How to Create a Landing Page in WordPress for Free || Best WordPress Landing Page Plugins Compared
Hi, my name is Ibrahim khan from satterpro.com were release a ton of content around WordPress and hope you get better results faster. If you do your consider clicking on my facebook and if you don’t want to miss anything click off the little like next the like button. You too will let you know when I have new tutorial sorted talk about landing pages in this tutorial. Were to compare some of the various landing page builder out there and talk about the pros and cons of these landing parades builders first of all. You are not familiar with the landing page to delete just a page on your website with a singular focus, where you’re trying to get singular action. From someone and typical what you’re gonna want to do is eliminate other options that might be distraction for your web visitor. These woluld be you’re primarily, your header and other’s for your logo and that’s for your logo mainly your menu it to be. Because you don’t want them to leave your landing page want to keep him on it. So typically you remove your header and footer. There are several tools that will allow you to do this with your wordpress-based website before I ever talk about any of them. I want to give you the best piece of advice here it’s always best to see. If want you already have can be used for this purpose. There’s no sense in getting something new to your website if want you have can already do this now there’s pros and cons with all these things. So I’m to go through then right now in this tutorial and I’m gonna show you a couple of the reasons why I like the two top landing page builders for wordpress cake suffers a minutes and try to keep things positive here. I want to go over a landing page builder that I think you should consider avoiding. I will explain why and that is going to be optimize press.
Now I’m sure if you’re on the market looking for landing page builders are gonna come across optimize presses website optimized press is fantastic. If it was 2014 were not in 2014 right now and it pretty much hasn’t changed that much since 2014 now when this first came out had this amazing page building experience there was nothing like that and now it is the worst page building experience because, we have true front end page building editors. So this is very clunky and clumsy you have to click five or six times is very awkward and difficult to work with now. I won this I bought it the day it launched in 2014 although; I haven’t used it or touched in the last two years and I have followed its development years. I have followed its development though in nothing really significant has changed or happened with it so that optimize press. Now the lure to optimize is that there are some templates that come with it.
But even all the free templates that come with it today are al pretty much dated. So because of that I am recommending that you just skip optimize press altogether also. I find it’s actually kind of pricey when you compare some of the options out I think the least expensive option is $97 for one site and there’s renewals and stuff like that.
So the next one were to talk about is beaver builder now I wouldn’t goings I wouldn’t suggest going and buying it beaver builder specifically for landing pages beaver builder is beaver good well rounded page builder for WordPress. You could also build a landing pages with it however if all you’re after his landing pages there are better tools out there for the job. I’m in this tutorial. Beaver builder’s gonna run you $99 unlimited installations on unlimited websites. If you do client work you can also install, it on their websites. Now one of the negatives with Beaver for doing a landing page is it doesn’t have a built-in mechanism to remove the header or the footer. You need to do that with custom CSS or there is free plug-in right here that you can get and add to it called full with templates for any website for any theme or page builder. You can just go to wordpress plug-ins click, on add new and do a search for full with templates. It will pull right up and this will make it so with any of page builders. You can use this tool to remove header and footer in just a few mouse clicks. I If you come to this page right here and scroll down see here see a video it happens to be me explaining how to use this so if you’re curious about this and want to use it for your website. This is the best way to go so don’t really recommend this going and getting Beaver for that purpose. But if you’re looking for an all-around page builder it can do both of that.
That next Wednesday to be Divi and honestly, I’ve been good and then harsh at times on the divi for various reasons. They have impressed me lately. They have been coming out with feature update after feature update each week and it’s been some it’s some impressive stuff. I must say now Divi builder is $89 and you can install that on unlimited websites as a one year license now what’s interesting about it is that it includes something that might be important to you. If you are trying to build a landing page it has built in a B split testing and what that means is you can create variations of your landing page so you can see which one is getting a higher conversion rate. So if a conversion rate is filling out a form that’s a conversion. You can have multiple versions and then you could go back and look at it later and see. You can have multiple versions and then you cloud go back and look at it later and see which version had the most number of sigh-ups to that from or whatever the sources would be quantified as clicking on a button. Something likes that and so it has this B spilt testing build into. It also a huge +4 Divi builder is that. It has in has in-line editing what that means is him and actually show you inline editing in a moment but not with Divi builder. That was you can basically just click on the text that’s on your template and start typing away and changing. Tt that essentially means it’s a lot simpler to use. Now most people don’t go in by Divi builder simply for building landing page. I just want to include in this tutorial as an option because they’ve been adding lots of nice new features that involve fonts and backgrounds subtle animation and more. So, it definitely worth looking into because of the AB split testing aspect. Next is going be Elementor .
