Page Builder by SiteOriginbySiteOrigin

Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.

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Page Builder by SiteOrigin is one of the best page builder plugins in WordPress. Let us see how it stacks up against other page builder plugin in this review article.

Functionalities

Installing this plugin is as easy as installing any other WordPress plugin. After installing you can see a new Page Builder tab on top of the page.

To edit a page with the Page Builder plugin go to Dashboard→ Pages→ Add New. Click on the Page Builder tab.

Page builder Tab
Page builder Tab

You will get the Page Builder interface for editing your page.

Page builder interface
Page builder interface

You can add widgets, row, layouts from this interface on to your page. But when you try to convert an existing page, it will first take your permission before copying.

Permission
Permission

To get more ideas about the Page Builder functionalities, have a look at their documentation.

But, you will get the full exclusive features on the Pro version.

Features

So let us talk about the features of the Page Builder by SiteOrigin.Because it’s the features that makes the product unique than others.

  • Simple Drag n Drop
  • Has an exclusive widget and row design
  • No coding required
  • Works with any kind of WordPress themes
  • All the functions on a single page
  • History Browser
  • Live Editor
live_editor
Live Editor

Advantages

The advantages are,

  • No steep learning curve
  • It provides everything from buttons to images and maps to sliders
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Fast content loading
  • Diversity in language. Available in 17 languages
  • Search Engine friendly

Drawbacks

  • It can not save any template but clone it
  • Doesn’t have any customization options for individual columns
  • Lack of exclusive templates
  • Premium support not available

For Developers

Page Builder by SiteOrigin has action hooks and filters to customize the Rest API, make the page builder more customizable and automate the process. They have,

  • Filtering HTML Structure.
  • Filtering CSS.
  • Filtering Custom Row Options.

For WebMasters

For all the web designers out there, this Page Builder plugin is like a breath of fresh air. With its intuitive interface, any client can make some minor requirements as per their requirements. Therefore, reducing the time needed to design the page.

Also, a clean code is generated when using Page Builder. This code can be used for advanced customization.

Technical Report

Loc

Lines of code 10892
Logical lines of code 8861
Comment lines of code 2013

Object-oriented Programming

Classes 40
Interface 0
Methods 452
Methods by class 11.3
Lack of cohesion of methods 5.7

Coupling

Average afferent coupling 1.45
Average efferent coupling 2.9
Average instability 0.71
Depth of Inheritance Tree 1.25

Package

Packages 1
Average classes per package 40
Average distance 0
Average incoming class dependencies 0
Average outgoing class dependencies 0
Average incoming package dependencies 0
Average outgoing package dependencies 0

Complexity

Average Cyclomatic complexity by class 45.6
Average Weighted method count by class 56.05
Average Relative system complexity 237.55
Average Difficulty 16.29

Bugs

Average bugs by class 1.34
Average defects by class (Kan) 2.95

Violations

violations
violations

Cyclomatic Complexity Chart

Cyclomatic Complexity Chart
Each file is symbolized by a circle. The size of the circle represents the Cyclomatic complexity. The color of the circle represents the Maintainability Index. Large red circles will be probably hard to maintain. Greens are easy to maintain.

Pricing

To get more exclusive features of this page builder WordPress plugin you should go for the premium versions.

Single Business Developer
$29 $49 $99

Final Word

Page Builder by SiteOrigin makes the best uses of widgets and with clean codes adjustment, the developers can sigh a breath of relief.

For a basic free page building tool, Page Builder by SiteOrigin is a great option.

All right sparky!

The plugin scored great on our tests. Everything looks good!

Tests done by WP Hive test script Results
  • Minimal impact on memory usage The memory usage of this plugin is less than the average memory usage of other plugins on WordPress.org + 200KB. Check FAQ for more.
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  • Minimal impact on pagespeed The impact of this plugin on PageSpeed is less than the average impact of other plugins on WordPress.org + 1000 milliseconds
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  • No PHP errors, warning, notices WP Hive automated test found no PHP error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No Javascript issues WP Hive automated test found no JavaScrip error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • Latest PHP 8.1.12 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Latest WordPress 6.1.1 compatible The latest version of the plugin is compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Optimized database footprint The plugin creates less than 50 database tables
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  • No activation errors WP Hive automated test found no activation error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No resource errors WP Hive automated test found no resource error/s while trying this plugin on our server
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  • Frequently updated The plugin was updated at least once in the last 90 days
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  • No problems were detected during tests.
  • All the plugins are tested on the same server with exactly same configuration via test script that automatically activates and logs the data WP Hive shows.

    • All the scripts run on a VPS with 8 CPU cores and 8 GB of RAM.
    • The test sites are hosted on Google Cloud VM instances, one site/plugin per instance. The machine type is n1-standard-1. The server is a 8 core CPU with 8GB of RAM.
    • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 8.1.12 & WordPress 6.1.1.
    • The database server is MySQL 10.6.10 and the default PHP memory limit is 512M.
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    About Page Builder by SiteOrigin

    Description

    SiteOrigin Page Builder is the most popular page creation plugin for WordPress. It makes it easy to create responsive column based content, using the widgets you know and love. Your content will accurately adapt to all mobile devices, ensuring your site is mobile-ready. Read more on SiteOrigin. We’ve created an intuitive interface that looks just like WordPress itself. It’s easy....

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    Performance

    Memory Usage

    • Download Iocn Average memory usage is-75.79 KB
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    Page Speed

    • Download Iocn Average page loading time is increased by 0.05 s
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    Speed Test Benchmark Learn more how we collect the data

    • Before plugin activation
    • After plugin activation

    Pages

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    Change

    Average Change
    + 0.05s
    /(front page)
    - 0.06s
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    - 0.03s
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 0.03s
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 0.01s
    /wp-admin/index.php
    + 0.02s
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    - 0.07s
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    - 0.03s
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    - 0.04s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    + 0.75s
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    + 0.3s
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    - 0.29s
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    Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark Learn more how we collect the data

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    Pages

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    Change

    Average Change
    - 75.79KB
    / (front page)
    + 23.6KB
    /wp-admin/edit-comments.php
    + 24.98KB
    /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    + 27.15KB
    /wp-admin/edit.php
    + 27.33KB
    /wp-admin/index.php
    + 72.65KB
    /wp-admin/media-new.php
    + 26.5KB
    /wp-admin/options-discussion.php
    + 25.04KB
    /wp-admin/options-writing.php
    + 23.31KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php
    - 181.18KB
    /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
    - 198.55KB
    /wp-admin/upload.php
    + 24.98KB
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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Ease of Use
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    Quality of Support
    5
    Value for Money
    5
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