We were one of the first sites to write a review of Elementor. More than four years have passed since then. And in these four years and more, we’ve seen them grow incredibly. Not only have they gone from zero to over 700,000 active installs (our 2018 update) to over five million installs (our 2020 update), but we’ve also seen the team continue to implement tons of new features at a rapid pace.

Because Elementor has released so many new features, we felt it necessary to update our magazine once again. We originally published it in 2016. Then we updated it in 2018. Then we updated it again in May 2020…. and now we are back in October 2020 to update it again since they just released version 3.0! It would be nice if the folks at Elementor would slow down so I could rest, but it’s amazing that Elementor keeps releasing useful new features at such a rapid pace.

In our test report we discuss all the important features:

  • Thematic builder
  • Dynamic content
  • Popup maker
  • Vukommerce Builder

Basically: If Elementor publishes this feature before October 2020, we will cover it in this post.

Are you ready to give it a try? Well, let’s see…

Elementary saved

What does this plugin do?

Basically, Elementor is still a WordPress page creator.

If you’re not familiar with this terminology, it simply means that Elementor helps you create your content and website with simple drag and drop and a real-time visual preview of your site, rather than having to fiddle with the underlying code. You again:

  • Set up your site like Lego. Simply drag different elements together to create a drawing.
  • You don’t need to know a code.
  • See exactly what your visitors are seeing. That way you know exactly what your finished drawing will look like.

Most non-developers absolutely love page creation plugins because they allow you to create more elegant content without having to learn HTML/CSS. You can even import predefined templates that have already done much of the work for you.

Elementor’s Core Page Builder is 100% free. With the free version alone you can create impressive pages.

However, if you purchase the Pro add-on, you will also have access to the Pro add-on:

  • Create your theme – create your header, footer, archive pages, custom pages and much more with the same drag and drop interface.
  • Dynamic Content – You can insert dynamic content from custom fields into your projects.
  • Popup Builder – You can create and display flexible popups on your website.
  • WooCommerce Builder – you can design pages and archives for your store.
  • Global fonts and colors – this makes it easy to maintain a consistent site design and quickly make changes throughout the site.
  • More elements – you get a lot of useful new elements to build your website on.
  • Pro templates – although the free version includes some free templates, most of the best templates are part of the Pro extension.
  • Global Widgets – allows the same widget to be reused on multiple pages and edited from one place.
  • Live Custom CSS – Easily add custom CSS directly from the Elementor interface.

How the main interface works

There’s a lot of detail in a cover, but let’s start with an overview of how to create a page with Elementor’s free page generator.

When you launch Elementor for the first time, you’ll see a live visual preview of your site with a few added elements (so you can actually create your designs).

You will be working in three main areas (see below):

  • 1 – Here you can see a live preview of your project. You can see exactly what your visitors will see when they come to your site, making it very easy to design. You can also create sections to help you organize your widgets.
  • 2 are widgets that you can use to create your projects. Just drag them into the live feed. You can then customize each widget from the same sidebar.
  • 3 are handy commands that allow you to see how your design will look on another device (such as a smartphone), undo/redo changes and other useful features.

Create your page with widgets/elements

If you already know the page builders, you might not be surprised. But if you don’t… It’s pretty cool.

That’s why people love page makers:

Suppose you want to add a button to your …. page.

Instead of referring to the HTML/CSS, as is usually the case, just drag the :

To add more design elements, just drag and drop the widgets. Once you understand it, you can create something similar without writing a single line of code:

This example is from our article on creating a homepage with Elementor. Here you can see the process in detail.

Editing individual elements Edit text online or work in tab

Once you have dragged and dropped an object, you will probably need to modify it to make it behave correctly.

There are two basic ways to edit your articles.

First of all: If it is an element with text, you can just click on the text and type it in (this is called editing embedded text):

Then you also get a sidebar with 3 different tabs. The parameters available in each tab vary depending on the element used, but the general idea remains the same in both cases:

  • Contents – here you control the basic functionality. For example, for a button, select the size of the button it refers to, and so on.
  • Style – here you define fonts, colors and other basic style elements.
  • Advanced – here you can manage reactive settings, add custom fields/additions, use custom CSS (in Pro) and other advanced stuff.

