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Which WordPress Page Builder Should I Choose – Why the Biggest Brands Trust Beaver Builder

Over the last year and a half, conversations around Gutenberg—WordPress' new editor—have shared a common theme: F.U.D. Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.

As the project has matured and as the WordPress business community has come to terms with the reality that this major, non-elective change is quickly approaching, the uncertainty and fear are slowly starting to subside.

Today, I wanted to share a post from our friends over at Crowd Favorite titled, How Will WordPress Gutenberg Affect the Enterprise?

In writing this “quick” introduction to Crowd Favorite and our work together, it ended up being much more long-winded than I intended…

Did Page Builders Inspire Gutenberg? Yes!

Often the question comes up, “which page builder should I choose?” Beaver Builder's innovations paved the way and the visual design landscape in WordPress has greatly matured over the last few years. I fondly remember attending our first WordCamp. When we told people we were working on a “page builder” their reactions ranged from genuine confusion to disgust. “Why would you want to do that!? Page builders are awful!”

The reaction was fair. Page builders and visual design tools have had a long history of less-than-spectacular examples.

Now, only 4 years later, the WordPress core team have openly said they drew inspiration for Gutenberg from Page Builders like Beaver Builder. Talk about a major shift of opinions!

4 years ago 'page builder' was a dirty word in the #WordPress world. Now, the core team talks about drawing inspiration for Gutenberg from page builders like @BeaverBuilder! Click To Tweet

As we've matured as a company and as the WordPress community has embraced visual design tools, one of our newer mottos has been, “the page builder you can trust with your business.” You'll see others copying our features and our innovations, but they can't copy the passion we share for creating amazing software.

We're a relatively small team of experts and craftsmen. We take great pride in our work and our decisions come from experience and a long history of building real websites for real clients. We have very high standards and we prioritize longevity and quality over making a quick buck. Our brand may be playful but, rest assured, we take our work very seriously.

Beaver Builder is not just a free plugin that may or may not be supported in the future. Beaver Builder is not a “SquareSpace” or a “Wix” alternative that enables creating simple, flashy brochure sites. Beaver Builder is a platform and a canvas for creating professional and high-quality experiences on WordPress.

Beaver Builder is a platform and a canvas for creating professional and high-quality experiences on WordPress. Click To Tweet

The Beaver Builder Philosophy

When you're managing 5, 10, 20, or more websites, the workflow and pain points look a lot different then if you're building a single brochure-style site. We started building software with the perspective and frustrations of a client services agency.

  • We used bloated themes that looked pretty but were a nightmare to learn and failed to hold up under real-world usage.
  • We worked with software that broke on every update because they constantly added “wow-ware” and “flavor of the month” features.
  • We saw theme shops and developers go under by trying to provide too much for too little of a price.
We decided to do things differently. At Beaver Builder, we prioritize stability. We believe in quality over quantity. We don't rush into web trends that may or may not be relevant several years down the line. We fully embrace the GPL license and believe that open software is the best approach. We contribute to the WordPress project and give back to the WordPress community through sponsorships and WordCamp appearances. We charge sustainable prices that enable us to offer outstanding technical support. We're proud to be bootstrapped and we've been a profitable company since day one!

The Biggest Names in WordPress Trust Beaver Builder

For the last four years, we've worked hard to build and maintain a reputation for dependable code and updates, fantastic product support, and a willingness to participate and give back to the WordPress community. With that focus, it's no surprise that some of the biggest names in the WordPress space trust and evangelize Beaver Builder.

Of those, one of the companies were most proud of collaborating with is Crowd Favorite. Crowd Favorite's roots go WAY back into WordPress history and their repertoire of work is unmatched. Today, Crowd Favorite specializes in enterprise-level solutions using WordPress and Beaver Builder!

I'll never forget the day that we learned about d23.com, a Disney Company property and one of the largest WordPress membership sites in existence. Through Crowd Favorite's expertise and hard work, Beaver Builder is the framework beneath this monster of a project.

Crowd Favorite has also leveraged Beaver Builder on dozens of equally impressive projects for companies like Janus Financial, Liquid Web, and even their own homepage. One of their Beaver Builder projects sees, on average, 5 million unique visitors per hour! Talk about scaling.

Over the last few months, we started working much closer with the Crowd Favorite team and sharing some code, techniques, and development resources. We'll have more to share on that in the near future.

So, if you're wondering which page builder is best for your business, don't just take our word for it. View the source code on sites like WP Engine, Liquid Web, d23, or Janus Henderson. Read about our partnership with GoDaddy. Look at what some of the biggest agencies in our space like Crowd FavoriteMindSize, PixelJareWebscapes (a WebDev Studios joint), and hundreds of others are using for their websites and projects.

Beaver Builder is the page builder you can trust with your business.

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6 Comments

  1. David Waumsley on April 13, 2018 at 12:46 am

    BB’s philosophy speaks to me!

    For a decade (as a hobbyist) I bought so many bloated themes/plugins lured by the endless wow-ware. It was always the same exaggerated boasts, the same undercutting and the same headlong rush into techincal debt and ultimate self-destruction.

    It was great endofine rush, but now people rely on me.

    Luckly, I get all the excitment I need daily from Beaver Builder – just without the health fears.

    Long may you continue to be serious professionals selecting quality team members to work with 🙂

  2. Roy Randolph on April 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Hey, Robby great article! And I like the Beaver Builder Team passion.
    But I do have a question for you and your team. What did you steal from the WordPress Community? The reason I asked is you mention this twice: “We ….. give back to the WordPress community”
    You guys have worked hard and earned to be where you are at now, It shows! I say to you, you haven’t taken anything from the WordPress Community, so how can you “give back” something you haven’t taken? What you are doing is GIVING to the WordPress Community and I for one thank you for that! And I am sure others do as well.

    On another note, we preach to our beloved Clients Beaver Builder every day. So much so last summer (2017) we put into practice what we preached. We completely redesigned our own website with Beaver Builder, Beaver Themer, Beaver Builder Theme (and BB Child Theme). And best thing we have done.

    Keep up the good fight, your team is doing all the right things.

  3. Matt B on April 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    “We fully embrace the GPL license and believe that open software is the best approach.” – This single statement is among the BEST feature Beaver Builder has going for it and the #1 reason why it’s a MUCH BETTER long-term choice than Elementor!

    I mean just look at how Elementor doesn’t license their PRO version as GPL and don’t get me started on those overly anti-GPL terms they use instead. Hopefully there aren’t that many customers of theirs that get lulled into a false confidence thinking that just because the free version is GPL that the PRO version is too.

    Even though it’s definitely a caveat emptor situation when choosing a builder, at least the BB team doesn’t play silly licensing games like that. They’re also one of the best examples of a WP company that fully follows the spirit of the GPL (and still turns a profit) instead of prioritizing looking after their own interests too much which in turn reduces the end user’s freedom.

  4. Hashim Warren on April 14, 2018 at 4:36 am

    I absolutely love this!!!

  5. Desmond Williams on April 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve been a fan and customer for (over?) four years. I’ll admit, it’s hard not to fully adopt competing builders purely based off their progressive release / feature-set schedule. However, I’m glad modules that won’t stand the test of time aren’t added on a weekly basis to BB, and instead, stability is what dominates plugin updates. The only thing on my wish-list is a bare-bones BB developed theme, specifically meant for the Themer plugin. Until then, I’ll use my custom theme :).

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