Everyone loves page builders because they allow designing great-looking sites quickly and easily. And when building a multilingual site, you need to make sure that you can translate everything in your page builder’s design. In this article, we compare the most popular page builders and review their compatibility with WPML.
What to look for in a WordPress page builder
Our comparison covers these topics:
- Interface: How convenient it is to use the page builder.
- Design blocks: How rich is the builder’s set of design elements.
- Compatibility: How compatible is the page builder with WPML and other popular plugins.
Divi prefers to consider itself a theme builder, rather than a page builder. This is a good way to think about it. Its extensive options let you design and edit every aspect of your WordPress site. Headers, footers, category pages, 404s and more.
You can edit your theme from the front-end using the live editor. More than 40 different modules are available including sliders, testimonials, portfolios, profiles and more.
It’s compatible with WPML, which makes it a great choice when you need a solid multilingual option. There are modules that easily integrate WooCommerce if you’re looking to build an online store.
Divi comes with its own customizable theme, and you can use the page builder as a standalone plugin. This gives it a lot of flexibility for creating all kinds of WordPress websites without needing any coding skills.
- Drag-and-drop visual editor
- Responsive editing
- Version history for edits
The Avada WordPress theme is a design powerhouse. If you’re looking for advanced customization options and the ability to build your website without coding knowledge, Avada is the option for you to consider. Avada’s visual design editor makes designing without a developer more accessible, and their theme builder enables you to create fully customized layouts in an intuitive interface.
You can choose to customize the Footer, single posts, Portfolio posts, archives, search results, and more. With the power of custom Layouts, Layout Sections, Conditional Logic, Layout Section Elements, and Avada’s massive range of Design Elements, the sky is the limit. Showcase your brand with confidence.
It’s worth noting that Avada has held the top spot as ThemeForest’s number one selling theme for over seven years. And, Avada is compatible with WPML, offers WooCommerce design integration, and includes an array of high value bundled plugins.
- Visual front end design editor
- An Advanced Options Network
- World-class support
A favorite among designers, Elementor offers absolute control. You can style every part of your site, including fonts, colors, backgrounds, and dividers. A unique addition to its layout designer are forms. You can build forms visually just like any other element, right from the front-end.
You can also create popups which combined with its landing page options is great for marketers. It works without any coding but was still built with developers in mind. So if you want to modify it further, the code is accessible. Elementor is backed up by a great support system and community.
You can use one of the many templates available and tweak from there. Fast, efficient, WPML-ready and very customizable. It’s easy to see why Elementor is the choice for a lot of serious website builders.
- Superfast performance
- A great choice for designers
- Thriving community
Built around a live drag-and-drop interface, Beaver Builder is fast, clean and makes page building feel like a pleasure. You can style every part of your site including fonts, colors, backgrounds, and dividers.
You can display or hide modules depending on the device, which is excellent when optimizing responsive designs.
There are loads of templates available to kickstart your design, which makes it a good choice for agencies. Unlimited site licenses and great support are other reasons agencies love Beaver Builder.
Beaver Builder has full WPML compatibility, and a passionate community supporting it. The ease of use makes it a strong contender for beginners and experts alike.
- Loads of page templates
- Intuitive column-based layouts
- Works with any theme
WPBakery Page Builder
It’s possible you’ve seen WPBakery Page Builder without realizing it. It’s often bundled with premium themes. WPBakery Page Builder has great WPML compatibility as those themes may need a multilingual function.
Front and back-end editing are available, and there’s a wizard to get you started quickly. You can duplicate any row, column or element for fast page building. Or you can choose from many free and premium templates and content elements.
WooCommerce is well-supported with a large library of modules. The library includes a lot of social media modules too, which is great for e-commerce sites.
- Clean interface
- Mobile editor
- Plenty of templates and modules
Toolset not only allows you to design sites visually but lets you build dynamic and content-driven sites. Create custom post types and fields, load them from the database and display with your design, all visually, without any programming.
If you want a multilingual WordPress website, Toolset is an obvious choice. It’s from the same company as WPML, so compatibility is rock solid. Lots of page builders are now WPML-ready, but Toolset had it from day one.
Toolset is great for custom listing and directory sites with your own functionality and beautiful designs.
- Build dynamic sites
- Design queries, templates, and archives
- Google and Azure Maps integration
- Create custom post types, fields and taxonomy
- Access control
SiteOrigin Page Builder
There aren’t many fully-featured page builders for WordPress that are free, but SiteOrigin is one of them. There is a premium version that adds more modules, but the free version is a full, working platform.
A clean and intuitive interface makes it easy for beginners to design their own WordPress websites that are WPML-ready.
You build your layout in rows, and then divide these into columns. SiteOrigin Page Builder offers a large library of content modules and widgets that you can use to design your pages. You can fully customize each cell within the rows in terms of background, padding, fonts, and so on.
Despite being free and excellent for beginners, SiteOrigin can contend with premium plugins.
- Works with existing themes and widgets
- Drag-and-drop interface
- Fully-featured free version
Are you using any page builder on your multilingual site?
Tell us which of these page builders is your favorite in the comments, or if there are any others you’d like to be WPML-ready.