What is an elementor?
Elementor is a page builder plugin for wordpress with a live frontend editor. When compared to the WordPress editor which lacks UI and you will not be able to view what you add or update. But in the elementor, you can see the view and how it looks on the right pane.
An elementor way of building components differs from that of WordPress. Same like wordpress we don’t need coding/programming skills like HTML, CSS or PHP. The modification/custom made blocks needs some basic CSS skills to get started with it.
We can create different layouts based on elementor unlike the wordpress theme design, we can even modify the existing theme to a spectacular looking site. Elementor has some bunch of templates which we can pull out for building layouts or even getting ideas from.
The main advantage of elementor page builder is it doesn't require much skills for developing it at zero cost.
The basic principle of elementor is what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG).
Layouts created in the elementor are mobile responsive ready which is an added advantage.
How does Elementor Work
Elementor is a plugin page builder, just like others. So we need to install elementor on top of wordpress and edit the wordpress theme with elementor.
Is it free or freemium?
Elementor is a free plugin for a limited set of components. The major components in the free version are Button, Image, alert, video, image gallery, icon list and many more which are coupled for free version.
Though in elementor pro version we got free components as well as paid like Forms,Custom Css, Form integrations, Header, footer, Nav menu, pop up builder and more
How to install elementor
To install an elementor, first we need to install wordpress in our machine/hosting platform.
Here is the official wordpress installation guide link.
After installing wordpress,
- Step 1: Go to wordpress dashboard and click plugins,
- Step 2: Then click add new.
- Step 3: Now search for Elementor page builder and select to install.
- Step 4: After installation activate the elementor plugin.
You can alternatively download the plugin from official elementor website and upload it on the plugin section of wordpress.
After installing the elementor click the “pages” from wordpress and select “Edit with elementor”, this will redirect to elementor page builder.
Alternative to Elementor
There are some alternatives for elementor page builder, as we gathered some useful page builders in the wordpress. Most of the page builders are freemium.
- WPBakery Page Builder
- Divi Builder
- Live Composer
- Themify Builder
If you need a site or blog to be developed within a quick span of time, I will suggest you to go with a page builder like Elementor.
Even though there are competitors for elementor in the market but still it leads best among other page builders. You can check out some example websites that have been built using Elementor.