What is Elementor?

Elementor: Empowering WordPress Web Design

Tools that streamline the process and enhance creativity are invaluable in the dynamic world of website optimization,  design, and development. Our preferred tool is Elementor. Its powerful page builder plugin allows non-technical staff to quickly optimize pages and easily create highly converting landing pages and stunning websites. 

In this article, we’ll explore what Elementor is and how it gives internal teams more control of their WordPress websites without needing developers. It has gained immense popularity in the WordPress community and with our clients for its ease of use.  

What is Elementor?

Elementor is a drag-and-drop page builder plugin for WordPress. It was first released in 2016 and has become one of the most widely used and respected page builders in the WordPress ecosystem. 

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced web designer, Elementor simplifies the process of building, optimizing,  and customizing websites, eliminating the need for coding skills.

Key Features of Elementor:

  • Drag-and-Drop Editor
    • Elementor’s intuitive interface allows you to build and design web pages by simply dragging and dropping elements onto your canvas. This includes text, images, buttons, forms, and more.
  • Pre-designed Templates
    • Elementor provides a library of professionally designed templates that you can use as a starting point for your website. These templates cover a wide range of industries and styles.
  • Responsive Design
    • With Elementor, you can ensure your website looks great on all devices, as it offers responsive design controls for desktop, tablet, and mobile views.
  • Widgets and Add-ons
    • Elementor offers a wide range of widgets and add-ons to enhance your site’s functionality. These include slideshows, countdown timers, social media integrations, and more.
  • Theme Builder
    • Elementor’s Theme Builder feature allows you to create custom headers, footers, and single post/page templates, giving you full control over your site’s layout and design.

How Elementor Interfaces with WordPress

Elementor seamlessly integrates with WordPress, making it a versatile and user-friendly tool for website optimization. 

Here’s how Elementor interfaces with WordPress:

  • Plugin Installation
    •  If you have some basic web skills, install and activate the Elementor plugin on your WordPress website by yourself.  It’s free in the WordPress plugin repository, but a pro version has additional features. Angelsmith can install this and other plugins for you. 
  • Page and Post Editing
    • Once installed, Elementor becomes an integral part of the WordPress editor. When creating or editing a page or post, you can choose to “Edit with Elementor” to access the drag-and-drop editor.
  • Template Library
    • Elementor offers a vast template library you can access directly from the editor. You can import and customize templates to suit your website’s needs.
  • Integration with Widgets
    • Elementor integrates seamlessly with WordPress widgets and custom post types, allowing you to add dynamic content to your pages.
  • Theme Compatibility
    • Elementor is compatible with most WordPress themes, but it works exceptionally well with themes designed to be used alongside it, such as the Hello Elementor theme.

Need Help?

Angelsmith has installed hundreds of plugins for our WordPress clients. Let us know if you have any questions or need any website optimization assistance with your existing WordPress site. 

Elementor is just one of many WordPress plugins that provide a user-friendly, feature-rich page builder that caters to designers, developers, and website owners. Its intuitive interface and powerful features make it a go-to choice for creating beautiful, responsive, and functional websites. If you want to elevate your WordPress site’s design without diving into complex coding, Elementor is a tool worth exploring.