“Landing page plugins for WordPress? What are those?” – You ask.*
Let’s hold off on that for a second, and start somewhere else (which will eventually lead us to the answer).
This happened a couple of years ago… All I wanted was to create a nice page that would promote my writing services effectively. And I was struggling brutally.
No matter what I did, I was always left with a basic page/post that consisted of a header, content section, sidebar, and footer. I could do very little in terms of making things look custom.
In other words, I wasn’t able to build a proper landing page to promote my services. But, luckily, that was a long time ago, and things have changed since then.
Today, we have at least a handful of credible landing page plugins for WordPress that will help you build something custom, and thus get away from your otherwise uniform site design whenever needed.
* A landing page, as defined by the guys over at Unbounce, is “a standalone web page, distinct from your main website, that has been designed for a single focused objective.”
Here are the parameters we’re going to look into, as we go down the list of different landing page plugins (plus why they matter):
Now let’s get to the fun part. Here are the top 5 WordPress landing page plugins:
|Thrive Architect||Qards||OptimizePress||Beaver Builder||WP Landing |
|Price (single site license)||$67||$99||$97||$99||$0 (paid add-ons)|
|Ease of use||9/10||10/10||9/10||9/10||8/10|
|Works with current theme?||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|100% custom landing pages?||yes||almost||yes||almost||yes|
Thrive Architect (formerly Thrive Landing Pages) is a WordPress landing page builder plugin made for businesses, bloggers, and developers. This landing page plugin specializes in building product landing pages, sales pages, and all kinds of promotional page designs.
For a one time price of $67, you get full access to the plugin and unlike most other landing page builders, you don’t have to renew a subscription every year or purchase any of the custom templates separately.
Thrive Architect supports integration with all popular third-party apps, including MailChimp, AWeber, Amazon AWS, and comes with lots of useful features that make it worth more than its price.
Coming from team Designmodo, Qards is an interesting solution in the realm of landing page WordPress plugins. Its strongest points are a) that it works with most WordPress themes, and b) that it’s really easy to grasp thanks to card-based structure of the content (as the name suggests).
The plugin gives you access to a selection of content cards that you can put on a canvas – one after another – until you get a complete landing page built. Every individual card can be adjusted to fit your needs – you get a nice front-end editor for that.
OptimizePress is a very versatile solution that stands apart from everything else on this list due to one main detail – it’s available both as a WordPress theme and a WordPress plugin.
The theme allows you to hand over your whole site design to OptimizePress, while the plugin lets you keep your current design, and only use OptimizePress on individual landing pages.
Apart from that, OptimizePress also delivers a load of features, and an intuitive drag-and-drop editor. It’s not a true WYSIWYG experience, though (which, depending on what you like, might be considered an advantage or a flaw).
Beaver Builder is a theme + plugin combo, but you can get the plugin alone (depending on the range of features you need).
However, it’s worth noting that the Beaver Builder plugin, on its own, already provides you with all the landing page building functionality you might ask for.
It offers full drag-and-drop content building that works on the front-end of your site, giving you a real-time feedback on what your landing page is going to look like when you finish adjusting it.
The list couldn’t be complete without at least one free solution. That being said, there really aren’t many sensible free landing page plugins for WordPress out there. As it turns out, landing pages are complex concept to master, and when someone figures it out, they just can’t afford to make it available for free.
This makes WordPress Landing Pages a nice breath of fresh air for those of us who don’t have a budget to invest. There is a hidden price, though. While the plugin is free, the functionality it offers isn’t on par with the other solutions on this list (especially in terms of design). Still, a viable choice for someone who just wants to test the waters, so to speak.
This plugin has been closed as of May 2020 and is no longer available for download.
I have to be honest – the choice isn’t the easiest one. There’s no clear winner on this list, as it all depends on your own needs and requirements. A couple of ideas, nonetheless:
We hope this article helped you find the best landing page plugin for your website. You may also want to see our comparison of 9 best list building WordPress plugins.
What’s your take? Any favorite WordPress landing page plugins on the list?
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