This article may be a little rant, but I'm sure there are guys out there who experience the same as I do.
Here's why I switched from Divi Builder to Thrive Architect.
As an online marketer, I manage multiple blogs for myself and even for my clients.
On average, I publish at least 5 posts a week and that was during my time using the old setup (website design, plugins and stuff).
Recently, I decided to change my website design and used Divi instead. As you can see now, the homepage is freaking awesome. Thanks Divi!
Since my old website design is powered by Thrive Themes and plugins, I decided to remove some of them, and left a few to get the job done.
I ended up with two of my favorite WP builder plugin (as you can see below).
Yes, it's pretty epic to have two WP builder plugins under one roof!
For the past two weeks, I have been using Divi Builder a lot. I mean, the whole goal is to streamline my blogging business and focus on just several tools to get the job done.
Divi is fine and there's one not-so-tiny problem ...
Like a MAJOR problem!
I can't seem to perform simple tasks using Divi Builder (save draft and publish from the visual editor).
And hey, don't get me wrong. The development team are REALLY helpful but they aren't able to replicate the issue.
What happened next?
My productivity stumbled and I was working on Google Docs all the time!
I mean, seriously?
I love productivity and WP builder plugins are supposed to make me more productive, not just giving issues.
More importantly, I started to have flashbacks on the past — back then, I can craft, proof read and publish a blog post using Thrive Architect in just 3 hours.
Now, it takes me over two days to get a post up using Divi.
And sure enough ...
I. Was. Pissed.
Very important disclaimer
Until now, I have no idea what is wrong with Divi Builder. I used it for years and had no issues with any other websites except for this site. Deactivated all plugins, worked with Kinsta web hosting team to check on my site and everything I could literally think off (and yet, I can't find a solution). Something is dead wrong here.
So, what's next?
The solution is simple.
I carried on using Thrive Architect and I believe this tool is probably the fastest WP Builder plugin in the planet.
Divi Builder is good, but it is still a pain in the ass to get it working for this site.
Are you using Divi Builder or Thrive Architect? Tell me what you think in the comments below.