Live Preview

These controls allow you to customize the design of the page to suit your needs. And because you’re working in a visual editor, as soon as you change something small (like font size or padding), you’ll see those changes immediately in your site’s preview pane, so you know exactly how everything looks.

Styles sections or columns

If you just want to give your regular posts a little style, you don’t necessarily have to worry about sections or columns. However, if you want to create landing pages or build a more complete website, you will need to use them.

Sections are like a container for one or more gadgets. They help because they allow it:

  • Grouping things together to create a better space
  • Manage the entire group as a single entity (for example, add a background for the entire section, not just a specific widget).
  • Added form separators and other interesting features

Columns are another grouping element located in the section. They help you to arrange your page horizontally if needed.

For example, in the screenshot above, I had two different elements. By editing each element individually, I was able to add backgrounds to real elements like this (it’s ugly – which proves my point!):

But in most cases, it’s not something you want to do. Instead, by editing the section directly, I could add a single backlink like this:

You can think of it as a kind of hierarchy:

The section contains one or more columns. Each column can contain from zero to an unlimited number of widgets/entries.

Once you have mastered the interaction between these different classes, you can unlock the full power of Elementor.

View and manage the appearance of your design on multiple devices

Now that I’ve given a basic introduction to how Elementor works, let’s look at some of the specific features that make Elementor one of the most popular and fastest growing page builders.

First, you have Elementor’s reactive design controls. In a world where mobile web traffic is huge, you need to make sure your design is as successful on mobile devices as it is on desktops.

Elementor offers two convenient options for doing this.

First of all, you can see how your drawing looks on different devices by using the button in the bottom left:

In addition, the Advanced tab can also show or hide elements, columns or sections depending on the user’s device:

This feature is very useful because you almost always have items that look very nice on your desk, but get in the way on your mobile phone (think big pictures).

Using changes to correct errors

We all make mistakes…

And if the rest of your life can’t fix a mistake, Elemental will.

You can click the History button at any time to view the list:

  • Actions – the specific actions you performed during the session are listed here.
  • Changes – Every time you save or publish content, it is listed here.

To go back to a previous version, click :

Although many page makers offer this feature, Elementor stands out for its flexibility, allowing you to revert to previous versions.

Change the template to create a page from a blank canvas

It’s a very simple feature but very important and it’s one of the reasons I’ve always loved Elementor.

If you want to use the Page Generator to create a landing page, you need to find a way to hide the header, footer, and sidebar of your WordPress theme.

Although you can find themes that do this easily, most themes do not offer this option.

With many other page builders, this means you’re out of luck. But with Elementor, you can just use the included Elementor canvas template to get started right away with a blank sheet of paper :

It doesn’t matter: Elementary works with all modern WordPress themes.

Library: Pre-assembly Models save time

Sometimes you don’t want to build an entire project from scratch. When this happens, Elementor models save the day.

With Elementor models, you can easily import drawings that can then be modified and optimized using Elementor’s simple interface.

Elementor itself contains an integrated model library:

Templates are now available in two different formats, which is another improvement over Elementor 2.0 :

  • Blocks are individual parts of a page that can be put together to build a page (like Lego). They were also very useful for the thematic structure.
  • The pages are designed to be full-page and everything has already been put together for you.

In addition to the models provided by Elementor, you can also

  • Register your own designs as models for reuse later.
  • Importing Elementor models from third-party sources

EasyThemePacks, for example, sells premium Elementor templates that you can use on your own website (see our EasyThemePacks review).

Right-click and navigate for quick editing

The ability to right-click is one of those things that you might not think about that much…. but it’s very useful for speeding things up.

