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  1. We trialed both Elementor and Oxygen a couple of months ago, this to rebuild our existing property websites. Now to be fair, we have very much specific needs regards layouts and functions.

    We purchased Ox and tried to replicate a property listing page…it wasn’t easy to create a multi image, dynamic carousel. We gave up on this in the end. We tried to create other pages using Toolset and dynamic content. While this worked ok it really did feel like we were having to rethink a lot of options because Ox lacks features. Sure you can code them in yourself or start loading plugins. We gave up in the end.

    Everything with Oxygen took much longer to create.

    We now use the Hello Theme and Elementor Pro, this with Toolset and a few other plugins. Elementor does pretty much everything we need, is much lighter than Divi (our existing sites use this) and while we may need to code a few things ourselves, Elementor was right for us.

    The above based on our requirements. Hope this helps

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  2. I honestly never lost a single moment with other builders.
    As a developing company, we never used builders. We started checking them as we focused up our mind on lower budget projects’ real costs.

    Plus: oxygen is a game changer. It’s not “put in some crap and go”: it still is performance effective and has a lot on attention on coding. It’s kind of professionally risky to lean on third parties instruments, but lifetime support is surely reassuring. And the fact that you can actually use wp code and hooks in the templates is a major plus.
    The granularity of it all, so to say, and the “reusable parts” and “templates” applying to specific hierarchies.

    Cons: there’s still much to work in terms of ease of use and flexibility. For example yootheme, which was our other choice, relies heavily on the wonderful uikit framework, and looks real good (fyi: i imported uikit as a library in oxygen, no conflicts apparently).
    When you put content on a column it sometimes appear unclear where you’re putting it – i sometimes have this issue. Yootheme is built around customizer and – though with much lesser control – the “structure” panel is awesome – very confortable to use.

    As i wrote to the (very kind) customer service, i’d like to see a dynamic post slider as well.

    The only thing i pray on my knees the staff keeps is NOT TO CRAM IT WITH EVERY SINGLE FEATURE IN THE WORLD. One thing i hate about visual composer, to name one, is that it has EVERYTHING.
    Oxygen is built also with coders in mind. PRETTY PLEASE KEEP THIS APPROACH

  3. I think pagebuilder choice is a bit subjective and should be tailored for your workflow. My personal preference is for Oxygen Builder. I worked with Beaver on several occasions and found it quite challenging to do things that should have been really simple. I’ll grant that could have been due to a lack of familiarity with the builder, but I rarely had such problems with Elementor Page Builder. It’s layout fit my natural workflow almost perfectly.

    Oxygen Builder Review:

    Oxygen Builder is by far the quickest way to build a layout. I’d say Elementor makes sites with slightly better designs. Hard to explain but things like nav menus are immediately more flexible and offer things like transitions for hover effects rather than on/off. Not sure I’m explaining it right. I still don’t know if I’m comfortable with there not being a theme with Oxygen. And Elementor has lots more widgets but I can see Oxygen catching up pretty quickly. For a site start to finish where the budget is low and the deadline is tight, I’m now using Oxygen. I’ve built two sites in the last couple of days already.

    Elementor Page Builder Review:

    Elementor is best as it is easy to use and its plus point is that elementor gives you 28 widgets and elementor pro gives you extra 30 new widgets. Elementor is easy to use and it has great reviews as compared to Beaver Builder Plugin. Whereas Beaver Builder gives you just 6 modules and with the premium version you can get 30.. Although it also gives you a full width preview design and Elementor gives you sidebar from where you drag and drop. So Elementor Builder is far better then Beaver Builder But Oxegen Builder is faster and has clean html output which helps SEO more.

    Oxygen Builder vs Elementor Page Builder:

    If you want to depend with your development on something like Elementor that’s fine. Oxygen is a gateway to learning to code for yourself with the ability to speed the process up and now with Gutenberg Blocks – allow your customer to make changes easily and safely. Way cheaper as it’s truly lifetime and you get all the future upgrades not like with many other companies. But you have to be willing to learn to code too. Whatever you build using Oxygen you will be able to apply to learn and build your own WP themes etc. Easily. With Elementor you will forever depend on them or someone like them. Choice is yours to make. I personally will use most of the tools for variety of reasons and different customer’s needs. I truly recommend learning as much as one can.

