The Elementor feature set has breadth and it’s currently achieving depth. It comes standard with a drag-and-drop builder, dozens of widgets, a popup builder for enhanced lead generation, video and audio support, and much more.
Even though it comes with many templates, you may not find what you’re looking for. If you’re building something custom then one of the most difficult things is making sure the design of each page is consistent. Elementor allows you to customize global settings such as menus, colors, sidebars, etc. and it’ll reflect across the website. You can also design types of pages like articles, portfolios, and search results pages to keep your branding consistent.
Site management tools
The cloud hosting platform comes out of the gate with an SSL certificate, daily site backups, private sites (lock the site until it’s ready), A CDN from Cloudflare, and a simple website management dashboard to handle things related to you hosting account.
No tool can do it all so it needs integrations to pick up the slack where it falls short. Elementor seems to understand this and has invested time and energy into creating a large integration ecosystem to extend its functionality. A few notable integrations include Zapier, Mailchimp, and Facebook.
Elementor has vetted countless vendors and created a marketplace that shows only the best. It includes three categories namely design, development, and marketing. When you’re on a high enough Elementor plan, you’re able to fast track inclusion into the expert marketplace.
Designs and templates
There are well over 200 templates and many categories are represented such as consulting, portfolios, online courses, restaurants, etc. There are free and paid options but almost all the designs are modern and professional-looking.
Each template still gives you the same level of control over the elements that’ll make your site unique like colors and typography. Keep in mind that the default drag-and-drop editor uses a section block system which makes it easier to get the proper alignment between individual elements but it can also limit design flexibility. With Elementor, you’re able to turn this off and place widgets exactly where you want them on the page.
Elementor was designed with functionality and simplicity in mind. It’s a WordPress-only website builder and hosting platform that’s inexpensive but has many features to help you build a professional-looking site. Hundreds of themes and an easy-to-use interface make it worth checking out.