Website Building is in huge demand nowadays. Whether small or big, every business wants to have a website of their own so that their consumers or audience can digitally connect with them.
Having a digital presence also adds to the genuineness of the business.
If you are planning to have a website for your business, I’ll help you decide which tool you should use: Duda or Elementor?
To help you out, In this post, I am going to review Duda Vs Elementor, the widely used and most famous platforms for building websites.
Ease of use and Functionalities Provided:
Duda and Elementor are both designed in a way that they provide so many features to make them easy to use.
Using Duda is simpler; I assure you, you will love this website builder for its ease of use.
When I started using it, I fell in love with it. You don’t need to have any coding knowledge for it. It comes with a drag and drop editor and many amazing pre-built elements.
Drag and drop editor is also provided by other website designers like Weebly, Wix, and Elementor; Duda offers some more complex tools in it.
It is a perfect amalgamation of user-friendliness and diverse functionality.
In Duda, you will find a ‘New Section’ button; clicking it takes you to a wide variety of ready-made options, like FAQs, Testimonials, About Us, Contact Us, Text Blocks, Footers, Tabs, Pricing Plans, and Teams. You can choose what you want to add to your site out of all these offered pre-built options.
All this really simplifies the building process, and you can customize the content block as well. Except for the pre-built sections, you have the choice of making sections as per your needs, which can be used on the other pages later on.
You can also add widgets to pages in some clicks, which includes primary elements like icons, titles, rows, texts, buttons, and more complex features like photo galleries and call-to-action buttons.
As soon as you are done building and customizing your website, just publish it. You need no other technical issue or something else, as Duda will host your site.
Talking about Elementor, it is a website builder plugin provided by WordPress. It has a drag and drop editor similar to Duda.
When I first used Elementor, I was unsure whether I would like it or not, but it was fun designing pages using Elementor.
If you want to work using Elementor, you need to choose a pre-designed template. In case you don’t want to use built-in templates, you can design your page starting from scratch.
Elementor is ‘WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET’ editor. This means you can see the changes you are making to your page simultaneously. Now, you must be thinking that they are being shown to the site visitors too simultaneously as it happens with tools like Google Docs.
If you thought the same, you are wrong. Until you click the ‘publish’ button, the changes cannot be seen by anyone else.
There is a special mode in Elementor called ‘Maintenance Mode.’ This mode is useful when you are building or renovating your website. It shows a temporary page to the public and sets the applicable HTTP code.
This prevents you from the possibility of accidentally publishing your site’s content while it is still in the building process. You can disable it when your site is ready to be shown to the visitors.
You can also read this in-depth review of Elementor.
You will also find an Advanced Tab, which you should explore for some enthralling choices as follows:
- You can attach super-amazing advanced motion and hover effects to make your site more appealing to the visitors.
- You have the option to position widgets, text, or images within columns.
- You can also add custom widths to elements and set fixed page positions.
- You can modify the width and space between columns as per your comfort.
- You have the choice of adding custom widths to elements and setting fixed page positions.
- You can also redo and undo changes (For Windows: Ctrl+Z and Shift+Ctrl+Z)(For Mac: Cmd+Z and Shift+Cmd+Z)
Range of Templates Offered:
Duda provides you with about 90 responsive and customizable templates. The templates are built to look beautiful no matter whether you view the site on whichever device (desktops, smartphones, or tablets).
You can edit the templates as per your needs if you don’t want to use the premade template. Duda also provides you blank templates, which you can modify as per your needs and liking.
Elementor is surprising when it comes to the range of templates it offers. The templates are termed ‘themes’ on WordPress. However, I have used the term’ template’ and will use the same throughout the article.
Elementor has more than 150 templates, out of which 40 you can access without any money. For accessing other templates, you need to purchase Elementor Pro.
While browsing the templates, you will see all the templates, whether free or pro altogether.
The “Pro” tag distinguishes the free and pro templates in the right hand corner of the templates.
You can also download templates from other sites like TemplateMonster and ThemeForest.
There are also blocks (smaller elements) available on Elementor. You will get more than 200 built-in blocks for testimonials, pricing tables, portfolios, “meet the team” layouts, etc. Some are free, while others are available to only ‘Pro’ users.
Elementor also provides you with 30 free-to-use widgets and more than 50 widgets available to only ‘Pro’ users.
In the end, I want to clarify that don’t think Duda is any less because it provides you with lesser templates. Duda’s templates are eye-catching and provide you with the option of designing your own templates starting from a blank template.
Plans Offered and Pricing :
The most important thing we as a user wants is that the tool we are using should be worth it. It must provide us the value equivalent to the money we are paying for it.
I will tell you in detail about the pricing plans offered by both of these website builder tools.
Duda has three plans: Basic Plan, Team Plan, and Agency Plans. A Custom Plan is also there, but it is basically for those who look for a quite high volume of traffic on their site.
Custom Plan is the premium plan.
