Nevertheless, some of the important features as well as pricing variations between Divi and Elementor exist. These aspects will lead you go to any one of the ways.
In this post, we are trying to help you find a better page builder from the two. We will start with the features which are mostly same among both Divi and Elementor. We will then look into the differences among the two.
Pricing and performance will then be compared which are two other features in the feature comparison list. After reading this comparison, we hope that you will be able to understand the plugins and choose a better page builder for you.
Before getting into much detail of the comparison, we will give an overview of the main features of Divi and Elementor. The table below will give you ca quick highlight of the comparison.
Similarities of Divi and Elementor
Both the page builders offer plugins that are most in demand. Although they will have a lot of features in common but there will be some different bits. Here is a list of the core features regardless of the plugin you select.
Drag and drop, Visual Interface
Both Elementor and Divi give you drag and drop interfaces and inline editing. It means that it enables you design the page right in the way your visitors will see your page. All you need to do is click and type on the page.
Divi provides you editor in full width and no fixed elements of interface. However, there is a single button at the bottom of the page which expands into some options.
Adding and configuring modules will need floating buttons which will appear as you hover through the design.
Different modules are represented by different colours.
For the configuration of individual modules, settings popup is used. Using the drag and drop feature can allow you resize and move the popup around.
Elementor has a sidebar that is fixed at the left and visible. It does not take part in the design experience, yet it is highly convenient in terms of interaction with the fixed sidebar. In comparison, using floating buttons that pop in for everything else.
To add a section or widget, click to open the settings with the sidebar:
Finding the better among the two is entirely on personal preference.
|Beginner friendly||Requires sometime to understand||Easy to pick|
|In-line text editing||Yes||Yes|
|Sidebar control panel||No||Yes|
Both Elementor and Divi are two page builders of WordPress when it is about style and design options. Both page building plugins offer the following style and design features:
- Parallax scrolling with animation effects
- Custom positioning
- Custom spacing
- Shape dividers
Divi and Elementor offer most advance and absolute styling options. The table below shows how far the styling options each builder provides:
|Add custom directly from CSS to module||Yes||Yes|
All the designs you create are by default responsive which are created by Elementor or Divi. It means that your designs will automatically work on all types of devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Moreover, you can customise the designs to make them more responsive. Such as, you can use different style settings on the basis of visitors’ devices both with Elementor and Divi. Certain modules can even hide according to the visitors’ devices, for example masking a large image on a mobile device.
The table below shows responsive features of both page builders:
|Different font sizes||Yes||Yes|
|Hide/show content on devices||Yes||Yes|
Functionality of theme Builder
Both Elementor and Divi are not restricted to a single page content. Instead, they help you design the theme with same drag and drop and visual interface.
Theme building was released by Elementor before Divi. Howeve,r Divi has recently added the feature. Theme building usually removes the requirement of a WordPress theme with design using drag and drop builder. Such as, you can build templates using:
- Archive pages
- Single page or post
Divi allows you arrange different templates of theme with back-end interface, like this;
To build the template in parts such as on front-end visual builder. The dynamic content feature is used to insert information into the site such as tagline or site title.
Elementor helps you jump into the visual builder for the theme template. It will also allow you use dedicated widgets for the templates in addition to dynamic feature of content building.
After publishing the theme, you can select the placement such as it can only be used for a specific category.
The description shows that both theme builders are quiet powerful.
Support with Right Click
Both Elementor and Divi feature support with right click. It is unique among other WordPress page builders. It may look like an insignificant thing to get a right click. However, it is fairly useful to speed up the overall workflow. Such as it quickly help in
- Save templates
- Delete widgets
- Duplicate widgets
- Copy styles for widgets
Divi gives the following right-click menu:
Below is the right click menu of Elementor:
Differences between Divi and Elementor
Let’s now dig into some differences among Divi and Elementor.
Popup Builder with Elementor
The major difference between the two is that Elementor includes its popup builder tool, whereas Divi does not have one.
The popup builder helps using the Elementor interface to display and design them anywhere on the website. Yet, you will still be able to apply a full array of Elementor Widgets which help you create the following:
- CTA/Promo popups
- Registration/login popups
- Email popups
There is no built-in popup in Divi. However, Divi uses the third party Overlays with which you can design popups with Divi.
