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Engineered for performance

Packed as a super small (<150kb gzipped) WordPress plugin, LiveCanvas will allow you to build great web pages that effectively communicate your message while keeping low weight. No extra CSS or JS bloat added. Just pure Bootstrap4.


Empowering you to be really responsive

Fulfilling the responsive promise means being able to effectively deliver your message to your audience, through any kind of device. LiveCanvas allows you to visually check what's happening on each breakpoint with ease, while you are working on your project. Build things right from the start instead of correcting countless glitches afterwards.


Use standard blocks or build your own

LiveCanvas helps you build great web pages visually combining HTML snippets that we call "blocks". It allows you to get started immediately using readymade blocks, or building your custom ones. No limit to your creativity!

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Hello, I'm LiveCanvas

If you generally hate page builders, check me out. 
LiveCanvas is the only page builder which outputs superclean, Bootstrap4-compliant HTML5 code, which you can refine via a built-in live code editor. 

A single plugin to turn your new, vanilla WordPress install into a website building powerhouse, complemented by a high-performance open source stack that does the rest to serve your content in a clean and efficient way, to achieve maximum speed and SEO results.


An incredible tool for Web professionals.
A page builder, an HTML editor, freeing your creative soul.
 If you love WordPress and Bootstrap 4, this is for you.

Light Footprint

A complete, turnkey solution for web page building, yet feather-light. Zero additional plugins required. 

Top Performance

Build sites on a solid, minimalist foundation:
WordPress and the UnderStrap Theme. The LiveCanvas plugin adds no extra JS or CSS!

Get rid of handcuffs!

Most WordPress themes or page builders force you to reason strictly following their logic. You are here to enjoy a higher level of freedom. Coders invited!

100% Frontend based

Click texts and images to edit them. It will feel much better than fiddling in the backend to find out which hidden option panel changes that label.

Safety first: editing history 

LiveCanvas makes good use of the standard WordPress revisions handling: you can always go back in the case you can mess up your work.

Include your own Shortcodes

Integrate your favourite, well-known shortcodes and widgets into your custom designed pages.

Visual Building and Scaffolding

Enabling an easy workflow to prototype and perfect wonderful mobile-ready web pages.

Refine and edit HTML

"Steal" all the HTML and CSS code samples you can find on the Web, and give it a try inside LiveCanvas. You have no set boundaries.

Create your own blocks

Build your own local library of custom HTML snippets to reuse through your projects.

build your footer in wordpress

Build Your Header & Footer

If you want, you can design your footer inside LiveCanvas, and ditch the traditional WordPress widgets.

build your footer in wordpress

Cool Animations

Experiment all the HTML and CSS code samples you can find on the Web, and give it a try inside LiveCanvas. You have no set boundaries.

unsplash Api

UnSplash Photo Stock

An unlimited, free source of high quality images at your fingertips. A great source of inspiration, all inside LiveCanvas


LiveCanvas just requires a recent install of WordPress and the Chrome Web browser.

beyond page builders

Defending the {code} since 2016

Our Mission:
 Break the chains that bind you to a Builder

LiveCanvas is the WordPress builder
who brought you the freedom.
Enter today, stay unchained.

An Advanced code editor in your hands

Go beyond awkward page builders and write your own code.

Made with #LiveCanvas

Have a look at what designers around the world
have built with love and LiveCanvas!

Bremer Notenschlusselirst

Before I worked with LiveCanvas, I tried various PageBuilders. There were also some good ones, but I thought they were always a bit inflexible and a bit overloaded... "

André Wunsch - Talented Web Designer, Berlin

Read the interview
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Use LiveCanvas for your own projects and client sites.



Perfect for Designers

$79* $39/ per year

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  • Build Unlimited Websites
  • Updates for 1 Year
  • Support for 1 Year


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If you are not completely satisfied, return your plan within 30 days and you will receive a full refund.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Doubts, questions or funny issues? please read here or reach our sales team.

Can I use LiveCanvas to create websites for clients?

Absolutely yes! You can use LiveCanvas on websites you build for clients - and they do not need to buy their own license.

How does it work? Why is it so fast?

The idea behind LiveCanvas is to minimize bloat, saving plain HTML inside the post_content field. This results in zero customer lock-in, and in extreme speed. You won't need caching plugins to make you homepage load at blazing speeds.

Which themes can I run LiveCanvas on?

Basically on every Bootstrap 4-based theme - but we recommend using it with picostrap - a very clean open source foundation, which adds some spice while keeping bloat at zero. You can find a more detailed answer in this blog post.

Can I integrate LiveCanvas with extra plugins? 

Of course. You can place any shortcode inside LiveCanvas pages.

Does LiveCanvas add JS or CSS to my site?

Zero. Not at all. No extra CSS or JS file is added to your site. No inline style or script.
The main philosophy behind LiveCanvas is to help build extremely DRY sites.

Can LiveCanvas work with Gutenberg?

The LiveCanvas editor can be selectively enabled on pages / posts / custom post types - leaving the work to Gutenberg, or the Classic editor, where it's not enabled. 

Can I turn off the LiveCanvas plugin after building the site?

While most page builders lock you in their proprietary systems, LiveCanvas talks pure HTML - so the basic answer is YES, you  can do that -  But we feel it makes very little sense, as the LiveCanvas plugin does not slow your site in any way.

Can I export a page built with LiveCanvas outside WordPress?

Yes. An option allows to download the page content, surrounded by the standard Bootstrap 4 template - the one recommended in the Bootstrap documentation - so if you're not using dynamic shortcodes or advanced features, you can export a simple landing page in one click, in a simple, independent HTML file.

What happens if I don't renew my plan after one year? Will my sites work?

Yes, 100%. Having an active membership is only necessary to download plugin updates.

Do you offer a Demo version?

We offer a full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, so you can try LiveCanvas without risk.