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Gutenberg vs UX-Builder Comparison [2022] 💥

Gutenberg vs UX-Builder


GUTENBERG vs UX-BUILDER


Today we are going to compare Gutenberg vs UX-Builder for [2022]. There are quite a few differences between these 2 page builders. We show the latest upgrades and future of both page builders. Gutenberg comes standard with Wordpress and does not have a pro version, UX-Builder basically comes for free with the Flatsome Theme which costs $ 60.



GUTENBERG REVIEW (Gutenberg vs UX-Builder)

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 [2022] we look at whether more people are not happy with this and what the future holds.


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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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UX-BUILDER (Gutenberg vs UX-Builder)

UX-Builder review


The UX-Builder is an astonishingly good page builder that you may not know about yet. The page builder is not sold separately as a plugin, at least not yet and is therefore only known to those who know the Flatsome Theme. This high-scoring theme is sold through the infamous Themeforest marketplace. You can read my review for the Flatsome Theme here.

UX-BUILDER PAGEBUILDER REVIEW

The UX builder is a responsive front-end page builder, which means that you can work directly on the page, and that for all devices, so mobile, tablet and desktop. Similar page builders are the best out there like Divi, Elementor, Brizy and Beaverbuilder. To work with this kind of page builders absolutely no real web designer skills are needed, they are suitable for everyone. There are of course minor differences between these page builders, so getting used to a new page builder is definitely a process that you have to go through.

UX-BUILDER VIDEO

The builders of the theme have about 15 different videos available to quickly get acquainted with this product and as support for its users. You can click the blue button with "Preview Item" here on the page to view all find these videos quickly. I will present the most important of these below.



UX-BUILDER REVIEW: ELEMENTS

Themes often advertise about the many elements contained in them, in reality these elements (also called widgets) belong to the page builder. The UX-Builder has about 45 elements in total, a nice number. This includes call-to-action buttons, headings, video, image, sliders, team, counters, and so on. There are page builders with an even greater number of elements, but 45 is already quite a lot. The UX-Builder does not have what is the case with a page builder like Elementor that there are many third parties are those extra elements for sale for sale.


UX-builder Review: Elements


UX-BUILDER: GRIDS (DRAG & DROP)

The UX-Builder offers many special features such as the drag and drop grid builder. Your photo grids can be built very quickly in this way, much faster than before. There are also many options such as zoom as shown below.


UX-builder: Grids (drag & drop)


UX-BUILDER: BANNERS/SLIDERS

The same goes for the slider and banner building system built into the UX-Builder. It all works beautifully, in no time you have put together beautiful sliders. This feature also works with drag & drop.


UX-builder: Banners/Sliders


UX-BUILDER SHORTCODES

Although people don't notice this too much, the UX-Builder is built on shortcodes. This makes the editor very fast to work with. An example of what the code looks like is shown below. Of course, it is difficult to switch to another editor since they do not understand the shortcodes produced by Flatsome. However, this applies to most page builders.


UX-builder Shortcodes


UX-BUILDER AND FLATSOME

Of course, as stated before, you get the UX-Builder in the Flatsome Theme. Week after week, this theme takes second place on Themeforest for best-selling themes. So we are dealing here with the combination of a good page builder with a very good theme. There are of course many more advantages to this theme, such as a huge library with demo sections and websites, mega menus and of course not to forget that the theme loads quickly and is perfect for building webshops with Woocommerce. You can read more about the Flatsome Theme here.


UX-builder Speed


UX-BUILDER REVIEW PRICING

A bit of a disadvantage of the theme is that it is not sold via their own website, where they could in principle give big discounts like many other themes do. It is sold through the Themeforest marketplace. The take a lot of money for the mediation which is not really fair and oblige the themes to require a separate expensive license for every website of yours on which you would like to use the theme. This quickly becomes quite expensive.

UX-BUILDER REVIEW CONCLUSION

The UX-Builder is a very good page builder that with some extra work could possibly be sold as a plugin such as Brizy, not the best but certainly good to mention. The number of elements it contains is quite high and the code in which it is written is good and fast. If you want to work with the UX-Builder, you must purchase the Flatsome Theme.

ADVICE REGARDING GUTENBERG VS UX-BUILDER

Thanks for reading this Gutenberg vs UX-Builder review. What these page builders have in common is that they both come for free, one in Wordpress itself and the other in a premium theme. You have already read that I am very unhappy about Gutenberg, and if I had to choose 1 of these page builders, I strongly prefer the UX-Builder. Of course there are much better pagebuilders.





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