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Beaver Builder vs Elementor vs SeedProd: 2024 Comparison 

Written By: author image Stacey Corrin
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Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.
     Reviewed By: John Turner
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John Turner is the founder of SeedProd. He's an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, Marketer, SysAdmin, DBA, Support Tech and can even Cook.

Are you looking for a good page builder comparison for your WordPress website?

You can quickly create stunning landing pages with WordPress builder plugins like Beaver Builder, Elementor, and SeedProd. However, each tool offers different features from the next, which can make it hard to choose the best solution.

We’ve used all 3 tools for various design projects and will use this knowledge to compare them for you in this guide.

Table of Contents

Comparison Summary

🥇 SeedProd🥈 Beaver Builder🥉 Elementor
FocusFlexibility & conversionsAll-around page builderDesign & flexibility
StrengthsEase, budget & theme agnosticClean code, user-friendlyCommunity & features
Free versionBasic page buildingBasic page buildingBasic page building
ThemesYesNoYes
PriceAffordableMid-rangeVariable
Best forLeads, speed & budgetSimplicity & ease of useDesign & community

How We Tested Beaver Builder, Elementor & SeedProd

When testing each of the page builders in this guide, we set them up on a clean WordPress installation and compared each plugin based on the following criteria:

  • Ease of Use: We looked at whether the plugins were easy to use, even for beginners.
  • Template Library: We compared the number of templates and whether they cater to different niches.
  • Customization Options: We tested how easy it was to customize a template, including editing fonts, colors, styles, motion effects, custom positioning, and more.
  • Third-Party Integrations: We noted what integrations were available for email marketing, CRMs, and other WordPress plugins.
  • Mobile Responsive: We tested each plugin’s mobile friendliness, including the ability to preview designs on multiple devices.
Beaver Builder vs Elementor vs SeedProd WordPress page builders

With our criteria in place, let’s dive into our findings.

Beaver Builder vs Elementor vs SeedProd: Features

Kicking off our comparison, we looked at the features available in each plugin. Here is what we learned:

Beaver Builder Features

Beaver Builder  WordPress page builder

Beaver Builder is a drag-and-drop page builder that lets you easily create different pages and posts. It offers a wide range of pre-designed templates with a responsive design and modules for common website elements, such as sliders, forms, and pricing tables.

The page builder has a clean and intuitive interface, making it easy for users of all skill levels to create professional-looking pages.

Elementor Features

elementor homepage

Elementor is another popular drag-and-drop page builder for WordPress that lets you create custom pages and posts with ease. It includes a huge library of templates and widgets, as well as the ability to create custom templates.

This plugin also has a live editing feature that allows users to see the changes they make in real-time.

SeedProd Features

SeedProd WordPress website builder

SeedProd is a WordPress page builder that specializes in creating landing pages and complete WordPress sites. It includes built-in page modes for coming soon, maintenance, login, and 404 pages and lets you create a full WordPress theme from scratch without coding.

Additionally, SeedProd comes with a template library, website kits, and WordPress blocks, as well as a visual drag-and-drop interface. It also has the option to add email opt-in forms and integrations with various email services.

Expert Review: Features
All three page builders are popular choices for creating custom pages and posts on WordPress, but each has its own unique features and strengths.

We found that Beaver Builder and Elementor are both well-suited for creating a wide range of posts and pages, while SeedProd has complete functionality for making entire WordPress websites.

Interface Comparison

All three builders in this comparison offer visual front-end building. Yet, each plugin has a slightly different approach to the user interface. For this section, we’ll look at each solution’s interface and see how they differ.

Beaver Builder Plugin Interface

The Beaver Builder WordPress plugin interface is minimalist and straightforward. It has a sidebar that allows you to drag modules onto your page. Once Beaver Builder modules are in place, the sidebar disappears. It then shows a popup editor for changing the module content and settings.

Beaver  builder landing page interface

We found that when we added a new module, it auto-created a new column. This removed the need to manually create new columns for each module, saving time during the design process.

