5 Best Elementor Alternatives to Build a Stunning Website

Find out what the five best Elementor alternatives are and the questions you need to answer before making the switch.

Ines S. Tavares
24 min readMar 30


Elementor Alternatives — Featured image created by Fotor AI
Image created by the author using Fotor AI.

After building my first website using Elementor Pro and my second using Divi, I see why you’d be looking for Elementor alternatives.

Sure, the Elementor Pro page builder has pretty much any design capability you’d want, but the lack of A/B testing, weak template and block library, lack of schema in the header builder, and decreased core web vitals’ performance are all major downsides.

Plus, its frequent errors and glitches, conflicts with third-party add-ons and plugins, and terrible customer support are enough to make you want to rip your hair out — I’ve been there!

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, though. Some alternatives may come with similar problems to the ones you’re currently experiencing with Elementor.

For that reason, before discussing the five best Elementor alternatives, I’ll go over a few questions you need to answer before making the switch.

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Questions You Need to Answer Before Choosing an Elementor Alternative

As I said above, no matter how much Elementor is frustrating you at the moment, it’s not guaranteed that another visual page builder will solve the problems you’re facing.

Some questions you should answer before picking a new page builder include:

  • Is this page builder responsive, customizable, and fast?
  • Is the interface easy to use?
  • Is there a good enough selection of building options and widgets?
  • Is it compatible with your theme? Does it come with a new, compatible theme? Or will you have to get a new one on the side?
  • Is it compatible with the plugins you currently use? Or will you have to change that as well?
  • Is the customer support they offer better?
  • What are other website owners with the same experience level as you saying about a given page builder?
  • How do the price or pricing tiers compare? And what do they offer?

⚠️ A word of caution, if you actually decide to stop using Elementor, remember to disable the subscription auto-renew (it’s turned on by default). Otherwise, you’ll be charged for it and there are no refunds on renewals — there are dozens of complaints on Trustpilot about this.

The 5 Best Elementor Alternatives to Build a Stunning Website

➡️ Elementor Rating: 3.8 out of 5 on Trustpilot

You don’t need me to tell you what Elementor does well; you know it’s a powerful drag-and-drop, no-code page builder that allows you the flexibility to design pretty much any type of website you dream of.

You and I know its shortcomings as well. And they know it, too — users have made it pretty clear on Trustpilot reviews! The most common complaints are about the auto-renew feature and appalling customer support.

Trustpilot Elementor reviews
Elementor Pro reviews on Trustpilot. Image created by the author using Skitch and Canva.

That’s what it all boils down to, isn’t it? A company is only as good as the support it offers its customers.

Glitches, errors, and any other problems would be insignificant if the customer support team helped you solve them quickly and easily.

Instead, Elementor grades the gravity of the issue you’re having, and it may take days or even weeks of messaging them back and forth until your problem is solved (sometimes it never gets fixed!).

You’re running a business. You’re paying for a piece of software that’s not working as expected. And the company providing that software doesn’t give a flying F about you. It’s infuriating, isn’t it?

I’ll repeat, a software company is only as good as the support it offers

For that reason, I’ll prioritize including visual page builders that won’t leave you hanging in the wind when you need their support the most.

In summary, the five best Elementor alternatives are:

  1. 🏆 Best Overall Elementor Alternative: Divi
  2. Best Budget Elementor Alternative: Brizy
  3. Best Elementor Alternative for SEO: Beaver Builder
  4. Best Elementor Alternative for Web Developers & Designers: Oxygen
  5. Best Conversion-Focused Elementor Alternative: Thrive Architect

Now, let’s get to what makes each of them a great alternative to Elementor Pro.

1. Best Overall Elementor Alternative: Divi 🏆

➡️ ️Divi Rating: 4.9 out of 5 on Trustpilot

Divi is the most like-for-like Elementor alternative — and, by far, the best one!

