The era has changed. You no longer need to rely on a theme to create a unique website with WordPress. Instead, you can use a page builder plugin to create a website with your own design. You don’t need to have web programming skills as a page builder plugin comes with a visual editor where everything is drag and drop. There are a bunch of WordPress page builder plugins out there. If you have never used a page builder plugin before, you might want to start from a free version. If so, Brizy and Elementor are perfect options as they are released as a freemium plugin, meaning that there is a chance to use them without spending a dime.
The question is, which one you should use? Brizy or Elementor? That’s what we are going to discuss in this article.
In addition to being a freemium plugin, both Brizy and Elementor have several other things in common. They both come with a theme builder feature, popup builder, the ability to add dynamic content, and so on. Both Brizy and Elementor also come with a very intuitive editor.
Brizy vs Elementor: Overview
Brizy is a younger player in the page builder field than Elementor. Brizy was released in 2018 while Elementor was released in 2016. No wonder if Elementor already has a more established ecosystem and community. Brizy, on the other hand, started to get attention from the WordPress community mainly because it has a remarkably simple, intuitive editor.
One key thing that differs between Brizy and Elementor is the ecosystem. Elementor has a more open ecosystem than Brizy as it allows third-party developers to develop add-ons, which is great to enrich the Elementor functionality itself. Third-party developers can develop widgets that are not available on Elementor by default or other extensions to add certain features or functionalities to an Elementor-powered page. At the time of writing (October 28, 2020), Brizy hasn’t supported such a scenario. In other words, you are limited to default elements offered by Brizy (which are 42 in total).
Brizy, on the other hand, offers a cloud service which is great if you work for a web agency as you can save predefined elements to the cloud and use them on different projects. In Elementor, you need to install an add-on to get such a feature (WunderWP is one of the add-ons that you can use).
Brizy vs Elementor: The Editor Interface
The interface of the editor is one of the reasons that make users fall in love with both Brizy and Elementor. Actually, all WordPress page builder plugins come with a visual editor, but the editor interface of Brizy and Elementor is a bit different. They really allow you to create a page (or an entire site) in a visual way.
Brizy might is the easiest to use WordPress page builder plugin. The interface of its editor is really easy to learn and use even for those who have never used a page builder before. Another compelling point, it’s extremely lightweight compared to the editor of other page builders such as Divi Builder and even Elementor. The editor interface of Brizy makes it possible for you to implement the mobile-first design concept. You can easily switch to the laptop mode, tabled mode, and smartphone mode when editing a page.
To add an element to your design, you can simply drag one from the left panel to the canvas area.
The customization process of an element is made via a bar (we call it the settings bar) which will appear as you click the associated element. From the settings bar, you can make the customization according to the associated element. For instance, if you are customizing the Text element, you can set the things like text color, typography, alignment, and so on. If you want to make advanced settings like padding and margin, you can open the settings panel by clicking the gear icon on the settings bar.
Brizy supports drag and drop functionality to set the spacing between elements or resize the columns.
One key downside of the Brizy editor interface is the absence of the navigator to jump between elements more effortlessly. As a comparison, Elementor and Divi Builder have such a feature.
Same as Brizy, Elementor also comes with an intuitive interface that is easy to use. However, the editor of Elementor is a bit heavier to load especially if you have too many active add-ons. The more add-ons you have, the longer the editor to load.
Elementor has a centralized panel — which lies on the left side. It is a versatile panel. You can use the panel to add elements (called widgets in Elementor) and make the customization to a widget.
In Elementor, you can also implement the mobile-first design concept if you need to as you can effortlessly switch between modes (laptop, tablet, and smartphone) on page editing.
One feature available on the Elementor editor that is not available on Brizy editor is Navigator. This feature is particularly useful if you are working on a long page as you can effortlessly jump between sections, columns, or even widgets without making a further scroll.
Brizy vs Elementor: Design Elements
The availability of design elements should be your concern when choosing a page builder plugin. Elementor is superior to Brizy in this area. Usually, the design elements of a page builder fall into three types:
- Section (called blocks in Brizy)
- The actual design elements to create the design.
As we have just mentioned above, there are three types of elements you can use to create a page using a page builder plugin. Brizy uses a different term for the section. Instead of “section”, it uses the term “block”. Both terms refer to the same element. While for the actual design elements, Brizy simply uses the term “elements”. Here are the elements offered by Brizy that you can use to create a page:
- Block: A block is a large container that hosts columns and elements. A page can consist of blocks.
- Column: A column is a smaller container that hosts elements. Unlike other page builders like Elementor and Divi Builder, a column is not required in Brizy.
