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WordPress is the most well-known website platform. When talking about Content management systems alone, WordPress owns 60.8% of the market share. This is how widespread and massive WordPress is.

Even 14.7% of the world’s top websites are powered by it. Time Magazine, Sony Music, The Harvard Gazette and even Microsoft News itself only function due to WordPress. WordPress is a must-have for the internet.

Now WordPress is just a very simple site builder, it takes a lot of work to create a website in the levels of the bigger ones like Microsoft news and Time Magazine. Without the know-how, it would be very difficult to make a website that is as functional or as elegant as those.

Enter Plug-ins. WordPress plugins can be described as pieces of software you “plug in” to your WordPress website. These pieces of software will then add new functionality or enhance functionality on your WordPress site. Plugins allow you to transform your website into any type of thing you can think of.

This is the reason why plugins can be considered as the beating heart of WordPress. They are vital to the function of WordPress. WordPress plugins are so embedded in the WordPress environment, that there are over 55,000 plugins listed on the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Some are free and some are paid. Some of these plug-ins are easy to use, and others take a while of getting used to. One notable plug in is the page builder plug in called Elementor.

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Elementor: A Quick Overview Widget Ios 12

To begin with, Elementor is a drag-and-drop page builder plugin for WordPress. As the name suggests, page builders help users build their websites from the ground up.

Elementor is not new, however. It has been available in the WordPress Plugin Library since it was released in mid-2016. It quickly became one of the most popular visual page builders in WordPress. From there, it hasn’t stopped and rested on its laurels.

Even today, Elementor continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace, keeping up with the newest technologies.

It is easy to use, as it uses drag-and-drop technology. Elementor is very easy to use for those just beginning to build their websites. Drag and drop website elements onto your workspace is the most common part of Elementor.

Drag and drop builders work on the principle that “what you see, is what you get”. That means whatever you see while editing or building your website. It is easy to visualize how your website will look when you build it.

Furthermore, Elementor allows you to do a lot of things. It gives you the ability to create posts and pages that are unique and more eye-oppoing than the standard post or page templates from a regular WordPress theme.

Elementor will take you to a different interface when you create your page. This is where you get to work on your posts and pages. As such, you do not need to touch the standard editor that WordPress provides.

You don’t need to know HTML, CSS, PHP or any other programming skills to use this interface. Everything is easy to use, and you can drag and drop it through the user-friendly interface.

Elementor is a flexible plugin. It can be used with whatever current WordPress theme you are using. It can be used to create any page or content layout you can think of.

Elementor works with all types of WordPress themes. So there is no need to worry if your theme will be bugging out since it is not compatible with Elementor.

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Elementor’s Features

At first glance, Elementor is what it says it is, a drag and drop page builder for WordPress User to make their pages without using a code.

However, we wouldn’t be discussing Elementor if it is all that Elementor can do.

Elementor is not only one of the most popular and highly reviewed page builders plugins in WordPress. It also offers the following features:

Content Elements Galore

Admit it, the name Elementor is pretty strange for something that is a web page builder. Rather than page building, it brings about images of a monster who uses the elements to vanquish the heroes.

However, nothing is further from the truth and Elementor was not named after a mythical creature or a scary monster to be vanquished. Its name is derived from the blocks that are used to build the pages. These blocks are called elements and form the web site.

These are the items that users “drag-and drop” to create eye-popping designs. These are the Elementor names.

Responsive Design

First came the smart phones. Then came internet of things. Now, almost everything can be used to browse the internet. The most popular way to browse the internet is still via a personal computer or laptop, rather than using smartphones and tablets.

Now, if you are an owner of a webpage who wants the “hits” you should have no cock to pick on that cockfight. Both would be welcome to your site. You want your website to look great on any device.

Elementor makes it possible to achieve this. With its responsive design that is turned on by default, your website will look optimized no matter which gadget your viewer is using.

And if you are not satisfied with the default look, there are multiple options provided to allow you to customize and control how it works and looks.