Divi comes with the same design and customization options as Elementor, plus, A/B testing, a huge library with 2,200+ layouts and 200+ building modules, and top-notch customer support.

Divi customer support reviews
Divi customer support reviews. Image created by the author using Skitch.

One downside people point out about Divi is that it lacks a popup builder, but that’s not true. When you purchase Divi, you can access all its products, including:

  • The Divi page builder itself
  • The Divi and Extra Magazine themes, meaning you won’t have to purchase a theme on the side and you get one that’s 100% compatible with the builder
  • The Bloom plugin, which allows you to build all sorts of email opt-in popups (you can also build non-popup opt-ins with the Divi builder alone and integrate it with the most common email marketing providers)
  • The Monarch plugin, which allows you to add and fully customize share buttons, including underneath your content, over images, on a floating sidebar, or on popups

Elementor used to be the standalone best visual page builder, but Divi has listened to its customers and made strides to close the gap.

The only thing Divi is still lacking is a properly organized course on how to use the page builder. The learning curve is a bit steeper than with Elementor because it has more customization options. Elementor has a few free courses on how to build a website, SEO, and some other topics. Divi doesn’t. Still, you can learn everything you need to know on YouTube and blogs — as I did!

In terms of page loading speed, there aren’t significant differences between the two, but Divi performs slightly better.

Unlike Elementor, Divi doesn’t have a free version, but you can try it with the free builder demo.

Divi Pricing

The Divi pricing system is pretty simple — $89/year to access the page builder and all its themes and plugins on unlimited websites or a one-time payment of $249 to get those perks for life.

Divi pricing: yearly subscription vs lifetime access
Divi pricing. Image created by the author using Skitch.

A Divi subscription gives you access to all its products, including:

And you can use Divi on unlimited websites. Elementor prices rise sharply if you want to use it on more than one website. Plus, there’s no lifetime offer.

Elementor Pro pricing and plans
Elementor Pro pricing. Image created by the author using Skitch.

Also, there’s an option to cancel Divi. After canceling, you’ll still have full access for the remainder of the year you paid for. You can’t cancel Elementor and the auto-renewal is on by default — this led to a tsunami of enraged users on Trustpilot.

Why Divi Is the Best Elementor Alternative

In terms of customization and design options, Divi allows you to do everything you’d do with Elementor, and it’s just as fast and responsive.

But there are a few extra features and perks that make it the best Elementor alternative — let’s break it down.

1. Divi Has A/B Testing (a.k.a. Split Testing)

For those who don’t know, A/B testing is a common practice in digital marketing. Basically, you create two versions of the same page. Half of your audience sees one version and the other half sees the other version. You’ll get data on which one performs better so you can make informed decisions.

Ultimately, running A/B tests on your website will remove the guesswork and allow you to make data-backed decisions to increase conversion rates, reduce bounce rates, and make more money.

You can test different colors, copy, calls-to-action (CTAs), element placement, layouts, discount offers, and more. Pretty much anything on your website can be tested with Divi’s A/B testing feature (known as Divi Leads).

You can make and test small changes to your current design or start a whole new page from scratch. For example, let’s say you want to completely revamp your branding and design; you could test it on a few pages before fully redesigning your website to know if the new look is welcomed by your visitors or if you’re better off sticking with the old one.

You can even set a bounce rate limit to stop one of the versions from being shown to new visitors if it’s completely tanking.

Here are some more examples of how you can leverage this unique Divi feature:

  • Test different CTAs. For example, create one with a discount and another with free shipping to see what your visitors prefer.
  • Experiment with variations on your CTA modules like different colors and icons, combinations of buttons and copy, rounded vs squared corners, and more to find out which version converts better.
  • Create different homepage layouts to learn what elements draw the most attention. For example, let’s say you have a blog module, an email opt-in module, and a recommended tools module. Your first priority is to get people to sign up for your email list, the second is to get them to purchase your recommended tools to make affiliate income, and the last is to get them to read your blog posts. Try different layouts and website copy until you find the perfect version.
  • Test different ad placements to see which one gets the most clicks.