Fortunately, Elementor fully supports right-clicking, so you can work quickly:

  • Change the elements
  • Double elements
  • Copy and paste elements/styles (it is very useful to be able to copy styles between elements to avoid duplication).
  • Deleting articles
  • Saving elements as global templates (with the Pro version)
  • Open the browser

Speaking of satellite navigation…

The Navigator is a very useful tool that allows you to zoom out and see the general layout of your drawing (or DOM if you’re a developer). To edit a specific item, just click on it in the browser list and Elementor will open the settings in the sidebar.

You can also rename items in the browser to help remember them. You could, for example. B. name the hero’s zone to know that everything in it is in the hero’s zone of your design:

New feature for creating themes in Elementor Pro 2.0

When I tell you that you can use the same interface above to design your entire WordPress site – you can change the headers, footers, blog post pages, etc. – Pretty cool, huh?

That’s why people were so excited about Elementor Pro 2.0. With this version, Elementor is enriched with a real theme creation feature.

This means you can create a 100% WordPress website with Elementor. Elementor has even created a free thread to make this task as easy as possible.

Here’s how the new feature of Theme Builder…. works works

Creating a new template

The theme builder works with templates. When you create a template, you can select the template type from the drop-down list:

For example, to write a title, you need to choose a title. To create a single message template, select the Single option in the same way.

I will develop a template for a header, but the same general principles apply no matter what part of the topic you are working on.

Select the module or build from scratch

Once you have selected a template type to create, Elementor displays a list of blocks that are suitable for this content type.

While you can always build everything from scratch, these basics can save you time.

Once the interface is up, you can edit or create your theme section using the same Elementor interface as above.

You also get a new set of themed items to use. For example, your new blog in my demo may not be very impressive, but it actually uses the Site Title Widget (which is automatically pulled from your WordPress settings) :

All these thematic elements dynamically attract information. If you z. B. Using the Message Header element to dynamically display the actual title of each message.

You also get new style options that apply to that specific part of the theme.

If you z. B. Styling a section that contains header elements gives you a scroll effect option that allows you to create a sticky header on some devices:

Publication of Item Part

Once you have placed your part of the theme, Elementor will allow you to use terms to determine exactly where your part of the theme will be displayed.

For the header, you can choose the Entire site option to display it everywhere.

But these controls are actually very detailed, which can be very useful if, for example. For example, you want to apply only a specific post template to a specific category of blog posts :

And once you publish it, your themed section will start working immediately. You can see that even if I haven’t made a particularly nice title, it appears on my website :

Creating templates for custom message types

So far, I’ve mostly focused on how to apply the Theme Builder to your regular WordPress site.

However, if you are creating sites with custom content, another powerful option is the ability to create templates for custom message types. Combined with the dynamic content feature I’ll talk about next, it allows you to create truly custom WordPress sites.

If you z. For example, if you are creating a website with real estate listings, you can create a custom message type for Home and use it to develop a template for your real estate listing:

Again: To really take advantage of this feature, combine it with dynamic content.

Include dynamic content in your theme designs

If you want to create custom WordPress sites, Elementor’s Theme Generator is another incredibly powerful feature:

Dynamic content.

Dynamic content allows you to dynamically insert content from WordPress and/or custom fields that you add.

The possibilities of this feature are endless, and that’s what really makes it possible to use WordPress as a full-fledged content management system.

Let’s go back to our example property listings….

In addition to the customizable message type house, you will probably want to insert custom house detail fields, such as B. Details:

  • Dormitories
  • Baden
  • Surface area (or metres!)
  • Et cetera.

You can use the dynamic function to automatically include these specifications in the home model. Then Elementor fills in the correct information for each house list by automatically extracting all the information from the custom fields.

On my test site for Elementor evaluations, I already have a custom message type set and some custom fields I added with advanced custom fields. This is what it looks like when I add a new house in the WordPress editor :

Below you will learn how to use this information when creating a template with Theme Builder.

To add a house title and description using the native WordPress editor, you can use the usual title and post content widgets that come with the theme generator.

But what about custom fields?

To insert them, you can use the usual text editor. Then click Dynamic in the text editor, from which you can select an ACF field to define your custom field.

