13+ Best Drag-and-Drop WordPress Theme Builders 2021 update

Are you one of those WordPress lovers, who do not know how to code?

Well, don’t get disheartened if you do not know how to code.

The WordPress ecosystem has evolved beyond limits, and there are enough opportunities for you to start working on the WordPress websites from scratch.

The game-changer this time are the WordPress drag and drop theme builders that will help you to start building up websites from scratch without writing a single line of code.

Today, we will list some of the best WordPress website builders that will enable you to build a website from scratch and completely redesign your website without writing a single line code. For example, the power of the mouse and the drag and drop builder will enable you to keep everything in tandem until you are left with the most beautiful creation of yours. There are many other examples of what you can build, and we recommend checking out a portfolio of theme builders to help you narrow down your options.

Before we start, I want to point out the power of WordPress ecosystem and its impact on the user base.

A website is a complex system that contains HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript as the bare minimum technologies to work with. Other than these technologies, a developer who is developing a WordPress website might need to use JavaScript Libraries for incorporating functions that are needed to make the site interactive.

The use of WordPress theme builder will enable you to eradicate the need for coding and leave you with your best creative self. The result? A completely powerful and functional WordPress theme.

There are many options available these days, but only a few of them have the ability to make themselves count for getting selected as the right option. So, for making page building easier for you, here are a few options you might want to learn about.

Visual Composer
Visual Composer Page Builder for WordPress

The Visual Composer WordPress Page Builder is the option chosen by over 90,000 people and powers 500,000+ websites. This is what the developers claim and all the people opted this page builder because of the features it has. We currently use this plugin here on 85ideas and many of our niche projects for its ease of use and the tons of 3rd party add-ons available.

When Visual Composer was first released a few years ago it was very bulky and complicated since then it’s come a long way. Now you can use almost any theme and have it looking great in minutes thanks to the prebuilt templates available. Also worth mentioning is that once you have created a layout you like, you can then save it as a template to use for pages, posts and much more.

Highlights includes:

  • Shortcode mapper
  • Predefined layouts
  • Custom post layouts
  • Any theme compatibility
  • Translation ready script
  • Front & backend page builder

Now, that’s a lot of features! Isn’t it?

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Divi WordPress Theme

New Divi Theme

Divi is my personal choice when it comes to themes with powerful page builders, and it is developed by a well-known ElegantThemes developer. The builder is named Divi Builder, and it is powerful enough to create any web design, just by dragging and dropping frames and design elements. It comes with integrated modules that are easy to access and use, and each of those modules has their set of options available, for further customization.

Apart from customization options and drag and drop builder, there are pre-made layouts available too. So, if any of those layouts is completing every (or sort of) requirement at your end, then you are ready to launch the website in a minute itself. 20+ of those layouts are shipped with the package.

The whole layout is still responsive and completely secure. Different header options are available too along with a facility for the active translation. RTL support is also offered. All these features of one Divi theme, along with every other theme in their catalog are available for the price of just $69. Impressive, right?

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Elementor is the most advanced open source free frontend page builder for WordPress, allowing any user to create beautiful and unique websites without coding. All the design process is done live, while viewing the actual page you are creating, so there is no more need to go back and forth between the backend and preview.

Elementor is built for speed, with advanced features like mobile editing allowing you to create mobile pages visually and set the device preferences.

You’ll need no coding knowledge as the user friendly interface allows for easy dragging and dropping of different elements. Don’t worry about compatibility issues as Elementor has got you covered as it boasts compatibility with any theme!

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MotoPress Content Editor

MotoPress Themes

MotoPress Content Editor is the next recommendation from my side that is priced just $29 and can be tried for a moment, without paying that price. It gets deeply integrated with the WordPress builder and replaces the same with its own powerful page builder, which it calls the Content Editor.

The editor comes with features like responsive design, compatibility with every well-coded theme, front end editing and easily extendable. Different elements are available (which are always updated with new and better ones) which can be used to perform the easy customization. Yes, everything is available and compatible with the inbuilt drag and drop tool.

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Make Drag and Drop Builder

make page builder

Make is an Open source attempt to create one of the best Drag and Drop WordPress builder. The builder has both free and paid versions. But, the free version can easily let you create wonderful WordPress websites from scratch.

There are tons of features in the Make WordPress drag and drop builder such as amazing page layout to start the project, completely customizable with 150+ actions/hooks. It also has powerful core theme, which means valid code that is compatible with other themes and plugins.

It is also responsive and translation-ready. The free version has a great documentation so that you do not get stuck.

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Unyson Framework

Unyson Framework by Theme Fuse

The Unyson Framework is a new entrant in the market. It’s a framework that is free to use and comes with a handy drag and drop builder. According to their developers, ThemeFuse, the framework and the builder will be available free for the rest of the life under the GPL license.

The framework also contains other extensions that can help developers to create wonderful WordPress theme using the drag and drop builder. The drag and drop builder supports a lot of features. Some of the features are Mega Menu, custom widgets, SEO options, automatic backups and more.

The framework/drag and drop builder has enough support and all of these free of cost.

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PageBuilder by SiteOrigin

Page Builder by SiteOrigin Plugin

Looking for a free page builder that can help you build your first WordPress website? Then, PageBuilder by SiteOrigin is a good option. It has enough elements and widgets to build a fully-functional website from scratch. All of this without writing a single line of code.

