Site Origin Page Builder. Drag and Drop Page Builder for WordPress
When it’s about free page building plugins, Site Origin Page Builder is one of the most popular plugins and is theme-independent (can be used with any WP theme).
It comes with both front and back-end editor that makes it easier to create responsive layouts. However, there are no custom elements as the plugin only allows using WP widgets.
At least you get over 20 basic widgets after downloading the free widget bundle. Considering that the plugin is available for free and supports 3rd party WP widgets, there isn’t much to complain about plugin’s lack of diversity.
Site Origin Page Builder.
Although you won’t get much in terms of functionalities and features, what differentiates Page Builder from other plugins is the price (free).
If you don’t want to spend money on a page building plugin or want to experiment before investing, this fully functional plugin has a lot to offer. It’s also easy to use and comes with a history tool for undoing/redoing changes.
This may sound insignificant, but it can actually save beginners a lot of time as they can undo changes if anything goes wrong.
Despite its limitations and zero cost, the plugin still manages to offer a lot and allows creating responsive column-based content. The content automatically adapts to mobile devices, which is a big plus from SEO perspective as well.
The interface is easy to learn and beginners should be able to start creating pages in very little time. You are also free to change as many themes as you like as the plugin does not commit to any particular theme(s).
- Free and fully functional
- Not dependent on any theme
- Responsive column-based content
- Works with standard WP plugins
- Comes with free themes
- Convenient row builder
- Live editing
- History browser (undo/redo)
- Custom CSS/Classes
- Available in 17 languages
- Limited/basic functionality
- Small amount of widgets (downloadable separately)
- No custom elements