You can then select a specific field and add the data prefix or content after the data :

There you go! Just dynamically drag and drop the contents of a custom field into your design. You can repeat the process for additional custom fields if needed.

You can use dynamic content in more than one text editor. For example, you can perform a dynamic equalization :

  • From images to widgets, backgrounds, sliders, etc.
  • Numbers in countdown or price tables.
  • Links (URLs) to buttons or text links.
  • User profile information for registered users (for example, you can create a user profile page in the external interface).

Overall, this feature is incredibly flexible and is definitely one of my favorite features in Elementor Pro.

This allows you to create truly specialized websites with WordPress without the need for special technical knowledge.

Integrated Theme Generator Interface – new in Elementor 3.0

When Elementor added full support for creating themes in version 2.0, it was a significant update to the design capabilities I’ve covered in previous chapters. Still, the theme building seemed a little tricky. Each model was separate, making it hard to imagine how it fit together. For example, all your templates were mixed into a list, and you couldn’t easily see what each template looked like and where you used it on your site.

As of element 3.0 (published September 2020), the latter has been established. Elementor Pro now has a unified interface that makes it easy to see how all the elements in the model fit together.

You will also be able to view each template directly from the unified interface, which is very convenient to quickly change the part of the theme you want:

If you click on a particular template, you can also get a much larger preview and see where on your site you are using that template. You can also change the display conditions without opening the full Elementor interface (which allows you to change where the model is used):

Finally, another handy feature is that you can quickly switch to this interface directly from the element editor’s sidebar.

Modify the different thematic sections without leaving the interface

Another useful feature, which appeared shortly before Elementor 3.0, is the ability to modify various parts of the model without leaving the Elementor interface.

For example, let’s say you are changing your template for a position. But in editing, you see something you want to change in your header template. Previously, you had to close the editor, go to the template list, and then edit the header template. When you are finished, return to the single message template.

That’s not true anymore.

Now just click to start editing the header template directly in the user interface:

When you’re done, simply click again to return to editing the individual message template.

Implement your own unified theme design system – new in Elementor 3.0.

The Unified Theme Generator is not the only new feature in Elementor 3.0 that makes it easier to create consistent websites. Elementor 3.0 also adds a new design system feature that allows you to easily adjust global colors and fonts so that every page has the same consistent default style.

If you want to make changes in the future, just change the color or general font once, and those changes will apply to your entire site.

Of course, you always have the option to customize the overall color if needed – you just don’t have to worry about changing the default look of your site.

If you are interested in how it works on a more technical level, the design system is driven by CSS variables.

You can access all these global settings from the new Site Settings section in the Elementor sidebar :

Best of all, you can add as many predefined colors or fonts as you like – you’re not limited to arbitrary settings. For example, I can even create a color for a special WPLift sauce (I can’t tell you what that color is though – it’s too specific):

Element overview: National craft industry

When Elementor Theme Builder was released, it was only meant for regular WordPress sites. Not anymore.

It now includes WooCommerce Builder and Theme Builder.

The basic idea is exactly the same – just take the theme builder and apply it to your WooCommerce store, and add new widgets for all the important details of the WooCommerce store.

With Elementor WooCommerce Builder, you can create both your store archive pages and your custom product pages.

The best part is that you can create different templates for your products, which is especially useful for a WooCommerce store because it might not be optimal to use the same layout for all your products. For example, you can :

  • Merchandising model for t-shirt category n°1
  • Bagging Product Category Model #2

You get 13 new widgets on a product page that allow you to edit all major areas:

You also get new widgets to help you build your product archive pages.

Basically, you can use Elementor WooCommerce Builder to design almost anything related to the products in your store.

However, there are two main sites on which you cannot use Elementor WooCommerce Builder at this time:

  1. Your shopping cart page.
  2. Your payment page.

For this reason, you should always use a WooCommerce compatible theme even if you are using Elementor WooCommerce Builder. So you can:

  • Use the WooCommerce Builder to control the design of your store, your categories and your custom products (as well as all your usual WordPress content).
  • Use a WordPress theme to manage your shopping cart and checkout pages.