You’ll get stats like the number of clicks, reads, bounces, and engagement neatly organized in charts, graphs, and percentages that Divi creates automatically.

Example of the stats you get from Divi A/B testing.
Example of the stats you get from Divi A/B testing. Image by Elegant Themes.

Once you’ve run the test long enough to have statistically relevant results, choose a winner. The other variation will be automatically deleted.

2. Divi’s Layout & Module Library Is Massive

Elementor comes with 100+ full layouts (they call them “website kits”) and 100+ modules (they call them “elements” or “widgets”). You can also install third-party add-ons and plugins to get more building options.

Divi offers you 300+ full layouts, 1,900+ partial layouts, and 200+ building modules. There’s at least one full layout for every niche. All you have to do to create your website is to:

  1. Choose a layout.
  2. Customize it a bit by adding your own copy and images.
  3. Launch!

That’s it!

Here are a few examples of websites that were fully built using Divi so you know what’s possible:

  • Ends & Stems, nutrition and meal planning website: Their homepage is brilliant. They included a comprehensive menu so that visitors can easily navigate the website; their email list form and lead magnets are highlighted right at the beginning; and they added a video, testimonials, and a “featured in” section to build trust. They also show off their content and expertise throughout.
Ends & Stems — example of a website built with Divi
Example of a website built with Divi. GIF created by the author using Capture to a Gif.
  • WhyFi, a creative agency website: They advertise that their branding services will help businesses stand out. I don’t know about you, but after going through their extremely unique website I 100% believe them!
WhyFi — example of a website built with Divi
Example of a website built with Divi. GIF created by the author using Capture to a Gif.
  • Buy From Tasmania, an online store: You can connect Divi to WooCommerce and build all sorts of online stores. There are modules available to create categories, sort by price, and add prices, product descriptions, reviews, and more. It also allows you to create a cart or favorite product lists and process payments. Plus, you can build standard page layouts that’ll automatically apply to each of your products and categories.
Buy From Tasmania — example of an eCommerce store built with Divi.
Example of an eCommerce store built with Divi. GIF created by the author using Capture to a Gif.

Here are some more examples of websites built with Divi you can check out for inspiration:

  • White Gorilla: A digital agency website with a slick and modern design.
  • Nomad Capitalist: An entrepreneurship and finance website designed to build trust.
  • Devlin Photos: A photography website with a unique grid layout.
  • Timeline Missions: An impressively built website designed to promote their photography and videography services.
  • Samui Garden Villa: A website that promotes a luxury villa in Thailand by providing all the information prospective guests need, including lots of pictures, amenities, seasonal rates, and more.
  • Sweet Cecily’s: A beautifully designed natural skincare online store that uses Divi and WooCommerce to create a great shopping experience with easy navigation.
  • Adam’s Leap Wines: A uniquely designed website built to promote a boutique winery.
  • M Pour Montreal: A website showcasing an Indie music festival and international conference in Quebec, Canada.

3. Divi’s Customer Support Is Outstanding

Divi’s customer support is stellar. If you browse Divi’s page on Trustpilot, you’ll find thousands of reviews praising their quick and helpful customer support team.

While a lot of Elementor users complain that they don’t offer support when a third-party add-on or plugin is causing the problem, there are reviews thanking the Divi team for doing just that.

In addition, Divi recently launched a VIP support service that I’ll talk about in point #5. But given their outstanding reputation of helping users quickly, paying for this service is unnecessary if you only run a couple of websites — this service is aimed at freelance website builders and agencies.

4. Divi Is Cheaper Than Elementor If…

…you need to build more than one website or if you need the software for 4+ years and get the lifetime plan.

Divi may also be cheaper if you buy a theme alongside Elementor (depending on the price of the theme, of course).

