Page Builders: What You Need To Know Before Using
Envious of great-looking sites others have here in Wealthy Affiliate, I bought a premium theme from Elegant themes almost a year ago. It was Divi at $80+ price.
I was so confident I can easily use the theme and hopefull that money will come crashing in. Unfortunately, aside from my being busy with my offline business, I wasted a lot of time designing, changing, and editing my landing page using that theme.
I should have spent those time creating content and marketng.
Just recently, after a regular update with the theme, I was shocked to find that all of my customizations were reset. I am very sure it's the culprit as I don't remember doing anything other than making an update to the theme.
Realizing that if I continue using the theme, I will have to experience the problem again and again, I changed the theme without hesitation to Omega by Themehall, a free wordpress theme.
Here's what I got...
As you can see here in this screenshot, all the remains of my home landing page were codes, bare codes. Sometimes I wonder if content in a landing page created by Divi can really be indexed or ranked by Google bots.
I remember being warned here before that these page builders, whether they are plugins or through a theme like Divi, once you start using them you should you're like getting married to them for life.
These themes are very special, they run on special codes. I am not a technical person, I just can imagine that the system involved in these kind of themes goes like this...
By using special codes, the web page or website are instructed to display special web designing system that's quite different from how ordinary free wordpress themes work. That if you stop using these plugins or premium theme and shift to an ordinary theme, you will start getting trouble displaying the webpage properly.
Bare codes will appear.
I hope this experience of mine teach others here a lesson that if you want to use Elementor page builder plugin or Divi page builder theme, make sure you are willing to be tied with them forever.
Are you familiar with the song Hotel California by Eagles?
That's it. Using Elementor plugin, or any other related plugin, using Thrive or Divi theme, can be compared to entering Hotel California...
"You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave."