Building With Elementor

Building With Elementor

Why we’ve chosen to adopt the new best thing in WordPress editing.

By Jo Calver

Elementor  is a WordPress page builder that has taken the world of WordPress web design by storm. It has a fantastically deep feature set, and yet it’s very easy to use and master. Elementor is the page builder and content editor crammed with features you’re unlikely to find on a free app. There is also a paid Pro add-on with even more features to add to the already impressive toolset.

Before Elementor customising pages on a WordPress website wasn’t an easy ask.  Multiple column layouts were a no go, you couldn’t change the headers and footers of themes and every change took much longer than it should’ve.

There are other page builders which are supposed to negate the need to hire expensive developers, but most of them are clunky, difficult to use, and negatively affect site performance.

Elementor is hands down the best WordPress page builder I’ve tried. It’s intuitive, rich in features, easy to use, and doesn’t slow down my websites.

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Elementor is a WordPress page builder that has taken the world of WordPress web design by storm. It has a fantastically deep feature set, and yet it’s very easy to use and master. Elementor is the page builder and content editor crammed with features you’re unlikely to find on a free app. There is also a paid Pro add-on with even more features to add to the already impressive toolset.

Before Elementor customising pages on a WordPress website wasn’t an easy ask.  Multiple column layouts were a no go, you couldn’t change the headers and footers of themes and every change took much longer than it should’ve.

There are other page builders which are supposed to negate the need to hire expensive developers, but most of them are clunky, difficult to use, and negatively affect site performance.

Elementor is hands down one of the best WordPress page builders that I’ve tried. It’s intuitive, rich in features, easy to use, and doesn’t slow down my websites.

Elementor is a front-end page builder, which means you can see your edits as you make them. With back-end editors you’d have to save your changes before you could view them which, if you’re anything like me, means a lot of back and forth checking things are as you intended them. 

As a front-end builder, Elementor gives you a real-time preview of the changes you make. If you need to add a button and tweak it to get it right or want to switch from a single to multi-column layout, you can immediately see the changes you make. Working visually, like this, is for me a much more effective use of time. 

Much like the new WordPress editor, blocks are the main feature in Elementor.  The drag & drop interface makes for rapid placement of regularly used elements. Right click on an element and you can fine-tune to degrees that might take hours of CSS code. The ability to group elements into blocks which can be saved as templates, as you can with pages, is a great time saver.

The Pro version comes with a heep more elements, blocks and page templates allowing you to easily create the vision you have for your client. 

As a website designer – and my professional coding colleagues will attest – I am often faced with maintenance and repair tasks after well meaning clients have tried to effect their own edits. The Elementor Role Manager lets us give  clients access to create and edit their content without allowing them access to the website design and structure. With a little training clients can be as creative as they like with posts and pages where permitted.

I like everything about Elementor. It has completely changed the way I create websites. It was very easy to learn and use. The editor is so user-friendly, it’s easy to find where everything is. The drag-and-drop frontend page building experience is so easy that it hardly needs describing.