Finding the best WordPress template is not easy. It can take days to find easy WordPress template that suits your own desired style. You want a good template design as well as a good marketing tool.
Easy WordPress Template – Instabuilder
Instabuilder is packed full of tools, and it’s suitable for;
- Beginners because all the useful functions are built-in, such as graphic templates, Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ integration, and auto-generated legal pages (disclaimers, privacy policies, terms of services etc.)
- Marketing experts because of the tools such as popups (e.g. “join our subscription list!”), countdown timers (e.g. “Offer expires in X days X hours X minutes X seconds”), it creates graphs.
- Developers – using the Instabuilder’s 100+ templates, you can customize it to creat your own designs, then export them to your client’s sites!
So there are many good features in Instabuilder as listed above, and now I’ll show you the features I particularly think are useful.
Landing Page Creator using drag and drop
The drag and drop visual editor let you create designs without having a coding knowledge, makes it so easy to customize your brand specific designs.
As you can see from the image on the left, access to function elements is easy, such as Text, Images, Videos, Buttons… Boxes, Columns, Tabbed content, Navigation, Date Stamps, Facebook comments, Script editing, Pre-made backgrounds etc.
Header images, Call To Action Buttons, Icons, Page separators.
This is extremely handy, because unless you are a graphic designer, one of the most difficult parts in creating marketing websites is how to / where to find these graphics from.
“2-Step Opt-in”, “Questions Opt-in”
You can find similar WordPress plugins, but having these built-in in the same software saves you a lot of time, searching, installing and receiving a separate technical support for each plugin.
Lock your content to get more leads
As explained on the right… You can make a landing page that forces visitors to opt-in before accessing your important information. You can block one page or all of your pages.
Control Visitor Movements
Exit popup feature. It claims that the feature will increase lead capture by “as much as 412%”
Again as you can see on the right, with the count-down timer that you can set, it will urge your visitors to “Act Fast”, which is great especially for running special deals.
Again this is easy – save you time from copying & pasting the url on your Facebook page.
Powerful SEO built in and Advanced Statistic and Analytic Feature, Split Testing
Make your landing pages search friendly for maximum exposure and sales, full access to the analytics/statistic information, as well as multiple page variations for split testing, and you know your split test results instantly.
Create Your Own Designs
I think this feature is “icing on the cake” – not only you can create your own personalised templates but also you can make money by building InstaBuilder pages for your clients.
Import/Export features allow you to create and customise pages within your installation of InstaBuilder and upload it to another installation easily.
Instabuilder Price Plan
These prices are one-time payment, and there is no recurring billing. The price includes 1 year of support and updates. After 1 year, there is an optional renewal of $37 a year if you want continued support and updates, but if you don’t want updates after the initial year, there will be absolutely no ongoing fees.
I have explained with a lot of screenshots, but there are a lot more details and features explained in the InstaBuilder websites of course.
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I do think Instabuilder is a little dated. Unless a new version is on its way… I’ve been using it for my email marketing purpose and now I’m looking for an alternative. Is there anything else similar to Instabuilder available?
Hi Deepak, thanks for your comment, and I do agree, it’s been a while since Instabuilder had its last update. My #1 recommendation is Thrive Architect. It has over 260+ landing page templates and it’s another easy drag & drop visual editor plugin for WordPress. Do take a look. Elementor is also free and it’s pretty basic, you can perhaps try out and see how you feel.
Hi, I’d like to promote Instabuilder because people make REAL profit using the plugin. Anybody who ignores the plugin just keeps making zero with their business.
After 2 years, finally InstaBuilder is out and it completely transforms your sales funnel creation. I would like to promote it and give you an affiliate link.
Let me know what you think of that.
Hey, thanks for your message. Firstly Instabuilder’s been out for many years. And secondly your affiliate link is yours. If you want to promote products, you need to have your own space. Perhaps Instabuilder can help you?
And last of all (!) The plugin does help you create a great website just as I showed you in my post, but whether you make money from it or not is up to a combination of all the technique (SEO, copywriting, etc). Instabuilder does not guarantee anything. I hope it clarifies but any questions don’t hesitate to ask any time 🙂 Thanks for your visit!
This looks like such a great product for me to use. I hear that to be successful you need a landing page. This tool looks very easy to use and the end result looks very professional. Something of which I am very interested in having.
I did wonder though whether there is a trial version available? As I am just starting out I do not want to spend too much money at the moment.
Hi Owain, thanks for your comment. I no longer use Instabuilder myself as I use Thrive Content Builder, but I do recommend it. A couple of online marketer friends of mine actually prefer Instabuilder. It has less functions than Thrive, hence simpler and easier to operate.
Unfortunately trial version is not available. I have spoken to some third party developers and they’ve explained to me that it’s extremely difficult to develop a watermarked version of a content builder for WordPress, without creating a conflict in the programming codes.
But as you say, when you need to create a landing (squeeze) page, thank-you page (“thank you for subscribing” etc) or flashing message, Instabuilder is a useful tool you can consider to get.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts.
