I know a lot of WP users prefer Gutenberg. I like Elementor. The drop and drag interface is far more user friendly than Gutenberg. I don’t want to watch a billion You Tube videos to learn how to maximize Gutenberg. I want to get to my page and start designing. I know that using Elementor I sacrifice page speed and resources. But Gutenberg is just not user friendly. More power to WP users who use Gutenberg. If deleting my comment posts defending Elementor makes others feel powerful, then I hope they get their fix. Gutenberg… just sucks.
By the way… I hate how the Gutenberg interface deletes my tags after typing them.
I’m not fond of site builders. I don’t care for them. I’ve felt that using website builders was cheating. It is like tracing when drawing buildings. The latest theme from Cyber Chimps, called Solome, requires the Elementor plugin. I was not happy with having to use a builder plugin. But, after using the plugin, I’ve revised my opinion about page builders.
Elementor is a WordPress plugin designed to “build” custom pages and posts. Users can add responsive columns and widgets as well as add background not set by the WP theme. Users can also save designed templates to use on other pages or export to other WP sites. There is no extra coding required and the free version is powerful.
The one thing I liked about Elementor is how much I can do with a simple page. I used to rely in tables and HTML tricks for custom page layouts. The plugin removes the need to hard code. Verse Gutenberg, Elementor is much easier to use. The block editing/drop and drag designer with this plugin is superior.
My opinion has changed about site builders. Site builders for WordPress are good… if the user knows the fundamentals of WP. I wouldn’t recommend it for all types of websites. A user/developer would need to decide if it is right direction on a case by case basis.