The Ultimate WordPress Page Builder: Visual Composer Review

Visual Composer logo

Name: Visual Composer
Website: https://codecanyon.net
Price: $34
Developer: WP Bakery
Overall Rank: 99 out of 100
Who is it for: Anyone

What is Visual Composer?

Visual Composer is a page builder plugin for WordPress which allows you to quickly create amazing website content with a simple drag and drop feature.  No coding experience required.

Visual composer is the best selling plugin for Codecanyon. It powers more than 1.5 million sites worldwide, with over 200k direct sales on codecanyon.

It is clearly one of the most popular page builder plugins on the market today.

Key Features

Content Elements

Visual composer allows you to build stunning web pages using Content Elements.  Content elements are pre-defined elements that you drag and drop into your page.  As shown in the image below, there are 45+ Premium content elements.

content elements-visual composer

Visual composer also allows you to get started with a professionally designed template, just click on the template library and download a template and build your page in seconds.

Templates - visual composer

Backend and Frontend editor

Visual composer is the only page builder plugin that has two editors, a backend and a frontend.  You can build content in the backend and move to the frontend and see your page live.

Backend and Frontend - Visual Composer

Design a Page

Visual composer allows you to design any layout in any theme – work with pages, posts and custom post types.

To demonstrate how easy it is to use visual composer, let’s design a page from scratch:

Add a new Page

Add a new page and click on Backend Editor.

add a new page - visual composer

Add an Element

To add an element we need to click on one of the two + signs as illustrated in the image below:

add elements - visual composer

Add a Row

Every content element must be contained in a row.  So we need to click on the “Row” element as shown in the image below:

Add element-Rows

Each row can be divided into several columns.  There are 11 different column options built in, but you can create more column options.  I have chosen a 2/3 and 1/3 colum.  See images below:

Add columns - visual composer
add elements to columns-visual composer

Add an Element to each column

Now we can start adding any element we want.  So I’ll choose a Text element for one column and a Raw html element for the other.  See images below:

Visual Composer Elements - text

Clicking on the text element opens a text block:

text block-visual composer

Clicking on the Raw HTML element opens a content block to enter your html code:

As illustrated in the image below, I have entered an html code for one of my affiliate programs.

raw html element-visual composer

This is what my page looks like so far:

What is Visual Composer

Continue to add elements and build your Page. Here's my demo page:

Demo Page - Visual Composer

Other Features

  • Create rows within rows
  • Includes a separator element and a empty space element
  • Easily drag and drop content elements
  • All content elements are responsive
  • Easily change borders, margins or padding
  • Includes ready made templates
  • Create and save your own templates
  • Switch between the backend editor and the frontend
  • Custom CSS can be added
  • Pages load faster as Visual Composer is designed so that necessary Javascript files are only loaded
  • Premium add-ons are available
  • Lifetime updates for free
  • SEO Friendly
  • Multi language support
  • Woo Commerce support
  • Developer friendly

Support

When you buy Visual composer you get a lifetime of premium support:

Testimonials

Check out the testimonials of customers that use Visual Composer.

Recommendation

Visual composer is the best selling plugin for Codecanyon.

It is really easy to start building your WordPress website; all it takes is just a few clicks to:

  • Add rows and columns to your page;
  • Choose from over 45+ predefined content elements or start from a professionally designed template;
  • Drag and drop elements around your page;
  • Adjust element settings as required; and
  • Publish your page.

I highly recommend Visual Composer for it’s price, support and it’s easy to use Backend and Frontend interface.

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6 Comments on The Ultimate WordPress Page Builder: Visual Composer Review

    • Hi Mere,

      Yes, this is an amazing tool especially if you’re a beginner but also if you’re a developer. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

  1. I think I should try this plugin. I have seen so many themes but they seem just not good enough.

    Building a website from a scratch with a drag and drop feature is something that I want. Especially, if they are already responsive. Thanks for this, Gaylene!

    • Hi Arief,

      You’ll love this plugin. Most of the pages and the blogs on my site have been built using this plugin – and it’s a lot of fun trying out all the different content elements. There’s a few add-ons so I also got the “Ultimate Addon for Visual Composer” plugin. Best of all, it’s a reliable plugin. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

  2. Hi Gaylene, thanks for sharing this information. Using a set template in WordPress is quite restrictive as the ability to customise the page and layout is often limited. This is such a powerful plugin and makes building a website so easy and allows for a lot more creativity!

    • Hi Daniel,

      Yes this is a powerful plugin and is perfect for beginners wanting to build their own website. I like that there are free updates for life. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

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