Custom WordPress design is eye-popping, head turning and above everything, awesome. However, the process of creating custom WordPress theme is long-winded and expensive.

If you don't have coding skills, you are going to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars in hiring web developers to get the job done for you. And that if you are able to find the right web developer.

Headache, headache and more headache.

In this article, you are going to discover how to create custom WordPress design without hiring developers (and spending a lot of money).

What tools do you really need?

Let's face it. There are many fancy tools you can have in your arsenal but the truth is, you only need one — WordPress visual builder as what we call it.

What is WordPress visual builder?

A WordPress visual builder is a drag and drop website builder (some call it visual frontend site editor) that allows you to drop different elements on a WordPress post or page without using a single line of code. At the same time, visual frontend editor allows you to customize the site design at real time. Thus, changes are immediately visible which is known as what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG).

But there are so(ooo) many options!

Choosing the right WordPress visual editor is a challenging task. To make your task easier, here are the only two tools you should be using to create custom WordPress designs.

Option 1: Divi Theme Builder

Divi is a powerful WordPress editor that allows beginners and advanced users to build custom designs without coding skills.

This is what I mean.

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Years back, building WordPress website designs requires a lot of coding works including HTML and CSS. 

Building a website design from scratch would take days if not weeks — not to forget the massive manhours needed to check the codes and testing. 

Yes, those are no fun at all.

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With the birth of WordPress website builders such as Divi, creating custom website design is no longer a hassle. As a matter of fact, it can be done and completed in a very short time (without breaking your neck or budget).

Divi backend system is extremely easy to use (big kudos to the guys behind it — Elegant Themes).

These are just some of the element options you can use to create your ultimate WordPress design.

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Option 2: Thrive Architect

The beauty of Thrive Architect is the pricing (apart from similar features with Divi).

While Divi is build up entirely as a theme, Thrive Architect is a plugin and is compatible with most WordPress themes available on the market. 

The advantages using Thrive Architect is that it is able to integrate with most themes, including popular ones such as StudioPress child themes. As I know that you probably have some theme installed, changing theme including widget areas could be time consuming.

If you are looking for a quick solution, Thrive Architect is definitely your best bet here. You can build both WordPress posts and pages using Thrive Architect.

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One of the best advantages using Thrive Architect is the ability to important demo content. At this point of time, there are over 100 different templates that you can choose from and installing them with just one click. No coding, nothing.

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Thrive Architect comes with over 100 landing page templates, including homepage and blog post templates.

Just like Divi, Thrive Architect allows you to modify anything and everything when creating custom WordPress designs without using a single line of code.

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Lastly, Thrive Architect is very light and therefore, it is not going to affect your website loading speed in anyway. The plugin also offers options such as removing theme CSS is a huge plus in making the page loads faster.

Watch this video to see how it is done.

Summary: How To Create Custom WordPress Design (Without Hiring Developers)

Website builders such as Divi and Thrive Architect helps you to create custom WordPress designs fast and without those messy codes. Plus, you can now save a huge portion of the money as you can create your own design without hiring freelance website developers!