What are the differences between Elementor Pro and Divi?
Hey guys, what’s up? Today
we will be talking about Elementor Pro and Divi. What are the differences between them?
How good are they? And can you make a wrong decision in buying each one of them?
I’m gonna give you my honest opinion about both of them. I’ve been building websites since 2016
and since 2019 in WordPress so I think I can shed a little bit of light on this subject. We’re going
to compare both packages on seven subjects: The learning curve, the possibilities or the modules,
pricing, theme dependency, templates, support and speed. I think these are the most important
differences between the two packages. Okay let’s first talk about the learning curve.
I think that both Divi and Elementor Pro are very good learnable for even if you have never touched
a computer before. Well that’s not completely true, if you can manage your Windows or your Mac,
you can learn Divi or Elementor Pro. However there is a steep learning curve. In 2014 I
started to build with Divi, so i’m a long time Divi user. When I started to use Elementor Pro,
it was a bit hard for me, because all the things were different. However other people which are
used to Elementor Pro start using Divi and they say the same; it’s a little bit hard for me.
Also a friend of mine came from Wix and he started building something in Elementor Pro and started
building something in Divi, and he said it was both very hard for me. So the learning curve is
absolutely the same on both Divi and Elementor Pro. You just have to stick to it, watch a lot of
tutorials and then you can learn both of them. So I’m giving both packages a six, because it’s not
that easy, but it is learnable. All right let’s talk about the possibilities and the modules.
They both come with a lot of modules and a lot of possibilities. In my experience and i’m building
websites every single day, is that Elementor Pro has just thought out things a little bit better.
So for example if you want a divider with a bar with it, and an icon in it,
Divi cannot get that out of the box, and Elementor Pro can. If you want for example to have a headline
and you want it to be animated or typed, Divi doesn’t has that. Elementor Pro has it out of the box.
So yes there are small differences that sometimes you’ll notice that hmm…
Elementor Pro is just a little bit better in this certain area. So i’m going to give Elementor
Pro a 10 out of 10 and Divi i’m gonna give it a nine. Because it’s also very good, but it can do
better. So let’s talk about the price. Pricing with Divi and Elementor pro is very very different.
Divi has for example a lifetime license, which is excellent if you want to build a lot of websites
or you’re going to be a web building agency, then Divi is the way to go, because you only pay
once for your entire life. Which is excellent if you want to create more and more and more
websites. Because your license is infinite, you can use API keys with Divi to build unlimited websites.
However with Elementor Pro the price tag is a little bit different. With Elementor Pro if
you want to build unlimited websites, well you have to pay $ 1000.- per year.
So it’s not one time, it is yearly. If you’re just building one website for yourself then you can buy
Elementor Pro just for the price of $50. But after four years you’re at $200
and well you know where i’m getting at. So on the price I’m gonna give Divi a nine and I’m gonna
give Elementor Pro a five, because I still really think they need a lifetime license. All right let’s
talk about theme dependency. I hated Elementor Pro and here is why: You always has had to buy another
theme or download a free theme, which eventually always broke. I always got clients which says
well Elementor is working but the theme has been discontinued and now things are starting to break.
It was my one point of extreme frustration with Elementor Pro. But that is just gone because a few
months ago they released the Hello Theme. Which is a theme created by the guys of Elementor. Problem
solved. This theme is excellent, i’m really excited about this because now finally I don’t have to be
dependable on third party theme developers. With Divi it is already a theme. You download it and
you have everything. So I’m gonna give both Divi and Elementor Pro — 10 out of 10, because Elementor
Pro has done a great job what Divi did since 2014. So proud of you guys at Elementor, well done. Next
subject is the templates. It’s really easy to grab a template change it and then create your
own style with this template. Both Divi and Elementor Pro did a really good job with it.
However there is a little bit of difference with Divi and Elementor Pro. And the difference is that
all the templates created by Divi are actually more of the same in my experience. The reason
why, is that the Divi templates has been created by one single party and that is Elegant Themes itself.
Of course you can download other themes from other people but it’s not that easy with Elementor Pro.
With Elementor Pro you can just upload a plugin go to marketplace and download free templates
all around. And I know templates is not that important because you create your website yourself,
like me, but we’re gonna count it anyway i’m gonna give DIvi a 8 on this an Elementor Pro a 9.
Let’s talk about support. If you’re talking about Divi and support, I give it a straight 10 out of
10. Because it’s amazing. When you log in you ask a question, within an hour or two hours I have a
reply. And that is great, and they really help me out they’re really trying to satisfy you.
And it’s amazing because I bought a lifetime license years ago. Actually they don’t make any
money on me, but they’re still helping me out and that is really cool. I’m really proud of them. With
Elementor Pro my experience is not that good. When I ask a question, you really have to wait some time.
That’s why they have a premium support now so you can actually ask questions that will help you even
further, but you have to pay more money for it. So on support I think Elementor Pro can’t match Divi.
So i’m gonna give Divi a 10 and an Elementor Pro a 8. The last thing I want to talk to you about is
speed. And i’m not talking about speed on the front end, because both Divi and Elementor Pro can be
really fast for your visitors. That’s easy, you just follow my tutorials about speeding up Divi and
speeding up Elementor, and it just works excellent. But i’m talking about speed on the back end when
you’re trying to build your website. Because there is actually a difference there. For example when
you’re switching from Divi in your mobile view two to three seconds to fully load it in your browser.
With Elementor Pro you just click it and it’s right there. And that is for now that is still a
big difference. You guys are very patient I know, I’m just a guy that wants to speed speed speed.
But to give it a score I would say Divi would get a 7, and Elementor Pro would get a
9. You didn’t hear it from me, but they’re actually rebuilding Divi from the ground up so that speed
is way better than what it is right now. Whatever you choose you cannot go wrong with both of them. Because
I give Divi a 59 score and Elementor Pro a 57. They’re really close to each other.
However there are a few small things that Elementor Pro has done better than Divi. However
the support and the pricing of Divi is better than Elementor Pro. So it’s still up to you. So if i’ve created a tab which says ‘Page Builders’ and here you can just go with Elementor Pro or Divi.
And now you always know if there is a discount going on with Divi or with Elementor Pro. If there
is no discount like with Elementor Pro right now, you will just see it bluntly zero percent discount.