Best Landing Page Builders For WordPress Compared

If you have a website, you also need a way to…

If you have a website, you also need a way to create landing pages.

The way I like to define a landing page, is a page on your website with a singular focus. Where you want the visitor to do 1 next action.

That action can be to give you their email address. Or to buy something. It can be anything really.

You typically want landing pages to be distraction free but removing the menu, the sidebar, or anything that will be distracting.

ONE FOCUS, ONE ACTION.

After having used just about every landing page builder for WordPress, here are the top one and I share their strengths and weaknesses in the video.

Beaver Builder


Beaver Builder is a WordPress page builder that is loved by website developers and DIYers alike. It's reputations of being developer friendly, having clean code, and reliable updates have led to it being used on over one million websites.

Key Beaver Builder Features:

  • Fast Front End Page Builder
  • Full Template & Block Library
  • Modern Design Features, Gradients, Drop Shaddows
  • Most Reliable Page Builder Available
  • Ideal Page Builder For Agencies
  • Whitelable Option On Higher Package

Beaver Builder is a fantastic page builder that I personally use. When you pair it with Beaver Themer, there is no limit as to what you can build for yourself and for your clients. This is the exact combo that I use, and simply couldn't create what I am now able to create without it.

Check Out Beaver Builder

Divi


Divi is one of the original theme & page builder combos for WordPress. It has been around for many years and because of that, it has a huge userbase of fans. It boasts many innovative features that are unique to Divi.

Key Divi Features:

  • Front End Page Builder
  • Hundreds Of Templates
  • Inline Text Editing
  • Comes Bundled With A Theme
  • Responsive Editing
  • Global Elements
  • 40+ Elements

I can see why people buy Divi. It has a lot going for it especially after the release of Divi 4 which added theme builder functionality which was lacking, but now it's here.

I will say that the pricing and the lifetime option is very attractive.

Also, the Divi team over the last 12 months has become a well-oiled machine cranking out unbelievable features and enhancements. If that wasn't enough, they also have pushed out an insane amount of free templates and a template manager for them. It's a good value all around despite the issues mentioned above.

Check Out Divi

Elementor


Elementor is a WordPress page builder that has taken WordPress web design by storm. It has the deepest feature set, yet is very easy to use and master. Elementor is the most full-featured free page builder. There is also a Pro add-on to add additional developer features.

Key Elementor Features:

  • Live Front End Page Editor
  • Website Personalication Features
  • Template & Block Library
  • Extensive Mobile Responsive Options
  • Most Powerful Popup Builder
  • PRO Create Custom Headers / Footers
  • PRO Create Post Type Layouts

Elementor is the strongest page builder currently available. They consistently release new features that are in line with current design trends. This means you will be able to keep your website relevant.

Elementor Pro is an incredible value considering all the additional modules and power features that it includes.

If I were starting a new website project today, Elementor would be the page builder that I would choose. I consider it a must have WordPress page builder that is a pleasure to use.

Check Out Elementor

OptimizePress


OptimizePress is one of the first page builder plugins for WordPress. It's more marketed to internet marketers, but can be used for all sorts of purposes.

Key OptimizePress Features:

  • 30 Page Templates
  • Autoresponder Integration
  • Membership Plugin Included

Right now I wouldn't recommend using OptimizePress because it is old and outdated. If you are wanting to create landing pages you would be better off using Thrive Leads or Elementor.

Also, the included membership plugin is essentially a fork of S2 Member.

Check Out OptimizePress

Thrive Architect


Thrive Architect is a WordPress page builder from Thrive Themes. It's their next-generation page builder that replaced Thrive Content Builder. It is ideal for any website build, but also really shines for marketers because of its marketing focus.

Key Thrive Architect Features:

  • Over 100 Page Templates
  • Pre Designed Section Templates
  • Global Colors For Easy Customization
  • Included Popup Engine
  • Advanced Marketing Features
  • Constant Updates & Improvements
  • Works With Any Theme

Thrive Architect is a VERY exciting WordPress page builder. Cost-wise, you will not find a better deal because it comes with lifetime updates, but keep in mind its just 1 year of support. Extending support is very reasonably priced at only $40.

