Gutenberg vs Elementor Speed Test on WooCommerce

Published on 2021/05/10

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Last updated on 2021/05/11

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by Dejan Murko

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There are many comparisons writing about Gutenberg and Elementor, but few mention performance and none run actual tests. Because speed is essential for online stores, our comparison focuses solely on the bsite speed with the page builders.

The data below is from our yearly WooCommerce page builder speed test. We’ve created the test so that everyone can make an informed decision when choosing a page builder. To see all the page builders tested, the methodology, and full results, read the Fastest WooCommerce page builder.

The 2021 test was done in March.

If you’re looking for a partner to help you with your store performance, take a look at our website. WooCart is the only hosting built exclusively for WooCommerce and we’re focused on making your store fast and easy to maintain.

Gutenberg vs Elementor Speed Test Results

In all cases the lowest number is the best.

Page Load Time – Overall

This is the average of the three tests.

Page Load Time – Single Pages

Each page was tested 10 times. The result is the median.

Page BuilderVersionOverallHomeShop PageProduct Page
Gutenberg5.6.2 (WP)805637874905
Elementor3.1.11721193219651265

Page load time is in miliseconds (ms).

Which page builder should you choose?

There is no competition between Gutenberg and Elementor when it comes to speed. Gutenberg takes 53% less time to load. It’s also the fastest page builder we tested and Elementor was the slowest.

See our page builder speed test for full results.

Dejan Murko

Dejan is the WooCart co-founder and Project Lead.

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