Hi there, nice review of Instabuilder 2.0. This really does look like a very good way of producing a unique looking website. I think that this kind of thing is the way forward with website building, drag and drop has got to be a lot easier than even using the standard WordPress editor surely? Have you used this software on your own site? I just wondered if it really was as easy as it looks.
Thanks for sharing!
Hi Andrew, yes it is easy from my experience, it was easy & fast. I got the Developer licence option back in November 2015 for my client who is an experienced developer, who is using it now fully. No negative feedback from him since. Great option. Thanks for your comment!
Hi this is a very informative text. Instabuilder looks like a great tool indeed, I would not mind using it. Some of those options it provides are totally new to me. But those prices do not look so attractive although you presented all this nicely. Though I see some really good use of the ‘developer license’ option, for people who build sites for customers. Thank you so much.
Hi Jovo, thanks for sharing your thoughts – yes as you say, the prices are not necessarily accessible to everyone, but the developer option is great, I’d recommend it to those who develop WordPress and resell. Thanks you for your comments.
This seems to be a very powerful tool that is useful for many things when developing your website. I can see the advantages of this easy wordpress template tool for sure.
This appears to be a plugin based tool, am I correct? Does it slow down the load times appreciably that you have noticed? Also the cost is a one time payment or annual?
Lots of questions I know, but the reason I ask is that the price is quite high, but not as much as some of the cloud based programs such as clickfunnels, etc.
My solution is also to use such tools, but these are externally based ones that I have a choice to either host the created pages on their server or on my site.
Thanks for the thorough review and this tool is definitely one worth considering for an online marketing program! It is all about lveraging the time you have using tools to increase leads, conversions, and profits!
Thanks for your comments & queries, yes it is a plugin based tool, and it doesn’t seem to affect the loading times at all. The payment is one-off including the support & updates. After a year, only if you feel you need a continued support and “updates”, optional $37 renewal charge will be payable, but it’s difficult to say whether it is worth paying the renewal or not, as it depend on how comfortable you’ll be in 12 months time, and also I assume the update is only within this version, and they may come up with newer version such as 3.0.
Thanks again, any more questions please don’t hesitate!
Hi Riaz, thanks for your comments,
Yes as you say, creation of your site is one thing but monitoring how it’s connecting with your visitors/clients is another, the process of which can be really time consuming. InstaBuilder makes it interactive and impressive easily & quickly.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wow I’m actually very impressed with Insta Builder! I have a few startups wanting em to create a simple yet flexible website, I could totally make use of this.
The stats part is what excited me the most. I like to often share my stats when I worked hard on a website and through that I would definitely be able to show my progress and blow away my clients. Thanks for sharing this,definitely checking it out!
This is simply the best word-press template I’ve come across and in my opinion, it’s easily the best on the market. It’s sleek, neat and amazing. I can’t believe it’s capabilities. It can make anyone look like a pro. I definitely want it. Thank you for the in-depth review and bringing the power of instabuilder to our attention.
Thanks Grace for your comment, yes it does have a very sleek & neat design that I love about. Very fast & easy to use!
I must say that when I read the title to your site I really didn’t think that the quality of the theme outcomes would be so good – very professional looking indeed. I also like the way the theme builder works in a drag and drop fashion – very easy like Weebly. Tell me, have you used this software for long and how successful have you been with it?
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment, yes I have joined this program only recently, the graphics that I can use are great, and I find the function icons easy to recognize, easy to drag & drop. I’m developing my own shop website right now, will keep you up to date when finished! Thanks again.
Thank you for this self explanatory review on choice of templates which is such a trial especially for beginners. Your review is extremely helpful packed full of tools, and itâ€™s suitable for all. The idea of uniqueness is important, when one uses the Instabuilder, because we all need to stand out from the crowd as free templates from WordPress gives us a uniformity of websites. I have found great idea of Creating my Own Designs, very welcome too.
The one payment price plan is a high point for me, especially if one is a beginner and is yet to earn money online, so the recurrent may be a big issue. This highly favorable for most people!
Landing pages have been an issue to me, so I will drop by for the way forward for my site.
All in all, it is a well thought review, very easy to understand and love!
Thanks Violet for great comments, and your opinion is highly valued – especially about the price plan, yes it’s true, for beginners they need some sort of assurance, and making one payment upfront may be an issue. Thanks again for compliments, I appreciate it!
Instabuilder does look very attractive with all the functionalities. I have to say it is quite powerful. One benefit of owning this builder is your website will be unique. Most people buy the templates from the library or they simply use the free templates from WordPress. That means your website might look quite similar to some other ones.
I really like drag and drop feature. I have no idea about coding and this is gonna be very user-friendly! One thing is, the price is slightly expensive to those who are new in internet business.
Thanks for the review. Great review!
Hi Alex, thanks for your comment! Yes I agree, this builder makes your website definitely look unique, and drag and drop feature makes it easy. The beginners may feel a bit expensive but I think it would be worth paying $77 for this instead, if they were prepared to pay for a Pro version of WordPress. Thanks again!