You can learn more about this plugin’s interface in my Beaver Builder review.

Elementor Pro interface

The Elementor interface comes in 2 columns. It offers a left-hand sidebar to drag and drop new page elements and edit their settings. Then there’s the visual page preview on the right side, where you can see changes to landing pages, content pages, and saved templates in real-time.

elementor page builder interface

To edit the text of any element, we were able to use the text box in the sidebar or type directly on the page text editing area (inline editing).

Elementor inline text editing

You can edit the styling of elements by clicking an element and changing the settings in the sidebar.

Unlike Beaver Builder, Elementor requires manual column creation for each module. Plus, Beaver Builder doesn’t offer an inline editing option.

Elementor’s theme builder also allows you to craft WordPress theme components. You can then customize them with its page builder.

elementor theme builder

You can see our detailed Elementor review here.

SeedProd Interface

SeedProd has a drag-and-drop interface that is relatively similar to Elementor. The drag-and-drop editor has a sidebar on the left for dragging and dropping different content blocks and sections. It also has a live preview on the right for seeing your changes in real-time.

SeedProd drag and drop page editor

We noticed that SeedProd offers inline editing to edit text elements by typing directly in the live preview or using the sidebar’s text editor.

SeedProd inline editor

Editing blocks in SeedProd is easier than in Elementor or Beaver Builder.

Settings are simplified to only essential changes. This eliminates the need to build your landing page block by block. You can also reuse many elements by saving them for later.

SeedProd also offers a theme builder, and in our opinion, it’s a lot easier to see the individual parts of your theme.

Seedprod theme builder template files

You can quickly turn each part on and off and customize them with the same drag-and-drop page builder.

Expert Review: Interface
After using each page builder, we found that they all have a similar fluid interface, making it difficult to choose a favorite. Elementor has more customization options than Beaver Builders’ layout. But SeedProd’s design options are the most beginner-friendly, so we’re more inclined to recommend SeedProd’s interface.

Modules Comparison

The best WordPress page builders use various elements, modules, or blocks (the terms are different for each plugin). These are the building blocks for your page that allow you to build without coding each section from scratch.

Most page builders have a long list of page elements, including standard design elements, such as text, images, and button blocks. They also offer advanced modules like:

Since there are so many different modules for each page builder, we won’t list each one here. Instead, we’ll show the differences between Beaver Builder, Elementor, and SeedProd for their advanced page blocks.

Beaver Builder Content Blocks

Beaver Builder has all the essential content blocks you’d expect from a WordPress page builder. You can add text, images, videos, lists, and add basic media actions, layout info, and posts with ease.

Beaver Builder page modules

When it comes to more advanced modules, you can use:

  • Social Share buttons
  • Contact Form
  • Testimonials
  • Recent Posts
  • Subscribe Form
  • Number Counter
  • Countdown clock
  • Post Carousel
  • Gallery

Beaver Builder also allows you to add several WordPress widgets to your pages and single posts, such as Archives, Calendar, Menus, etc.

Compared to the other solutions, Beaver Builder has the least variety for niche page modules.

Elementor Content Elements

Elementor has all the standard page elements of all 3 page builders. It also has the most elements, with over 53 different options and multiple 3rd party addons.

Elementor flipbox content element. Elementor vs beaver builder vs seedprod

The page elements that stand out are:

  • Flip Box
  • Lottie Animations
  • Facebook Comments
  • Audio Player
  • Portfolio
  • Animated Headlines
  • Login

With so many features and options, Elementor’s page elements are best suited to business owners looking for an easy way to customize their entire WordPress site visually.

Elementor pro content elements

Yet, if all you need is to make a few well-designed landing pages, the choice can be overwhelming.

Related: Elementor vs. WPBakery vs. SeedProd: Which Is Best?

SeedProd Blocks

Compared to Beaver Builder and Elementor, SeedProd has just the right balance of standard and advanced content blocks.

advanced landing page blocks in seedprod vs elementor vs beaver builder

SeedProd is both a powerful landing page builder AND a WordPress theme builder. You can create landing pages and a custom WordPress theme without writing code.