The builder supports live editing, which enables you to build the web pages on the fly. For more experimentation, it supports history browser, which can be used to revert if something is messed up. The Site Origin WordPress Page Builder is one of the best options available these days with the loads of features and costing no money to us.

Highlights of Page Builder are as follows:

  • Column based content page development
  • Mobile adaptive
  • History to track the changes
  • Paddings and column spacing as well.

The coolest thing about the builder is that it is free. This means that you can try out the builder before moving to a paid/professional builder.

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WR Page Builder

Page Builder by WooRockets

WR Page Builder, formerly known as IRPageBuilder is a product of WooRocket that thrives on building page from scratch without knowing how to code. The page builder is easy to use and consists of sufficient page elements to bring a beautiful responsive WordPress website.

The builder is plugin based and can be installed on any theme to get started. The plugin builder offers custom CSS entries for the little experienced.

The builder also supports live preview and widgets. The plugin is free to use. It also comes with advanced features in the paid version.

WR WordPress Builder comes with latest visual drag-and-drop functionality that is just a piece of cake while using it along with its many other features.

Highlights includes:  

  • Easy to use drag-and-drop element
  • Widgets support
  • Spotlight filters
  • Live preview before making your changes go live.

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Frontend Builder

Frontend Builder Content Assembler
The Frontend WordPress Page Builder could be one of the best options to choose from if you’re about to make a selection within the price range of US 23-25. The tool has many options to bank upon.

Some of its features are: 

  • No coding required
  • An intuitive work surface
  • SEO and retina ready results
  • Save and load page templates
  • Live page editing
  • Drag-and-drop option,
  • 40+ shortcodes to work with and much more.

If you are just getting familiar with WordPress, then we recommend considering another alternative. This plugin is for intermediate to expert users.

Themify Builder

Themify Builder

With both, front and back end editing options, and compatibility with all of their themes, Themify builder is a better choice. It divides the key design elements into sub-parts that are easy to customize and also to locate. Already built layouts are available with the option to create yours or edit those existing ones. Once you’re done, the option to import/export the source code is also available.

Highlights includes:

  • Google fonts
  • 60+ animations
  • Translation option
  • WooCommerce compatibility

If you’re still not satisfied with the available options, then facility to activate add-ons is also offered.

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Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder

The last of the best WordPress Page Builder options is the Beaver Builder that comes with many options to let you make your WordPress website pages in a very short span of time. The features in it include a responsive design, many widgets and shortcodes, drag-and-drop interface, over fifteen-page reusable templates, custom post types, eCommerce compatibility and translation ready script as well. There is this Import/Export option available as well to share your layouts with others.

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Aqua Page Builder

Aqua Page Builder Plugin

Aqua Page Builder is one of the most powerful builder plugins that can help you create the most beautiful WordPress website. The builder is free of cost, so you don’t have to pay anything for the plugin.

You can create as many templates of your liking and come up with unique solutions. The only limitation is your creativity. The plugin integrates well with the existing theme. With great documentation and features, you can try this amazing free drag and drop builder.

Highlight includes:

  • WordPress importer/exporter
  • Highly customizable
  • Unlimited reusable templates

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MiniMax – Page Layout Builder

MiniMax Page Layout Builder

The last builder in our countdown is MiniMax, a page layout builder that helps you build a WordPress website from scratch. It facilitates the easy drag and drop philosophy of developing a website without any knowledge of coding.

It works with any theme, and if you love experimentation, the plugin enables you to import layouts to be used in other themes or website. It also supports squeeze page, and you can come up with an attractive landing page in minutes.

The plugin has lots of an integrated modules and has the latest WordPress version support. A great plugin for non-coders.

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Hopefully, this article has left you with lots of options to consider. The above collection of best WordPress Page Builders includes every possible option to help you out.

Do you think that these drag and drop builders are taking the jobs from WordPress Developers? Think again, as these drag and drop builders come with some limitation and cannot be used to create custom functionalities. For custom WordPress theme, scratch code development is the best.

Do you think, I missed something? Comment below and let us know.

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

  • Sean
    Posted at 09:04h, 31 July Reply

    Hey guys where is LayersWP??

  • Emily Williams
    Posted at 10:19h, 17 November Reply

    Hi Prashant, Thank you for including MotoPress to your list. BTW, now MotoPress Content Editor offers a Lite version for those who don’t want to pay https://wordpress.org/plugins/motopress-content-editor-lite/ 🙂 It’s a great opportunity to try the plugin in action.

    • Brian H
      Posted at 13:57h, 17 November Reply

      Hey Emily,

      Amazing plugin, thank you for stopping and announcing that update 🙂

  • Brian H
    Posted at 14:00h, 17 November Reply

    Hey Sean,

    I am also surprised that it’s not mentioned here. I will update this article shortly to reflect that 🙂

    Thank you for pointing it out and visiting.

  • Andrew Worsfold
    Posted at 01:22h, 18 April Reply

    Great list. I’d throw another (free) one into the list for those who are interested: Tailor for WordPress. https://wordpress.org/plugins/tailor/

  • Ben Pines
    Posted at 07:21h, 02 June Reply

    I recommend you try out our page builder called Elementor
    It’s free and faster

    • Editorial Staff
      Posted at 19:38h, 20 June Reply

      Thanks for the suggestion. If you’d like to be featured in our list, please visit our advertising page for more information

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