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  • Hello I am new to wordpress so I want to know that there are lots of page builder plugins available for wordpress so, to build basic dynamic website shall I go for custom development or use page builder. Which one is suitable? And please specify pros and cons of page builder vs custom development?

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  • Neither is needed. Every site and project would have its own requirements for “extras”, and we can’t judge that for you.

    what if requirement is only just website with basic pages like home, about us, services and contact us form?

    Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    Many people find a page builder UI easier to build pages with, but such plugins add another layer of complexity which can on occasion cause conflicts. An actively maintained plugin will soon correct any conflicts that arise. Generally, the layout options available to you in a page builder are limited to some extent. Experienced coders can get frustrated by this, but the inexperienced never notice the lack.

    If you are comfortable with HTML and CSS, you don’t need a page builder. Otherwise, it can be useful. IMO, even better would be to learn HTML and CSS so you don’t have to rely upon a page builder. It’s not for everyone though.

    You might consider trying the Gutenberg plugin. The UI is slated to soon become part of core WP.

    Thanks for your reply @bcworkz. I know HTML, CSS, RWD but that process takes much time to build website. So I am literally confused.

    Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    There is not going to be an obvious answer. Asking other people of unknown authority in the matter what their opinions are isn’t going to make it any clearer. Every option has pros and cons. You’ll need to decide for yourself what’s best for your site. As Joy pointed out, no one can judge that for you.

    ntdropper

    (@ntdropper)

    Thank you @bcworkz finally I want to ask that can I sell those website made from page builder in website like themeforest.net, templatemonster.com?

    Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    AFAIK, you would not be successful. I’m not aware of any themes at those sites which rely upon page builders. Their themes rely upon a specific framework, which are different from page builders. For a better chance of success, you should build themes using their common framework. Even then, I don’t know how open they are to freelance theme builders, you should contact operators of the sites to get accurate information on what’s possible, if anything.

    ok thank you. 🙂

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