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6 best web design software for WordPress [2021 Guide]



WordPress-based websites need services that focus on WordPress, and GoDaddy is one such tool that will surely deliver.

Elementor Web Design

Elementor is a very powerful and easy to use option for WordPress web designing. You can use this tool to create beautiful landing pages, design blogs, customize your online store, and more.

You can easily customize every part of your WordPress website using the build-in Theme Builder and create custom headers, footers, etc.

Elementor has over 80 design elements and other dedicated tools to help you easily generate more traffic, leads, and conversions without the use of any plug-ins.

It works perfectly with any theme & plugin in WordPress and it’s available in over 50 languages. The tool offers complete RTL (register-transfer level) and is fully compatible with translation plugins like WPML.

It offers pixel perfect design in WordPress producing 100% clean code allowing you to take your design vision and turn it into a stunning custom-made website

Elementor key features:

  • Drag & drop feature to create the perfect layout
  • Thousands of font options or ability to upload your own custom font
  • CSS filters
  • 18 different shape dividers
  • Hover & scroll animations to increase site interactivity
  • Text shadow
  • Custom color picker
  • Background gradient (BG)
  • Mobile visibility
  • 100+ free and Pro WordPress templates

Elementor is available in 3 versions:

  • The ‘Personal‘ version can be used for only one site with features that include theme builder, premium support, WooCommerce Builder, 50+ Pro Widgets, 300+ Pro Templates and 1 year of updates
  • The ‘Business‘ edition offers all the ‘Personal’ features but can be used for 3 sites
  • The ‘Unlimited‘ version, as the name suggests, can be used for an unlimited number of sites.

You can find more information about how to get started, video tutorials, documentation, and FAQ’s here.



Elemetor provides you with all the tools you may ever need to build a website from the grounds up, so try it today!

Pinegrow - WordPress design

Pinegrow is a Windows web editor that offers a quick solution for building responsive websites with live multi-page editing, CSS, SASS styling, CSS Grid Editor, and smart components for WordPress.

Pinegrow key features:

  • Visual control for CSS gradients and an entire library dedicated to gradient presets
  • Smart drag & drop features
  • Page libraries
  • Element code edit support
  • Page code editor
  • Live editor for SASS and LESS without any external tools
  • Active rules
  • You can edit your pages for multiple device sizes
  • Custom breakpoints which Pinegrow can detect by analyzing stylesheets
  • Media queries
  • You can define templates by using ‘master pages’ feature (Pro edition)
  • Static CMS (Pro edition)

Pinegrow lets you create production-ready WordPress themes, and also exports the standard PHP WordPress files. You can preview PHP code, import WP content, and add 200+ WP actions.

Pinegrow comes in 3 types of licenses suiting different types of users – individuals, companies, and students with three subcategories for each one of them.

The ‘Standard‘ version of any of these 3 options is suitable for building one-page websites, the ‘Pro’ version allows you to create multi-page websites with other added features like CMS.

The ‘Pro with WordPress‘ version can be used to easily create production-ready WordPress themes and all the futures included in the Pro edition.

Download Pinegrow

Artisteer Web Design

Artisteer 4.3 is an easy-to-use web design generator for Windows that offers hundreds of design options and the ability to export them to WordPress.

You can easily design awesome blogs and cool web templates in minutes without the need to learn Photoshop, CSS, or HTML, with the ability to include images and buttons to your newly created WordPress template.

Its powerful tools allow you to automatically solve any problems with image aliasing, web browser capability, and other details enabling you to learn how to create professional HTML and CSS codes.

Artisteer can help you instantly create professional WordPress themes without struggling with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, or CSS.

It’s a powerful option even for people without any artistic talent or technical skills.

Download Artisteer

You can find a step by step guide on how to use Artisteer on the tool’s support page.

BoldGrid Website Designer

Bold Grid makes it easier than ever for you to start using WordPress by making the experience intuitive, adding features like drag & drop design, free built themes, and more.

Bold Grid works as a suite of plugins for WordPress adding to its limited design choices and templates and offers more freedom regarding where you want your site to be hosted at a more accessible price.

Its built-in theme customizer makes it simple to change your layout or color scheme by using either pre-set color palettes or customize your own.

The tool also allows you to choose background images and patterns to fit your taste.

The WordPress SEO plugin by BoldGrid analyzes the content on your page in real-time and makes recommendations in order for you to maintain the best SEO practices while writing content.

BoldGrid is compatible with almost any web host that works with WordPress and also offers a list of supporting hosting companies in order for you to choose the best option for your needs.

One of the best features BoldGrid has to offer is the ability to access Cloud WordPress without using your computer storage space.

You can use it to try new plugins, create temporary sites, and customize themes without modifying your primary WordPress website.

Bold Grid key features:

  • Drag and drop editor
  • Themes customizer
  • Mobile-friendly themes
  • Built-in, real-time SEO analysis
  • Support on 1000 + hosts and full hosting support
  • Free WordPress themes and content
  • Complete ownership of websites
  • Limitless website features

Download BoldGrid

This article offers you an overview of the best options on the market to design custom web pages in WordPress.

We tried to cover all your creation needs no matter if you’re an experienced web designer or if you just started using WordPress.

Let us know what your opinion is about the options listed here. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to use the comment section below.

FAQ: Learn more about web design

  • What skills do you need for web design?

HTML/CSS, JavaScript, SEO, and analytical skills are all required for web design.

  • Can web design be self-taught?

Finding a professional to teach you is recommended. However, web design may be self-taught when having background skills and using the best web design software tools.

  • Is web design a dying career?

No, it certainly isn’t. However, candidates with a great portfolio and a degree in graphic arts have higher chances to get selected.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in November 2018 and was revamped and updated in December 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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