A lot of page builders were released or significantly updated last year. Let’s take a look at the state of the art in 2023:
Good for beginners:
- Brizy (USA)
Good for beginners to intermediate users:
Good for intermediate to advanced users:
Details On The Page Builders
Generally, there’s little difference in page load speed for these builders. Bricks and GeneratePress are slightly faster than the rest, and Brizy is the slowest overall. Here are some more details on the builders:
Bricks Builder (Cyprus)
The Bricks builder is recommended for intermediate to advanced users. Unlike the other page builder listed here, Bricks operates as a WordPress theme (not a plugin). Bricks produces Gutenberg blocks that can be edited in the Gutenberg editor. It supports WooCommerce quite well.
The Bricks interface is snappy. This theme is updated often, and there’s an active community associated with it. But Brick is new software, so some updates may require quick layout fixes.
The price is $99 for a single lifetime license.
Cwicly is good for intermediate to advanced users. It exists as a WordPress plugin. Cwicly is based on Gutenberg, and it’s fully compatible with Full Site Editing. Like Bricks, it’s often updated with new features, and the developer is responsive. However, because Cwicly is so new, the community is still forming.
The base price is 49€ per year.
The price is $249 for a lifetime license or $59 per year.
Zion Builder (Romania)
Zion Builder is good for intermediate to advanced users. Very fast and modern user interface. Full design freedom. Not much community involvement (yet).
The price is $249 for a lifetime license or $39 annually.
Link: Zion Builder
Oxygen Builder (USA)
Oxygen Builder works for intermediate to advanced users. However, the company seems to have shifted most of its development efforts to the new Breakdance builder (see below). Ignoring this fact, Oxygen offers full design freedom, good performance, and an active community (for now).
The price is $129 for a lifetime license. However, the company is switching to an annual license very soon.
Link: Oxygen Builder
Breakdance is good for beginner to intermediate users. Breakdance has good performance, and it’s easy to use. It offers many widgets (120 to be exact). Good support for WooCommerce. This one is also new to the market.
The price is $149 annually.
Brizy is good for beginner users. It has one of the best design libraries. The user interface is very well designed. However, it lacks in performance, and updates have slowed.
The price is $104 for a lifetime license.