After the Elementor team introduced the theme builder with Elementor 2.0, I thought it was meant for the types of content that can be developed with Elementor.

I was wrong…

In January 2019, Elementor introduced another new tool, Popup Builder.

As the name suggests, Popup Builder lets you create your own custom popups with the same visual interface by dragging and dropping.

You also have access to all of Elementor’s widgets and design options, giving you a lot of flexibility. For example, you can :

  • Email membership pop-ups that use the form widget to connect directly to email marketing services.
  • Signup/Registration pop-ups that use the Signup and Registration widgets.
  • CTA popups that use buttons to prompt visitors to take action.

You can even use dynamic content in pop-ups, which opens up new possibilities, such as automatically inserting a person’s name when a pop-up window appears for registered users.

You can target pop-ups to the entire site or only to specific content elements. Then, as with other WordPress popup plugins, you get additional targeting and triggering rules.

You get all the standard release lines, including the output :

  • After X seconds (or immediately)
  • Scroll depth, as a percentage or when the visitor reaches a certain element
  • X number of clicks (you can also trigger a pop-up window when the visitor clicks to create a two-step option).
  • Inaction
  • Intention to leave

You also benefit from advanced targeting rules that allow you to do this:

  • To display a pop-up window after X page views or sessions
  • Limit how often pop-up windows appear.
  • Show pop-ups for visitors coming from a specific location (e.g. a search engine) or even from a specific URL link.
  • Hide pop-up windows from authorized visitors (or specific user roles)
  • Target pop-ups to specific devices (e.g., office visitors only).

You also have full control of the web for your pop-ups. You can make it in any size and place it anywhere on your website. For example, you can :

  • Centralized pop-up windows
  • Full screen welcome mat
  • The notification bars that appear at the top or bottom of the screen
  • Sliding inserts that appear in the corner.
  • Et cetera.

Overall, Popup Builder is a powerful tool that can completely replace any third-party popup module or opt-in plugin. The only thing missing is a built-in A/B analysis or testing feature (although you can use Google Analytics to track event pop-ups).

Here’s how the Elemental Poppa Builder…. works works

Creating a new popup module

To get started, go to Models → Pop-ups → Add new.

As with other Elementor templates, you can choose to start from a blank sheet of paper or choose from a variety of preset pop-up templates :

Once you have selected a starting point, you can edit it just like any other Elementor drawing:

The only notable difference is that you get new options to control the canvas of your popup, which you can access by clicking the gear icon in the bottom left corner.

These settings allow you to control size (width/height), position, animation, etc.

Here you can choose between full screen filling or a notification bar (and many other options).

Target selection and trigger rules

When you’re done designing your popup, you can click Publish to select the destination and starting rules.

They are divided into three tabs.

On the Conditions tab, you can display a pop-up window for certain types of WordPress content. You can target your entire website or a specific site:

  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Types of mail
  • Authors
  • Et cetera.

You can even target individual content.

In the Trigger tab, you can choose when to display the pop-up window:

Then, on the Advanced Rules tab, you can select more detailed targeting rules, including the option to show/hide pop-ups for specific devices and to hide pop-ups for registered users (or specific user roles):

Four other facilities I like

Even before the new Theme Builder feature was available, there were a number of useful features. Here are some of the best…

1. Many useful widgets (that can replace other plugins)

Elementor Pro adds a number of useful new features that you can use in your projects:

These elements can replace many plugins on your site. For example, you get elements that are easy to create :

  • Forms
  • Slider
  • Price tables
  • Social media buttons

You also get elements that allow you to display your latest blog posts (this is how we display the latest blog posts on the WPLift homepage – for viewing), as well as information about WooCommerce products.

We display these messages using a widget

2. Global Widgets

Global widgets are very useful when you want to reuse the same content on multiple pages. Basically, you can insert the same global widget anywhere.

Then, to update each place where this widget appears, you can simply edit the global widget once.

3. On-line personalisation CSS

You can add custom CSS directly to widgets, sections or columns.

