The competition in the page builder plugin segment is getting fiercer. Elementor is still the leading player, but some new players emerged to become the Elementor alternatives. Brizy is one of which. Brizy is especially a great page builder if you work for an agency. Mainly because it offers a plan whereby you can use the pro version of Brizy on unlimited sites (projects) with a single license. No need to pay a subscription fee on a yearly basis, which will make it easy for you to market you service as you don’t need to impose a new yearly fee for your clients.
Unlike Elementor and Divi Builder, Brizy supports no extensions. So, the only way to get the most out of it is by upgrading to the pro version. Not only you will get more elements, but you can also unlock more advanced features by upgrading to the pro version. Including theme builder, popup builder, the ability to add dynamic content, and so on.
Still have a doubt to upgrade to Brizy Pro? Here we have summarized the features you will get from Brizy Pro.
Brizy Free vs Pro: Features Comparison
Theme builder is a common feature offered by the pro version of a page builder. Brizy is no exception. This feature allows you to create custom templates for your theme parts such as header, footer, single post, archive pages, search results page, and so on. Well, Brizy doesn’t specifically mention the feature as a “theme builder”. Instead, you will see a label called “Templates” on the WordPress dashboard. The custom templates you can create are:
You can assign a custom template to a specific area thanks to the display condition support. For instance, you can create a custom template for blog posts under certain categories or blog posts with certain tags.
What about custom header and footer?
The pro version of Brizy comes with blocks dedicated to creating custom footer and custom header. You can read our previous article to learn how to create a custom header in Brizy. As well as the custom footer.
If you upgrade to Brizy Pro, you will be able to create popups using Brizy intuitive visual editor. You can create any type of popup as the Brizy popup builder supports a wide range of trigger types, including:
- On page load
- On click
- After inactivity
- On page exit intent
- Show after X
- On scroll
- Arriving from
When creating a new popup in Brizy, you have two options to start with: From a ready-made template or from scratch. Just like pages and custom templates, you can also add any element when creating a popup in Brizy. We have covered how to create a popup in Brizy. Go read it to learn more.
If you use WooCommerce to build an online store, Brizy Pro also allows you to create custom templates for WooCommerce parts like the single product page, shop page, product category pages, and archive product pages. When creating a custom single product page using Brizy, you can assign it to a specific product, products with certain tags or products under certain categories.
Mega Menu Builder
On some page builders — including Elementor — you have to install an extension to create a mega menu. One of the advantages of Brizy Pro is that it comes with a built-in feature to allow you to create a megamenu so that you don’t need to install an extension to create a megamenu. You can add any element to your mega menu, including blog posts, WooCommerce products, a map, contact page, and any content type to your liking. You can read our previous article to learn how to create a mega menu in Brizy.
Third-Party Tool Integration
Brizy Free comes with an element to create a form. However, you can only create a basic form (e.g., a contact form). To create a more advanced form, say an email subscription form, you need to upgrade to Brizy Pro as the third-party integration is only available on Brizy Pro. The pro version of Brizy allows you to integrate your form with popular email marketing services like MailerLite, ConverKit, Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp, and so on. You can read our previous article to learn how to create a form in Brizy.
Another difference between Brizy Free and Brizy Pro is that Brizy Pro allows you to add dynamic content while Brizy Free doesn’t. This feature makes it possible for you pull certain data from a blog post, custom post type, or your site’s info to a page or template you are working on. Brizy supports both the default dynamic content of WordPress and custom fields. The default dynamic of WordPress you can add are:
- Featured image
- Site logo
- Author profile picture
- Post title
- Post excerpt
- Post meta (author, date, time, tags, categories, and so on)
- Author bio
- Site title
You can read our previous article to learn how to add dynamic content in Brizy.
As said above, in addition to default dynamic content of WordPress, Brizy Pro also allows you to add custom fields, allowing you to pull a certain custom data from a blog post or custom post type. Brizy Pro itself supports the following custom field plugins.
- ACF (Advanced Custom Fields)
We have covered how to add custom fields in Brizy. Go read it to learn more.
More Ready-Made Templates
When creating a new page, popup, or custom template using Brizy, you have two options to start with. First, you can start from a premade template, which is great to save you a lot of time in getting a page done or you have no idea about the concept of the design you want to create. Second, you can create your page from scratch in case you have your own design concept. If you prefer the first option, Brizy offers tends of ready-made templates you can choose from.
Instead of tens, you have hundreds of ready-made templates if you use Brizy Pro. They are grouped into various categories to make it easier for you to find a ready-made template you need. Pro ready-made templates have a “Pro” label on them.
Typography is a vital element in web design. In some cases, it is the main determinant of a web design quality. If you want to create a website that has a unique topography, you can use your own font instead of using a font from Google Fonts. Brizy Pro allows you to upload a custom font in the following formats:
- WOFF 2
More Advanced Elements
At the time of writing (March 1, 2021), Brizy offers 45 elements in total. If you use the free version, you only have 23 elements. To get more elements, you can upgrade to the pro version. Here are the elements available on the pro version of Brizy:
WordPress allows you to create a new user and set a user role. In WordPress, each user role governs the menus you can access on the WordPress dashboard. For instance, users with an administrator role have access to plugin and theme management menus (the Plugins and Appearances menus). In WordPress, you can’t add a new user without a role. Each user role has access to WordPress dashboard although not all menus can be accessed.
If you want to add a new user but don’t want to grant access to WordPress dashboard, you can make use of the Brizy’s role manager feature. You can combine this feature with Brizy’s membership feature whereby you can hide specific blocks from users with certain roles, including custom roles. Role manager in only available on Brizy Pro.
Brizy comes with a bunch of styling options you can make use of. If they are not enough, you can add your own style by adding custom CSS. This feature offers limitless styling options, allowing you to create a completely unique website.
Brizy Free vs Pro: The Comparison Table
|Brizy Free||Brizy Pro|
|Mega Menu Builder||No||Yes|
|Number of Elements||23||45|
|Number of Templates||Less than 100||Over 500|