Thrive Architect lacks a theme builder. Thrive has been building a separate theme that will allow you to use Thrive Architect to create headers, footers, posts templates, but it's taking a very long time. Hopefully, we will see it in 2020.

Check Out Thrive Architect

6 Comments

  1. Man I’ve been on your website all day, lol! So much great content, and so thorough in all of your videos. I’m currently on a mission to eliminate a couple of things I’m paying a monthly fee for, and LeadPages is at the top of that list. What you said about OP made my jaw drop! I’m so glad I watched this video. Keep up the great work you’re doing here. Anything I’ve seen here that I end up purchasing will definitely be done via your links.
    Thanks again!

    1. Hey Ron, so glad to have you here. And also glad you were saved from going the OptimizePress route. An interesting tidbit of info to add is right now Thrive Architect is beta testing their A/B split testing feature. I have used it and can say it is the best I have used. Only if that is important to you for landing pages.

      Feel free to ask any specific questions in the Forum.

      1. Hey Adam!

        I have an e-book, one 45-minute video course and one video vocal training course right now. I also plan to launch a new monthly course this year. My problem is I’m using LeadPages for the sales pages and landing pages, Get Response for the e-mail lists,Viddler for the video hosting and a membership plugin that’s no longer working well for me and apparently no longer being supported by the owner.

        So I’m researching now looking for the best way to consolidate all this stuff in as few components as possible. LeadPages and Viddler have to go for sure. And I’m over the membership plugin. They’ve failed me as far as I’m concerned.

        I’ve seen a couple of membership platforms that include hosting so I considered those. But mostly I’m running into either price issues or feature issues. Thrive Membership seems great but they don’t offer a monthly option. So if I want to use any of their stuff I’d have to buy it one product at a time, as the yearly and quarterly options don’t work for me.

        Vimeo sounds great for hosting but again, I’d have to pay for the year up-front and that’s not possible for me at the moment. Other than that it’s just information overload trying to figure out the best theme and page builder for me (which would eliminate LeadPages), and then the best route to take for my video hosting and membership platform dilemma. I looked at the membership platform you use and recommend but it’s way out of my league price-wise. MemberMouse actually fits feature AND budget-wise but still leaves me needing an option for the video hosting. I tried Amazon S3 but it’s just too complicated for me man.

        Anyway, I’ve been watching your vids most of the day, and while they’re all great, I’m having a tough time figuring out the best move for me right now. Information overload I guess. Which theme? Which page builder? You made them all sound good!

        1. I am not sure what your timeframe is and the volume of transactions but here is my stack and it is going to get even easier over the next 2 months:
          LifterLMS for selling and delivering my courses, its free but you will need to buy an addon to add the payment gateway. It will cost $99, but I can give you a 15% off coupon
          Elementor which is free and there is a pro version which is $49
          Astra Theme which is free and there is a pro version for $59

          Ok, so you can get this all going now for free. LifterLMS has a manual way to sell courses, you can generate voucher codes that you give out when someone buys. You can sell directly on PayPal, then when you get a receipt manually email out the voucher code. Then when your finances are better, buy the payment gateway to automate it.

          For landing pages, the free Elementor is perfectly fine.

          Saved the best for last. Astra is building a pro extension for their theme that will essentially make LifterLMS visually look closer to Teachable.

          Or you can start with something like Teachable which has various plans and is an all in one solution. Depending on your plan with them, they take a cut of your sales.

          1. Good deal Adam. I was aware of Astra thanks to your videos. I saw your demonstration of how well it works with Elementor. Regarding an option for hosting my videos, I’m still looking for the best option. I saw a video you made about Voo Player but I missed the special price. Now the monthly fee is basically the same as what I’m paying Viddler.

          2. Yea they changed it. Every 6 months or so I reevaluate the various options out there for hosting video. I must say that VooPlayer still has my business even though it is a monthly fee. They have the strongest video security of any of the video hosting options.

            Also they have 50% off sales from time to time.

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