- Element: The actual design element to create your design. Brizy offers forty-two elements in total. Twenty-two of them are available on the free version.
Brizy Regular Elements (Free and Pro):
|Icon Box||Playlist||Post Content|
Brizy WooCommerce Elements:
|Add To Cart||Review|
Same as Brizy, Elementor also offers three element types that you can use to create a page or template.
- Section: A large container to host columns and the actual design elements (called widgets in Elementor)
- Column: A smaller container to host widgets. In Elementor, a column is required. A section needs to have at least one column.
- Widget: The actual design elements to create the design. There are over ninety widgets offered by Elementor in total.
Elementor Regular Widgets (Free and Pro):
|Inner Section||Table of Contents||Toggle|
|Divider||Facebook Embed||Read More|
|Spacer||Facebook Page||Text Path|
|Google Maps||Template||Site Logo|
|Gallery||Code Highlight||Page Title|
|Form||Video Playlist||Nav Menu|
|Login||PayPal Button||Search Form|
|Nav Menu||Icon Box||Menu Cart|
|Animated Headline||Star Rating||Post Title|
|Hotspot||Image Carousel||Post Excerpt|
|Price List||Basic Gallery||Post Content|
|Price Table||Icon List||Featured Image|
|Flip Box||Counter||Table of Contents|
|Call to Action||Progress Bar||Author Box|
|Media Carousel||Testimonial||Post Comment|
|Testimonial Carousel||Tabs||Post Navigation|
Elementor WooCommerce Widgets:
|WooCommerce Breadcrumbs||Product Meta|
|Custom Add To Cart||Short Description|
|WooCommerce Pages||Product Content|
|Product Categories||Product Data Tabs|
|Menu Cart||Additional Information|
|Product Title||Product Related|
|Product Price||Archive Title|
|Add To Cart||Archive Products|
|Product Rating||Archive Description|
Brizy vs Elementor: Features
In addition to allowing you to create beautiful pages without coding, both Brizy and Elementor also come with some useful features. You can create a custom header/footer with their theme builder, create beautiful popups with their popup builder, easily turn your site into either maintenance mode or coming soon mode using their built-in maintenance/coming soon mode feature, and so on.
One feature offered by Brizy that is not available on Elementor is a mega menu builder. In Elementor, you need to install JetMenu to create a mega menu. On the other hand, Elementor seems to be more serious about supporting WooCommerce, making it an ideal choice if you want to create an e-commerce website. Elementor allows you to create custom templates for nearly all parts of WooCommerce, including the checkout page. Also, it allows you to add more elements thanks to 19 WooCommerce widgets.
For a marketing purpose, both Brizy and Elementor supports integration with popular marketing tools like HubSpot, Mailchimp, Active Campaign, and so on. Here is a comparison table that compares the availability of features on both Brizy and Elementor.
|Mega Menu Builder||Yes||No|
|Maintenance/Coming Soon Mode||Yes||Yes|
Brizy vs Elementor: Pricing options
Both Brizy and Elementor are released as a freemium plugin, meaning that you can use them for free in case you don’t need features like theme builder and popup builder. If you have no plan to upgrade to the pro version, Brizy might is a better-suited option as the free version of Brizy comes with some more advanced elements, including the Form element which you can use to create a form (the free version doesn’t support integration with third-party service).
Be it Brizy or Elementor offers three plans for the pro version. Brizy offers a one-time purchase option while Elementor doesn’t. Also, Brizy offers a white label feature on its highest plan.
|Lowest plan||$49 /year for 3 sites||$49 /year for 1 site|
|Middle plan||$99 /year for unlimited sites||$199 /year for 25 sites|
|Highest plan||$299 one-time purchase for unlimited site, includes white-label feature||$999 /year for 1,000 sites|
|Get Brizy Pro||Get Elementor Pro|
Brizy vs Elementor: The Verdict
It’s extremely hard to conclude which is the better between Brizy vs Elementor. The two come with a very intuitive visual editor to make web creation way easier and fun. In the end, it’s all depends on your needs. If you want to create an e-commerce site, for instance, we highly recommend Elementor. In addition to allowing you to customize nearly all of the parts of your site, you can also add more advanced features to your e-commerce site via add-ons.
If you work for a web agency that creates websites for clients, Brizy might is a better-suited option as it offers a one-time purchase option and white label feature to allow you to replace the Brizy branding with your company branding. Be it Brizy or Elementor supports integration with custom field plugins like ACF and Pods. This is great as you can add specific features or functionalities to the website you are creating without installing too many plugins. You will enough with two plugins: the page builder of your choice and a custom field plugin.