August Handout: Drag & Drop WordPress Themes

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Free Options

Premium Options

  • Headway (Base $87, Developer $144, annual license)
  • Ultimatum ($65 Starter, $144 Developer, one-time fee)
  • Themify (Included with any theme. Single theme price is $39 standard/$59 developer. Annual club price is $69 standard/$89 developer.)
  • Carrington Build ($299 single site; $999 unlimited sites)
  • Elegant Themes Builder Plugin ($89 for all plugin/all theme club membership)
  • iThemes Builder ($80 Foundation Pack, $197 Developer Pack, $387 All Access Pass, renewable annually)
  • Dynamik Website Builder for Genesis (formerly Catalyst; $79.95)

The last two are not really drag and drop, but are “no-code” options for building site layouts.

Demo Videos

MiniMax: Drag and Drop Page Layout Builder for WordPress

The Elegant Themes Builder Plugin

Getting Started with SiteOrigin Page Builder

Getting Started with iThemes Builder

How to Get Started with PageLines

Ultimatum Drag and Drop WordPress Layout Editor

PageLines DMS Walk-Through

How to Get Started with Headway Themes

Themify Builder Demo

Carrington Build for WordPress

2 thoughts on “August Handout: Drag & Drop WordPress Themes”

  1. I am really banging my head to go with Elegant Themes which has the “Elegant Page Builder” plugin or Themify which has the “Themify Builder” plugin. Both are drag & drop that can be used on any WP theme. I plan to purchase the Developer plan for either one. Any input would be helpful?!?

    1. Elegant Themes don’t automatically come with the Elegant Page Builder plugin–that plugin is a separate purchase. All of the Themify themes come with the Themify Builder. I think Themify is probably better if you plan to customize the various page elements you’re inserting; Elegant Themes are best used out of the box. But YMMV.

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