Elementor vs Divi | Which is Better(2019)?
We’re gonna be comparing Elementor vs Divi. These are two very popular page builders for WordPress.
If you’re a beginner, page builders are a gift sent from the heavens if you want to design beautiful websites without touching a single line of code.
You are probably here because you’re not sure which one you should use to build your website so let’s get that answered.
I’m gonna be putting Elementor vs Divi head-to-head for things like interface and ease-of-use, customization modules, pre-made template, options, price and an overall recommendation at the end.
Interface and Ease of use
Divi and Elementor are both visual drag-and-drop builders so they’re easier to use than almost anything out there.
Adding a new element
Let’s talk about Elementor. First if you want to put a new element on your website like a button, you can do so by dragging it from a list in the side bar on the left and this sidebar is also where you can edit each element on your website.
Depending on whether you click on a section a column or a widget, the settings will change accordingly all inside this left-hand sidebar so all your settings are in one place.
While in Divi if you want to add a new element to your site, you can just click on the plus button to open up a new module inside of whatever section that you want.
To edit anything on your site, you can just click on the gear icon for any individual section or module which will open up a pop-up window with all of the customization tools you need all inside of it.
So you’re constantly working in a full-screen environment and this pop-up window can also be dragged to the left to create a sidebar.
So Divi does get a point for that. Divi also lets you edit on the back end as well but most people use the front-end visual builder so I don’t think that’s quite worth.
Heading text and Paragraph text
With Divi, it’s slightly more confusing to separate heading text from paragraph text because you edit them in the same place. While in Elementor it has its own separate element just for heading text which is a little bit easier to duplicate and edit in. So that’s a point for Elementor.
Paddings and Margins
Divi gets another point because they make it very easy to create custom padding and margins around elements by dragging the colored space around them.
While with elementor, you just have to go into the advanced settings to add numerical values into the padding or margin boxes in order to change them.
Or you have to drag in a special spacer widget and adjust the slider in the left-hand sidebar to add more space.
Inline text editing
Both also support inline text editing which is where you can type text directly onto your site instead of just in the editing menus which is a point for both so I’m gonna have to call this first round a draw.
Because you really can’t go wrong with either interface. I personally prefer to have everything in one sidebar off to the left like Elementor but I know plenty of people love to have the pop-up windows like Divi.
Elementor free version
The free version of Elementor has about 48 modules or elements that you can drag and drop onto your site and customize that’s including the basic elements as well as the WordPress specific elements which I don’t really use that much.
But you can install a free plug-in called essential add-ons for Elementor and that will give you roughly 28 extra elements that you can use.
Elementor Pro gives you even more while Divi gives you exactly 46 modules to choose from to customize your website and although I believe Divi allows you to customize each module a little bit further than Elementor.
I have to give this round to Elementor because even the free version has a few more options than Divi.
Pre-made templates are good if you want to save a ton of time with the overall design of your website.
Elementor has about 40 full page templates that are completely free for you to use on your website and Elementor Pro basically doubles this number of available templates.
You can tell if it’s a free or a pro template by looking for the little pro icon at the top right of the template preview and the free version does not have this icon.
So the free version of Elementor also comes with over a hundred and fifty free block templates that can be used for smaller individual sections on your website such as a contact section or a meet the team section, product galleries and more.
With Elementor pro, the number of available block templates, you can use nearly doubles. You can also get even more free templates by going with a theme like Astra.
Astra provides you with a bunch of pre-made websites already ready to go that you can edit using Elementor.
Now for Divi, Divi has a hundred and twenty seven layouts and Counting because they add a new one to the list every week and these are actually layout packs.
Meaning that each pre-made layout comes with several pages inside that are all designed to look consistent so you have home pages, contact pages, shop pages, landing pages and more.
And they’re all branded with the same look so everything you need for your website is ready to go.
So we’re gonna give this (Elementor vs Divi) round to Divi because you just can’t beat the convenience of those packs.
Pricing- Elementor vs Divi
Elementor has both a free option and a pro option. The free option has an incredibly generous amount of features and customization tools which is why it’s so popular.
If you’ve never used Elementor before then I suggest going with the free version and then you can always upgrade later if you want more bells and whistles with the pro version.
The pro version starts out at$49 a year for one site or at $99 a year for three sites or 199 a year for 1,000 sites which might as well say unlimited.
Divi does not have a free option. Divi starts out at $89 a year but it has unlimited website usage so you can use it for as many of your own websites as you want.
Divi cost $249 for lifetime so this is a one-time payment and you have unlimited usage for life which is actually a much better deal.
Now I was tempted to call this one a draw because of Div’s unlimited website usage but you just can’t beat the free version of Elementor at literally no cost.
You can download Elementor and start building beautiful websites so I’m gonna give this round to Elementor.
Alright! guys, so now it’s time for my overall recommendation because these two are so closely matched with benefits and users are happy on both sides of the fence.
There’s really no clear winner bu tI want to help you make your choice. Here’s a little bit of direction to help you figure out which one to use- Elementor vs Divi.
If you’re a beginner who’s just getting started and maybe you’re not quite sure if you want to stick with web design yet or not and you just kind of want to dip your toes in the water then get Elementor the free version. It gives you an no-cost investment to get started with making websites.
If you’ve built a website before and you know that you enjoy it and you just want to become a better designer then get Divi.
It’s a great addition to your web design tool belt because it’s got slightly more customization options than Elementor and it’s got unlimited website use.