Why Block Editor?
Before starting Kadence Blocks vs Ultimate Blocks Comparison and Review, First of all, let me convince you why block editor is best for bloggers instead of Page builders.
In short, Block editor have all features and designing option that you need for blog or affiliate website whether it's for designing pages or for writing posts. Many Top bloggers use block editor and they recommend their follower to do the same. Another reason is they are extremely fast and help in website performance which is now a key metrics of google to decide ranking after Web Vital Update.
I have written a complete blog Why you should use Block Editor instead of Page Builders or Classic Editor.
Kadence Blocks vs Ultimate Blocks – Quick Introduction
Kadence Blocks is one of the most popular products of the KadneceWP Team and they are really focused on making this the best addon. It has a FREE and a Pro version with a lot of Gutenberg addon along with a template Library.
Kadence Blocks Editor addon is for those Bloggers and WordPress users who often need designing features very similar to page builders. Kadence Blocks has 100000+ current active installations with 80+ 5 Star Ratings which shows that it really has features. We will discuss more the features later.
Ultimate Blocks is focused on bloggers and affiliate marketers who need blocks for writing blog posts and reviews. It is absolutely FREE but has a limited number of block editor addon.
Kadence Blocks vs Ultimate Blocks – Free Blocks Compared
Since many blogger just need few basic add-on to simply extend the functionality of normal Gutenberg Block Editor to write awesome content, they search for FREE Block Addon so we are going to take a look on free blocks provided by Kadence Blocks and Ultimate Blocks.
Basic Common Features
Features mentioned below are available in both Block addon but do remember that these features may have different looks and some additional key features. But overall they do same work.
- Table of Content Block
- Gallery of Images
- Styled Icon Listing
- Post Grid/List
- Tabbed Content
- Styled Box/Info Box
- Image Slider
Features Available only in Kadence Blocks [FREE Version]
- Row and Column Layout
Features Available only in Ultimate Blocks
- How to
- Content Filter
- Progress Bar
- Star Rating
- Social Share
- Click to Tweet
- Call to Action
Winner in FREE Version
If you are a Blogger and Affiliate marketer and you need addon only for writing blog posts, it doesn't make any sense to even look toward Kadence Blocks, You should just Install a FREE Version of Ultimate Blocks and enjoy your blogging.
But If you need designing features and a page builder-like experience, I will recommend you to go with Kadence Block Free or Pro Version. Kadence Blocks Pro has more advanced features that will fulfill the requirement of a page builder.
Additional Features Offered by Kadence Blocks Pro
Kadence Blocks Pro is the best solution for those who need fancy design with lightning-fast speed. Here is the list of additional features offered by Kadence Blocks Pro excluding the FREE Version.
- Image Overlay Block
- Post Grid/Carousel Block
- Split Content Block
- Product Carousel Block
- Modal Block
- Video Popup Block
- On Scroll Animation
There are some other blocks offered by Kadence Blocks Pro but they are still in BETA phase.
Which Block Editor Addon is Best For Bloggers?
There are many Block Addon available in market for free but I personally recommend you to go with Ultimate Blocks if you just need it for blog post writing.
Which is Best Block Editor alternative to Page Builders?
Kadence Blocks Pro offer exactly same features and feel that you find in WordPress page builders but with speed optimized and hence it's the best alternative to page builders.
Can we use Ultimate Blocks and Kadence Blocks Together at the same time?
Yes, in fact I was using both of them for few month.