The TLDR: There is no real comparison between Elementor and Divi; however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Elementor is the best option. We use Divi and we love it. For us, Divi can turn out fantastic results.
Why is Elementor considered better?
- Unlike Divi, Elementor doesn’t use shortcodes. This means that when you disable the page builder, it doesn’t create a messy code. Although editing content becomes slightly more challenging, the pages remain mostly intact and clean, avoiding unnecessary clutter. We find shortcodes are a really versatile way to control the functionality of a page.
- In terms of speed, Elementor can outperform Divi during the editing process. In speed tests, Elementor is only slightly slower on the front-end, which can be attributed to variations in server speeds rather than a significant performance difference. The sluggishness of Divi’s editing capabilities and lack of control in the editor make it an undesirable tool. I have encountered difficulties while making even the smallest changes for a client who was already using Divi. We can score very well with Divi sites. It’s about finding and removing bottlenecks.
- Elementor provides a wide range of free elements in its free version, which is quite impressive. There is an ever growing number of Divi themes and layouts coming out. We often lean on Divi Express for common design elements.
- Both Elementor and Divi are stable page builders, although Elementor is not considered the most stable option available. We find the Divi page builder’s views are really flexible and allow us to really drill into the design settings.
Why we like Divi:
- Aaccording to Elegant Themes website, the creator of Divi, The theme has been downloaded over 6 million times, and is used by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. This makes it one of the most popular WordPress themes available.
- It uses a clean and intuitive interface
- Divi offers tremendous value for the money (also comes with a lifetime deal)
- Use Divi on an unlimited number of websites (no limitations) with a full license.
- The Divi drag and drop page builder is easy to use.
- The Divi library is great for the re-use of designs and the linkage of design on distinct pages.
- It comes bundled with an Extra WordPress theme
- 100+ templates to choose from at Elegant Themes
Elementor is more popular. That said, other authoring approaches competing for popularity include the baseline Gutenberg, Classic Editor, Beaver Builder and WP Bakery. Elementor has a great page builder that some developers can use to great effect.
But what surpasses Elementor? Beaver Builder. While the free version may not offer as many features, the full version of Beaver Builder excels in terms of stability and ease of use, closely matching Elementor. Many feel it outshines both Elementor and Divi by a long way.