Templates

With a drag and drop builder like Elementor, it would not be a surprise if there are people trying to build a WordPress page who do not know a thing about code. It will also be no surprise to find people who have no idea where to begin when building a webpage.

Luckily templates exist in order to help these poor souls. Templates can be used to avoid the “blank page syndrome” that many beginners experience. Elementor provides hundreds of templates that are designed professionally.

These templates are a great place to start when you’re creating a new website. Or they can be used as an inspiration to create your own eye popping websites.

Style options

Aside from templates, Elementor also provides style. Elementor offers many options for customizing your design to make it pixel perfect. What’s more is you do not need to know custom CSS or any coding at all.

Convenience

Elementor’s many tools make it easy to create web pages. You can access right-click support to get assistance with just a mouse click. You can also use the quick find tool to help you locate what you need to build your site with Theme Builder.

The Pro version (paid version) even allows users to design entire WordPress themes.

Dynamic Content

Dynamic content is defined as any digital or online content that changes and updates based on data, user behavior and preferences.

Elementor lets you add dynamic content to your pages using custom fields or plugins such as ACF, Pods, and Toolset. This allows the added benefit of having your pages constantly up to date with any relevant changes you want to be reflected.

Popup Builder

The popup builder is another feature that only Pro users can access with Elementor. Popups are small web pages that can be used into whatever you like. They are often used to convert leads.

Elementor’s popup builder allows you to create your popup with the same tools as your webpage builder. This includes the same visual, drag and drop interface as well as the what you see is what you get interface.

Elementor’s Popup Builder will allow you to create popups as striking as your pages.

WooCommerce Builder

WooCommerce is an open source ecommerce plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce’s target is usually small to large online merchants. Its primary draw is its ease of integration on your site and its customizability.

Elementor allows you to set up an eCommerce store with the WooCommerce plugin. You can create your WooCommerce shop through Elementor using Lementors. You can also include products and integrate them into your design.

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Users for Elementor

Elementor can be used by almost anyone. From digital marketers to students. Anybody who plans to create a WordPress website can use the various styles and functions available in Elementor to spice up their pages.

Casual User

Casual users looking for a way to add pizazz and personality in their personal websites or blogs can use Elementor. In fact Elementor is the perfect tool for such a job.

Using the visual interface, it would be very easy for casual users to create groundbreaking or eye-opening designs even without using technical knowledge like coding, custom CSS or whatever programming language available.

Even the free version is good enough for casual users.

Digital Marketer

Elementor is also great for digital marketers and teams because it allows for lots of marketing opportunities.

As a drag and drop page builder, it can be used to create a sales page or a potential landing page if you understand how to make those. You could even combine the plugin with Landing page friendly plugins to really hone in on your sales.

If you want to get serious, you can avail of the Elementor Pro features that allow you to create lead forms. These forms are similar to those that focus on landing pages or lead conversion.

These lead forms can be connected to popular email marketing tools. Zapier is one of the most popular integration and automation tools on the internet.

The Popup builder was mentioned earlier. This popup builder allows you to create opt-in, popups. You can place these pop ups anywhere on your site and target them to specific things.

Even the WooCommerce Builder can be used to sell products and services and design your sales pages.

Site Builders

Elementor is the best choice for those who work on websites for clients.

Elementor has plenty of features to make website building an easier and more streamlined process. Drag and drop allows builders to quickly create a website. Combine this with the website preview, and you can almost instantly see the results of your work.

You can even choose themes to simplify the process of building websites. Or these very same themes can be used as an inspiration for the next websites they will be making. To create the perfect website, they can combine the functionality and aesthetics of all three.

Elementor users can even use the plugin in conjunction with flexible themes to build 100% custom client sites without even touching code.

However, Elementor allows you to still code.

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The Case for Using Elementor

We know about Elementor’s features, and we also know who can benefit from the plugin. But we need to understand why Elementor is so important.

Elementor is a page builder that creates websites.

