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The Drag and Drop Feature: Which WordPress Tool is the Blockbuster Best

WordPress has been a game changer of sorts – facilitating building websites that are slick and chrome and at the same time, amazingly user-friendly. For the webmasters, it hardly proves to be a stretch to use WordPress for adding custom features since there is so much to choose from, and without a fuss. The drag and drop interface meanwhile has managed to perch itself to the very top among all the features that are used by masses in the WordPress realm.

The Drag and Drop Feature: Which WordPress Tool is the Blockbuster Best

Now, there is a whole lot of competition between different drag and drop tools that roam restlessly around this realm, but there are a few that truly impress. Some of the names include Divi, Builder, and Themify.

So, when you get down to choosing a drag and drop tool, which one should you go with? Which drag and drop builder among the aforementioned falls most in sync with your expectations and requirements? Let’s take a comprehensive look at the kind of features that are on offer with Divi, LayoutBuilder and Themify:

Divi by Elegant Themes

Divi by Elegant Themes

Elegant Theme had an ace up their sleeve in and we realized it soon enough when they launched Divi and then upgraded it to Divi 2.0. ever since it made its way to the market, Divi has been creating a lot of buzz, and for a lot of right reasons. This drag and drop builder has gained quite a reputation so it would be a good idea to do an analysis of what great features it swings at us and how it is not so great.

What Makes Divi Recommendable

There are more than a bunch of reasons that make Divi a highly sought after drag and drop page builder:

  • The theme is highly admin friendly. For the folks who have often been jittery about the piles of code lines ot be written for integrating the drag and drop feature in their themes have a perfect ally in Divi. Non coders have spring times and that alone is worth the price of admission.
  • Divi swings at us a massive window of options and beguiling layouts. As a WordPress website admin, you have the free rein to pick a layout or customize the module functions as per you deem fit for your website.
  • For the folks who don’t want to build their drag and drop feature from the ground up, Divi makes absolutely certain that with its pre-designed layouts, you already have a firm footing to start with.
What’s Not Divi’s Strong Suit

Even though the theme does not require coding, it does take some time to get used to it. There is a lot of exploration for you to do and the learning curve is quite long. Testing the designs might become a job tad too unwieldy. As far as the price is concerned, it is also on the higher side with $ 69, though for a majority of webmasters, this means shelling out a reasonable sum of money.

Builder by iThemes

Builder by iThemes

There are several WordPress experts who just a few months ago crowned Builder by iThemes as the best Drag and Drop builder, but as is the nature of competition, the other fab players started showing up.

What Makes Builder Recommendable
  • Builder keeps a segregation between the layout designer and the pages which leverage them. What it does is that it allows the website admins to reuse a design for their different pages, including the homepage. This means when you are using different layouts, you don’t have to start from the scratch.
  • Even as a non coder, planning out the layout is a seamless exercise as you have enough room to add widgets. But that said, there are plugins to help you in the endeavor
  • The suite of add-ons and plugins serve the purpose just right. LoopBuddy and displayBuddy are two of the plugins that work in perfect unison with the Builder features
  • Builder is extremely user friendly and proves to be an easy to learn endeavor
What’s Not Builder’s Strong Suit
  • Builder is built in a way that the elements in it are not content oriented, and rather they are there to fall in sync with the structure, which means that you can use the top level menu items and the main layout aspects like header, sidebar, footer, etc. now, this is one feature not everyone is comfortable using.
  • The drag and drop feature in Builder sometimes takes a backseat to the clicking way of doing things as you can add components by clicking on them and following it by configuring them.
  • There are few intricate aspects to learning it, and that just might put you off.

Themify builder by Themify

Themify builder by Themify

Themify has always been the frontrunner in all things WordPress, and Drag and Drop feature is hardly different. This brand offers a wide range of drag and drop theme builders for your consideration and they have certain plugins to accompany them as well.

What Makes Themify’s Builder Recommendable
  • The very fact that it is a front end drag and drop editor, its resourcefulness leaps out of the sky.
  • The prebuilt layouts and a string of color schemes make it all the more user friendly.
  • Themify supports a myriad of plugins and modules as well.
  • The Drag and Drop Builder by Themify is pretty non fussy to learn and doesn’t ask for a truckload of your time really.
  • As far as shelling out bucks is concerned, that is somewhat of a non worry as well as Themify comes reasonably priced
What’s Not Themify Builder’s Strong Suit
  • While there is no dearth of features in Themify’s Builder, the robustness is not as reliable as in other top notch drag and drop builders.
  • Unlike Divi, you don’t have a visual segregation on the page.

