by Adam Preiser updated July 28, 2019

Divi Theme Vs Beaver Builder – Which Is The Best WordPress Page Builder


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Here we go, Divi Theme versus Beaver Builder.

Ok so let's get this out there right now, this video is comparing Divi 2, but Divi 3 is out. And likewise Beaver Builder 1, and Beaver Builder 2 was just released.

But the principals still apply and I have dedicated reviews, tutorials, and comparisons on these 2.

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 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

Video Transcript

Divi Theme Vs Beaver Builder – Which Is The Best WordPress Page Builder

I was recently asked what is the better theme
framework or page builder between Beaver Builder

and it Divi and I want to answer that in this
video on this video might be a little longer

then most people would want but if you’re
looking to maybe purchase and make an investment

into Beaver Builder or Divi this this video
to be worth it to you to just a watch and

get some perspective on it now on the surface
there are similar their page builders and

they have themes available but in life as
in most things of life it’s not so simple

and it can be a little complicated because
they’re both even though they are page builders

there actually very very difference in the
differences in just the price of friends and

sell Beaver Builder’s obit more expensive
if I on their site right now there are there

their package that’s comparable to what you
get with Divi is going to cost you hundred

and $99 and what that introduces can give
you their theme and their plug-in $99 just

get you there plug-in only with the year of
support and updates they don’t have a lifetime

option when you look at Divi it’s five years
or three options you can get Divi for $69

for the first year if you look there on the
bottom right there’s a 10% they always have

this 10% off and from time to time it’s like
20% off I’ve seen different discounts you

look here $69 get you the duty which is their
page builder and the theme 89 is if you want

to the plug-ins that the company makes and
for 249 which is an unbelievable value you’re

getting a once a one-time fee in there to
give you support are going to give you updates

and you can really get that anywhere so it’s
a really good value what you get with Divi

now on the surface one of the main differences
between Divi and the difference between Beaver

Builder is the way you create your content
and so for instance big Divi’s has was called

a back and page builder and with Beaver Builder
it’s a front end page builder so let me show

you what I mean by that here’s a divvied them
off I go to pages and I go ahead and click

on this page right here that’s his home do
you use the Divi builder I’d have to click

on this purple button right here and I can
start building my page now by creating columns

and rows and in dropping in elements and this
is pretty much how works there some templates

with it as well so I clicked on loan from
library right here there’s a library of templates

they don’t really let you see a thumbnail
of it or anything like that and you can have

your own predefined library so let me just
choose that the town let’s just choose a homepage

right here creative agency that’s fine I click
on load and this is what your typical Divi

page and builder pages can look like and you
don’t even know what bank you’re looking at

its it’s not it’s kind of liking the intuitiveness
because of this back end page builder now

with Beaver Builder the experiences totally
different so if I go to pages and I have just

like on the other side about this homepage
to get into Beaver Builder I would click on

this tab here this is page builder and it’s
going to take me instead to the front end

of the website where everything is visual
it’s just loading will give it hear a moment

so it does everything visual so let me start
with the template real quick and so here’s

their layout templates you get this nice thumb
now and unfortunately the time of making this

video these are the only templates available
but I do know what then maybe a month or so

there you have a whole bunch of new templates
that are really going to take the design up

a few notches but anyways you’ve got these
here so let’s just go ahead and select one

lets us go and suck this one why not is it
to take everything in his can put it in here

so now you can see it’s a totally different
experience I can see things in just it’s completely

visual so I can say I might want to change
this text and then all you have to do is take

your mouse and click in a cassette would you
intuitively want to do is click on it and

then right here I can change whatever I wanted
it to say a just like this and then click

on save you see how it’s intuitive I can scroll
down and I would intuitively fire wanted to

change this image I would just click on it
and this is the intuitive nature of Beaver

