I started using the BeaverBuilder Page Builder plugin not long after it launched. I am not a designer, so I love how easy it made creating a new web site. Especially after having used Visual Composer for nearly a year. BB not only let me “drag and drop” with a “What You See Is What You Get” interface, but it generates fairly optimized HTML and CSS for a small page footprint.
Support has always been great, they have been super quick to answer questions and fix problems. They are extremely thorough in testing new updates, so the plugin has always been super solid with very few bugs getting out of the beta process. And they have a great community of super helpful users.
So why say Goodbye?
Development of BeaverBuilder is extremely slow as compared to their #1 competitor, Elementor. New features don’t come out very often and they are missing a LOT of key elements that never seem to make it into new releases. Support for things like Posts and Custom Post Types requires an additional plugin purchase (while it’s built-in to Elementor). And Elementor enjoys a much much larger market of third-party addons and support. It’s another case of BeaverBuilder creating a market and then allowing a competitor to come in and surpass them with a more popular product.
I was very careful not to say “better product” because in my personal opinion, BeaverBuilder is still a better product overall than Elementor in terms of quality and tech support. But most of the designers I know prefer Elementor… maybe because its similar to use as Wix and SquareSpace.
I’ll likely continue to use BeaverBuilder for my own personal web site projects, but for client projects I’m moving on to Elementor.