Can you use two WordPress page builders on one site?

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QuestionsCan you use two WordPress page builders on one site?
asked 2 years ago

Is it possible to use two page builders at the same time on one site? For example, say I do most of my work with Elementor but another page builder has an option not in Elementor that I really want to use.

10 Answers
Adam @ WPCrafter Staff answered 2 years ago

Oh yes, you can. I use Beaver Builder & Elementor on this website. You just can't use both on the same page / post.

answered 12 months ago

Hi Adam…

I have built a website with Page Builder by Site Origin but I have started using Elementor on a new blog and really like it!

Is it possible to install Elementor on my Site Origin Site with no conflicts?

Sam Crowe
answered 12 months ago

Sort of on topic and potentially useful for others: I have used Beaver Builder on an Avada site and disabled the Fusion builder. UNfortunately there is a message in the admin telling me that Fusion builder must be enabled. What is the most graceful way to kill an unwanted message in the admin panel like that one?

Naman Modi
answered 12 months ago

Hi Tim.

Great to have you here.

Unless absolutely necessary, you don't want two page builders being used on the same website as they will step over each others toes (increased loading times, possible plugin conflictions etc).

The most important question to ask yourself is what you are trying to achieve with a page builder.

Are you doing something that can only be done via Beaver Builder? If so, it is probably better just to use that.

I have used Visual Composer on many pages because it worked with a few other plugins I used, though I may change to something else in the future.

If you are not tied to any particular page builder and just want to make pages more professionally, you should perhaps use Gutenberg as that is going to be part of WordPress.

Be sure to start another thread about website optimisation if you want advice on that

answered 12 months ago

Hello! I have a related question: can you change page builders after a site was already developed?
I'm working on a website that was built using Theme X and its associated page builder, Cornerstone. However, Cornerstone isn't great. Is it possible to switch page builders to Elementor? Will this change/effect the pages already built with Cornerstone? 

marianco answered 12 months ago

Having two page builders is asking for trouble. 
DIVI and Elementor are not compatible with each other and error messages will show up.
As an aside, another rule of thumb is to avoid using more than 20 WordPress Plugins at a time to avoid conflicts and site crashes.

marianco answered 12 months ago

You will have to rebuild the pages already built with Cornerstone.

answered 6 months ago

> As an aside, another rule of thumb is to avoid using more than 20 WordPress Plugins at a time to avoid conflicts and site crashes.

As a wordpress developer, the quantity of plugins on your site doesn't affect your site. It's what resources they use up. You can hypothetically have 100 plugins that's main purpose is to change your site background on each individual page, and it will use up a tiny bit of resources.

Rather than think of the quantity of plugins, think of the ‘technical weight' of each plugin. A better rule of thumb is if the plugin does 100 different things, it's probably resource heavy. (Like Divi, or many social media toolbars)

answered 5 months ago

Is it a good idea to have thrive themes and elementor running on one wordpress site? Not sure why my developer is using elementor for products and the rest is running on thrive.

Adam @ WPCrafter Staff replied 2 months ago

Ideally, you would use one page builder. I bet they are doing that way out of some personal convenience.

answered 4 months ago

so what to do if one wants to change to elementor from wpbakery and not lose the whole layout of countless carefully curated blog posts? D\':

Adam @ WPCrafter Staff replied 2 months ago

You have to recreate each page, one by one, in Elementor. I just went through that here on this website going from Beaver Builder to Elementor.