Beaver Builder Vs Divi 2019

by Adam @ WPCrafter   |   Last Updated: June 30, 2019
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.
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.
Current Pricing: Free to $99
Current Pricing: $89 – $249

Because of the content lock-in and issues with Divi updates, it's really hard to recommend Divi if rock-solid reliability is important to you. Now if you want to use an innovative page builder for design, that keeps pushing the envelope, then Divi is the best choice here. Beaver Builder is the most reliable page builder available, if you make websites for clients, you don't have to worry when an update is released, but if you want a pretty website you will need custom CSS or an add-on package. As far as cost goes, you can't come close to Divi's lifetime pricing. So for me, I am going to give Beaver Builder the edge here, but I will say that the lifetime pricing option with Divi is very enticing.

Beaver Builder Pros

  • 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

Divi Pros

  • Front End Page Builder
  • Hundreds Of Templates
  • Inline Text Editing
  • Theme Lacks Many Modern Features
  • Responsive Editing
  • Global Elements
  • 40+ Elements

Beaver Builder Cons

  • Developement "Feels" Slow Compared To Other Builders
  • Theme Builder Costs Extra
  • Lacks Form Builder
  • May Need To Purchase An 3rd Party Addon For Extra Features

Divi Cons

  • Lacks Theme Building
  • Lacks Custom Header / Footers
  • Lacks Popup Builder
  • Many Innovative Features
  • Shortcodes When You Deactivate
  • So Many Options, Almost Too Many
  • Very Glitchy With Longer Pages

Ease Of Use

10.00/10
Incredibly easy to use and lightning fast, you won’t find yourself needing to read a manual on how to use it.

Ease Of Use

7.00/10
While some aspects of using Divi Builder are easy, overall there are too many options crammed in that it can become overwhelming quickly.

Price / Value

8.5/10
While still an incredible value for a reliable and modern page builder, there are other tools that are lower in cost.

Price / Value

10.0/10
Divi is an incredible value, especially when you consider that you can still purchase a lifetime license and use it on unlimited websites.

Support

10.00/10
My support experiences have always been top notch, fast, and personal without me having to explain everything. They just get it.

Support

8.50/10
With many support channels, for most issues, Divi will have you covered. However, I find that the support lacks a personal touch.

8 thoughts on “Beaver Builder Vs Divi”

  1. A

    I am a big supporter of Beaver Builder and Themer, but with the release of Divi Theme Builder I think the gap is closing. I love the community around Divi, and the company content that they push out on a near fanatical basis. What are your thoughts?

    Also, what are you judging support based on?

    1. It is looking really good. I question how long it will take Divi to release it though. Seem like it would be 6 – 9 months to build and they just started.

      The support rating is based on experience, mine and many others.

    1. Legacy code is when you can’t remove or optimize a part of your code because it will break old sites so it has to stay for backwards compatibility. Its referred to as tech debt. It’s a big problem.

  2. Thanks for the concise comparisons … I’ve been researching WP editors this weekend, and yours was the first one that got to the point within 15 minutes.

    1. Thank you, Bill. Yea these comparisons are new for me, and it just made sense for me to break it on down right away. As you can see, I am not afraid to take a side, have a position.

      1. Hi Adam: thanks for the review. Is it common to have page load time comparisons, or is that hard to do? I have a concern about mobile-first, speed objectives?

        1. There are a bunch out there, but the general consensus for all the comparisons in regard to page load time is that they are all pretty much the same. The slight differences are so minor.

          Regarding mobile firs, Elementor is the best in that regard. Then I would rank Divi second (but it has some legacy code issues), and Beaver Builder 3rd (but they are making improvements)

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