It isn’t easy to create websites. You might be able to grasp the basics. You might even know which elements to include to make a very functional website.

However, it is still a fact that websites should be unique in order to carve out their own space in the internet. This might sound like an easy task, but there are a lot of factors to consider when maintaining a website.

Then there is the website navigation, the overall aesthetic, not to mention, the security of your website. Each of these must be maintained in a pristine condition to keep users and visitors satisfied with your website’s overall performance.

Doing so will take a lot of work. Now, put yourself in the shoes of a freelancer or a website designer and you will have these problems multiplied tenfold.

You will need to generate and create new ideas for each client you have or every website you build.

Plugins and page builder apps are a godsend for these people. There are many features that make website building easier and more intuitive. It will be easier to do the work.

From the multiple features such as dynamic content, version features, and drag and drop builders, Website designers will have to spend less time fine tuning websites depending on their client’s preferences.

Even starting from scratch can be a thing of the past. Thanks to the multiple professional grade templates available for use.

This is the core of website builders and webpage builders. They make it easier and more accessible for users to carve their own space on the Internet. Widget Ios 12

The Examination of Elementor

The Interface

Of course, using the Elementor plugin requires installation and activation before using it. You can do so through the WordPress Repository.

With that done, you can choose to customize Elementor’s settings or immediately begin creating and designing a website.

The default settings for people just starting out should not be altered. Now we can head over to the pages and open one that we are allowed to edit.

To start editing: On the upper right side of the page, click on “Edit With Elementor”

The dashboard will now have the following parts:

  1. The Main Canvas where most of the action will take place. Here you can edit and redesign the majority of your websites.
  2. You can drag the Elementor widgets section from which most of the functions and “apps” for your website to be placed before you place it in the main area of our website.
  3. Elementor Settings
  4. Open Elementor Widgets
  5. Global Settings
  6. Revision History
  7. Switch View. Switch View. This is where you can switch between different views of how your website will appear on different devices (desktop/tablet, mobile).
  8. Preview Changes
  9. Publish

From this interface, you can choose what to do with your website. You have two options: you can start from scratch. You can edit a pre-existing webpage. You can even use a template to get you started with your work. Widget Ios 12

Elementor Structure Hierarchy

Understanding how Elementor works is essential before you can create websites. In this case, you need to get a grip of how the website elements in Elementor work as well as how they work with each other.

Sure, Elementor might offer a drag and drop builder, which at first glance can make it a chaotic and free builder. There is a structure to all this “madness.” Understanding this structure is key to effective website building (aside from just copying a template.)

Every page built with Elementor contains sections and columns

Sections are essentially rows. Each section is the basis of the page. You can change the size and background of a section. Sections hold widgets and columns. Basically they hold the other elements of the website together.

Columns meanwhile divide the sections. Each column can be customized and controlled individually, just like the sections. Each column can be home to multiple widgets or content. As such, you can make each column on a section different from each other.

These are the smallest elements of a website. This is basically the toppers of your website. The function of your website will depend on the widgets and its personality will depend on the content. These widgets can be customized and styled.

Pre-made Templates

While they are not necessary in creating web pages (you can always make them from scratch) , having pre-made templates is always a godsend. They not only make it easier to do your job faster but also provide inspiration.

Elementor provides you with professionally designed pre-made templates you can use for your page. Each template can be used as-is or modified to fit your needs.

How many templates does Elementor offer its users? Elementor offers 150 templates to free users. Pro users have three hundred more templates available to them.

There are also the Elementor Kits. These “design kits” consist of a variety of templates. These templates are mostly uniform or share the same design feel. These templates are great for creating websites with a single design theme.

Both the pre-made templates and the Elementor kits are available on Elementor’s template library. This library contains most common templates for various purposes. Think of a web page, and you might find what you need there. Widget Ios 12

There are pages for contact pages, about pages, landing pages, and niches. restaurants, hotels, resorts etc.) portfolios, and even teampages as well as many more.