Now the benefit of Elemntor is fi you’re on a tight budget Elementor has a free version. Now you can also get the paid version of ot to add some additional features but you can make a beautiful landing pages solely with the free version. And also another things, I like about Elementor initially al of this in a moment is that it also has that mechanism with or three mouse clicks to remove the header and the footer of the page. You can gude your visitor into singular focus. It also has a few landing page templates that. I’ll show you they are pretty much in general purpose though. They’re not really that targeted so I’m gonna show you that right now the free version of Elementor you can get right so I’m gonna you that right now the free version of Elemintor. You can get right now in the Pro version is only about $50 for a single site license. They have other options in this can add additional features that. I think would really increase the conversion rates of your or the engagement rates of your landing pages to things to keep in mind though.
Number one of Elementor today does not have in-line editing however I was on a wbinar with them earlier today were they demonstrated in-line editing for Elementor and that’s coming very soon. I don’t have that version yet and is [robaly not to be out for a few weeks. If you reading this tutorial in few weeks. It’s already going to be there so if there’s that in-line editing a second thing is Elementor does not have a B split testing. If that’s Elementor does not have a B split testing. If that’s important to you it may and may not be important to you but I just want to know in front. They don’t have it don’t know if it’s on their product roadmap. I wouldn’t think that it would be or if it was it would be kind of low on totem pole. People can use Elementor to build their entire website but it really does excel and can be added to any existing WordPress website to bad landing pages to it. So, this is Elemintor want to just demonstrate, how easy it is to create landing page.Img: Elemintor-hamburger
We remove the header and footer. You could just go to pages and him add a new page. I’ll just name this new landing page. Okay now that I put the bame in I’m going to click publish. Then I’m in a go ahead and click on this button here that says edit with elemintor. Now I do have the Pro version installed they do a goog job of separating what you get front with the Pro from the free version. So, it really easy to know what you get. Alright so here we go I got this header in this footer here and this is how you get rid of it you click right. Here on the left the hamburger icon. There were to go right here. It’s his page settings and then right here where it says template it’s by default it says default. But if you click there you can change it to words his Elemintor canvas what this is going to do is totally remove the header. The footer and give you a completely bank state to start building your landing pages with now like. I said there’s a free version and a Pro version. So, that the free version is gonna alow you to do a lot of things. But there’s a couple to do a lot of things. But there’s a couple things that you might want from the paid version and let me scroll down here to it number one.
You might want to have an easy to add from Weatherby a contact from or maybe an opt in form. He just has to name email or maybe just their email now if you have the Pro version. You get this from builder in it is the most powerful in terms of being able to style. It very easily that I’ve seen so it comes with that from builder which I think is pretty huge another thing that is nice having a landing page or landing page or a feature to have this price list feature where you can list out prices of things. If that is want you wanted on your landing page there’s also a pricing table if you wanted to show some prices here. Another thing that’s really important that this has is a countdown timer now. It’s not an evergreen countdown timer I’ll distinguish with that is when I talk about the next landing page builder but it doesn’t have this countdown timer and lastly what I think is really cool is up here it’s called animated text. It’s well animated headline sorry. This is actually really neat you can have it underlined a little bit of text or circle lead or do some really need interactive kind of attention getting action like that with this advance headline. I really like that feature a lot. I have a ton of content on the other tutorial around elementor and of course link everything. Now I want to talk about the last landing page builder in it’s going to be Thrive Architect.
Artchitect was recently released it’s actually the second generation of a full powered page builder for WordPress. The rewrote it from the ground up I gotta say it’s pretty amazing. Now what this is going to get you is a couple of things.
- Number one it already does in-line editing so what does that right now. I’m then actually now be able to demonstrate it for you.
- Because I’m in a show you this number two a B spilt testing is coming. I don’t know when it’s coming built.A (B) slit testing engine for some of their product so just a matter of bringing that into the page builder so that’s awesome.
- Number there It has the ability to remove the header and footer, so you can create this singularly focused landing page
- Number four it has integrations with pretty much any every any and every service under the sun so. If you wanted to have the email address be captured it can integrate with any service and it’s probably the deepest integrations avible for any of these page builders with third-party services certainly get out of this another benefit.
I’ve already lost count is that? You can generate pop ups with this. So if someone is leaving your landing page. You can hit them with a pop up if you wanted to saying hey with a second don’t go here’s XYZ let me give you the stick around that is built-ins. You’re not going to need to buy one of those if you want that feature on your landing page. You don’t already have some kind of a pop up plug-in already installed on your website. I do like to save the best for last Thrive architect has most templates landing page templates of any of these different page builders. I talked about combined and I want to show you a new one that was actually recently released what they do is hey don’t just release a landing page template. They released these in set see you have this consistent design said that you can use for all of your marketing. So before I go into it just want to talk about the pricing. I think this pricing way down here on this page.