Divi also lets you access “Bloom email opt-in plugin”. With this, you can create email opt-in popup. However, it is different from Elementor’s popup in terms of its flexibility as it does not provide drag and drop option.
A.B Testing built-in in Divi
It is the least used feature of Divi. But for a marketing focused user, this feature will be a pleasure that helps to optimize deigns accordingly.
Clicking right on the module, an A/B/n test spins up which will show you how all the variants will perform. Such as, you can try:
The feature will be quiet useful if you plan to develop a landing page.
Elementor uses include A/B test with the third-party solutions for example Google Optimize. However, the plugin with Divi is more convenient than this.
Divi is both a plugin and theme
Elementor is a plugin only. The team Elementor offers barebones theme with the name “Hello” which is built to be used as Elementor Theme Builder. However, Elementor is a standalone plugin.
On the contrary, Divi comes both as plugin and theme version.
We cannot decide whether it’s a con or a pro but, it’s a difference between the two.
Divi ensures that your page builder and theme sync properly. Meanwhile, there are several third-party themes available for Elementor. So, it means you can get it with Elementor too.
Third party marketplace with Elementor
Elementor has a bigger marketplace. Third-party extensions are equally available for both Elementor and Divi which further increase the functionality of core plugins.
Elementor gets the edge even though both plugins have extra ordinary third party marketplaces. Elementor provides a free version and thus a bigger marketplace has allowed more developers from third-party to create extensions specifically for Elementor.
Such as, WordPress.org shows over 22 pages when searched for Divi, whereas, on searching Elementor, 48 pages appear.
Divi and Elementor Performance
In terms of the code quality, the most important consideration is the effect on performance. Number of requests and page size are equally important as page loading time.
Following table shows a performance comparison between Elementor and Divi:
|Page size||606.0 kB||698.2 kB|
|Load time||1.32 seconds||1.47 seconds|
Deciding whether Divi or Elementor is cheaper depends on the number of sites that you need.
Elementor has a generous version for free, while Divi has a premium version only.
The free version of Elementor lets you do a lot. If the free version works well for you, it means that choosing Divi over Elementor would be no-brainer. However, the situation is quiet unclear in case you want to opt for premium version.
For a single site usage, Elementor is very cheap. However, using Divi with multiple sites would be cheaper. The tables shows pricing for licensing of both page builders:
|Unlimited site plans||Yes||Yes|
|Pro starting price||$89||$49|
The price $89 provides you access to almost all the products offered by Elegant themes. It includes, monarch social media sharing plugin, and bloom email opt in plugin.
Considering all these details, seems like Divi is cheaper to be used for multiple websites. On the contrary, if you only need a page builder to develop a single site, then Elementor will be a cheaper option.
Ease of use:
This section may include biases as a section easy for one developer may be difficult for a beginner. Generally, it can be said that both the web page builders are user friendly and help to start easily. However, they can both be put in a certain order on the basis of ease of their usage.
|Divi Builder (1st)||Elementor (2nd)|
|The interplay between modules, rows and sections can be confusing. The inline text editing with Divi is highly intuitive especially for the beginners.||Elementor introduced the editing inline. It is difficult to add new columns. Yet, this is a minor complaint. This is our biased rating. You can find a case to rank Elementor as #1.|
The difference between the two are great. However, both the plugins are easy to use. Another worth mentioning point is the support quality a user gets. Usually, the overall experience highly depends on the ease of identify the non-obvious aspect that could be addressed by the support team.
It is very difficult to rate one. It can only be highlighted if you start using one of the builder.
What to choose?
Elementor and Divi are the top page builders, and you cannot go wrong with wither of them.
In short, we can give you a checklist to choose the best one according to your need:
- Personal preferences; such that you may choose one editor on the basis of the approaches it uses.
- The budget: if you are working for a single site, then Elementor Pro will be cheaper. However, working with multiple websites will be facilitated with Divi as it is cheaper.
- The features of your choice: such as if you want to use a popup builder, you can choose Elementor and if you want built-in A/B testing you can opt for Divi.