The Best Free WordPress Page Builders Plugins in 2016

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WordPress page builders purpose is to make the process of designing web pages using WordPress much easier. Most of the page builders utilize the drag&drop feature with WordPress widgets and shortcodes to ease the process of designing the pages. This kind of plugins gives the non-technical WordPress admins a big deal of relief. While there are a top notch and well-established paid page builders such as Visual Composer ($34), or Thrive Content builder ($67), there are high-quality free page builders for WordPress. Here is a list of the best free WordPress page builders out there in the market.

Page Builder Sandwich

Active Installs: 3,000+   Community Rating: ‎★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Downloads: 31,104

Page Builder Sandwich is a live frontend drag and drop page builder. What’s unique about Page Builder Sandwich is that it doesn’t make you go through a lot of popups just to edit a simple thing, just click on your content and start typing. Page Builder Sandwich has a Pro version if you need more features like buttons, carousels and pre-designed sections, these are available along with priority customer support.

Page Builder by MotoPress

Active Installs: 10,000+   Community Rating: ‎★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Downloads: 35,979

Page Builder by MotoPress enhances the standard WordPress editor and enables to build websites visually with more than 30 built-in content elements and predefined layouts and available in 11 languages. The plugin team also offer many paid add-ons and also a Pro version of the plugin with extra features and priority support. The awesome thing about MotoPress page builder is the comprehensive documentation and the built-in actions and filters which allow developers to easily extend the builder to add their own features.

Live Composer

Active Installs: 10,000+   Community Rating: ‎★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Downloads: 82,515

Live Composer is a totally free page builder plugin, the developer states clearly that there are no hidden fees or a Pro version to purchase. He also offers a free one-on-one support on his website. Live Composer is fully compatible with other plugins like Yoast WP SEO or contact form builders. Also, it supports drag-&-drop live front-end editing, and it comes with 40+ content modules for quick and easy page composing, and supports Google Fonts and FontAwesome Icons.

Beaver Builder

Active Installs: 70,000+   Community Rating: ‎★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Downloads: 360,241
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Beaver Builder comes with many features such as Mobile-friendly layouts, several content modules, and semantic markup. There is also a paid version of the plugin where you can get more advanced content modules and many other features. The only disadvantage of the free beaver builder is that the team offers a limited support on wp.org, you have to purchase a license in order to get a premium support.

Page Builder by SiteOrigin

Active Installs: 900,000+   Community Rating: ‎★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Downloads: 4,351,090
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Page Builder by SiteOrigin is the most popular page builder plugin in the wp.org repository with more than 4 million downloads and 900,000+ active installs. Page Builder by SiteOrigin makes it easy to create responsive column based content. It has an intuitive interface that looks just like WordPress itself. It’s easy to learn, so you’ll be building beautiful, responsive content in no time. The most useful advantages of Page Builder by SiteOrigin is live editing, history browser, active development, and available in 17 Languages.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Waseem

Founder and Lead Developer of WPRuby.

5 thoughts on “The Best Free WordPress Page Builders Plugins in 2016

  1. Hi Wassem!

    Shocks we can’t believe Page Builder Sandwich was mentioned as your first pick in this article. Thank you so much! If you have any ideas for its improvement, please just contact us. We really want to make the page-building experience easier without compromising its functionality and limit the user’s creativity.

    All the best!

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