Why Use WPBakery Page Builder (Visual Composer)?

WPBakery Page Builder

The WordPress framework makes website content management easy by providing convenient access to a whole bunch of cool tools. The extensive community of WordPress users and developers are a great resource, too, always working to increase the platform’s functionality by creating new plugins, themes, snippets, and much more.

On its own, WordPress is a sufficient tool to create simple web projects such as blogs. All you need to do is select a theme, and start to write and add in visuals. Easy, right?

But what happens when your project is a little bit more complex? What if you need website content be more dynamic, effective and responsive but don’t have any web development or web design skills? Super Plugins to the rescue, my friend!

There are a lot of plugins out there that help with design and content editing tasks, but one stands out above and beyond the rest, and that plugin is Visual Composer from WPBakery.

Visual Composer WordPress Page Builder

What makes this plugin so special? Let me introduce you to some of its spectacular features.

Suppose you need to make three paragraphs and want them to arranged in three columns on desktop computers, two columns on tablets and a single column for mobile devices, while preserving the text’s readability. You may also want to expand or collapse paragraphs to save space on smaller screens. Sounds pretty intimidating if you aren’t proficient in CSS Media Queries and Javascript. And remember, you have to make these content blocks easily editable for the average user. Whether or not you are a web developer like me, you know that making designs and systems as user-friendly as possible is vital. It’s the most important aspect of web development. You can’t tell your client “hey, I posted your content, but to edit it or add new elements, you have to learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript!” That just won’t do, especially if that client will be making changes to their site in the future without your assistance or oversight.

All these things are possible with Visual Composer, and you don’t need to be a code expert to do it. You just need to know how you want your content to appear on each device size. Plug it in, and Visual Composer will do the hard work for you.

Keep in mind you have 3 main screen sizes to work with:

Device Breakpoints

Making sure the content of your website can fit on any size screen is what we call Responsive Design. Regardless of which device it’s viewed on, your website needs to show the content correctly without making the user futz with horizontal scrolling or zoom to see it because smartphones are the most used devices for internet browsing.

With this plugin you can add some cool elements and features to your site, to name a few:

  • Responsive videos
  • Forms
  • Galleries
  • Parallax
  • Tabs
  • And many more!

I already mentioned that you don’t need to be a javascript genius or anything like that. You can extend Visual Composer functionalities with add-ons, so you are extending the extension for WordPress even more! Sounds crazy!

With add-ons you can add a video as background with parallax effect, which is totally in right now.

Visual Composer is easy to use, very intuitive, and you can install it in any WordPress theme. If you want to give it a try, check out the official website. If you decide to buy, explore the knowledge base to learn how to use all the features and start to make your site more attractive, efficient, responsive and functional without losing your mind in the process!

As a final note, I want to encourage you to learn more about web-based technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, etc. because it never hurts to learn something new. But if learning how to code is the last thing you want to do, but you want to incorporate these great features on your site, give this plugin a try. It will do the trick! If you have any questions about one of these technologies, or this plugin, you can contact us anytime!

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