SeedProd’s advanced blocks are focused on helping you generate leads, improve website conversions, and design stunning themes without minimal fuss.

For example, you can use the Giveaway block to create an online contest with RafflePress, the best WordPress giveaway plugin, and display it on your landing page.

SeedProd giveaway landing page block

Doing so will help you drive targeted traffic to the page and boost leads.

With SeedProd’s opt-in form block, you can add a sign-up form to your WordPress theme pages and connect it with your email marketing service to grow your email list.

SeedProd optin form landing page block

You can also use the Contact Form block to integrate with WPForms, the most user-friendly contact form plugin for WordPress.

Adding a form to your landing page

SeedProd’s other Advanced blocks include:

  • Countdown Timer
  • Social Profiles
  • Social Media Sharing
  • Login Form
  • Progress Bar
  • Heart Icon
  • Gallery
  • Divider
  • Image Carousel
  • Pricing Table
  • Animated Headline
  • Image Box
  • Icon Box
  • Navigation Menu
  • Testimonials
  • Accordion
  • Anchor Links
  • Star Rating
  • WordPress Shortcode
  • Custom HTML
  • Facebook Page
  • Facebook Like Button
  • Facebook Embeds
  • Google Maps
  • Search Form
  • Twitter Embed Tweets
  • Twitter Embed Timeline
  • Tweet and Follow Button

It also offers easy-to-use blocks that pull dynamic content from WordPress, including blog posts, titles, comments, author box, etc.

Online stores will also appreciate the WooCommerce blocks. They let you add dynamic WooCommerce content to your page or theme design in a few clicks, including:

WooCommerce template tags

With this builder, there are neither too few nor too many blocks. They have no extra fluff, allowing you to build the highest-converting landing pages in WordPress.

SeedProd also has a Sections tab allowing you to add whole content sections to your theme with a single click. For instance, header, footer, CTAs, and more.

This means you won’t need to build parts of your landing page block by block.

landing page sections

Expert Review: Modules
All three builders offer nearly everything you’d need for a webpage. They have good options for the free versions and a much more comprehensive range for premium.

SeedProd does seem to have the edge here. We found that the free option offers more than Beaver Builder, and the premium option offers even more. Plus, with a whole suite of WooCommerce-ready blocks, it’s an excellent solution for online stores and eCommerce sites.

Advanced Styling Comparison

The goal of any WordPress page builder is to make designing your page as easy as possible. But you’ll likely want to do more than just dragging a module on your page and leaving it at that. You’ll probably want to tweak specific options to change the colors, positions, padding, etc.

For this reason, page builders tend to offer advanced customization options. Below we’ll compare the advanced styling and customization options for these page builders.

Beaver Builder Advanced Styling

The Beaver Builder interface allows you to select advanced styling options for page modules and sections by showing a popup window. This window has 3 different tabs, including:

  • General – Add basic content and functions
  • Style – Choose colors, alignment, font size, etc.
  • Advanced – Add custom margins, mobile responsive settings, animations, user roles, CSS, etc.
Beaver builder advanced styling options

With Beaver Builder, you can also show specific modules based on whether a user is logged in or out. This is an option that isn’t available with Elementor.

Elementor Advanced Styling

Clicking any element or section in Elementor shows 3 tabs similar to what you find in Beaver Builder:

  • Content – Specify basic alignment and content settings
  • Style – Set fonts, colors, borders, etc., depending on the element
  • Advanced – Add custom margins and paddings, entrance animations, change z-indexes, custom CSS code and identifiers, and more.
Elementor advanced styling options

We also found that there was a good level of control over the different sections. This allows you to set gutter widths, column gaps, and more. Moreover, Elementor lets you right-click to copy-paste elements (much like Gutenberg), which is something the other solutions lack.

