Elementor is the world’s leading WordPress page builder and helps you to create beautiful websites in minutes. Originally launched in 2016, the plugin has been gaining in popularity and reviews from users have been positive overall.
What exactly is Elementor?
It is a drag & drop interface that lets you easily add stunning design elements and content to your website. It is a fully responsive solution, keeping your website looking beautiful on any device.
Elementor has been designed from the ground up with an intuitive visual interface, allowing you to build page templates without touching a single line of code. You can also use a combination of both visual and code-based customization for further control over your website.
Free vs Pro
The free version helps you build beautiful pages that look amazing on any device, without any coding skills. Elementor Pro is a paid upgrade to the free version that offers several outstanding tools that significantly improve your site’s performance and user experience, making your job as a web designer easier and more efficient. It’s also a great boost for your productivity and creativity.
Elementor Pro Benefits
Below are some of the additional benefits that you get with Elementor Pro:
Create entirely new designs with the Elementor Pro Theme Builder. By enabling you to customize your header, footer, sidebar, archive page and more, it’s now possible to make any design dream come true. You can create new layouts in just a few minutes by dragging and dropping elements of your choice.
Custom forms are a integral part of every website, they help improve conversion rates while providing key contact data. Elementor Pro’s forms lets you design and customize them directly in the front end with no coding knowledge required. Elementor also allows your forms to be integrated with popular systems like MailChimp and Salesforce.
Professional Templates and Blocks
Elementor Pro templates and blocks are pre-made designs that can be easily customized to create amazing websites. The templates are designed by professional designers, so you can be guaranteed of your site’s visual appeal and user experience.
Additional Widgets and Features
Elementor Pro comes equipped with many additional widgets and features you’ll need to create a beautiful website. You will find widgets such as animated headlines for styling your headlines, slides to showcase your content in a sleek display, media carousel for rotating your images and a blog feed for displaying your blog posts. It also includes an array of widgets for WooCommerce to get you started selling online quickly.
Who is Elementor for?
The plugin allows web designers to create pages that are filled with content and packed with features. All of the content can be customized within the editor and this gives web designers endless possibilities for creating engaging content for their users.
Elementor page builder is very easy to use, making it a great choice for those who want to learn how to build their own website without investing a lot of time in learning how to code. While there is obviously a learning curve and you will need to be comfortable using computers, most consider it to be simple enough for even those with little experience designing websites to actually create their own.
Elementor and SEO
Understandably, a lot of people are concerned with how their websites will perform in terms of search engine optimization. Since Elementor makes it easy to change your website’s layout and content on-the-fly, there is an understandable fear that this could negatively impact your site’s search engine rankings.
However, Elementor integrates easily with two popular SEO plugins for WordPress. These plugins allow you to optimize your pages and posts by providing information on the keywords they rank well for within the search engines and even give suggestions on what you can change to increase those rankings—without any need to do any coding yourself or have a degree in computer science. So if you’re using Elementor, there’s no reason to worry about your website’s SEO.
Why do we like to use Elementor?
We like to use Elementor here at Preeny, especially for our pay monthly websites, because it allows us to be more productive and efficient with the design and development process. This allows us to pass on these savings to our clients giving them the same quality website as if we had hand-coded it, but at a much more affordable price.
Elementor is a good fit for the majority of small business websites, however, even though it has many benefits for more complex websites it is still quite restrictive so we won’t be stopping hand-coding websites quite yet.
NEW: Elementor Cloud Website
Elementor has recently released a new product which gives you access to their Elementor Pro plugin combined with cloud hosting all for less than $10 per month. If it was just web hosting this might seem a little on the expensive side when compared to other budget hosting providers, but when you include the fact that you also get Elementor Pro included it really is an affordable solution for anyone creating their own website.