The library not only gives, but it also receives. If you created a web page that you think you really are satisfied with, you can export them as a template and you will be able to reuse them at the drop of a hat.

This makes it easy to choose a design when you are building another page that shares design or function elements from your previous pages. You can even share them to the greater community online.

Designing a Page from Scratch with Elementor

Elementor lets you create and design your website from scratch or with a pre-existing template. Although it’s easier to use a template to create one, it is worth learning how to make one yourself.

We can see the effectiveness of the Elementor plugin’s functions by looking at it.

To start:

  • Click “Edit with Elementor” to open a blank page
  • There will be a “+” button. Click on it to add a new section
  • A page will appear with a variety of sections. Choose the one that best suits your needs. It is best to choose one that has enough columns to meet your needs.
  • Once you have created your sections, you are able to drag and drop your widgets from the Elementor to the columns you wish to place.
  • When you are satisfied with where you placed your elements, you can customize them in the Content, Style, and Advanced Sections. A good idea is to play around with the options until you find out which styles fits for you. Widget Ios 12

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Editing an Existing Page in Elementor To Suit Your Design

Now that we’ve learned how to design web pages from scratch with Elementor, it is time to look at the process of editing rather than building one from a pre-existing page. Pre-existing pages can come from a variety of sources.

They can come from your own saved pages. You can find many templates in Elementor’s library. Or they can be other templates that you have imported into Elementor.

No matter the source, one thing is true: Editing a webpage from a pre-built page is a lot easier than building one from scratch.

Let’s get on with it.

  • Adding in a new widget is the same as doing it from scratch. Simply drag the widget that you wish to use from your Elementor Panel to the place you want it to be on the page.
  • You can also arrange widgets in the visual preview by dragging them and dropping them to the new place.
  • Editing text from content boxes is just as simple. Simply click on the box to open it and then enter the text you desire on the visual preview.
  • Remember, you can always add new sections and columns. This is particularly useful if you need to create new layouts of your widgets.
  • By clicking on the widgets, you can modify them in the same way as text. In the case of widgets, it will open the appropriate setting in the sidebar. This is divided into three tabs: Content, Style, and Advanced. Play with these settings until you find something you fancy. Widget Ios 12

The Price of Elementor

It seems unbelievable that elementor is a free plugin when you consider all of the features it offers. You heard it correctly. Elementor is FREE

You might have noticed that the Pro version is mentioned. And it’s true there is a pro version. To enjoy most of Elementor’s features and benefits, however, you don’t need to be a pro.

The official WordPress repository contains Elementor’s main plug-in. It is entirely free and no hidden costs or signups and registrations are needed. If you wish to upgrade to Pro, this plugin will be required.

Speaking of the Pro edition. There are currently four plans available. Each plan has more features and benefits. You will get a different amount of Pro Website Activation depending on the plan you choose.

These are the details of the plan:

Essential Plan Expert Plan Studio Plan Agency Plan
$49 per Year $199 per Year $299 per year (1st year only).

 

$499

$999 per Year
1 Pro Website Activation

 

100+ Basic and Pro Widgets

 

More than 300+ Pro and Basic Templates

 

60+ Pro Website Kits

 

Theme Builder

 

WooCommerce Store Builder

 

Landing Page Builder

 

Premium Support

25 Pro-Website Activations

 

More than 100+ basic and pro widgets

 

300+ Basic and Pro Templates

 

60+ Pro Website Kits

 

Theme Builder

 

WooCommerce Store Builder

 

Landing Page Builder

 

Premium Support

 

Elementor Expert Profile

100 Pro Website Activations

 

More than 100+ basic and pro widgets

 

More than 300+ Pro and Basic Templates

 

60+ Pro Website Kits

 

Theme Builder

 

WooCommerce Store Builder

 

Landing Page Builder

 

VIP Support

 

Elementor Expert Profile

1000 Pro Website Activations

 

100+ Basic and Pro Widgets

 

300+ Basic and Pro Templates

 

60+ Pro Website Kits

 

Theme Builder

 

WooCommerce Store Builder

 

Landing Page Builder

 

VIP Support

 

Elementor Expert Profile

The case for going pro

There is a great debate if when talking about going Pro with Elementor. A lot of people find it hard to reconcile paying for a service that already offers 90% of what it can do for free. To be honest, this actually boils down to what Elementor Pro offers.

