[Review + Giveaway] 3 Licenses, Full Access to “Qards” – Premium WordPress Plugin by Designmodo


First, there were standard WordPress themes where you had to do quite a bit of code gymnastics to customize anything. Then, came theme frameworks and child themes to make those customizations easier and more predictable (still, code skills required). Next, it was time for design frameworks and drag-and-drop enabled design interfaces.

And now comes the next stage in website building and design for WordPress – interactive page builder plugins.

In a way, page builder plugins are very similar to those drag-and-drop WordPress themes, but with one advantage … you still get to keep your default theme while using the builder plugin.

Here’s the thing, the main flaw of drag-and-drop themes was that they didn’t look particularly great in their default form, or didn’t have a default form at all, so you had to configure each page individually to get any good-enough result.

There’s no such problem with page builder plugins. Once you get your hands on such a plugin, you can keep your favorite theme for the majority of pages and posts, and then just use the plugin for special pages that need their own look and feel (like the homepage, for example).

And this is where the plugin that we want to talk about today comes into play. It’s a prime example of the new generation of page builder WordPress plugins.

It’s called Qards, and it was built by Designmodo.

Let’s see what Qards has to offer and if it’s really as easy to use as the guys over at Designmodo promise us.

Qards review


In short, Qards is WordPress plugin that allows you to select individual pre-designed content cards (hence the name, Qards) and then put them in a sequence on a page to create a fully custom creation.

The main idea of the plugin is to allow you to focus on creating content and not worry about the design, letting Qards take care of that.


Other details about Qards:

  • It doesn’t require any design skills. Everything is provided through drag-and-drop.
  • No coding skills are needed to operate the plugin either.
  • It’s fully responsive and mobile-friendly.
  • It provides in-line editing, so you don’t need to go back and forth between an editor window of some kind and the preview.
  • Drag-and-drop support for uploading media straight from your desktop.
  • Works with your current WordPress theme.

Bottom line

Qards provides a very interesting set of features that hasn’t been covered on the market before. It’s surely an interesting solution for site owners who don’t want to be forced to create a custom design for each page, but instead want to do it only occasionally, while still sticking with their main (default) design.

The plugin is perfect for building all kinds of homepages, startup pages, landing pages, sales pages, e-commerce pages, photo galleries, individual article pages, and more. Basically, anything that needs a unique touch.

The giveaway

Now comes the best part. We have 3 full licenses of Qards to give away here.

The fine print:

  • It’s a full-access single-page license.
  • You get support and updates.
  • There are no monthly fees.

How to participate

See below for the rules and info on how to get on board:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The giveaway has ended and this are the lucky winners:

  1. Daniel Kamman
  2. Philip Levin Slesarev
  3. Nick Cabugos

All Winners will be contacted by email within 24 hours regarding the prize.

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Karol is a freelance blogger and writer, published author, and online business figure-outer. His work has been featured all over the web, on sites like: NewInternetOrder.com, MarketingProfs.com, Smashing Magazine.

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86 Comments, leave yours
  1. Jorge Perez Mar 31, 2015, 5:59 pm

    Looks nice, seems like a go-to solution for pages with more static content… Me wants it!

  2. Chad Mar 31, 2015, 6:02 pm

    The ease of using this plugin looks great.

  3. Michael Doane, CadmiumCD Mar 31, 2015, 6:59 pm

    Very cool! WordPress just keeps getting better and better!

  4. Marco Mar 31, 2015, 7:01 pm

    It seems to be a very good and easy-to-use solution.

    I’m hoping to win a license!

  5. Mike Mar 31, 2015, 7:03 pm

    Looks nice, I am still learning the Startup framework though so this will have to wait.

  6. João Dias Mar 31, 2015, 7:04 pm

    Anything that puts designers in touch with the final result is always welcome. This goes beyond that. It’s WordPress on steroids!

  7. Sev Gevorkyan Mar 31, 2015, 7:08 pm

    I’ve been following Qards since the very first announcement and I must say my expectations were exceeded by a long shot.. GREAT WORK!!!!

  8. Gerald Miller Mar 31, 2015, 7:08 pm

    This is an amazing blend of design and ease-of-use. Everything Design Modo makes seems to turn to gold!

  9. Hence Mar 31, 2015, 7:09 pm

    love this giveaway & Qards :-)

  10. Sal Akhundov Mar 31, 2015, 7:12 pm

    I like the concept, haven;t played with it yet to get a complete idea, but hopefully will have an opportunity to do so. I do think this is the right trend in the WordPress design options. I tried a few of the drag-and-drop WP frameworks before and while each had some advantages, in the end they all came short – the main reason was they were limiting my design ideas to the options they built into their frameworks. Modifying those pre-sets still required changing the CSS and at times PHP code. Another downside was that once you design the site to your liking you are locked into that particular framework. You could not change the base theme and retain the design you accomplished via the drag and drop framework. I hope things are different with the Qards since this is a plugin, thus probably can work with most if not all themes.

