WordPress layout- and pagebuilder general test setup

On this website we will share the results of using various layout- and pagebuilders combined with the following (child)themes:

  • Beaverbuilder theme + BB child, Admin Page Spider, Beaver Builder Plugin (Pro Version), Beaver Lodge Modules, Beaver Tunnels, Simply Show Hooks
  • Genesis Framework + Dynamik Website Builder child, Beaver Builder Plugin (Pro version), Beaver Lodge Modules, Simply Show Hooks
  • GeneratePress, Beaver Builder plugin (Pro Version), Beaver Lodge Modules, GP Premium, Simply Show Hooks
  • Genesis Framework, Beaver Builder plugin (Pro Version), Genesis Dambuster, Simply Show Hooks
  • Headway, Beaver Builder Plugin (Pro Version), Simply Show Hooks
  • SiteOrigin, Genesis Framework + Dynamik Website Builder child, SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle, Simply Show Hooks
  • WPBakery Visual Composer, Genesis Framework + Dynamik Website Builder child, Genesis Dambuster, Simply Show Hooks

What will we test?

  • speed of the various solutions(*)
  • balance in front-end/back-end use
  • menus
  • header and footer handling in the various layout- and pagebuilders
  • size of generated HTML source
  • a summary of various settings

(*) only done to compare the various results, not for absolute values of the server performance.


How to get a full width page

  • beaverbuilder: standard template
  • dynamik: page builder template
  • generatepresss: no template, no sidebars (in customizer 'element spacing' content left and right 0 pixels)
  • genesis: standard template via Genesis Dambuster
  • headway: not found yet
  • siteorigin: via dynamik page builder template
  • visual composer: via Genesis Dambuster


  • AuthenticAMD, Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2344 HE
  • Operating system: Linux 2.6.18-402.el5
  • WordPress Version: 4.5.2
  • PHP Version: 5.4.37
  • MySQL Version: 5.5.42
  • Web Server Info: Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS)
  • GD Support: Yes
  • PHP Memory Limit: 256M
  • PHP Post Max Size: 50M
  • WP_DEBUG: Disabled
  • Caching Allowed: Yes
  • Caching Enabled: Yes
  • Caching Plugin: No