Elementor Page Builder Review: What Makes It The Top Choice?

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Elementor is the most popular website builder for WordPress at the moment used by over 2 million users.

In this article, we will deep dive into the popular website builder and see how it can help us create any kind of unique design without writing any code.

There was a time, we had to stick to the design options that were offered by the themes with very limited customization possibilities.

Not anymore..

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Though the classic minimal design is still a popular option to go with, there is certainly unlimited design possibilities these days.

If you look at any popular theme store or marketplace you will see that almost all the WordPress themes offer multiple design options, and most of them are packed with a popular website builder to bring in unlimited design possibilities.

We have recently reviewed the Thrive Theme that offers the popular website builder the Thrive Architect another most comprehensive options.

As far as my experience with the Elementor builder is concerned, I was one of the first few members and I have seen the plugin grow by multiple folds in the last few years.

And today, Elementor is the most preferred website builder if you ask in the WordPress community.

Not only the homepage, but you can use Elementor to customize every corner of your WordPress site and make sure that you have a site people will stop by.

About Elementor Builder

Started in the year 2016, Elementor quickly became one the most talked about WordPress products. Other than the direct plugin users, it comes packed with most of the multipurpose top quality themes to offer unlimited design options to the customers.

Elementor Logo

Elementor By Numbers


Users

2,000,000

Active Installations

Ready Templates

100

Ready Designs

Ready Widgets

80

Design Elements

Design Blocks

300

Design Blocks

Review

2,500

Five Star Review

The basic Elementor website builder is free to download from the WordPress repository.

In this Elementor page builder review, we will try to go through the plugin in detail and see how it works.

The Advantage of Using Elementor

  • Works with any WordPress theme
  • You don’t get locked with a theme as most of your design aspects will be managed by Elementor
  • Quick and simple to use
  • A lot of tutorials and help available for support
  • Many third-party templates and add-on plugins are available
  • Stunning visual drag and drop interface
  • Constantly evolving and new features added
  • All important design elements to create a beautiful design
  • Customize every section of your site

Create a beautiful design without any coding

Elementor Builder Review
Elementor Builder Review

Installing Elementor Plugin

If the WordPress theme you are using for your site recommends Elementor as the preferred website builder, you can have a look at your theme documents and get started accordingly.

Or else, you can install the Elementor plugin like any other free WordPress plugin.

Go to the WordPress admin panel >> plugins >> add new and find Elementor. You can install the plugin and activate.

Now, if you look around the main plugin you will see a number of add-on plugins for Elementor that will extend the functionalities of the default plugin with a number of amazing features.

We have created a list of some top Elementor add-on plugins here.

You can use Elementor to create a WordPress page as well as post to present your content in an unique design.

Default Settings

You can start with the default settings for the Elementor modules. You can go to the settings from the Elementor settings options in the WordPress admin panel or you can choose it when you are creating any page or post.

You can set up the global settings once and get started. You can quickly choose the default font for Elementor, the color option, etc.

Click on the icon at the top left corner of the Elementor panel, it will bring in the default settings.

Default Settings
Default Settings

In the next panel, you will have the options to set up color, font etc.

Elementor Default Settings
Elementor Default Settings

Elementor Template Library

Elementor is packed with over 100 ready to use demo design templates that are available in the library. As you browse through the collection, you will surely find a suitable template for any kind of website you wish to create.

If you are a complete newbie user, the template library will be of great help.

You have two choices when you start a new page.

  1. Start from scratch by adding modules to your pages
  2. Start with a ready design template

Click on the add template option to select from the available template options.

Add Template
Add Template

As you click on the add template option, it will show you all the available templates. You can choose one that looks close to your requirement.

Elementor Templates
Template Library

We have imported a template to check how it works. To do that, we just selected the template and clicked on insert.

Here is how the page looks now.

Demo Template
Demo Template

Edit The Demo Template

The demo design template makes the process even faster. You can quickly add each section of the theme.

You can simply hover on any section that you wish to edit and start editing right away.

When you hover on any section on the page, you get the respective option on the left site settings panel as well, you can add your content in the settings panel as well.

Editing a Template

Typography Style Options

For each section or each module, you have comprehensive style options. If you are editing a text section be it a title or a paragraph, you can style it according to your need.

You can hover on any text section and change the color of the text. You can change the font for that section offering you complete flexibility in terms of font selection.

Typography Settings
Typography Settings

Advanced Typography Settings

For each section, you will have the advanced settings as well. You can completely customize the typography of your site using the advanced settings.

You have settings like the text animation (choose from multiple options) background of the text, text border, custom positioning and more.

Advanced Typography Settings
Advanced Typography Settings

Similarly when you click on an image, you get the option to edit the image, fix alignment, select the size, add custom links etc.

Image Editing
Image Editing

Image Style Settings

Similar to typography, you get complete styling option for the images as well.

You can simply drag and adjust the size of an image, just like that

Image Size Settings
Image Size Settings

Animate your image as you like

Image Animation
Image Animation

Creating A Page From Scratch With Elementor

In the section above, we have gone through how to import a template and edit it to create your page.