The basic plan provides you with basic level options. It offers access to Duda’s content library and multi-language website feature. It costs $19.00 per month. You will get:
- Includes One website
- Websites hosted on Amazon Web Services
- Email support provided
Moving ahead, the Team plan costs $29.00 per month. In this plan, you will get:
- Includes One website
- Websites hosted on Amazon Web Services
- Phone, E-mail & chat support provided
- Your brand on each part of the Platform
- Includes Access to client & team management features
Now, coming to the Agency Plan, it costs $59.00 per month. In this plan, you will get:
- Include four websites and AWS hosting
- Provides Priority Support via chat, phone, and E-mail
- Your brand on each part of the platform
- Includes access to client & team management features
- Dynamic pages will be connected to the customer data
- Includes Widget Builder
Prices of the Custom plan are negotiable. You can create and modify this plan as per your requirements. In this plan, you can get:
- Discount pricing on a tiered basis
- Duda’s robust Application Programming Interface access provided
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
- The integration provided with the external datasets
- Onboarding and account management
- Includes limitless access to client & team management features
- Complimentary premium managed service.
As soon as you create your account on Duda, you will get a free trial for the first 30 days. You can shift plans if you change your mind later on, like, after 30 days, you can upgrade to a Team plan from a Basic plan.
It is so easy. In case you chose a higher plan initially and later on shifted to a lower level plan then you will lose many features.
You need to buy an E-commerce plan if you want to open an online shop. You will get the first ten products for free, but you need to pay for more products (like from 100 products to 2500).
The paid plan provides you with an unlimited number of categories, while the free one only provides you with two categories. You will get limitless storage in all the plans.
While a free plan offers you limited features, switching to a paid plan is amazing. You will get many options like tracking and reporting, catalog management, order and data management, payment options, and promotions.
Elementor is free while Elementor Pro is paid.
Elementor’s Free Plan already provides a variety of features. Most customers don’t feel even the slightest need to buy a paid plan because the free plan fulfills all the requirements.
You need to purchase a paid plan if you want to get a license for more sites.
Paid Plans and Free Plans differ only in terms of the number of sites you want to get licensed for and some extra widgets, blocks, and templates.
In the free version of Elementor, you will get:
- Drag and drop editor
- More than 40-page templates
- More than 40 Widgets for maps, audio files, images, text boxes, etc.
- More than 100 Block Templates for testimonials, features, FAQs, and so many others.
- Complete access to the Building platform with all the basic and advanced options.
I have built a site with the free plan features, and believe me, and I didn’t feel any need for the Paid Plan of Elementor.
You should switch to the Pro plan if you have multiple businesses to look after or to build multiple sites for clients.
In Elementor Pro, you have three paid plans:
- Personal Plan
- Plus Plan
- Expert Plan
Personal plan costs $49 per year for one website.
Plus plan costs $99 per year for three sites.
Expert Plan costs $199 per year for 1000 sites.
In all the paid plans, you will get:
- More than 300 Pro Templates
- More than 50 Pro Widgets
- More than 10 Full Websites
- Template Kits
- Form Builder
- Theme Builder ( You can design your themes from scratch using this builder.)
- WooCommerce Builder( You can add 18 WooCommerce widgets to an online shop with this.)
- Pop up Builder
- Site’s CSS code
- 24/7 Premium Customer Support for one year.
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FAQs | Duda Vs Elementor
Is there any customer support facility for Duda?
Yes, there is a Live Chat option on Duda’s portal. You can contact their technical experts whenever you are in doubt. You can also E-mail them.
🤷 Does Duda support multiple languages?
Yes, you can build your websites on Duda using more than 55 International languages.
🙎I want to add banners to my site. Does Duda allow that?
Absolutely! you can do that. You can easily add AdSense & other third party ads by accessing their HTML feature.
🙇 Can I build E-commerce sites using Duda?
Yes, Duda allows you to design powerful E-Commerce websites.
🙎♂️ Is Elementor Pro’s demo version available for trial?
No demo version is available. But there is a policy by which you can use it for 30 days and then cancel your subscription and you will get your refund.
💁 What are the payment modes I can use while paying for Elementor Pro?
You can pay using PayPal, Stripe, or Credit Card.
🤷♀️ Is Elementor compatible with all the other WordPress plugins?
Absolutely! In case, you face any issue with any of the plugins, just contact Elementor support.
Final Verdict | Duda Vs Elementor
In this Elementor vs Duda, both of these tools have their upsides and downsides. Everything depends on your needs, the volume of traffic, budget, and many such factors.
Here, I’m concluding some points about both the site builders:
- If you want to enjoy working on an easy-to-use drag and drop editor combined with ready-made sections, go for Duda.
- If you are looking for a flexible and powerful website builder, go for Duda.
- If you are going to build a blogging site, go for Elementor. You will love it.
- If you want to get access to unlimited unique free features, i.e., you are short on budget, go for Elementor.
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