  11. Denis Mar 31, 2015, 7:12 pm

    Tell us please, what is your favourite future of this plugin?

    Maybe feature? My favourite is drag and drop. This is the future of web, where code and design are implemented, and everything is about content. Where ideas are just transforms to visual, without other complicated things.

  12. Nikola Lazarevic Mar 31, 2015, 7:15 pm

    This looks like a supreb plugin and I want it

  13. Mercedes Mar 31, 2015, 7:19 pm

    Nice plugin! Would love to give it a try.

  14. Jeff Mar 31, 2015, 7:22 pm

    The Qards system looks amazing. I would love to try it out :)

  15. Zach Mar 31, 2015, 7:22 pm

    Love the ease of use the Quards plugin has to offer!

  16. Jørg Mar 31, 2015, 7:24 pm

    I guess you meant “feature” instead of “future”. In that case (and honestly) it’s the fact, that it is made Designmodo. Every single one of their products is awesome and thats a feature in itself.

  17. GrepolisQT Mar 31, 2015, 7:24 pm

    Looks like this could be the go-to plugin for creating content fast

  18. Robert Mar 31, 2015, 7:27 pm

    The ease of use and simplicity is obviously the best feature! Also a very nice and clean design.

  19. Rubèn Mar 31, 2015, 7:27 pm

    I love Quards, I think is a very useful and easy tool

  20. kreamweb Mar 31, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Great Giveaway!!!

  21. Nicolas Mar 31, 2015, 7:37 pm

    Merci pour ce concours :)

  22. Dee Mar 31, 2015, 7:37 pm

    There are a lot of page builder plugins out there, some better than others, I’d love to be able to really test drive this one and see how it stacks up to plugins like Aqua and Visual Composer.

  23. Dillon Mar 31, 2015, 7:39 pm

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this and try it out!

  24. Andhi Irawan Mar 31, 2015, 7:44 pm

    I like drag and drop

  25. PETROS Mar 31, 2015, 7:44 pm

    In-line editing is great!

  26. sergey Mar 31, 2015, 7:56 pm

    Qards is delightful in creating fast websites. I like the option of tiles that I can easily interchange without coding.

  27. elijah Mar 31, 2015, 7:59 pm

    it looks great, but how functional is it with current themes?

  28. James Mar 31, 2015, 8:00 pm

    I really like the idea of qards

  29. Vincent Le Pes Mar 31, 2015, 8:03 pm

    This looks intriguing!

  30. Pizza Yap Mar 31, 2015, 8:06 pm

    Have been preparing for my own exit to work in agencies. Currently started to do some freelance and hope the Design as a Service concept will go well this year!

    Hope I can win this and give it a try in the DaaS~! Thanks!

  31. G. Lee Mar 31, 2015, 8:29 pm


  32. Phil Ingram Mar 31, 2015, 8:30 pm

    Being both a designer and a coder I often find tools like this too restrictive but I’m impressed with what I see so far, just wish there were more video demos of the back end to see.

  33. Dan Mar 31, 2015, 8:45 pm

    Looks interesting. I’m about to start a WordPress site for a client — this might make things easier

  34. Vess Mar 31, 2015, 8:48 pm

    I love the design and ease of use…I would like to incorporate it in my WordPress websites.

  35. Marc Mar 31, 2015, 8:53 pm

    I’m super-excited about the possibilities that Quards presents.

  36. Curtis Mar 31, 2015, 8:58 pm

    I love Qards! Someday I want to actually use it!

  37. marc Mar 31, 2015, 9:03 pm

    I love the very intuitive and easy to use features for the end user!

  38. TheAustrianPro Mar 31, 2015, 9:04 pm

    Because its very easy to use :)

  39. Cassio Mar 31, 2015, 9:14 pm

    It’s capacity of adapt itself for every website type is awesome

  40. Dmitriy Mar 31, 2015, 9:27 pm

    Сейчас тестируем Qards на двух проектов.
    Для создания простых лендингов и сайтов – хорошее решение!

  41. Michael Mar 31, 2015, 9:50 pm

    I think the rapid speed of development on this is something to really take notice of!

  42. Karabo Ngoatle Mar 31, 2015, 9:56 pm

    I bought Qards when it came out and I am already using, Love how simple it has been to put together a site concept..;-)

  43. elbagoos Mar 31, 2015, 9:59 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. I appreciate it very much!

    And the best feature of this plugin is that it can works with several WordPress themes.

  44. Jose A Mijares Mar 31, 2015, 10:22 pm

    Keep up the good work, from your description Qards seems to be just what I have been hoping for.

  45. Rebecca Mar 31, 2015, 10:49 pm

    I love how Qards is responsive – which is really important for websites now.