Now, let’s have a look at how to create a template from scratch.

Click on the + sign on the page and select the layout for the section you are creating.

Or, you can choose to add an widget directly from the Elementor panel.

Add Section layout
Add Section layout

Now, select one layout form the available options

Select Layout
Select Layout

However, I would recommend you to add modules to quickly on to your pages and start editing.

In fact, you have a section module that you can use to create sections with different layouts.

Add a Module
Add a Module

Create a Product Landing Page With Elementor

Elementor can take care of everything that you will need while creating your site. No matter you are creating a simple blog or an affiliate product landing page.

Let’s create a landing page.

While you can add different elements to create your page as shown above. Selecting a landing page template with make the process quicker.

Another advantage is that you can preview your landing page on a tablet, mobile and desktop right on your Elementor settings panel to make sure that everything is perfect before making the page live.

Retrieving History

Elementor gives you simple option to go through the history of changes that you made on a page, and you can quickly retrieve any of the previous version of the page in case you need that.

Retrieving History
Retrieving History

Elementor Widgets

Elementor widgets are nothing but the modules that you can use to create your pages. When you can create a page, you will need Text, Google Maps, Buttons, bullet points, image, image gallery and mother kind of modules.

You have a long list of widgets that you can use on your pages. Depending on your Elementor account type, you will have access to the modules.

The following basic Elementor modules are availen in both free and pro version of the plugin.

Basic Free Elements
Basic Free Elements

Pro Elementor Elements are available only for the members with pro plans.

Pro Elementor Modules
Pro Elementor Modules

If you are using Elementor to create an online store with WooCommerce plugin, the page builder offers a number of custom WooCommerce modules that you can use to create your store.

WooCommerce Modules
WooCommerce Modules

Other than the modules mentioned above, you will also see the theme specific modules as well as the default WordPress modules in the Elementor panel.

Save a Template

Elementor gives you the option to create different designs and save it as a template so that you can use it in the future and save time.

The process is simple, once your design is perfect go down in the Elementor panel and click on the option next to publish

Click on the save template option

Add Template
Add Template

Select the name for your template and save it

Saving a Template
Saving a Template

Custom Archive Designs

With Elementor, you will be able to create custom Archive design and style it as per your need.

Create beautiful grid designs and present your content in a neat layout.

Custom Archive
Custom Archive

Elementor Popup Builder

You must have already come across the popup builders for WordPress that you can use to create your email opt-in and for other reason.

If you are using Elementor website builder, you don’t have to go for another expensive plugin to create popup forms as it offers you that already.

Elementor is a powerful popup and email opt-in form builder with unlimited design options.

Lead Generation PopUp
Lead Generation PopUp

Full Page Custom Message

The fullpage mat pupus are very popular these days, it is one of the top converting popup type because you can trigger it with your custom offers and the user will have to take action editor by accepting the offer or by closing the mat.

So, possibility of conversion is very high as compared to any other showcase.

Full Page Popup
Full Page Popup

Advanced Targeting and Trigger

Like to top lead generation plugins, Elementor offers you high flexibility in terms of targeting and trigger for your offers and opt-ins.

You have the option to showcase different popup with different pages depending on content in the page.

You can increase conversion with page level targeting so that the offer in the popup goes along perfectly with the content on a page making it a best tool for upselling.

Another important aspect of increasing conversion is the timing of the popup. With Elementor, you can decide when you wish to trigger the popup.

  • After the complete page load
  • After a certain percentage of the page scroll
  • After a certain duration of inactivity
  • Exit intent: when the user just about to leave a page
  • On click: let the user decide
  • Scroll to element

Email Opt-In Integration

Elementor offers you the option to integrate your leads with the popular email marketing service providers such as MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, HubSpot and more


Examples of Websites Created Using Elementor

Here are some examples of beautiful designs that are created using the Elementor builder.

OptiMonk

Elementor Design Example
Elementor Design Example

Natkam

Natkam
Natkam

The Foxes

The Foxes

Elementor Support & Documentation

You will find tons of tutorials about Elementor on the internet that are created by the Elementor team as well as other users.

You will find a dedicated help center section on the Elementor site with Knowledge Base, FAQ, etc.

Elementor Help center
Elementor Help center

Elementor Pricing

Though the basic Elementor builder is free to use, it is very limited as far as the options are concerned.

I recommend you to go for the pro version of the plugin is you wish to create a next level site without any developers’ help.

The pricing will make sense if you look at what it can offer. Other than the website builder, if you go for any popular lead generation popup plugin, you will have to spend monthly fee on that as well.

Elementor offers you three plans to choose from depending on the number of websites you wish to use on.

Elementor Pricing
Elementor Pricing

Final Word

If you look at the Elementor by numbers section at the top of the article, you will understand how Elementor is considered a the top website builder.

The advantage of Elementor is that it is constantly evolving and incorporating the changes as the design trend is changing that keeps it fresh and the first choice all the time.

Many big brands are using Elementor to create their website.

The design of your website can certainly make a difference to your overall revenue, so why not use a tool that makes the process easier.

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