In this video, I’ll answer some questions you may have about the Block Editor (aka Gutenberg) vs Elementor vs Divi builder.
1. The Block Editor (Gutenberg) + Otter Blocks 0:21 🕐
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While the new Gutenberg block editor does bring more visual design and drag-and-drop editing, it’s not exactly a replacement for page builder plugins quite yet. This means many users can still benefit from using an additional tool.
In general, the Gutenberg block editor is a good substitute for basic content and layouts, but you’ll be happier with a page builder like Elementor or Divi Builder if you want to pinpoint style and spacing control over your designs.
Actually, there is a very good tool named Otter Blocks which you can use to design your pages and posts more easily when using the block editor, and if you use the Template Library, for example, you can create awesome landing pages using these predefined section blocks. Cool, right?
2. The Elementor page-builder. 1:21 🕑
This plugin offers a wide range of elements and templates you can use to build your content. The free version enables you to design your pages and posts using a drag-and-drop system.
For example, if using the Neve WordPress theme and its original demo content which you can import with one click in the Neve Options panel, you can easily customize the content on the front page, section by section, like so.
3. The Divi page-builder 1:54 🕒
This is a visual drag-and-drop page builder which you can use for any WordPress theme.
Here, you also get access to a large library of elements, along with plenty of customization options, and the ability to create nearly any layout you’d like.
If you’re already using Divi or Elementor to work on your site, we wouldn’t recommend switching over to using Gutenberg instead.
Not only is this likely to play havoc with your existing layouts, but in its current version, the new block editor is just too simple to be a solid replacement for most users.
On the other hand, if you’ve never used a page builder before, the Block Editor is a great way to get started.
It’s simple and easy to use and will help you determine whether you like using a drag-and-drop system to create content.
If you like the way Gutenberg works but find yourself wanting more flexibility, you can try out the Otter Blocks plugin and the Neve WordPress theme which gives you more tools and possibilities.
See how they work together in the recommended video or check the link in the description box below.
Finally, Elementor is ideal if you want an intuitive and user-friendly interface, while Divi is your best bet if you want the utmost in options and design possibilities.
Also, remember that you don’t necessarily need to pick one or the other. You can use the Gutenberg block editor for day-to-day designs and then switch to Elementor or Divi when you need a little more power.
Or, you can even insert Elementor templates into your Gutenberg designs thanks to Elementor’s free official block plugin.
What do you think about the new Block Editor of WordPress?
Comparing it with Elementor and Divi you can now see clearly what is the difference between the block editor and page builders.
If you have questions or you want to tell me something about these content creation alternatives, please leave a comment below and I’ll answer it as soon as possible.
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