Beaver Builder Vs Thrive Architect 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.
Thrive Architect is a WordPress page builder from Thrive Themes. It’s their next generation page builder that replaces Thrive Content Builder. It is ideal for any website build, but also really shines for marketers because of its marketing focus.
Current Pricing: Free to $99
Current Pricing: $67

With the current release of Thrive Architect, this is now a very close competition. If I were building websites for clients, I would go for Beaver Builder because it is very reliable will won't cause you any headaches down the line. Also, Beaver Builder is a real page builder with full website builds in mind. One feature that I find invaluable is the ability to have global modules, columns, and rows, something that is not possible with thrive Architect. But if I was making just a few websites for myself, you can't beat the value you get from Thrive Architect. It is priced better, and it has almost every feature you could want, except for global saved elements. Also, Thrive Architect has excellent marketing focused elements. Keep in mind that to use any of the templates in Thrive Architect, it will remove your themes header and footer on those pages.

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

Thrive Architect Pros

  • Over 100 Page Templates
  • Best Mobile Options
  • Included Popup Engine
  • Advanced Marketing Features
  • Gradient Backgrounds
  • Works With Any Theme

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

Thrive Architect Cons

Being that Thrive Architect is an upgrade to Thrive Content Builder, there have been some upgrade issues that people have experienced. So right now I really don't recommend upgrading from Thrive Content Builder.While many developer hours went into Thrive Architect, there are still some things that are a bit overly complicated where there are settings panels on top of setting panels.Also, Thrive Architect is lacking global save sections which is a huge time saver when building full websites.

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

10/10

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

10/10

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

10/10

20 thoughts on “Beaver Builder Vs Thrive Architect”

  1. Hi my web site is just for info and a presence and i want to up grade from bakery builder as i dont want to learn any more programs and just want something that is easy to use WYSISWYG
    Thinking Beaver over Thrive photosinabooth.com.au is the site i want to add it to
    What do you think ?

  2. Thrive Architect is without a doubt the best option for marketing or sales purposes. However it does hurt your SEO.

    Use Thrive Architect on a subdomain with landing and/or sales pages, but do not use Thrive on pages you want to rank.

    For good ranking Genesis is a very good option. Less flexibility, but good clean code. Beaver or Elementor can be useful to bring the required flexibility as they don’t hurt SEO like Thrive Architect does.

  3. Hi,
    just my 2 cents 🙂
    1/ Thrive Architect already has GLOBAL ELEMENTS – they call it SYMBOLS.
    2/ You can load landing page template and copy its HTML (directly from TA). Then insert it into normal SANDWICH page/post and you will get full landing page template, but with header and footer. It is quite easy to do…

  4. Which of the site/page builders do you recommend for non-techies who just want to get their own web presence up in a solid way, that is quick, efficient and again solid in its appearance?

  5. I am just getting started and this may be a dumb question but would you be able to use both page builders (Thrive Architect and Beaver Builder) on one WordPress site?

      1. I’m planning to do the same, but I’m wondering if having both will not confuse my client, since the primary choice for pages and other post types would be Beaver Builder/Themer. I’d use Thrive Architect only for styling options of other Thrive plugins. Or is Thrive Architect not required for other Thrive plugins to work?

      2. OK, I contacted the source, Thrive Themes support, and found out that Thrive Architect isn’t required for their other plugins to run.

  6. Hi,
    The prices for both plugins are for unlimited time or we have to pay it every year in order to keep our content?
    Thanks

    1. Thrive Architect is lifetime updates and 1 year of support. Beaver Builder is 1 year of updates and support, so after a year it will still work perfectly, you just won’t have access to updates.

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