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Is Gutenberg the Elementor Killer?

Is Gutenberg the Elementor Killer?

So, this question has been looming around the WordPress community for some time now:

Is Gutenberg the Elementor killer?

Short answer, I personally think no.

First of all, let’s put things in perspective here. The Gutenberg Builder is more like a content builder. On the other hand, Elementor is what you can call a website page builder. In the Elementor Pro version, Elementor is almost a complete Website builder.

Personally, it mostly feels like Gutenberg seems like it wants to be Elementor. Maybe it would really resemble Elementor in a few years, but for now, we can’t really tell.

Just based on a blog from Elementor about this topic, there isn’t really much benefit from using Gutenberg other than it’s neat content building feature. If you’re already an above-average web developer, you might actually be using Gutenberg mainly because of how flexible it can be at times. I know there are really a handful of web developers that prefer to do things their way.

Still, that’s not really the point.

The learning curve for Gutenberg is just a bit high compared to Elementor. On larger projects, Gutenberg would prove itself as a pain in the jazz since Elementor was built literally for bigger projects like e-commerce websites.

Quoting from a user on Reddit for this topic:

Developers like developing.

If you are a marketer you should market.

And the tool that lets you connect with customers and test conversions is the tool you should be using.

Don’t be a marketer that gets bogged down in code.

I kind of which that a lot of my marketing friends understood this.

Anyway, this is just a short post of me ranting against people who are dragging Elementor down just because of Gutenberg.

Just use the one you feel more comfortable with and works best for your project. I might like something you don’t and vice versa. In the end, you’ll never know if you never try.

Kenoma Versoza

Kenoma is the project lead for WpBuilt and back when it was still ElementorResources. He was responsible for all SEO strategy and implementation and contributed a significant number of pages on the site.

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