Visual Composer Website Builder Vs WPBakery Page Builder
Visual Composer Website Builder and WPBakery Page Builder are both independent products. Saying that they can’t be simply replaced one by another (yet, we have plans to write a migration tool later on).
WPBakery Page Builder takes care of the content part, while the Website Builder is a new product that aims to offer solutions for the creation of the whole website (ex. add logo and menu elements). Regarding Design Options, Visual Composer Website Builder offers a lot more features and libraries. In addition, the Website Builder has Visual Composer Hub where premium class elements and templates available for download. In the nearest future, Visual Composer Hub will be open for 3rd party developers to offer their content.
Visual Composer Website Builder is a completely new WordPress builder plugin released under Visual Composer trademark. Tailored for performance and user experience, it combines the best features of the page builder in a new way with completely fresh ideas never seen in WordPress.
The WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer Page Builder) is and will be available on wpbakery.com and will receive new feature updates and continued support.
What is the difference between Free and Premium version?
Visual Composer Premium grants you access to the online support and Visual Composer Hub that includes premium class content elements and templates.
What happens when my license expires?
Visual Composer will continue working on your website even after your license expires. Active license ensures uninterrupted access to plugin updates, content elements updates, templates updates as long as access to the Hub and our support.
Is Free version going to be free forever?
Yes! Visual Composer Website Builder will always be free and receive regular updates. We want to have a free WordPress builder that has it all to create a website. Yet, to uncover the real power of Visual Composer Premium version is the one to go with.
How can I download elements from the Hub?
Visual Composer Hub is available in Premium version where you can download elements, templates, and extensions. The Hub will receive new content on the regular basis and will include 3rd party products (no additional costs). For users with a free version, Visual Composer Hub is a good chance to check out the library of additional elements before the purchase of Premium version.
Can I include Website Builder into my theme?
Visual Composer core team will offer a mechanism for the Website Builder integration into themes. If you have specific requests or questions, please register to participate in open discussion later this year.
Can I edit Header, Footer, and Sidebar?
Header, Footer, Sidebar, and overall theme edit and design options will be available in Visual Composer Website Builder Premium version, later in 2018.
Can I edit Category and Archive pages?
Visual Composer Website Builder requires a content area to be defined within page or post you are editing according to WordPress Codex guidelines. Category and Archive pages have completely different structure and generate content automatically. This content can not be changed with Visual Composer Website Builder.
Does Visual Composer Website Builder works with any WordPress theme?
Visual Composer Website Builder works with all properly coded themes without any problems. What does “properly coded theme” means? There is an official WordPress Codex which states rules which need to be followed when you develop your WordPress theme.
Can I use Visual Composer Website Builder with Posts and Custom Posts?
Yes! Visual Composer Website Builder can be used for pages, posts, and custom post types.
Can I insert 3rd party shortcodes into Visual Composer Website Builder?
Yes, you can. Visual Composer Website Builder includes Shortcode element that allows you to add any 3rd party shortcode into your layout.
How to migrate from the Page Builder to Visual Composer Website Builder?
At the moment there is no mechanism to migrate your layout from the WPBakery Page Builder plugin to the Visual Composer Website Builder. Visual Composer core team plan to introduce migration tool later on.
Do you have an online community?
Yes, we have an awesome online community that you can join to share your expertise, connect with power-users and Visual Composer core team – slack.visualcomposer.io
How can I extend Website Builder?
After the Premium version release, we will start working on the API and detailed documentation on the development of content elements, templates, and extensions. We will have an open discussion in slack to know what exactly is needed so please register to participate in open discussion later this year.
Do you have official Support?
World-class support is included with a Premium license. To open support ticket login to support.visualcomposer.io and submit a ticket. For the free license users, support is limited to online communication with the community via slack.visualcomposer.io