So we can see I think it says $19 bucks right now here it is not $100 other. It is a single site license is $19 and that all you pay your support for a year. If you want support after that year, it’s a really small fee of $40 or so but you’re going to get lifetime update for the plug-in this is something that none of the other plug-ins that. I’ve talked about actually give you it’s a one year support and one year of updates. So, there it is $19 and if you wanted this on more websites. There are other options available here for you. So let’s take a look at this real quick. I actually haven’t done this I wanted to take a look at this new landing page said that. They release let’s talked a look at it because there’s a couple key things that.
I really wanted to show you in this tutorial on go ahead and click and then loops there go add new. I‘ll go ahead and put a title and there is new landing page, it says edit with Thrive archive. It’s going to take me into the page builder for Thrive Archive so by default as you can see, it’s showing me the header.
But that’s okay this is all we need to do we click on the title click will in the top left like this. Then we click on template set up an then right here.
We just click on choose a landing page template soma to go ahead and click on that automatically pulls me this list of template that are available. They have them organized in these that’s. One of the things I really like about this is that all of these templates are in the cloud meaning when I download and install. The plug and they’re not all now stored on my website making it take up all this additional space these are all delivered to you in the clouds when they release a new package of landing page templates there just automatically. There for you so this right here is the new series is called the right someone goes ahead and clicks on this. You can see it’s an entire set of landing pages that all work together. So it’s not just landing pages it’s a landing pages, confirmation pages, download pages. If it’s pop right here in set in this is all included for that $67 its Crazy like you can literally by this or 67 bucks and go fire your designer. If this meets your needs or you have a desire to learn about it so right here’s a perfect example. I think to demonstrate the power of Thrive Architect is right here it’s a two-step lead. I think to demonstrate the power of Thrive Architect is right here.
It’s a two-step lead generating landing page someone go out and click on it. Then the click on choose template is gonna take a moment asking to download and get it all set up for me. Here it is now remember I said this things called in-line editing. It’s coming to Elementor.
Well Thrive Architect already has that in this is what it is you can click on some text and you can just start editing it right there with all the other page builders, when you click on it sexing in a pop. A little panel on the left or the right and it’s just not as easy to do what to do or intuitive. Intuitive is I want to click in change right. I want to just click on it and start typing away. Now left me show you the second thing that is really interesting about page templates. If you are new starting out you don’t have a graphic designer and say you wanted a landing page like this with this kind of book right there.
You would normally have to go and hire designer to design some kind of a book cover if you are just given away some white paper or some PDF or something like that what Thrive is done! This is actually integrated into the book is actually integrated into the landing page and so what that means is you don’t need to go and hire designer to design some kind of a book cover. You can literally with that some in-line editing click on it and change the title and change this tagline right here. You can just do it with this in-line editing it’s as simple as that. Now everything that you see on this page is fully customizable so one of the things I really like about Thrive Architect as it had the only one that has his breadcrumb feature so this is an entire section here fighting like that read. I kind wanted to change to my brands colors.
I would click right here it’s his background section and then I would scroll down here. Then word says background style I believe that’s it and there it is here are the colors. I can click on here and I can change that if I wanted to maybe like some kind of a deep blue like that. That’s actually really nice looking blue so go ahead and click on apply and there is but that’s not all you could put an image back there you could put a tutorial with no sound you can put a radiance. You could put a pattern there is no limit to what you could do back. There so you scroll down it’s the same thing you could just click. It’s that in line editing on all of these icons you can click on in change. They made this so it’s super easy to click and change on anything .You can change the images the colors all of it is super easy for example I’ve got this right here I highlighted what there it is font color I can go ahead and make it that same blue. If I wanted to that I made up here in so it’s really easy to click around and change the colors to really make this for your brand okay. So what I want to do next is let me click on save. Then a minute click on preview and I want to show you that it also has that pop up feature. So, if you wanted your landing page not to just ask for someone’s email you wanted them to click on a button like this it says get it now it has that built into. It some the click right here and then I’m gonna click on preview it’s going to pop it up in a new tab watch what happens when I click on this it gives me this beautiful pop up.
You can edit this with the very same editor and like I said right here the name in the email. You can integrate this longest list of services imaginable. I mean it is a deep list. So you can see how that works as well. Now one of the things I really like about this is the mobile responsive editing options. Now Elementor has fantastic mobile responsive editing options and a Thrive Architect does as well all the other. Ones they’re not as good or easy to use and right now if you’re innocent any kind of pay traffic maybe through Facebook or ads or serve something like that. You absolutely need to make sure what you’re creating looks fantastic on a mobile device. So what’s nice with Thrive Architect is you can have settings that are specific to devices. You can have some size options that you can hide some things on a mobile device or tablet or whatever you wanted so these landing page templates already come perfectly presented for a mobile and tablet