Builder which allows you to create a site
much faster because you’re doing it visually

back to Divi I can’t really see what I want
to edit I can see that this is text but I

don’t know what the text says and I would
intuitively want to click on it but when I

click there that’s not where you want where
you need to click you need to click on this

out three lines there and then when I click
on it then I got this panel that pops up and

then I got a whole bunch of options you see
the difference there it’s it it’s kind of

lacking in intuitiveness when you compare
it to Beaver Builder so let’s just call this

a win for Beaver Builder it might cost a little
bit more but you’re having a much more intuitive

whether building experience because of it
and a Beaver Builder you have on all these

tabs here with different settings it is kind
of easy to understand what these settings

mean when you look at Divi and you you do
this you got settings that sometimes are not

as intuitive to a do-it-yourselfer or a non-developer
so that’s one of your main difference is when

you compare Beaver Builder to Divi the theme
options are allotted to be the same like the

fonts you use in the menu styles and all that
a lot of those are to be pretty much the same

little bit and Divi defense you know you have
the front-end page billing experience yet

this kind about a quasi-page fronted page
builder let me show you what I mean so Sam

working on the section here I can go ahead
and click right here and I conclude this little

I and it’s good to show me it’s good to generate
a preview of what this row looks like see

right there at generating a preview of what
it looks on a desktop or mobile or whatever

it’s generating this nice preview for me also
if I’m working on this little text box right

here even though I I’m I’m sending it all
off I have no idea what it looks like I can

click on this little I it is good to generate
a preview so I mean it’s not quite the front

and page builder experience of Beaver Builder
but you do get some of it at least some of

that feel now I do want to preface this is
to be 2.7 and Divi or elegant themes the maker

of this theme Divi has already said that version
3.0 of the Divi builder is going to be a complete

front end page building experience so that’s
important to me to mention okay so let me

get out of here now here’s the thing that
people complain about with Divi you can’t

really see what Divi’s doing behind-the-scenes
acacias doing what it does but if you were

to ever stop using the Divi page builder your
content and how pretty it was and how looked

out it’s not to look like that is starting
to resemble that even in the slightest if

you were to stop using Divi, like once you’re
in your in Beaver Builder if you were to stop

using Beaver Builder you would still have
all your text and some of the layout the formatting

as you can reformat it however I never really
saw that is a big deal because most websites

might be 5 to 10 pages of content if you’re
switching to a new theme or new framework

or knew anything you have to redo all that
stuff anyway so I don’t really see that as

a big problem so that’s one of the biggest
differences between the two different themes

and of the page building experience now one
thing that Divi has that Beaver Builder does

have and this is a big win for Divi is they
recently added a split testing option feature

set into the builder into me in my mind I
don’t expect to ever see this built into Beaver

Builder but in my mind it’s actually pretty
huge huge huge huge feature and what what

this does is it allows you to implement something
called CRO conversion rate optimization and

that’s the process of when song comes your
website your split testing different colors

in different text combinations different layout
you’re just you’re able to split test to see

which lay which options are which configuration
is going to get you to your visitors to take

the outlet to the desired action and outcome
that you want so basically if you want someone

to buy something you can try so many different
things to see what’s can get them to click

on the buy button and actually buy is it the
color of the button is at the headline what

is it best to leave them to take the action
that you want in the reality is you mean anyone

building a website we have no clue what’s
can get someone to take the action that we

want we might think hey let me say this is
the greatest company on earth you need this

service and that’s can get someone to take
the action you want but the reality is you

have no clue what you need to say to someone
in order to get the action you want that’s

why you need to be able to test it and when
you look at where we are with the Internet

and websites of web development really in
the infancy of it every couple of years the

technology gets more and more advanced every
couple years there’s more and more off-line

businesses getting online and so you want
to have the best tools available to you and

this split testing engine I think is really
a game changer in my mind and it might be

more important and more valuable to you then
an easier front page building experience so

you can do the most amazing thing so say this
is a spot right here I wanted to split test

that all you would have to do is scroll to
the very top click on this little icon here

with the three lines it’s the settings and
we get this little pop up here in we can click

right here to enable split testing and we
start getting all these different options

to invent enable this a split testing on the
theme once I click this proceed button I need