5. Divi Has Additional Features for Freelancers & Agencies

Divi is constantly launching updates and new features.

Here are a few aimed at freelance website builders and agencies that you won’t get with Elementor:

  • Divi VIP members get support in less than 30 minutes, 24 hours per day, seven days a week — it’s a new feature, but even before that the customer support was great. Sometimes they even send short tutorial videos to help you with what you’re facing at the moment.
  • The Divi Cloud allows you to save your self-made layouts and modules and access them anytime, anywhere — this feature is useful for website builders and freelancers who work on multiple sites, including client websites. Elementor doesn’t have a comparable service.
  • Divi Team is an extension of the Divi Cloud that allows you to collaborate and share content and get VIP support — this is aimed at website builders, freelancers, and agencies. Again, Elementor doesn’t offer this service.

2. Best Budget Elementor Alternative: Brizy 🥈

➡️ Brizy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 on Trustpilot

Brizy is the second-best option when it comes to Elementor alternatives. It’s a simple drag-and-drop page-building tool, just like Elementor.

They both have a popup builder, icons library (Elementor has 1,500+ icons while Brizy has 4,000+), custom fonts, motion effects, global elements, form builder, pre-made templates, responsive editing, and comprehensive third-party integrations.

So, what’s different?

Well, one of the key differences between the two is that there are no third-party add-ons in the Brizy ecosystem, you’re confined to the pre-set elements Brizy offers — 24 to 48 elements, depending on the plan you purchase, which is pretty limiting compared to Elementor and Divi.

However, Brizy has a cloud solution to store and share elements across multiple projects — this is perfect for teams and agencies.

In addition, Brizy scored significantly higher in terms of page loading speed, compared to Elementor. So, if you’re worried about SEO performance, this tool is a strong alternative.

Also, Brizy’s interface is incredibly user-friendly. One subtle feature that’s unique to Brizy and that I love is how you can easily zoom images within or outside of the established frame.

How to use the Brizy page builder to zoom images on your website.
How to zoom images with Brizy. GIF created by the author using Capture to a Gif.

Other features that are super useful and unique to Brizy include:

  • Being able to turn any section into a slider and fully customize it, including changing the background image or color, changing the arrows, making it play automatically, and more.
  • Being able to link elements, like borders, text, or icons, together and then change the color of all the elements at once.
  • Having a collection of fully editable, pre-made headers and footers.
  • Being able to create membership websites and putting content behind a paywall (only with the Freelancer or Agency plans).

Brizy’s interface is a bit faster than Elementor’s as well — probably because it has fewer features and no add-ons.

Brizy’s popup builder is top tier — possibly the best one on this list! You can even create popups with videos or galleries, age verification, cookies and GDPR consent, and call or live chat!

Brizy Pricing

Brizy’s pricing plans are quite generous for all you get — and certainly cheaper than Elementor!

Brizy pricing and subscription plans.
Brizy pricing. Image created by the author using Skitch.

The lower pricing tier — the Personal plan — costs $49/year. You can use it on one website and you’ll get access to all the premium features, including:

  • Pre-made layouts
  • All elements
  • Product updates
  • Customer support
  • The theme, popup, and WooCommerce builders

The Freelancer plan costs $99/year. In addition to the features you’d get with the Personal plan, you’ll get the membership functionality, meaning you can create membership websites, sell online courses, and put content behind a paywall. With this plan, you can use Brizy on 100 websites.

Finally, the Agency plan costs $199/year. You can use it on 500 websites and you’ll get VIP support and the white label functionality, meaning you can remove/replace Brizy’s branding on the backend of the websites you build.

There’s also a free plan. Of course, it’s highly limited compared to the paid ones, but it allows you to try Brizy before buying.

⚠️ However, I don’t recommend you make changes to your website using Brizy’s free version if you don’t intend to pay for it in the future because it’ll leave code bits behind that may reduce your page loading speed. Try Brizy on a draft page or don’t save/publish the changes you make while trying it out.

