There are a number of really good page builders out there. Depending on who you listen to and learn from, the answer could change as quickly as the wind. The MAIN fact of the matter is this: If you are a beginner, there’s a learning curve regardless of which one you choose. It took me what seems like the LONGEST TIME just trying to figure out the difference between Margins and Padding.
You can spend hours, if not days or weeks researching the BEST of ANYTHING. If time is on your side, definitely do so. That’s what I did in my “spare” time (if you want to call it that).
There are people who swear by Beaver Builder, Divi, Brizy, Thrive, Elementor and even Gutenberg (the built-in page builder by WordPress).
If you’re like me, you can get buried quickly in the details and start splitting proverbial hairs down the rabbit hole. Wow! I just completely mixed up a few metaphors, but it’s true. It’s very easy to get buried under the minutia of a lot of details.
If you are able to use Gutenberg like no other and make your pages look exactly the way you want, DO THAT. If you see certain functions that are appealing within other page builders, do that.
Not to completely belabor the point, but the best thing for you to do is to GET STARTED. If you’re going to be following my lead, one of the most cost-effective and reliable front-end drag and drop page builders in the game is Elementor.
It comes with a lot of elements you can use that is very competitive when compared to the others. Even if you want to purchase the paid version (Elementor Pro) it comes with EVEN MORE elements that you can use.
As of the time of the writing of this, I’m not yet an affiliate of Elementor Pro, so I have very little to gain by recommending this, except if you have questions for me regarding how to perform certain functions, I’ll much more likely and quickly be able to show you on Elementor.
This is pretty much how I chose Elementor; most of the tutorials I watched taught using Elementor. This way, I knew there were a lot of resources online showing how to do whatever it was I was trying to do.
As of today, I’ve not tried any of the others, so I’m at sort of a loss when trying to compare it to anything else. I’m just being honest with you. I’m sure there are other REALLY good page builders that may be better than the free version of Elementor. I’d be surprised if these other Page Builders would be much better than Elementor Pro, though.
So, whether you try out Elementor or try another Page Builder with which you think you can get the desired effect, learn more about it and then do the things you learned.
Being able to build a website is almost like a super power when you start to get the hang of it. I can remember waking up in the middle of the night when it hit me how many options there are and the different ways I can use my websites to make a real difference for myself and others.
If I could lend one piece of advice, though, that would be to not be afraid of making mistakes and get started. I know that sounds like two things, but they can be connected at the hip. Regardless, let me know which ones you like and why.