While many other page builders allow you to add a CSS class or identifier, Elementor allows you to write real CSS code without leaving the interface, which is much more convenient:

4. Professional models

Finally, you also have access to more templates and page blocks, which can speed up the design process.

Third-party extensions make it even more user-friendly for refrigerators

Besides making a great product, I think another reason for Elementor’s success is that the Elementor team has embraced the third-party developer community.

If you need even more functionality, you’ll find many free and paid extensions for Elementor that give you even more control over your WordPress site. Here are some of our favorite additions to Elementor.

Price: How much does it cost?

The basic Elementor Page Builder plugin is 100% free and available on WordPress.org. Even the free version itself is powerful enough.

However, if you want access to the theme builder and all the other interesting features of Elementor Pro, there are three different plans available: Personal Plan, Plan Plus and Expert Plan. Prices start at $49:

I’m not going to compare Elementor directly to the competition (you can do the calculation yourself)…. but if you look at how other popular builds are priced, I think it’s very competitive, especially since you now get themed builds with no price increase. It is an excellent value for money.

Free or Professional – What should I choose?

In terms of free features, Elementor has one of the most generous free versions of any WordPress page designer. With the free version alone, you can already create some beautiful designs.

But at the same time, Elementor Pro is packed with new widgets and themes, as well as three incredibly powerful tools in Theme Builder, WooCommerce Builder, and Popup Builder.

So when it comes to Elementor free vs. Pro, which one should I choose?

There is, of course, no single answer to this question, and the decision depends largely on your individual situation. But let’s look at some scenarios ….

If you only want to use Elemental for…

  • Add some style to your blog posts.
  • Create nicer main pages, such as. B. creating an about page for your blog.
  • Create a few basic landing pages.

Then I think the free version of Elementor is probably right for you.

If you use your theme mainly to design your website, but want to add some extras here and there, the free version can help you.

However, if you are serious about creating websites and/or you are trying to achieve marketing goals, you should switch to Elementor Pro.

Here are a few situations where I think Elemental Pro really excels….

You want more parameters than your theme allows

If you’ve ever felt limited by the design options for your theme, you’ll love Elementor Pro because it essentially eliminates the need for a theme.

Instead, you have total control over every pixel on your site, and you can do it all with Elementor’s visual drag-and-drop interface.

You create websites with user-generated content

If you create websites with custom content, the Pro version is a must. By sites with user-generated content, I mean sites like this:

  • Job fairs
  • Real estate websites
  • Yellow Pages
  • Et cetera.

It’s essentially any type of website where you go beyond the usual WordPress posts and pages. For example, using custom message types and custom fields to store new types of content.

There are two reasons why Elementor Pro is ideal for sites with custom content.

First, you have access to the Theme Generator, which means you can easily create your own templates for any custom message types you use.

Second, the dynamic feature allows you to easily include content from custom fields, such as B. Those you have added with advanced custom fields, toolboxes, pods, etc. can also be included.

Normally, adding this kind of dynamic custom data requires working directly with PHP in your theme’s template files. With Elementor Pro, on the other hand, you can do all this through a visual, drag-and-drop interface.

As a non-developer, I found this dynamic feature that saved my life by finally allowing me to use the power of WordPress as a full-fledged CMS.

You manage a WooCommerce store.

If you are building a WooCommerce store, Pro is also a must.

First, you have access to the WooCommerce Builder, which means you can create your own templates for your store and your product page.

Second, even if you plan to use your theme to design your store, you still have access to some special WooCommerce widgets that you can use to integrate product information into specific Elementor projects.

You are a trader

If you are a marketer, Elementor Pro is packed with features that will help you convert more visitors.

First, you have access to the Shapes widget, which allows you to create all sorts of lead shapes. It includes built-in integration with the most popular email providers, as well as extensive Zapier integration to connect you to other services or CRM.

Of course you can use other form plugins and add them to Elementor, but it’s handy to have access to all of Elementor’s design options for your form, which is why I find the built-in form widget so useful.