3. Best Elementor Alternative for SEO: Beaver Builder 🥉

➡️ Beaver Builder Rating: 4.3 out of 5 on Trustpilot

Beaver Builder is another drag-and-drop website builder. It’s easier to learn how to use this tool than Elementor or Divi, but you’ll also be much more limited in terms of design options. It’s a matter of deciding what’s more important to you — ease of use or powerful customization options?

At the same time, you could argue that Elementor and Divi are more beginner-friendly because they offer so many templates and website kits that you won’t have to put in as much work to build a stunning website. Again, it comes down to preference.

On a different note, if SEO performance is your #1 priority, Beaver Builder is the best option. A comprehensive page loading speed test by WooCart revealed that this tool performs the best among the most popular builders.

Still, you need to remember that that’s just one of the 200 ranking factors and that there are other ways you can optimize (or hurt) your website performance.

For example, a website built with Beaver Builder can still perform poorly if you don’t compress and correctly size your images. You need a holistic approach to loading speed optimization — don’t expect that changing your builder will solve all your problems.

Finally, Beaver Builder users praise the customer support offered by their team, as well as the support forum and community Facebook group.

You can use Beaver Builder’s most basic features by installing the free plugin. If you want to build a super simple website (e.g., a portfolio website) it should be enough. You can also try the premium features by playing around with the free demo.

Beaver Builder Pricing

Beaver Builder is more expensive than Divi. Generally speaking, it’s also more expensive than Elementor, but it depends on your needs — I’ll break down the pricing tiers and what you’ll get from each, so you can easily make a decision.

Beaver Builder pricing and subscription plans.
Beaver Builder pricing. Image created by the author using Skitch.

The Standard plan costs $99/year. You can use it on as many websites as you want and it comes with:

  • The page builder plugin
  • Premium modules and templates
  • Customer support

However, you’ll need to get a free or paid theme.

⚠️ Always check if the theme is compatible with the builder before buying and installing it on your website.

In addition to the Standard perks, the Pro plan ($199/year) comes with the Beaver Builder theme and gives you multisite capabilities. This means you’ll get a network-wide settings panel, instead of having to configure it on each website. You can also override those settings on each website.

The Agency plan ($399/year) comes with everything the Pro plan does, plus white labeling. This means that you can replace the Beaver Builder text and logo with your own on the backend. This way your clients won’t know you built their website using this tool.

Finally, the Ultimate plan ($546/year) comes with the Beaver Themer add-on and you’ll get to use their Assistant Pro for free for six months in addition to all the features that come with the Agency package.

Alternatively, you can get the Beaver Themer add-on for $147 per year. This add-on allows you to create layouts for archive pages, templates for blog post pages, 404 and search pages, headers and footers, and more.

Not being able to create templates for blog post pages, headers, and footers without getting an add-on that costs $147/year is a huge downside, though.

4. Best Elementor Alternative for Web Developers & Designers: Oxygen Builder

➡️ Oxygen Builder Rating: 3.7 out of 5 on Trustpilot

Oxygen Builder isn’t just a visual page builder — it’s a hybrid between a theme and a builder. It’ll override your theme and give you full control of your website’s appearance.

Oxygen is more technically complex than Elementor because it was created to give high-level web designers and experienced WordPress developers granular control when building a website.

For example, Oxygen allows you to make mass edits to specific objects, add display conditions without code, and create custom conditions using the API — while developers love these features, it might be too complex and confusing for the average user.

Elementor doesn’t perform as well in terms of page loading speed — and even interface speed — but it’s much more intuitive and beginner-friendly.

One of the key reasons why Oxygen is better for SEO is that instead of mashing together your theme’s code with the builder’s code, it simply overrides it and ensures you get the same results with fewer and cleaner code.

