should i even use pagebuilders / visuel composers in wordpress?

I bought an theme and it has his own pagebuilder. No if change thems i have i problem.

Somebody told my only to use themes that allow you to use visuel composer from wpbakery (http://codecanyon.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&order_by=sales&term=+Visual+Composer&page=1).

In that case i could easy change to other themes without getting in trouble with shortcuts that don't work anymore.

Is this true? May somebody has some advice on this?

  • Michelle Shull

    Hi, Jeroen!

    I agree that themes with their own page builders (as well as their own way of handling post formats, shortcodes, and more) can end up being a problem, because you're locked into that theme unless you want to go back through however many posts and pages you have and redo everything. Nobody wants to do that. : )

    Visual Composer has a lot of pluses. I use it on some of my sites, and I do like that any feature I make will last through my themes. At the same time, I do like to advise site owners to at least have a general understanding of how styling a site with CSS works. First, because it gives you a lot more design freedom, and second, because CSS is really cool! You have so many more options than any page builder can give you if you know how to do a little styling on your own. With that skill, you can make almost any theme work for you.

    Hope this helps!

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