As the WordPress slowing turning into a proper full-fledged content management system to create all sorts of website, developers started looking for quick and easy solution to display various types of content on individual page. A need was started developing to have different pages on site with different layouts, column styles, sliders, call to action elements & use of variety of widgetised areas. To satisfy needs, page builder solution comes as plugin for WordPress sites. Many plugins developers by community as premium solution but some of developers come up with top quality page builder solution for free. And they got really good response from developers. We will be discussing 3 free page builder WordPress plugins which cover many aspects to create a perfect individual pages. One only want some help for how to use each of the theme. More importantly developers of these plugins created keeping responsive layout in mind. These days, most of the WordPress sites are coming out as responsive. It is great advantage to have device friendly layout built using page builder plugins. Lets talk about each plugin in this post.
Page Builder by SiteOrigin
Features: Simple drag & drop, works with any theme, use all widgets, responsive, no coding required, history browser, live editing, flexible row-widget styles.
This plugin is most favorite among all free available page builder plugins on WordPress plugin directory. It has over 400,000 installs & 1,525,688 downloads & have active support by SiteOrigin community forum. Additionally this plugin is well documented on developer website to quickly initiate usage of plugin to build pages.
Interesting features this plugin has: History View, Live Editor.
We can undo changes to past element design using history view.
With live editor enables developers to update content on real time basis.
Row builder allows to add 8 columns with flexible width using drag option.
Aqua Page Builder
Features: Drag & Drop Interface, integrates with WordPress dashboard, import/export compatible with WordPress, reusable templates
This is second best page builder plugin with bit less number of feature if you compare this plugin with Page builder by SiteOrigin. This plugin is based on creating templates on another settings page. Plugin settings page is similar to WordPress native menus tool. You can create unlimited number of templates for your pages & posts. You have to edit templates on settings page which may affect other pages. Plugin is downloaded more than 99, 767 times by developers. Developers are actively adding more features to enhance pages made this plugin.
Page Builder by WooRockets.com
Features: Fully responsive, drag & drop elements, advanced & convenient page elements, widget support, easy to customize, live preview
This is superb free plugin to build highly responsive pages & posts with various types of elements. This plugin still has 42,093 downloads & 8000+ installs but it has all features to compete with current favorite Page Builder by SiteOrigin. It has all elements to add into page which equals premium plugin Visual Composer by WPBakery. Elements like Accordion, carousel, pricing table, progress bar, promotion box, tabs, testimonials, google maps, Alert, QR code, etc adds more option to pages.
MiniMax – Page Layout Builder
Features: Drag & drop builder, layout builder, compatible with any theme, no coding required, import/export layout, squeez pages, responsive.
This is free plugin with limited number of page elements to use. You can use WordPress native widgets with Minimax added Accordion, tabs, rich text, sub pages. It has 9000+ installs along with 122, 965 downloads. This plugin limits itself by giving up very less page elements. But one can still use it wisely along with WordPress widgets.
I personally recommend to use either Page Builder by SiteOrigin or you can consider to use Page Builder by WooRockets.com besides having less downloads & installs.