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The Power of Page Builder Plugins in Building a WordPress Site
 - Presented by Ngonidzashe Mhuruyengwe.

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Page builder plugins have continued to gain popularity with developers and WordPress users. They are powerful and give the creative freedom that anyone needs when building a site, especially for those that know no code. I would like to talk about some of the ways this power can be harnessed.

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The Power of Page Builder Plugins in Building a WordPress Site
 - Presented by Ngonidzashe Mhuruyengwe.

  1. 1. Harnessing the power of WordPress Page Builders Ngonidzashe Mhuruyengwe
  2. 2. About me
  3. 3. Introduction Discovering WordPress My first website The big find Using WordPress
  4. 4. Winning in WordPress THE BLOGGER Easy setup, great SEO, great content management plugins.
  5. 5. THE DEVELOPER Graphic modification of themes almost impossible without HTML or CSS knowledge Losing in WordPress
  6. 6. 1.Premium themes 2.Custom themes 3.Coding 4.Pagebuilder Theme customization options
  7. 7. • Visual editing tool • Drag and drop • Grid posts and pages • Advanced visual editor What is a Page Builder?
  8. 8. • Rapid development with minimum effort • Avoid fees and availability issues of professional designers • Design websites with limited or no coding knowledge • Ability to switch themes without major impact Why a Page Builder?
  9. 9. 1. Rows 2. Columns 3. Widgets Page Builder workflow 3 content elements
  10. 10. Page Builder workflow rows & columns
  11. 11. Page Builder workflow Widgets 1. Page Builder widgets 2. Theme widgets 3. WordPress widgets 4. Additional/special widgets
  12. 12. Page Builder workflow Widgets/modules
  13. 13. • Ease of use without reading documentation • Speed it takes to design a simple layout • How well it integrates with WordPress • Compatibility with other plugins • The resultant design • Cost Choosing a pagebuilder
  14. 14. Pros • Endless layout possibilities • Components are responsive • Design in shorter time • No coding knowledge required • Work independent of theme • Customisations not lost on update
  15. 15. Cons • Plugin incompatibility • Website performance issues • Large amounts of short codes
  16. 16. Tips • Check theme quality themecheck.org • Check plugin quality WordPress plugin inspector • Check site google pagespeed insights
  17. 17. Questions

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