaver Builder is a flexible and powerful drag-and-drop builder for WordPress. Its primary function is to help users construct professional-looking websites, landing pages, and layouts without requiring any coding knowledge. It is widely popular among WordPress users, especially those who prefer a visual design experience.
- Front-end Visual Builder: Offers live, front-end editing.
- Responsive Design: Enables the creation of layouts that look good on all devices.
- Modules: Provides a variety of content modules like photo, text editor, video, sidebar, etc.
- Templates: Offers a range of customizable templates for various use cases.
- WooCommerce Support: Enables customization of WooCommerce product and shop pages.
- Multisite Capable: Suitable for WordPress multisite installations.
- Web Designers: Allows designers to build and customize websites faster.
- Marketing Agencies: Can be used to create client websites and landing pages.
- Bloggers: Can help bloggers create unique post layouts.
- eCommerce Store Owners: Can design unique WooCommerce product pages.
Pros and Cons
- Beaver Builder is known for its clean code output, flexibility, and stability. Wide variety of content modules and templates.
- It is slightly less feature-rich compared to some other page builders.
- The premium versions may be a bit costly for some users, especially beginners.
Beaver Builder offers a limited free version known as the “Lite” version. The paid versions start at $99/year for the Standard package, which includes the page builder plugin, world-class support and premium modules & templates.
- The Pro plan costs $199 per year and includes everything in the Standard plan plus the Beaver Builder theme and multisite capability.
- The Agency plan costs $399 per year and includes everything in the Pro plan plus white labeling.
- The Ultimate plan costs $546 per year and includes everything in the Agency plan plus the Beaver Themer addon plugin and 6 months free of Assistant Pro.
You can check out their pricing page for more information about each plan to make the best decision for your business.
Beaver Builder is praised for its ease of use, allowing even beginners to create professional-looking websites. The interface is clean and straightforward, and the drag-and-drop feature is very intuitive. The real-time visual editing makes the design process enjoyable.
Beaver Builder offers premium support through a ticket-based system for paid users, along with a comprehensive knowledge base. Support response times are typically quick. However, live chat or phone support is not available.
Community and Learning Resources
The Beaver Builder community is quite active, with numerous Facebook groups and forums available for interaction and learning. They also offer a blog and documentation for learning and troubleshooting.
Security and Reliability
As one of the leading WordPress page builders, Beaver Builder is quite reliable and is regularly updated to address security concerns and bugs. It also complies with WordPress coding standards which helps ensure compatibility with other plugins and themes.
Beaver Builder integrates well with a number of popular WordPress plugins and themes, including WooCommerce for eCommerce functionality. It also works well with most WordPress-friendly email marketing platforms, CRM systems, and other tools.