But probably the most powerful feature for marketers is the popup generator. Since Popup Builder gives you access to the entire Elementor interface, you can use it for all types of popups, such as B :

  • E-mail for registration/certificate
  • CTA
  • Two-step option (a pop-up window opens with a single click)

You also benefit from numerous targeting and launch rules to ensure the right people see your offers. And thanks to the dynamic feature, you can also customize your pop-ups according to the users, which is another way to increase your conversion rate.

Besides the form widget, you also have access to other marketing widgets like B :

  • A countdown to increased urgency
  • Feedback for social proof
  • ATCs dedicated to air traffic control
  • Price tables

Finally, you always benefit from Elementor’s overall design flexibility, which means you can easily promote landing pages without having to work with a developer.

You create websites for clients

If you create websites for your clients, then everything I mentioned above is doubly true.

In addition, the Pro version offers a number of interesting bonuses such as :

  • Simpler pricing: Because you have access to a wide range of features for one price, you can streamline project pricing. For example, you don’t have to pay separately for a form plugin, cursor plugin, and so on. Elementor Pro includes all this for one price.
  • Easier upgrades – since everything comes out of Elementor Pro (and not a bunch of individual plugins), there’s less chance of your customer breaking something during upgrades.

And if you’re really worried about customers breaking things, you can’t give them access to Elementor. Instead, you can use dynamic content to insert content from custom fields. You can then allow clients to edit these custom fields as part of the security of the WordPress backend.

Faster than ever in 3.0

Finally, let’s talk briefly about performance.

Performance is one of the things people always criticize about page makers, including Elementor.

Unfortunately, it’s something we have to deal with. If you want a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, you won’t close the database as neatly as if you had coded everything from scratch.

However, some page creators are better than others in terms of performance, and there are certainly things that page creators themselves can make easier.

Starting with Elementor 3.0, released in September 2020, Elementor has implemented some of these best practices to make itself much more user-friendly.

One of the major changes in Elementor 3.0 is the sharp reduction in the number of DOM elements generated by Elementor. If you don’t know what this means, it basically means that Elementor takes up less space in your site’s code, which means cleaner code and faster page loads.

In addition, Elementor 3.0 also brings significant improvements to Elementor’s server-side rendering and the way Elementor dynamically renders CSS values. Instead of rendering these values dynamically for each individual visit, Elementor now stores them in the cache and can retrieve them from that cache when needed, which takes much less time.

By speeding up all these server processes, the first byte time (FTTB) and overall page load time should be much faster than in Elementor 3.0.

In addition, the Elementor team knows that performance is important to its users. The people at Elementor will therefore continue to work on making even faster websites with Elementor.

And if you’re wondering, while implementing other WordPress best practices and choosing fast hosting, you can create ultra-fast WordPress sites with 100% Elementor.

Should you use it on your website?

Just looking at the features, Elementor is already my favorite page creator. Although I use Thrive Architect on some of my sites for old reasons, Elementor is what I’ve personally used on every new site I’ve created.

Therefore, I can only recommend the device based on its functionality.

But there is another valuable thing you get when you decide to build your website with Elementor:

Team Elementary is not resting on its laurels.

Despite the progress already made, new features are constantly being developed (such as the recently introduced Theme Builder feature).

Since choosing a WordPress page creator is a long-term decision, this is a pretty important consideration. You want to work with a team that is committed to the long term and will not only maintain the plugin, but improve it.

While Elementor is certainly not the only team that meets these criteria (Divi Builder and Beaver Builder are also pretty active page-building plugins, to name just two), I think the team at Elementor has the most impressive resume when it comes to publishing useful new features in recent years.

For both these reasons, I believe Elementor is the best page builder, both now and in the future.

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frequently asked questions

What is the best day to get married in 2021?

The most popular wedding dates in 2021 – Happy Wedding App

Will the February 2021 CFA be repealed?

Since the CFA exams have been postponed for 2020, there will be no new CFA program in 2021. This means that the 2020 program will apply to all CFA exams administered on all exam dates in 2021.

How many days are there in February 2021?

In 2021 the month of February has 28 days.

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