The jury is still out on which one is the best drag and drop builder, but be rest assured, if you are using one of the three drag and drop builders for your website, you do get a true value for money and a website that is amazingly easy to manage.

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Student project to become animated feature film

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There was once a time when your 3D student project would just be seen by your professors and fellow students. In recent years, sites like YouTube and Vimeo have meant the best student shorts can go viral and get you worldwide recognition for your work. But for the head of Florida’s Dave School, even that wasn’t enough.

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Photoshop adds new killer feature for extracting assets

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As part of 20 big updates to Creative Cloud being unveiled today at its Max 2014 event, Adobe has launched Creative Cloud Extract.

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Amazon’s new Family Library feature lets you share purchases as a household

Amazon just removed one of the biggest roadblocks for sharing things you’ve bought with someone else in your family — at least for some of the things you buy off Amazon. Alongside its new line of Kindle announcements, it’s introducing a new feature called Family Library that lets people in the same household share books, audiobooks, Prime Instant videos, and any apps or games that were bought off Amazon’s Appstore. Not included on that list are things like purchased music, movies, or TV shows.

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Is The Lego Movie the smartest CG feature ever made?

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It’s probably fair to say that toy-themed movies have deserved every brickbat thrown at them. Which is why nobody expected much from a movie based on the massively popular – but worryingly free-form – Lego.

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Why did the ‘Ghostbusters’ music video feature so many random cameos?

Nearly as iconic as the Ghostbusters film itself was its theme song — written by Ray Parker, Jr., it’s refrain of “who you gonna call?” is a catch phrase endlessly repeated now, 30 years after the movie made its debut. The song came along with a music video that could only be a product of its time — stuffed with seemingly random cameos, a ghostly neon set, and scenes of the Ghostbusters dancing in Times Square, the music video is a master class in mid-1980s camp.

ScreenCrush has put together an in-depth look at how the bizarre and hilarious music video came to be, with particular attention paid to how the team behind it managed to get cameos from stars like Chevy Chase, Jeffery Tambor, Al Franken, and John Candy to make their…

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Ads that feature the coolest tattoos you’ll ever see


Ads that use the power of superheroes hands to show how fearless you become with their safety gloves. If you just say it like that, it sounds a bit dumb and doesn’t work too well. However, once you see the visuals, you get Bruce Lee’s powerful fist straight to your head.

The tattoos were very well made, and the angles for the photos work great as well. I’d just make the product a bit bigger to make sure they are seen as well.

This amazing work was thought and designed by Filadelfia Comunicacao, in Brazil.



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Upcoming Android feature reportedly lets nearby devices automatically interact

Google is said to be working on a new Android feature that allows phones and tablets to automatically connect with devices and places very close around them, according to Android Police. The feature, called Nearby, might allow people to easily share information with others or receive deals from stores that they’re in. Nearby will reportedly be announced in the near future — possibly at Google’s I/O conference later this month.

While it isn’t clear exactly what Nearby would be used for, the implication is that your Android phone might be able to easily interact with a friend’s phone, or a smart device in your home, or a hidden beacon in a store providing deals. One use will reportedly allow Android users to set a reminder that’s…

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Macon & Lesquoy: The Parisian duo’s handmade embroideries feature contemporary designs with timeless craftsmanship

Macon & Lesquoy

by Dora Haller For the release of Wes Anderson’s latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Parisian design duo Marie Macon and Anne-Laure Lesquoy—who work under the label Macon & Lesquoy—created a pair of special embroideries: a…

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Gmail reportedly testing new inbox tabs, ‘snooze’ feature for messages

Gmail may be getting some new inbox-wrangling features. Android screenshots leaked by suggest that Google is testing a version of Gmail with new tabs for travel, purchases, and finance, which will supplement the current Social, Promotional, Updates, and Forums tabs that users can add alongside their default inbox. These extra options were added to Gmail’s Smartlabels lab feature earlier this year, but they’d be a set of fairly specific expansions for Gmail tabs. The leaked version is also said to include some new tools for making sure important messages don’t get lost. In place of the old stars, there’s apparently a system for pinning messages to the top of your inbox, and a snooze feature lets you read an email, then set it to…

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