Pros:

  • Easy to use utilizing a drag and drop system
  • Drag widgets onto a page
  • Drag a number of pre-made column assortments onto a page
  • Fast and responsive
  • Extremely low learning curve with this drag and drop system
  • Well supported and aggressive build cycles
  • Will integrate with the up and coming Ether Theme
  • Price point is very friendly ($30.00)

Cons:

  • Does not generate multiple columns in which text may flow from one column to the other
  • Some shortcodes from various plugins will not work. This may be a factor of the particular plugin and not Content Builder
  • WP Customer Review plugin displays always at page top and
  • Paid Membership Pro's shortcodes breaks
  • The image insert function using the media library or local folders as a resource, is not integrated into the Rich Text Editor
  • There are no pre-made CSS wrapper elements to add more styling to a column or page
  • The shortcode button within the TinyMCE editor is hidden - fixed with 1.6
  • Conflicts with Simple Form - fixed with 1.6
  • Conflicts with Event Calendar - fixed with 1.6

Version 1.6.x Change Log:

  • added style switcher (light/dark styles available for now) (BETA)
  • added rich text editor for widgets wherever applicable
  • added posts feed + pages feed widgets + option to make specific pages featured / set featured image (for display in pages feed)
  • revised template manager with a more compact look
  • added alternative styles for accordion and tabs widgets
  • added constrain ratio for gallery widget constrain option (so now you can have relative rectangles rather than squares only)
  • fixed “invalid argument supplied for foreach” warning”
  • fixed 404 errors in ether-builder.css (reset-16px.png and save-16px.png)
  • added ether_builder_widget and ether_builder_{WIDGET_SLUG}_widget filters
  • fixed alignment of linked images (image widget)
  • fixed gallery display issues (images overflowing vertically)
  • fixed pricing tables styles
  • refreshed ether builder admin pages layout and look
  • significantly revised documentation – updated with common faqs and custom Ether Builder filters description
  • added support for utf-8 serialized data and a new method of fixing it

 

Version 1.5.2 Change Log:

  • Fixed: Migration issues (if serialized data gets damaged during migration Ether Builder will try to fix it automatically)
  • Fixed: JigoShop compatibility
  • Fixed: Images issue in product categories in WooCommerce plugin
  • Fixed: Displaying nivo slider and roundabout on mobile devices
  • Added: Template tags: ether_builder::the_content and ether_builder::get_the_content as custom wordpress template tags equivalents (useful in custom loops)
  • Added: Lightbox option for single images
  • Added: Option to turn off default lightbox and plug in custom one (functions.php -> add ether: ether::config(‘builder_lightbox’, FALSE ))
  • Fixed: Accordion constrain option
  • Fixed: Custom Bullet List styles and alignment

Change log at Ether -

 

Pros:

  • Easy to use utilizing a drag and drop system
  • Drag widgets onto a page
  • Drag a number of pre-made column assortments onto a page
  • Fast and responsive
  • Extremely low learning curve with this drag and drop system
  • Well supported and aggressive build cycles
  • Will integrate with the up and coming Ether Theme
  • Price point is very friendly ($30.00)

Cons:

  • Does not generate multiple columns in which text may flow from one column to the other
  • Some shortcodes from various plugins will not work. This may be a factor of the particular plugin and not Content Builder
  • WP Customer Review plugin displays always at page top and
  • Paid Membership Pro's shortcodes breaks
  • The image insert function using the media library or local folders as a resource, is not integrated into the Rich Text Editor
  • There are no pre-made CSS wrapper elements to add more styling to a column or page
  • The shortcode button within the TinyMCE editor is hidden - fixed with 1.6
  • Conflicts with Simple Form - fixed with 1.6
  • Conflicts with Event Calendar - fixed with 1.6