free drag and drop page builders for wordpress

whoever has tried visual composer from code canyon should be enthousiastic about the future of wordpress as a full featured content management system.

while there are many licensed (paid) drag and drop plugins for worpdress page editor, we have found one free alternative that does the job quite well

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin has the big advantage of relying on widgets, a de facto standard for element contents in wordpress. It also comes with a very efficient column handler which does not limit you to a fixed width ! also comes with default widgets, very efficient :
    • Gallery widget for inserting image galleries, overrides default gallery system
    • Image widget for inserting standard images.
    • Self hosted video widget for embedding your own videos.
    • Post Loop to display a list of posts. 
  • little drawback of page builder is that it does not display the content within the blocks :
    wordpress-drag-drop

Other solutions i have not tested yet

Apart from free plugins, I have also tested commercial plugins like Visual Composer, which now comes with front end editing, have a look at my previous article on this subject

 

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