Aside from the ones listed above, Elementor Pro has its other benefits. This include: Widget Ios 12

  • 50+ Additional content elements or modules
  • 300+ additional page templates
  • A theme builder (which allows you to change headers and footers for your current theme)
  • WooCommerce Builder allows you to rebuild WooCommerce Product Pages
  • Popup builder (which allows you to build popups and integrate them with either an on opt-in form or some offers or discounts)
  • Visual form builder that can be integrated with many popular marketing tools
  • Global widgets that can be used through the website (even not on the same page)
  • Add custom CSS to any Elementor Blocks for further customization
  • Sidebar widgets and widgets can be used to deploy Elementor elements

You can choose Elementor Pro Version if you don’t think these extra features are sufficient or you require some of these features on your website. Widget Ios 12

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Elementor: The Pros and Con of Elementor

Pros

  • The core product for Elementor is entirely free. Unlike most plugins, you do not need to get the Professional plan in order to get the most out of Elementor
  • There are plenty of features to use for creating your webpage. They are even very easy to use.
  • It allows users to build custom web pages and page layouts with eye-popping design that may not be accessible in your basic theme or on WordPress’ basic builder.
  • Drag and drop builders eliminate the need to have HTML, CSS, orPHP skills. Elementor is your friend!
  • The “What you see, is what you get” approach makes it simple to build your website. This can save a lot of time.
  • All pages made with Elementor are responsive. You can even see how your pages would look on mobile, tablet, and desktop while you build your website.
  • The plugin provides detailed settings for all alignments, margins, and padding values. All details can be fine tuned.

Cons

  • Sometimes, the custom styling to links does not always go as intended.
  • Sometimes you may need to stick with Elementor’s default typography or color settings.
  • It can be difficult to correct misaligned elements, particularly when it comes to their margin values. Because most content elements, including blocks and columns, have their own margin settings, this is not possible.
  • Some people have observed that Elementor can sometimes slow down the overall speed of your website. Widget Ios 12

The Verdict for Elementor

Elementor is an excellent page builder. It has all the features you want and need for a basic page builder and more. It caters to both beginners and veteran page builder alike. You get all its features at a low price.

Elementor is the best drag-and-drop page builder plugin you can find for WordPress.

I would even go far as to say that the developers of Elementor have struck themselves gold and never really let go since then. It is incredible that Elementors are still one of the top choices today, given their age.

Common Questions about Elementor

Does Elementor work with WordPress Themes?

Elementor Works with all themes as long as they follow the coding standards of WordPress set by its Codex.

Can Elementor be used with other WordPress plugins?

Elementor works with almost all WordPress plugins.

You might have an incompatibility problem. Elementor can help you to find and fix it.

What is Elementor Pro?

Elementor Pro is the more advanced version of Elementor.

It is not free, unlike regular Elementor. It adds many features and completes the tools web designers need to create a professional website. Widget Ios 12

Why is the Studio subscription to Elementor Pro discounted?

Elementor wants to provide a studio plan at a lower price.

At 40% discount, this is a fantastic deal. This discount is only valid for one year. During renewal, Studio plan users will be required to pay the full price.

How do I pay for Elementor Pro?

Elementor Pro can be paid for using Stripe, PayPal or any other credit card.

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Elementor Pro does not have a Demo version.

However, they do offer a refund policy that lets you cancel the pro plan as well as get a refund within the first 30 days. If you are interested in the Pro version of Elementor Pro, you can pay for it and then use it for one month to decide if it is worth keeping.

 

 

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