to selected the element of this page that
I want to split tests are click on proceed

and let’s just say I want to split test this
little bit of text right here so click on

it right there and now it’s telling me to
go ahead and set a goal so what are we going

to measure this against to see if it’s a successful
test are not so you go ahead and click on

okay and say the goal is this call to action
and this called action is saying click on

this button to view the portfolio so we can
soon so essentially this test is goodness

were in a split test this headline to see
if what the headline says can get someone

to view your more people to view your preferably
also go ahead and click here and this is going

to be the other goal some click on okay and
what it is it created a second variation and

so we got variation one and we got variation
to an you can have more variations if you

want and so what is going to do is now I can
go and change the text in variation to some

set of our latest work we can say our very
best work or something like that and what

can happen is as people visit your site the
randomly going to be chosen as shown this

variation and then there be randomly shown
this variation and it’s going to track based

upon the variation only people that saw variation
one clicked on the see portfolio button how

many people that’s all variation to collect
on the see portfolio button in which one is

the winner and then you can automatically
only use the winner and and your test and

you can split test colors of buttons you can
you can split test anything that you want

and I really think that this is such a game
changer because what can happen is conversion

rate and optimization of your website is can
end up being everything I as time moves a

foreword in all sales start to migrate onto
being web-based is so you can’t diminish the

value of a split testing engine built into
your word press theme and so that is a another

big difference in this is a Divi winner all
the way and you can I’m not really given this

feature justice you can go ahead and head
over to elegant themes blog where they talk

about this feature called Divi leads now there’s
another thing that might get some difference

to both of them Beaver Builder and to be there
different in and we we need to look at code

quality and page load speeds and stuff like
that and I don’t have any tests in front of

me but I write a lot of tests and Beaver Builder
is going to give you faster page load times

which is an important aspect for CRO and that’s
Google taking your website in showing it hi

on their search engine rankings based upon
page load speed now I will say though I don’t

know how relevant page load speed is because
you’re going to have to use something called

caching on both side sites so your nephews
cashing on your Divi site or your Beaver Builder

site and we might be only talking like a fraction
of a second so I’ll be a fraction of a second

makes that much of a difference in ashes the
personal opinion and I’m sure a lot of people

may agree or disagree with me but I don’t
really think that the page loads be differences

that big of a deal so anywhere as these are
my three big differences between Beaver Builder

into the and if I was asked that answer the
question should you use this one or that one

my answers could be it depends if you want
a more intuitive faster enjoyable website

builder building experience and you don’t
mind paying just a little bit more get Beaver

Builder urinate love it okay but if you have
more time on your hands you’re willing to

get a little bit more technical and figure
out how something works in a in a might not

be quite as intuitive but you know that the
front end page brothers coming but if you

have less money to invest and that the AB
split testing Divi leads feature is important

to you go Divi all the way and you’ll get
the front and page builder eventually and

66 or nine months probably so you’ll you’ll
eventually get that so I really can’t answer

the question for you I know for me I building
an agency website right now I’m using day

before that however when I’m in Beaver Builder
I just enjoy the experience a whole lot more

so we’ll see what happens when the becomes
out the front and page builder that will be

a good time to reevaluate this video but the
answer is its depends now if you want Divi

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  1. I usually use BB and Ultimate Addon for Beaver Builder, in this last week I used Divi 3.0 for a new web site, is a good tool, has some little bugs, but it is very easy and has a lot of options more than Beaver Builder. These are my two cents.
    PS: A last word, Divi 3.0 work with ipad pro, it is not necessary drag and drops , from right side bar, but simply you can mark(click) on plus + sign.

    1. Hey thanks for adding your take and also letting us know about how Divi 3 actually works on an iPad. Wow, didn’t know that one.

  2. Great video – I just purchased Divi yesterday, but maybe I better check out Beaver before my 30-day guarantee is over!

    What is the link/name to your private Facebook group? The link in the video doesn’t work, and I couldn’t find a link in your show notes. Thanks!

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