I’ve been a web developer for 25 years… since long before anything but hand coding existed. It’s long been a dream to have a true visual site builder, and every attempt at creating one has had its flaws.
But nothing is as bad as these “page builder” type plugins that overlay themselves on WordPress. The interface is so unbelievably convoluted, and so removed from what’s happening in the code, that if you mess something up, you may never be able to figure out what it is, or how to fix it.
Beyond that, it just bothers me on principle. Who is this really for? It is still way, way too complicated for end users to understand and work with. (Trust me… I’m starting to have new clients coming to me regularly for help making sense of a site someone else built for them using Beaver Builder or a similar plugin.) And if it’s really targeted at freelancers or agencies who are building sites, shame on you. Learn your trade. Do it right. This is not it.
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