However, because it overrides your theme, you’ll have to create a blog post template from scratch. You can create different templates for different post types and control how the headings, text, and visual blocks are displayed. Again, while beginners might see this as a downside, developers love it!

Just like other builders, it comes with:

  • A few website templates (Elementor’s library is much more extensive, though)
  • 30 Basic and advanced widgets (Elementor comes with 100+ elements and widgets, hundreds of compatible third-party add-ons, and a widget builder — Oxygen’s Ultimate plan also comes with an element builder)
  • The ability to add and work together with third-party add-ons and plugins (including SEO plugins like Rank Math and Yoast)
  • The ability to integrate with the most popular marketing and eCommerce tools (including WooCommerce, popular social media platforms, email marketing providers, CRMs, and payment processors).

Still, while Elementor focuses more on pre-made elements to help beginners, Oxygen’s main aim is to give developers full flexibility and customization options.

When it comes to customer support, Oxygen is better than Elementor but worse than Divi, Brizy, or Beaver. However, as you’ll see next, Oxygen only sells lifetime licenses, meaning you’ll get support forever. With other builders, you’ll lose access once you stop paying the yearly fee (Divi has a lifetime option as well). Also, the team at Oxygen worked hard to create comprehensive documentation and video tutorials to help you get started and solve the most common issues users face.

All in all, you should pick Oxygen if you’re an experienced web designer or developer who has outgrown Elementor. If you’re a beginner or a simple blogger, Elementor, Divi, and Brizy are much better options.

Oxygen Pricing

Pricing-wise, you’ll hardly find a better offer than Oxygen’s.

They only have three pricing tiers, but they’re all lifetime deals and you can install it on unlimited websites — pay once get access, updates, and customer support for life!

Oxygen Builder pricing and subscription plans.
Oxygen Builder pricing. Image created by the author using Skitch.

The Basic plan costs $129. You can use it on as many websites as you want — for life — but it lacks a few features advanced users need.

For $149 you can get the WooCo plan. It’ll allow you to integrate with WooCommerce to build online stores, for example.

Finally, the Ultimate plan (previously known as Agency plan) comes with everything the WooCo plan does plus the Gutenberg block builder, simplified client user interface (UI), and Composite Elements.

Let’s break down what you can do with each of them:

  • Gutenberg block builder: This integration allows you to design entire pages or individual blocks that you can then directly use in the Gutenberg block editor. This is especially helpful if you design websites for clients — they’ll be able to make simple edits to content, such as text and images, without messing with design bits that shouldn’t be changed.
  • Simplified client UI: You’ll get a client control panel where you can define who can access and edit what.
  • Composite Elements: This is a collection of 24 extra elements you can insert on your website (e.g., back-to-top button, table of contents, video playlist, review box, dynamic slider, accordion, etc.). Since they’re composites, you can edit their individual parts with Oxygen.

If you want access to Composite Elements but don’t want to buy the Ultimate plan, you can get it for $29/year. Still, if you know you’ll need Composite Elements for more than a year, it ends up being cheaper to just get the Ultimate plan from the start.

Although there isn’t a free version of Oxygen for you to try, they offer a 60-day, no questions asked money-back guarantee. You can also test it with their free demo installation or check out their pre-built example website.

⚠️ If you click to purchase the Basic or WooCo plan, they automatically include the Composite Elements add-on in your cart during checkout and it’s set to auto-renew yearly. If you don’t want it, don’t forget to remove it from your cart before paying. And if you want it but don’t want it to auto-renew, disable that option right after purchasing.

5. Best Conversion-Focused Elementor Alternative: Thrive Architect

➡️ Thrive Themes Rating: 2.9 out of 5 on Trustpilot

There were lots of worthy candidates to fill the fifth slot on this list. Visual Composer is a good shout, for example.

But I chose Thrive Architect because while Divi, Brizy, and Beaver are somewhat like-for-like Elementor alternatives and Oxygen is perfect for developers, this tool is the best for marketers and other people focused on conversions and collecting data.