  4. We trialed both Elementor and Oxygen a couple of months ago, this to rebuild our existing property websites. Now to be fair, we have very much specific needs regards layouts and functions.

    We purchased Ox and tried to replicate a property listing page…it wasn’t easy to create a multi image, dynamic carousel. We gave up on this in the end. We tried to create other pages using Toolset and dynamic content. While this worked ok it really did feel like we were having to rethink a lot of options because Ox lacks features. Sure you can code them in yourself or start loading plugins. We gave up in the end.

    Like Jared Stanger everything with Ox took much longer to create.

    We now use the Hello Theme and El Pro, this with Toolset and a few other plugins. Elementor does pretty much everything we need, is much lighter than Divi (our existing sites use this) and while we may need to code a few things ourselves, Elementor was right for us.

    The above based on our requirements. Hope this helps

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    If you’re a beginner, you might as well learn how to do it properly first up.

    After becoming competent with building on Oxygen you will become MUCH more knowledgeable than people who have been building with other builders for years, simply because Oxygen forces you to get things right from the beginning.

    You will learn about classes, CSS, building a theme and using woo commerce, and when you are done, you’ll know that there is nothing you can’t build.

    All other builders are limited by the very fact that they require a theme and every theme has limitations.

    Oxygen gives you freedom. It takes a little longer to learn initially, but it’s still faster than doing it wrong and trying to work around a theme’s limitations.

  5. I would suggest building the one page twice, using a different page builder each time, and figure out which one you’re more comfortable with. I tried Oxygen and Elementor, the latter of which can be installed as a free plugin with basic functionality. With Oxygen, you can try it on their website, where they have a full featured version running on a virtual machine with a lot of sample sites.

  6. You don’t need to know coding, but there is the opportunity built in to use coding to get design elements exactly how you want. I have used Oxygen 2 for some pretty cool sites without using any coding, but like that I could.

    Normally, it would be better HTML, but since you need just a basic knowledge, then I guess both at the same time is alright… You need more CSS than HTML, since you don’t need to write HTML, but it just helps you to know which tag to target (ex: you want to modify a link, then it’s a…) it’s almost only what you “need” to know… need being just “preferable” than really needed…

    Again, it’s not “required” at all, but would just give you a little advantage over someone who doesn’t know anything…

    A good place to go is W3schools where you have reference and tutorials on HTML, CSS and JavaScript… Just knowing how to find what you’re looking for is all the knowledge that you really need…

  7. So I see a lot of people saying you need to know HTML, CSS, etc… to use Oxygen Builder but after going through all of the tutorials I feel like I could use Oxygen fairly easily but I do not know code at all… am I missing something? Just curious before purchasing.

  8. I’ve owned a license for Oxygen for about 6 months.

    Made two attempts to build sites. Found it was taking 10x longer than with Elementor. That’d be just a learning curve though.

    Only a handful of templates to use. Wasn’t sure about its compatibility with some plugins.

    So at the moment it’s in the too hard bracket.

  9. I use Elementor Pro and since last week have a lifetime Oxygen License. The more I get to know Oxygen, the more I love it. In my opinion Elementor pro is more like a MS Office program and Oxygen is more like a Adobe program. Both outstanding, but one will use them in different manners and they have both different approach and expertise. However as a professional in design, one would rather choose Adobe or Oxygen because they give far more in dept possibilities.

  10. Still experimenting with it, but so far with what I’ve been playing with, Oxygen has better theme building capabilities than Elementor.

    Oxygen feels more like the advance users power tool to get things done, which is great. However, as far as reaching a broad market, it may be harder to catch non-pro users that may not be familiar with HTML, CSS, and JS.

    I think right now, power users like myself will really get some enjoyment and use out of it, and you really can’t argue with the price. As long as there are continuous improvements and development to it, it should be amongst the top 3 builders.

  11. If you want to depend with your development on something like Elementor that’s fine. Oxygen is a gateway to learning to code for yourself with the ability to speed the process up and now with Gutenberg Blocks – allow your customer to make changes easily and safely. Way cheaper as it’s truly lifetime and you get all the future upgrades not like with many other companies. But you have to be willing to learn to code too. Whatever you build using Oxygen you will be able to apply to learn and build your own WP Themes etc. Easily. With Elementor you will forever depend on them or someone like them. Choice is yours to make. I personally will use most of the tools for variety of reasons and different customer’s needs. I truly recommend learning as much as one can.

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