Written by Reginald Chan on July 18, 2020

Gutenberg vs WordPress Visual Builders: The Deciding Factors for WordPress Users

WordPress visual builders play an important role in my writing business. As I use WordPress CMS a lot in my daily life, WordPress visual builders such as Thrive Architect allows me to create multiple WordPress pages and posts quickly and without any coding skills.

But, make no mistake. Since the launch of Gutenberg, I use Gutenberg a lot too. Over the months and years, Gutenberg been receiving tons of updates and while it may not be as flexible as the current WordPress visual builders, it is growing in popularity and importances — with many believe that it will take over WordPress builders in the coming years.

In this article, we will go through Gutenberg vs WordPress visual builders for 2020 because what matters is this year and right now.


Gutenberg vs WordPress visual builders

When I first use Gutenberg, I thought it was messy and complicated. Hey, Gutenberg isn't entirely a drag and drop, or point ot click WordPress editor. It is just a few blocks that work together and allowing WordPress users to create posts and pages quickly without any coding skills.

Here's how the Gutenberg blocks WordPress looks like.

Gutenberg Blocks

Gutenberg Blocks

If you are an avid WordPress user, you know that it is pretty decent but limited functionality as compared to popular WordPress visual builders in the market.

Here's what some of the best WordPress visual builders look like in the backend.

Thrive Architect

Thrive Architect

Here's what it looks like with Divi (which I use quite a lot as well for my WordPress agency, WP Maven).

Divi Builder

Divi Builder

Here's another great WordPress visual builder, Elementor!

Elementor Builder

Elementor Builder


Part 1: WordPress Visual Builder In Summary

WordPress visual builder is still an important tool for website owners — both freelance and agency level. The right tools help you to create beautiful WordPress pages and posts quickly without any coding skills.

There is no denial that WordPress visual builders is an excellent WordPress investment to go with and you can't go wrong with any of these:

  • Thrive Architect
  • Divi
  • Elementor

Part 2: Gutenberg In Summary

Gutenberg has always been a nice addon to WordPress. For beginners and those who can't afford WordPress visual builders, Gutenberg is an important WordPress tool to build WordPress posts fast and effectively, without coding skills.

Yes, Gutenberg isn't that great when it comes to creating WordPress pages for now out-of-the-box. If you are looking to make Gutenberg as great as WordPress visual builders, then you need Gutenberg addons such as Genesis Pro by WP Engine (review).

Here's a quick video on Genesis Pro.


Summary — Gutenberg vs WordPress Visual Builders

Until now, I find that WordPress visual builders certainly has an upper hand especially when it comes to website development. Gutenberg may not be on par with it right now but I believe this might change in the coming months.

With the constant growth and launches of Gutenberg addons such as these, Gutenberg is getting more popular and useful by the day. Plus, Gutenberg is the baby for WordPress/Automattic, you know this is one projec that won't hit the sack anytime soon.

If you are serious in building great WordPress sites and fresh layouts, you can't go wrong with Genesis Pro (click here for addon perks by WP Engine).

Article written by Reginald Chan
A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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