SeedProd Advanced Styling

Depending on the block you choose, clicking any block in SeedProd offers the following tabs:

  • Content – Add content and change the font size, alignment, etc.
  • Templates – Choose a premade design for that block and implement it with a single click.
  • Advanced – Change typography, spacing, shadows, border radius, colors, etc.
SeedProd page builder advanced styling options

Many advanced design options use simple sliders that show the changes in real-time on your live preview. This makes them quick and easy to adjust. And because what you’ll find in each tab is specific to the block you use, you won’t find any unnecessary settings to make things confusing.

SeedProd’s block templates are the stand-out feature here. Almost all advanced landing page blocks have several templates with different designs.

Want a different Call to Action button? Just click the Templates tab and choose from a list of styles.

SeedProd landing page block templates

In SeedProd’s Global Page settings, we found that you can control your landing page design even more.

The background section allows you to easily upload background images, video backgrounds, and video slideshows.

landing page background imge

You can also change the global page colors and fonts in their respective tabs.

landing page color settings

Plus, if you need inspiration, you can choose from various pre-made color palettes and font combinations to use throughout your page.

landing page color palletes

Expert Review: Advanced Styling
Considering all 3 solutions have robust advanced styling features, each page builder does the job well. They all offer a lot of control over your page design, with the option to add custom code where needed.

But in terms of how easy these settings are to use, we decided that SeedProd is the clear winner. We could fully customize every page element easily, even as beginners. Making our pages look stunning was even easier with the added font themes and color palettes.

Templates Comparison

A successful WordPress page builder should have a growing responsive landing page template library. With a good landing page template, you can choose a landing page design that matches the look you have in mind. Then you can customize it using the drag-and-drop builder.

All 3 page builder plugins below have a variety of templates. But you’ll find that some are more focused than others.

Beaver Builder Templates

Beaver Builder’s website templates include landing page templates and content templates.

The Landing Page Templates are designed with various industries in mind, from DJs and Apps to lifestyle blogs and online stores.

While there are quite a few templates to choose from, we noticed that the selection is limited. They also don’t offer a way to filter landing pages by goal or industry.

Beaver builder templates

Beaver Builder offers pre-made designs for contact pages, about pages, services, and more in the Content Templates section. These are useful if you’re looking to easily change the structure of pages across your website. You can also save templates in Beaver Builder to use again.

We found that with many Beaver Builder templates, we first had to ensure our WordPress theme had a full-width page setting. Otherwise, the template didn’t display as it should.

Elementor WordPress Templates

Unlike Beaver Builder, Elementor combines its landing pages and content page templates in one area. You can then filter them by new, trend, popular, or search using a keyword.

Elementor WordPress templates

The page templates include:

  • Homepages
  • Landing pages
  • Contact web pages
  • Service listing pages
  • Pricing pages
  • Coming soon pages
  • Login pages

You can also save any custom designs as new templates to use elsewhere.

Many of the more straightforward templates are available on their free plan. But to use the more advanced Elementor templates, you’ll need to upgrade to the pro plan.

Elementor’s templates are good for website owners looking for a complete unified look throughout their website. This makes it a robust website builder rather than a focused landing page builder.

SeedProd Landing Page Templates

SeedProd has over 300+ professionally designed, mobile responsive landing page templates. Unlike Beaver Builder and Elementor, they’re all designed around specific landing page goals.

SeedProd landing page templates for WordPress

Many of SeedProd’s mobile-friendly landing page templates are available to free users, so you can build beautiful landing pages without paying a penny. It’s also easy to filter templates by landing page type, including:

  • Coming Soon
  • Maintenance Mode
  • 404 Page
  • Sales Pages
  • Webinar
  • Lead Squeeze
  • Thank You
  • Login Page

We should also mention that SeedProd is the ONLY plugin on this list with built-in Coming Soon, Maintenance, 404-page, and Login Page modes. With a simple click, you can create a coming soon page in WordPress and control who does and doesn’t see the nuts and bolts of your website.

SeedProd landing page modes

Plus, when you’re making small changes and updates, you can put your WordPress site in Maintenance Mode, with a countdown timer showing when you’ll be back.

