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Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder Pagebuilder [2021]

Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder


GUTENBERG vs BEAVERBUILDER


Today we are going to compare Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder for [2021]. There are quite a few differences between these 2 page builders, but both come with their own themes. We show the latest upgrades and future of both page builders. Gutenberg comes standard with Wordpress and does not have a pro version, Beaverbuilder has a pro and a free version.



GUTENBERG REVIEW (Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder)

Gutenberg Wordpress editor review


When Gutenberg was just out, I was shocked. Where was the Wordpress editor? It is then thought to be an improvement and is trying to work with it. I quickly found out it was the biggest mess possible. What a disappointment. In this Gutenberg Wordpress editor review for [2021] we look at whether more people are not happy with this and what the future holds.

Gutenberg editor Ratings

For starters, on the plugin page itself, let's see what the ratings are for it.


Gutenberg editor review ratings


An average rating of 2 stars. Of the approximately 3000 people who gave a rating, 2100 gave the minimum number of 1 star, if they could have rated 0, they probably would have. On the other hand, there were 600 people that gave a 5 star rating. I had to think how this is possible, but you know the internet as well as I do and it is customary to always give the maximum 5 stars even if you are not so happy to please the builders of something. In this Gutenberg review, we therefore note that the majority of people think it is a rubbish heap, just like me.

Disable Gutenberg

To get rid of the terrible Gutenberg editor, there are several plugins. We take a closer look at 2, the first is "Disable Gutenberg".


Gutenberg editor review ratings


Above, it can be seen that out of the practically 500 people who rated this plugin that has been installed over 5 million times, all but 4 gave it all 5 stars, so glad they got rid of Gutenberg for good.

Classic Wordpress editor

The "Classic Editor" plugin is from Wordpress itself and will be there at least until 2022 as they apparently know for themselves that Gutenberg is no good. Apparently they think they can make something of it in a year or two. The problem will be that practically everyone has hated it by then. Well, millions of people use this plugin and its ratings can be found below.


Wordpress Classic editor ratings


The editor itself

On paper, Gutenberg is a WYSIWIG front-end page builder. When you use the word page builder you probably think of a Divi-like experience but forget it quickly. Gutenberg is very slow (too much Javascript) and works very clumsy. The image below gives an image of what you will be presented in the back-end and front-end, you have to do with that. The only thing that can be considered positive is that when you "paste" a large text with titles and blocks of text, the editor itself divides everything into blocks. I say positive, but some people may prefer to take control of it themselves, so it can be very annoying.


Gutenberg back-end view

Gutenberg back-end editor



Gutenberg front-end view

Gutenberg front-end editor


Gutenberg with certain themes

In combination with good themes like Astra or Generatepress is the worksheet a bit more attractive as shown in the pictures below. Despite that, there is still no comparison with really good editors out there today like Divi, Elementor and Thrive.


Gutenberg + Generatepress

Gutenberg + Generatepress



Gutenberg + Astra

Gutenberg + Astra


Gutenberg guinea pigs

In principle, we as Wordpress users are used to test the Gutenberg editor until after a year or 4 it can finally be used properly. Obviously this is concealed, it is pretended to be a fantastic improvement in Wordpress. Otherwise everyone would immediately disapprove of the editor, which is already the case with the ratings. People are not crazy, of course.

I will not go into all the small details, Gutenberg is completely BETA and should first be tested well for a few years without being in Wordpress. Furthermore, there is a lot missing in the editor, it is confusing, slow and not precise.

My advice regarding Gutenberg

First of all, thank you for reading my Gutenberg editor review to the end. My advice is simple. Do not work with this editor to avoid disappointments and errors. Immediately install one of the 2 plugins discussed above that will make Gutenberg disappear and restore the old familiar Wordpress editor.

If you are willing to incur some cost to work with a good editor, it is best to purchase the Divi Theme, with the Divi Builder (pagebuilder) already in it. This is the cream of the crop in this area and you will not regret it.


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BEAVERBUILDER (Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder)

Beaverbuilder Page Builder Review


In this Beaverbuilder review we take a look at why this page builder is so popular that it is used by more than a million people. From my own experience I already know that Beaverbuilder has one of the nicest and best support departments among page builders. You will be offered a solution for every problem that you might encounter live, by ticket or e-mail at lightning speed.

The Beaverbuilder page builder can be used in any theme, but also offers its own theme as the perfect theme to start with. The video below explains how you can make a good theme choice yourself. The best theme for Beaverbuilder for me is Astra Pro with many ready-made designs for the page builder already in it.


Building Blocks

Just like most page builders, with Beaverbuilder rows and columns are the main building blocks for building your pages. For each row you create, you immediately specify how many columns it should contain. The same also applies to the modules, as with all good page builders you place the modules in the columns.

You have call-to-action buttons, timers, countdowns, photos, videos and all the standard material you are used to for styling your page. Everything goes through the front-end and it's just nice to work with Beaverbuilder, although it is a bit slower than with the Divibuilder for example.

Wonderful features are, for example, having global rows that apply site-wide. If you adjust this, it will change on all pages where you have such a row in use. So you can save your building blocks and reuse them later on other pages.


Beaverbuilder Building Blocks

Premade templates

Apart from the many modules, Beaverbuilder gives the possibility to use 2 different types of ready-made templates, content pages and landing pages. Under the landing pages, you'll find templates for shop pages, landing pages, homepages, newsletter subscription pages, and upcoming pages.

As for the content pages, here you will have access to "About us" pages, Contact pages and Service pages. You can also create your own template and save it of course. You can also style these yourself with the Beaverbuilder Front-End Drag and Drop system.


Beaverbuilder review

Beaverbuilder SEO

Websites made with the Beaverbuilder have good SEO by default and have no CLS and LCP problems according to the standards of Google Core Web Vitals. The pages also have very fast loading times. These are all Google ranking factors that bring a higher turnover through better findability.


Beaverbuilder Google Core Web Vitals

Beaverbuilder Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

Of course Beaverbuilder is 100% responsive, but that's not all. You can adjust the exact settings live in the editor for the display on all these different devices.


Beaverbuilder Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

Beaverbuilder with WooCommerce

With Beaverbuilder you can build pretty cool webshops without any technical knowledge. That said, I mean it can't compete with purpose-built themes like Astra or Ocean-WP. What is of course a top solution, is to combine Beaverbuilder with one of these two themes. It works perfectly with both themes.


Beaverbuilder with WooCommerce

Beaverbuilder pricing

Beaverbuilder is always bought for an unlimited number of sites. The prices are determined by a number of extra features such as access to their theme and white labeling.


Beaverbuilder pricing

Beaverbuilder Whitelabeling

Web design companies often find it cool or useful to present their own logo in the backend instead of the Beaverbuilder logo. Thus, you do not see that you are dealing with Beaverbuilder, but the software seems to have been built by the company itself. Other nice features of the page builder are Google fonts, SEO optimized, header and footer builders, great forum and support.

My advice regarding Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder

First off, thank you for reading my Gutenberg vs Beaverbuilder review to the end. It should be clear that Beaverbuilder is a very good page builder and Gutenberg is simply unsuitable for building websites carefree. There are better pagebuilders than Beaverbuilder but the battle against Gutenberg wins.



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