How to turn WordPress into a visual builder

(Image credit: Elementor / Joseph Ford)

Visual builders have existed for a long time for WordPress, but have always caused division with their use. Most had significant drawbacks in terms of page speed and the code that they generate, and more often than not the drag and drop blocks in the editing screen were not a realistic representation of the final result. On the other hand, sometimes you just want to be able to design and prototype quickly without having to write code. 

Using the pagebuilder plugin Elementor with the right setup, WordPress can be converted into a minimalistic visual website builder, almost independent of the theme, that wields an array of settings, allowing you to create complex designs with ease. 

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Joe has been building websites his whole life, and he now runs Corebyte Ltd, a small web development company in Southampton.