SeedProd has a separate template library that centers around premade starter WordPress themes. These Website Kits let you quickly create a custom WordPress theme without building each template part from scratch.

wordpres theme templates seedprod

Like its landing pages, all of SeedProd’s theme templates are 100% mobile-friendly. So, all you need to do is customize them with your content and branding.

With this in mind, SeedProd’s templates are ideal for website owners who need to create professional-looking WordPress themes and landing pages that convert.

Expert Review: Templates
When it comes to templates, Beaver Builder’s library is pretty limited. There are only a handful of different designs to choose from. Elementor and SeedProd, offer a much broader library of templates. We think SeedProd is the best choice for creating both websites and landing pages in this scenario.

Performance Comparison

Many WordPress page builders are bloated with features you don’t need. This can slow your website down. If there’s even a 1-second delay in page loading times, potential customers could click away from your site and never return.

To help you discover which page builder has the best overall performance, we ran some tests and compared the results in the table below. To keep things fair, we created landing pages using Beaver Builder, Elementor, and SeedProd on our test site with the following page elements:

  • Heading
  • Image
  • Button

Here are the results:

Page BuilderPage SizeLoad TimeRequests
Beaver Builder Performance142.7 KB1.22s12
Elementor Performance312.2 KB1.57s30
SeedProd Performance124.1 KB1.18s11

As you can see from the results above, SeedProd came out on top with the smallest page size, the quickest load time, and fewer requests.

However, we achieved even better results by running the same SeedProd landing page in Isolation Mode.

SeedProd isolation mode for faster page speeds.

Isolation mode stops the wp-header and wp-footer hooks from running, loading only the essential elements needed to render your page. This is a great way to avoid conflicts with WordPress themes and plugins.

The results with the Isolation mode switched on were:

  • Page Size: 96.6 KB
  • Load Time: 1.12s
  • Requests: 7

With a faster landing page, you’re much more likely to see better click-through rates, leads, and conversions, improving SEO results.

Expert Review: Performance
After looking at the results above, it’s clear that SeedProd is the best page builder for overall speed and performance. Beaver Builder comes in at a close second, with Elementor having the most significant page size, most requests, and longest loading time.

Pricing Comparison

Now that we’ve compared the essential elements of each landing page builder, let’s look at the price points.

Each WordPress page builder plugin has both a free version and a pro version. In the marketing world, we call this “freemium.” What you get on the free plan with each plugin varies. For example, the free version of Beaver Builder has minimal options.

Moreover, with Beaver Builder pro and premium versions, you can get the Beaver Builder theme-building feature (Beaver themer) and WordPress multisite capability. They created the agency version of Beaver Builder for companies who want to rebrand Beaver Builder using white labeling, so the Agency plan is best for that purpose.

On the other hand, the Elementor plugin offers far more advanced website-building options and a popup builder in the paid version compared to the free versions of Elementor. This is great if you’re a web designer.

Only Beaver Builder offers a solution for unlimited sites.

Here is how the pricing compared for each plugin with details of their premium plans:

Beaver Builder PricingElementor PricingSeedProd Pricing
Free PlanYesYesYes
Standard PlanFrom $99From $49From $39.50
Unlimited Sites?Yes1,000 sites100 sites
Lifetime Pan?NoNoNo

Beaver Builder vs Elementor vs SeedProd: Expert Verdict

After comparing the top plugins, we’ve concluded that SeedProd is the best WordPress page builder.

SeedProd is the easiest landing page builder to use. It’s focused on creating professional-quality WordPress designs and doesn’t include bloat with features you’ll never use.

You can integrate SeedProd with a wide variety of email marketing services, CRM, and third-party tools like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Google Analytics, and Zapier. This makes it easier to drive conversions for your blog posts, small business, or eCommerce site. And it has a great range of quality templates you can customize in the visual drag-and-drop builder.

SeedProd is also the fastest plugin in this comparison and offers the most value for money based on the advanced features you receive.

So what are you waiting for?

