Visual Composer Review
Visual Composer is a WordPress plugin to make editing WordPress websites easier and more visually appealing than the stock standard editor. But should you buy it? All is revealed below.
Top 3 Features
Free to use
One of the biggest drawbacks to using WordPress is the editor which is cumbersome to use and has very limited design options. Visual Composer which is also often bundled with premium themes gives a major upgrade to this common issue with WordPress website maintenance. There is also a Pro version which unlocks more features and design templates through their Visual Composer Hub.
New Version: Easier to use
Visual Composer used to be a purely back-end editor but after a much needed update they converted to a front end editor which means you can actually see what you are designing without needing to refresh the page every time you do something.
When you purchase Visual Composer you also have access to over 200 premium addons that allow you to do a lot more design wise. It also has the ability to save these elements and templates for future use which dramatically speeds up page creation. That being said this pro also has a dark side – see below.
[UPDATE] Before you buy.
There are far better editors available for cheaper.
For example the base version of Visual Composer costs $59 which is not that bad but it doesn't have all the features a professional website design will need and this is where you have to buy their add-ons and at $20-$50 a pop the costs quickly mount.
Compare this to an editor like Elementor which is also free and has a Pro version for $49 for all features and you quickly see the biggest drawback to purchasing Visual Composer.
Plus: Installing Visual Composer on your website slows it down significantly compared to other editors.