Designing your website does not have to cost you thousands of rands to do. There are ways, it just takes time and some consistency.
Options are to use either a DIY Sitebuilder – https://www.hostking.co.za/sitebuilder
or as this post will discuss and point out is the WordPress Sitebuilders
Luckily times using WordPress and designing your website with it has actually become easier. There is just one thing you need to do when starting – Dont give up!.
It takes time and patience but the end result is a very great website that is easily configurable and can grow as your website grows.
Today 1000s of WordPress plugins and many sitebuilders exist and choosing between all of them can be hard and tough. If you’re here to build your very first WordPress website with a drag and drop page builder, then you’re in the right place. Below you’ll learn all about WordPress website builders and how you can use them to build your very first website.
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What is WordPress?
WordPress is a CMS, or content management system. It was originally built as a blogging system, but it has since become the worlds most used full-fledged website builder.
So lets begin and list the sitebuilders to be used with WordPress
Elementor is both a free and premium WordPress plugin. For a lot of users, the free version will be more than enough to build a custom website.
The free version is a pretty powerful page builder. Plus, it’s incredibly fast, even being packed with features, all of the changes are reflected instantly.
You can add a lot of cool effects to your site with this plugin, like animations, shapes, moving backgrounds, and more. Just choose any widget you’d like from the sidebar and drop it into the page you’re building. There are over 25 different widgets to choose from.
You’ll also find a library of page templates you can choose from to give your site-building experience a head start.
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2. WP Page Builder
WP Page Builder is a free page builder plugin that’s been on the market for only two years, making it one of the newest plugins on the list. The design of this plugin is very simple, which makes it very easy to use.
It’s equipped with a variety of pre-built elements, page sections, and complete layouts. These make it easy to create a brand new page of your site in a few minutes.
Like other plugins it’s a live editor, so you can see your changes in real-time. Plus, it has drag and drop functionality, so you can quickly move any site element around the page.
Overall, it’s packed with advanced features all at an affordable price.
3. Visual Composer
Visual Composer is a WordPress page builder that’s built for beginners to experts alike.
It’s packed to the brim with different design elements and features. For example, you’ll find over 50 different content elements and 100 different layouts. Plus, you’ll find over 200 different third-party add-ons. Whatever kind of content element or customization you want to make to your site, you’ll be able to do it with this plugin.
The design process is a bit different with this plugin, as you have both a frontend and backend visual editor. The frontend editor lets you see changes that you make to the design of your site, while the backend editor is a grid-based system that affects the layout of your site.
When you design a site with this tool you can enable a similar layout to the layers feature in Photoshop, which allows you to easily move between different elements.
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Should I Use a WordPress Page Builder Plugin?
Using a WordPress Page Builder is best for beginners. Experienced users may also use them however some advanced users that have been using the basic wordpress editor may find that more comfortable aswell.
We recommend to use any of the above WordPress Page Builders as it makes it easier to design, manage and update your WordPress blog or website. Also it makes certain that you do not have to pay thousands of rands for assistance from a developer or wordpress designer.
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