Beaver Builder Vs Divi Comparison 2018

Updated: September 3, 2018
Filed Under:

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.

headshot-main
beaver-builder-logo
divi-3-logo
beaver-builder-page-builder-website

Cost: Free to $99 /per year

OVERALL RATING

0%

divi-page-builder-website

Cost: $89

OVERALL RATING

0%

Beaver Builder Overview

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 has led to it being used on over 600K websites.

Divi 3 Overview

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.

Beaver Builder Key Features

  • Front End Page Builder
  • Full Template Library
  • Works With Any Theme

Divi 3 Key Features

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

Beaver Builder Things To Consider

Beaver Builder is fantastic, in fact, it is the page builder that I am using on this website. There are some weaknesses with Beaver Builder when it comes to having modern design features. It doesn't have box shadow, hover effects, gradients, and the list goes on and on.

Luckily this gap has been filled with 3rd party add-ons, but I would prefer if they were part of the core page builder. This is why I also use Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder.

Divi 3 Things To Consider

When people say Divi, many times they don't realize they are referring to 2 separate things. The Divi Theme & the Divi Builder. While you would only use the Divi Theme with the Divi Builder, you certainly can use the Divi Builder with any WordPress theme.

First, the Divi Theme is nice, but I find it basic. If I was to build a website using the Divi Builder, I would use a more modern theme.

The Divi Builder is the most advanced page builder that I have ever used for WordPress. It has more options, more flexibility then all the others combined. In practical usage, I think its completely overkill and overwhelming at first, in a bad way. I think they want to accommodate their users and in this have given too many options versus making some decisions for their users. So just be prepared.

Divi Builder is a shortcode based builder. Most people already know this, I don't like it, but you will have to decide for yourself whether that is a big deal or not. My issue with it is Elegant Themes could easily solve the problem, but they haven't.

As far as templates go, there are a TON of them, again more then all the other page builders combined. They keep making them because they sell, but I don't find them that practical or useful. Sure they are beautiful, but they are more for learning purposes versus practical usage.

Right now, you can't build custom headers or footers with Divi. You can't build custom archive pages or page templates. Divi has said that is coming and I am pretty sure they are motivated to deliver. Just know its not there now.

Beaver Builder Coupon / Discount

There are currently no active Beaver Builder Coupon or Beaver Builder Discounts available. However, if you do purchase Beaver Builder through the link on this website, I will give you access to Beaver Builder Essentials, my premium training course which normally sells for $199.

Divi 3 Coupon / Discount

The link above will apply a 10% discount on purchasing Divi. No Divi coupon necessary.

Beaver Builder Review Summary

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.

Divi 3 Review Summary

I can see why people buy Divi. It has a lot going for it. While it is not my personal choice of page builders, it's undeniable that it's the most advanced.

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.

Other Beaver Builder Comparisons

Beaver Builder Vs Elementor

Beaver Builder and Elementor are my personal 2 favorite page builders available today. In fact, I am using both on …

Beaver Builder Vs ElementorRead More »

Beaver Builder Vs Divi

Because of the content lock-in and issues with Divi updates, it’s really hard to recommend Divi if rock-solid reliability is …

Beaver Builder Vs DiviRead More »

Beaver Builder Vs Thrive Architect

With the current release of Thrive Architect, this is now a very close competition. If I were building websites for …

Beaver Builder Vs Thrive ArchitectRead More »

Other Divi 3 Comparisons

Avada Vs Divi

The 2 most popular WordPress Themes, in terms of sales. First, if cost is a concern, then Divi may be …

Avada Vs DiviRead More »

Beaver Builder Vs Divi

Because of the content lock-in and issues with Divi updates, it’s really hard to recommend Divi if rock-solid reliability is …

Beaver Builder Vs DiviRead More »

Divi Vs X Theme

Both Divi and X Theme are WordPress themes that are deeply integrated with a page builder. Of course, Divi is using …

Divi Vs X ThemeRead More »

Divi Vs Thrive Architect

Here are 2 different page builders for WordPress that fill 2 different needs. Thrive Architect is ideal for creating single …

Divi Vs Thrive ArchitectRead More »

Divi Vs Elementor

The past 12 months have brought Divi and Elementor Pro very close in features. Both products have been extremely aggressive …

Divi Vs ElementorRead More »

EASE OF USE

0%

EASE OF USE

0%

VALUE

0%

VALUE

0%

RELIABILITY

0%

RELIABILITY

0%

SUPPORT

0%

SUPPORT

0%

Review Transparency & Ethics
These reviews & comparisons are my opinions based on my usage and testing. Although I have been solicited for paid reviews, I want to make it clear that I have always declined! I have never been paid to write or record any reviews, EVER! For more information on my review process, visit my Transparency Report linked above.

  • Andrew says:

    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?

    • 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.

  • Dave says:

    Hi

    Thanks for all this awesome information Adam

    Can you please explain the legacy code issues with Divi?

    Cheers

    • 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.

  • Bill Hargin says:

    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.

    • 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.

      • Ed Q says:

        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?

        • 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)

  • >