  46. Michael Sandoval Mar 31, 2015, 10:49 pm


  47. TorVic Mar 31, 2015, 10:56 pm

    My favorite features: It doesn’t require any design skills. Everything is provided through drag-and-drop

  48. Chao_Loulou Mar 31, 2015, 10:59 pm

    Quards = Drag-and-Drop = save time = save money = better experience = better website :)

  49. David Mar 31, 2015, 11:17 pm

    This looks great. My favorite feature would be the lack of coding! I feel like the code is always getting more intricate and it’s great to be able to just focus on design and content. Love it!

  50. James Heath Apr 1, 2015, 12:12 am

    Might have to get this. Looks interesting.

  51. Arun Apr 1, 2015, 12:19 am

    I think the in-line editing is one of the best features. Unlike other regular wordpress themes, this lets non-techie designers do basic tweaking without touching the code.

  52. william Apr 1, 2015, 12:34 am

    [generic comment showing some love]

  53. Caleb Apr 1, 2015, 12:56 am

    I like the simplicity of the interface. I like to focus on what the design should look like, not how to wrangle code to make it look that way.

  54. Luke Apr 1, 2015, 1:14 am

    It doesn’t require any design skills. Everything is provided through drag-and-drop.

  55. Marco Delgado Apr 1, 2015, 1:33 am

    As a Startup Framework customer/user, I’m really keen to use Qards to reduce even more my design timelines. The drag and drop feature looks neat.

  56. Michel Apr 1, 2015, 1:40 am

    Components look good and the no design skills is very interesting.

  57. Mike Apr 1, 2015, 3:57 am

    Great design and very simple to use. A truely great plugin.

  58. Nick Apr 1, 2015, 4:28 am

    Love the simple drag and drop!

  59. Steve Apr 1, 2015, 4:48 am

    Keen to try this out. Ease of use is the best feature for DIY’ers like me.

  60. Marian Apr 1, 2015, 6:17 am

    I love that and I want it

  61. leo Apr 1, 2015, 6:38 am

    Would love to win and implement it on my blog!

  62. Lương Thiện Apr 1, 2015, 7:25 am

    I see Quards capable of highly customized. I really like it.

  63. Hardik Apr 1, 2015, 7:30 am

    Would love to give it a try.

  64. AzzePis Apr 1, 2015, 8:57 am

    I wnat this fast way to create pages

    • Kha Meng Apr 1, 2015, 10:43 am

      Now that’s one thing I haven’t seen before!

  65. Clarence Apr 1, 2015, 10:48 am

    Quards is so highly customizable, and not have the disadvantage of being ‘templated’. So not all sites look the same. But still having the same design language.

  66. Frank Mohnhaupt Apr 1, 2015, 11:34 am

    Looks interesting !

  67. Nathan Apr 1, 2015, 1:03 pm

    This is so nice!!

  68. André Thomas Weller Apr 1, 2015, 4:55 pm

    Modern and stylish – would like to use it for fast start ups.

  69. Igor Apr 1, 2015, 5:27 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with Qards typography

  70. Ciaran Apr 1, 2015, 5:35 pm

    Stunning work guys, really impressed on the review of Qards. Makes me just want it now.

  71. BonnyAG Apr 1, 2015, 6:29 pm

    Good opportunity to get a good plugin ( not that cheap ) for free.

  72. Zsolt Apr 1, 2015, 7:50 pm

    Looks promising, want to check it out

  73. Dani Fuller Apr 1, 2015, 11:25 pm

    “It doesn’t require any design skill” ~ I have no ability to design, logo facilitate my projects this plugin

  74. Goran Apr 2, 2015, 11:38 am

    Nice plugin and a good way to get one.

  75. Yury Apr 2, 2015, 2:22 pm

    Nice plugin, easy way to use it.

  76. Ignet Apr 2, 2015, 3:26 pm

    selecting individual pre-designed content cards is my favourite feature.

  77. Krzysiek Apr 2, 2015, 3:32 pm

    I like that it’s fully responsive and mobile-friendly.

  78. Adrian Apr 2, 2015, 11:28 pm

    Very nice! Love it!

  79. Max Apr 3, 2015, 3:50 pm


  80. KeSch Apr 5, 2015, 6:13 am

    I’ve always liked the ease of use of WordPress and this makes it quit better. ;)

  81. Umar Apr 5, 2015, 1:03 pm

    Excellent .. good luck everyone .. !

  82. Tsunami Apr 5, 2015, 1:20 pm

    Excellent product, as always.
    I own another products from Desigmodo and they are always wonderful to use.
    Hope to win a license of this.

  83. dividjune Apr 6, 2015, 5:40 am

    The ease of use and simplicity is obviously the best feature! Also a very nice!

  84. Rocky Apr 6, 2015, 8:49 am

    Fancy pants! Eager to give it a try.

  85. João Apr 6, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Looks awesome!!!

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