The difference between a page builder and a framework

is there a clear difference between a page builder (Elementor) and a framework (Unyson)? I am not an expert, but I don’t see a big difference between them. I tested both of them and they look pretty similar in terms of functionality. Really appreciate any opinion.

Hi @Alexandru_Daniel,
I’m not sure about those particular products and they might actually be the same thing even though they call themselves differently.
Technically though they are very different things… A page builder would require no technical knowlegde from you to build a page… As those mechanisms would be provided to you through, hopefully, an intuitive and easy to use user interface. A framework however is a technical tool that eases the way for developers to build completely custom applications, as a lot of the overhead in writing custom code to solve common programming problems is provided by the framework.

Hope that helped clarifying…


yeah, your comment is similar to what I initially thought. However, there are many blog posts featuring framework collections. My issue is that the authors showcase drag and drop frameworks. In my opinion, these are in page builders and nothing more. A framework is something technical, not a tool for beginners…isn’t it?

Yes that is correct, perhaps it would be a proper fit for a developer beginner, but not any other kind of beginner.

Can you send an example of such a blog post so that we can asses the usage of the word ‘framework’ in that context? It does seem strange… so it would be good to see…

Hi @Alexandru_Daniel,

Unyson is ultimately designed for developers to create premium WordPress themes. It’s a plugin in which you enable extensions that gives your wordpress theme more functionality. It is then up to the developer how these extensions interact with the theme. It does have a basic drag and drop theme builder that you use in the backend but this only gives the user the ability to build the structure and layout of a page as opose to actually designing a page. The default design will be basic and a developer will still need to add CSS code to make the designs unique.

Page builders like Elementor or Divi on the other hand are just that. They allow the user to build the structure and layout of the page and customise every element of it including the design. These page builder are much more user friendly for beginner designers or website owners with no coding knowledge.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

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Would you say that forcing the content into the HTML instead of building the HTML around the expected content could lead to problems?

Hi @Mittineague,

It shouldn’t do no. These page builders are designed to add HTML around any initial HTML there might already be on the page if any at all when designing pages from a blank canvas.

It has to be said that no page builder or drag and drop framework can be as clean as writting the code yourself but these plugins are pretty good for the simplicity that they offer.


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