Despite being limited when it comes to building an entire website, this is the best tool to create stunning landing and sales pages that are highly optimized for conversion and unique blog post layouts (e.g., creating product review post layouts including lists of pros and cons, rating, etc.).

Thrive Suite, a bundle of nine plugins including Thrive Architect, is an easy and fast all-in-one solution to:

  • Create high-converting and cohesively branded website pages, quizzes, and online courses
  • Automate dozens of processes
  • Capture and segment leads
  • Gate content such as blog posts and downloadables
  • Build membership websites
  • Collect and display written testimonials
  • A/B test your pages
  • Gamify comments to increase engagement, social sharing, and community building
  • Increase sales and leads with FOMO campaigns, upsell funnels, and other special offers

One feature that’s unique to Thrive Architect is that you can change the color of every single element on a page with one click if you choose one of their 350+ pre-made smart templates. You can do that for your typography as well.

How to use Thrive Architect smart templates to quickly change the color or typography of all elements on a page.
How to use Thrive Architect smart templates to quickly change the color all elements on a page. GIF created by the author using Capture to a Gif.

All their page templates were designed based on data they got from research and they include strong CTAs, strategically placed testimonials, and a visual setup that leads visitors to take action.

In addition, it comes with full-funnel templates, meaning you can select a template and get your branding to be 100% cohesive across all pages such as the landing, thank you, confirmation, webinar, and product launch pages, among others.

Another unique Thrive Architect feature is that instead of choosing contained column and row layouts, you can simply drop elements next to each other and resize the column size by dragging it with your cursor.

Plus, you can set conditional displays. For example, let’s say a visitor has already purchased your website membership; they’ll be shown a button to download an eBook you’re selling (for free) while non-paying visitors will be shown a button to purchase that same eBook.

One subtle feature that shows how this tool was built with landing pages in mind is that, when you’re creating a new page, you’ll instantly get the option of building it with your pre-established menu and footer, creating new ones, starting with a blank page, or use a pre-made template.

You can also build menu and footer-less landing pages with other builders, but you’ll have to take a few extra steps. I love how the Thrive Architect team created this builder with so much attention to detail.

SEO-wise, it comes with a built-in loading speed optimizer that’ll help your landing pages load quickly and rank highly.

Thrive Architect can integrate with most of the popular marketing tools out there, but if there’s an integration missing, you can install their free integration plugin, Thrive Automator. That’s a great advantage of using this builder; there are a bunch of plugins created by Thrive Themes that perfectly integrate and complement Thrive Architect.

Thrive Architect Pricing

There are three Thrive Architect pricing tiersThrive Architect, Optimize Bundle, and Thrive Suite.

Thrive Architect pricing + Thrive Suite pricing and subscription plans.
Thrive Architect pricing. Image created by the author using Skitch.

⚠️ One thing you need to keep in mind is that the discounts they offer are only for your first year. In the second year, it’ll renew at full price. For example, if you get Thrive Architect now, you’ll pay $99; but renewing your membership for a second year will set you back $199.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s see what each pricing tier gets you.

With the Thrive Architect plan ($99/first year; $199/year afterward) you get:

  • One license for two plugins (Thrive Architect and Thrive Automator)
  • 350+ Page templates
  • Customer support and updates for one website
  • 30-Day money-back guarantee

Thrive Architect is the page builder itself and Thrive Automator allows you to integrate your website with other popular pieces of software.

The Optimize Bundle ($199/first year; $399/year afterward) gives you everything the Thrive Architect plan does plus Thrive Optimize. This plugin allows you to A/B test your pages.

Finally, with Thrive Suite ($299/first year; $599/year afterward) you’ll get:

  • Five licenses (so you can install it on up to five sites instead of one)
  • 350+ Page templates
  • 940+ Elements
  • Support and updates for five websites
  • Exclusive training and webinars
  • 30-Day money-back guarantee
  • Nine plugins!

