Elementor is the most popular website builder for WordPress at the moment used by over 5 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.
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 option.
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.
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
Create a beautiful design without any coding
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.
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.
In the next panel, click on the site settings to find the color, font and other important 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.
- Start from scratch by adding modules to your pages
- Start with a ready design template
Click on the add template option to select from the available template options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Animate your image as you like
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.
Now, select one layout form the available options
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro Elementor Elements are available only for the members with pro plans.
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.
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
Select the name for your template and save it
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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