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We all know that WordPress is just awesome and being able to customise your WordPress is just great but however not all of us are coding pros and some WordPress lovers don’t even know what HTML or CSS is. But this shouldn’t stop you from being able to customise your theme.

So for this weeks WordPress Wednesday post we will be taking a look at some Drag & Drop page builders plugins that are made available for users of any level to make changes inside the general layout of any theme.

1. Page Builder by SiteOrigin – Free


With the Page Builder plugin from SiteOrigin page builder is a widget based that brings all the widgets direct from your sidebar into the pages as it help you create unique designs.

It’s has an drag & drop interface that is very intuitive so it won’t take you long to get stuck in and this plugin won’t need to get you to change the theme you’re currently using.

2. Azexo Composer Page/Widget Builder – Free


Azexo Composer is WordPress page builder plugin for user friendly front-end content editing of any type WordPress posts. It is based on jQuery, jQuery UI, Underscore and Bootstrap. The main difference from other solutions – Azexo Composer uses client JS for render of HTML to work faster and save server resources.

3. Aqua Page Builder – Free


Aqua Page Builder is a powerful plugin that allows you to create an unlimited number of template variations for use inside your WordPress themes. This plugins follows the same user interface used by the Menus & Widgets admin pages that make you feel right at home with the UI.

The Aqua Page Builder features the drag and drop interaction to build its templates.

4. Minimax – Free


The Minimax Page Layout Builder WordPress plugin brings in very powerful drag and drop interface to your WordPress site, to start customising your page with this plugin you simply jus start dragging some elements into your page.



The Visual Composer Plugin for WordPress is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder that will save you tons of time working on the site content.

As you will be able to take full control over your site, build any type of layout you can imagine with no coding knowledge required and now you can choose either work on a backend or move your page building process to frontend and instantly see changes you make.Inside this plugin you can add columns, rows and choose from 40+ predefined elements divided in logic groups with single click, by using intuitive and handy UI by simply draging elements around to re-arrange them or use your creativity and skills to extend Visual Composer with unique elements by using the developer API and even you can purcahse some add-ons for your Visual Composer plugin add on’s such as , , , , , or

6. Parallax Gravity – $16


Parallax Gravity is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create unlimited landing pages, and with Parallax Gravity you can add multiple sections within each page, for each section you can set a background, add any type of content including shortcodes from third party plugins and much more. This plugin is perfect for creating landing pages or product showcases

7. Drag and Drop Shortcodes – $29


Drag and Drop Shortcodes is a great WP plugin with intuitive drag & drop interface that comes with a lot of elements to choose from such as Accordions, Stats Counter, Knobs, Alert Boxes, Animation Box, Price Boxes, Progress Bar, QR Code, Service Boxes, Tabs, Team Member, Map, PayPal Buttons, Member Only Content, Tooltip, YouTube, Vimeo and self hosted HTML5 video

The plugin also comes with resizable and draggable sections & columns you can create any layout you want, animate column content, add parallax or video section background and many many more which lets you to create remarkable things even with mediocre or default theme.

8. PixGridder – $22


PixGridder is instead very simple “grid builder” instead of a page builder plugin as it only allows to split your page (or post or custom post, you can decide it) in rows and columns, simply by moving the functions available on your tinyMCE editor from the whole page to each column you decide to split your page in.

In this way you can use the plugins you prefer with the shortcodes you prefer (and also the buttons available on your tinyMCE editor) since the editor it is exactly the same one you would have without using PixGridder.



WordPress Wednesday – 8 Great WordPress Page Builder Plugins