Here are the nine plugins you get with the Thrive Suite plan and their uses:

  1. Thrive Architect: The drag-and-drop page builder itself.
  2. Thrive Automator: This plugin allows you to integrate several pieces of software into your WordPress website and to automate certain tasks such as adding customers to your email list after a purchase, creating a new WordPress user account when an incoming webhook is received, segmenting email subscribers by engagement (e.g., people who commented on your posts) or by module or lesson completion on your courses, enrolling a quiz taker in an online course after getting a given quiz score, starting countdown limited time offer campaigns, and more.
  3. Thrive Optimize: This plugin allows you to create A/B tests on all sorts of pages and elements.
  4. Thrive Apprentice: This plugin allows you to create a membership site where you can sell courses; blog and page content like guides, recipes, and image galleries; downloadables like worksheets, printables, and eBooks; and more.
  5. Thrive Quiz Builder: With this plugin, you can build quizzes and surveys to gauge the interest in the products you’re selling; collect leads and sell more by gathering info on your audience; and more.
  6. Thrive Leads: This lead generation plugin allows you to design and display highly-optimized opt-in forms; target different segments based on blog posts, categories, tags, and more; A/B test your opt-ins; and collect info on traffic sources and important conversion metrics.
  7. Thrive Comments: This plugin gamifies blog post comments to incentivize visitors to engage with your content and facilitate community building. It makes it possible for other users to like comments and share them on social media. It also sorts and features comments by up-votes and unlocks achievement badges for engaged users.
  8. Thrive Ultimatum: This plugin allows you to tap into the power of FOMO to increase sales and leads. You can build scarcity campaigns, evergreen upsell funnels, product launches, special offers, and more.
  9. Thrive Ovation: This plugin is a set-and-forget solution for collecting, organizing, and displaying written client testimonials.

The plans are a bit pricy, but if your business revolves around selling content, Thrive Suite is definitely worth the price. Otherwise, you’d have to pay for separate tools to do each of these things — it’d quickly amount to the same price (or more!) and they’d likely not integrate as well or take lots of time to do so.

Elementor Alternatives: Pricing & Plans Comparison

Here’s a comparison table to make it easier for you to analyze the pricing plans of each builder and what they offer:

Elementor Pro vs Divi vs Brizy vs Beaver Builder vs Oxygen vs Thrive Architect pricing and plans.
Pricing and plans comparison table. Image created by the author using Microsoft Word and Skitch.

Of course, this is an oversimplification. As you saw above, some pricing plans give you more perks than just the number of websites you can build.

If you’re on a tight budget and only want to build one website, Brizy is the clear winner. But there’s a lot more to consider. Up next is the verdict on which page builder is the best Elementor alternative for you.

The Verdict: What’s the Best Elementor Alternative?

The best Elementor alternative depends on what you’re looking for.

➡️ If you want a like-for-like replacement that gives you the same powerful design capabilities, a handful of extra features, lower price, and much better customer support, Divi is the perfect option.

➡️ If you’re on a tight budget, Brizy is the cheapest option and you won’t have to compromise that much on design and customization options. Plus, it’s very beginner-friendly.

➡️ If SEO performance is your absolute priority go for Beaver or Oxygen or ditch visual page builders altogether and go for clean code or a lightweight WordPress theme.

➡️ If you’re an experienced web developer or designer or a beginner looking to gain serious web development skills, Oxygen is the only answer.

➡️ If you’re a marketer, someone focused on conversions, or someone looking to sell content, like online courses or eBooks, Thrive Architect is a worthy investment.

Which Elementor alternative did you choose? And why? Let me know in the comments.

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Ines S. Tavares

Engineer turned tech & Web3 writer 👩‍💻 I help brands boost traffic, grow a community, and sell more 📈 Looking for a writer? ➡️ https://inesstavares.com/