Beaver Builder vs Elementor vs SeedProd FAQs

Can I use Elementor and Beaver Builder at the same time?
You can use Elementor and Beaver Builder on the same website; however, you can’t use them both on the same post or page simultaneously.

Can I use Elementor and Beaver Builder at the same time?
You can use Elementor and Beaver Builder on the same website; however, you can’t use them both on the same post or page simultaneously.
Can I use these builders with any WordPress theme?
Yes, all three builders can be used with any WordPress theme. They allow you to override the default design of your theme and create custom layouts. However, SeedProd is the only page builder on this list that is theme agnostic, meaning it works independently from your theme, avoiding any compatibility issues.
Can I create eCommerce websites with these builders?
Yes, all three builders can be used to create eCommerce websites. They integrate with WooCommerce, the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin, with SeedProd offering tailor-made WooCommerce themes and blocks.

You might also like this comparison of the Elegant Themes Divi Builder vs. Beaver Builder vs. SeedProd.

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Comments

  1. This is interesting. I use Elementor Pro for my website and I always feel it’s slowing down my pages no matter what I try… But the difficulty will be transitioning to something else…

  2. Videos were very interesting, informative and educational. I enjoyed watching and I did learn a few things. The programs seem simple and easy to implement.

  3. The free tier of building options looks pretty good to get one started. The pay features, and upgrades seems fairly prices, and easy to implement when ready.

    1. That’s an excellent approach Edward. The free versions are perfect for getting a feel for how everything works.

  4. Really helpful overview of the options and features of each to get a clearer picture of how they fit with the needs one might have.

  5. After reading your article, SeedProd appears to be more user friendly, much easier to use than the competitors. Good info to have on hand, thanks for the post.

      1. I first heard of seedprod in the WPBeginner newsletter. What is available has proven to live up to the hype. And I can’t wait for the rest of the software to be released.

  6. I’m going to buy this and play around with it, in thanks for using your “coming soon” and “maintenance” templates for free for quite a while!

    1. That’s wonderful to hear Carole. If you need any help, you’re more than welcome to open a support ticket and we’ll get right back to you.

  7. I started with Beaver Builder and now use the free version of Elementor. I will keep SeedProd in mind in the future.

  8. I have been taking time getting used to the UI interface switching to WordPress, but this in-depth walkthrough should get me on my feet.

  9. Are you feeling lucky today? What does that even mean? Well, I only feel lucky when I actually win something. Let’s see if Seedprod can make me feel lucky!

  10. WordPress page building has come a long way since it began. New and modern tools and features have made it quite easy to get a decent page up and running, while simultaneously building an email list.

  11. Loved the detailed comparisons between each! Each highlighting the tools and features of each! Thanks for sharing and showing why seedprod!

      1. Continuing my education for my daughter and I is my main priority and I’m saving money for it. This would help so much

  12. This would be a true blessing. Our daughter just enrolled for Penn foster high school to be able to graduate by December 31. Our laptop just tore up and this would be awesome. Thanks for the chance!

  13. Very helpful information that clearly explains the features to look for in a page builder and how to decide which options are best for me!

  14. As a user, the drag-and-drop ease and email integration are game-changers. Stress-free and stylish website launches? SeedProd nails it!

  15. Great breakdown! 👏 The article thoroughly compares Beaver Builder, Elementor, and SeedProd, covering essential aspects like interface, modules, styling, templates, performance, and pricing. The detailed insights make it a valuable resource for choosing the right WordPress page builder. Kudos! 🚀

  16. I don’t use wordpress anymore. But I do want to win that Macbook. Your site builder looks interesting, but I have no way to use it at the present time.

  17. I wanna take this chance to thank page builders, they really make my life easier and I feel like I can do relevant stuff without coding!

    1. We’re so pleased to hear that Luis. We love that with plugins like SeedProd, we can make page building easier for everyone.

  18. You can really tell a difference between a “cookie cutter” template and a well designed website. These look like some great tools.

  19. Thanks for the article. I’ve used SeedProd for Coming Soon pages but I will try it out for a whole website now.

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