Visual Composer is a drag-and-drop website builder for WordPress. As a full website builder, it has a wide range of features. These include a header, footer, sidebar builder, popup builder, and a built-in content analysis tool. Apart from that, you build your site using a variety of content elements or choose any of the pre-made templates.
Let’s look into these features a little closer so you can get the gist of what Visual Composer can do. We’ll cover features from both free and premium versions of the plugin.
The building blocks of Visual Composer are the content elements. You can choose between 30 content elements for the free version and over 300 for the premium. This is what you’ll actually be building your site with, so the elements include simple text blocks, images and it goes to complex post grid elements, contact forms, and timelines.
Visual Composer also has a big selection of integrations with some of the most popular WordPress plugins like WooCommerce, Ninja Form, Toolset, and many others.
Not everyone wants to start building their site from scratch, so Visual Composer has 10 templates available for the free version and over 200 for the premium version. There’s something for every need – templates for specific industries, templates for specific purposes, like an About Us page, product page, menu, and many more.
The good thing about using a template in Visual Composer is that everything is customizable. Each and every detail, like the images, colors of the buttons, obviously the text. Take it as a guideline for a layout that you like.
Header, Footer, Sidebar Builder
With Visual Composer Premium, you are not restricted by any theme-defined design. You can build headers, footers, and sidebars just how you want them to look using any content elements. They can be as complex or as simple as you want.
As always, you don’t have to start from scratch if don’t feel like it. There are multiple headers, footer, and sidebar templates to start you off.
Another Premium feature is the Popup Builder. Popups are a great strategy for getting your visitor’s attention for the last time before they exit a page. And you can create completely custom popups with all features of Visual Composer.
SEO is such an important thing when it comes to creating a site. You always want your site to rank high on Google, so Visual Composer Insights can help with that. It’s a built-in content analysis tool that gives you suggestions on how to improve your content. And this feature is available for free.
To wrap it all up, Visual Composer is an all-in-one tool for creating a beautiful website. You get everything from the basic elements to a full popup builder. And as a cherry on top – there’s a free version so you can try it out without any commitment.