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Elementor FAQs – Getting Started with Elementor

Elementor is one of the fastest growing plugins in the WordPress ecosystem and the most loved page builder. Getting started with Elementor or finding answers to some common questions can be overwhelming. So, we have put together this Elementor FAQs page along with FAQs for Elementor addons. We keep updating Elementor FAQs based on user feedback and our experience. 

If you have got any questions that you think we should add to the list, please write to us

This is usually the first question on the list for Elementor FAQs for new users.

Elementor is a drag and drop page builder plugin for WordPress. It gives you an easy to use interface for creating custom layouts and designs without writing code. It works on the front-end. So, it’s completely what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor. With Elementor you can create rich design layouts without having to worry about writing PHP, HTML, or CSS. 

Elementor is available in Free and Pro versions. The Free version offers an extensive set of features and styling options. The Pro version takes it to the next level with theme builder, popup builder, WooCommerce integration, and many more functionalities required to build all kind of simple and complex websites. 

No, you don’t need coding skills to use Elementor. Your experience with WordPress will be good enough to work with Elementor. Elementor provides a drag and drop interface with live preview so it’s as easy to use as a document editor or a design tool. 

Every WordPress website needs a theme to display the content on the front-end. Elementor is a page builder plugin which allows you to edit the layout of your page without writing code. 

So, yes you will need a theme to use Elementor on your website. 

There are several free and premium WordPress themes which work beautifully with Elementor. Hello is a free, light-weight theme built by Elementor team. 

 

Simple answer is: No. Elementor doesn’t slow down your site. Elementor is an extremely powerful yet light-weight page builder plugin built with performance in mind. Gone are the days when page builders meant bloated code output and slow websites. Elementor dynamically generates CSS and JS files for each page that can be further optimize with popular WordPress caching plugins. 

A lot of WordPress users believe that page builders can be bad for SEO and can impact your website’s performance. One of the good things about Elementor is that it generates valid HTML markup. So, you don’t have to worry about any technical challenges with search engine optimization. Elementor is compatible with popular WordPress SEO plugins like Yoast SEO, RankMath, SEOPress, etc. So, you can use any of your favorite SEO plugins with Elementor.

Since Elementor doesn’t generate bloated code and keeps the page light weight it also works well for search engine rankings without impacting page loading times. 

Elementor has both Free and Pro versions. With the Free version, you get a limited set of features. The free version is available for download on WordPress.org

The Pro version of Elementor starts at $49/year for one site use and goes up to $199/year for use on 1000 websites. You can find more information about the pricing structure, renewal discount, and features on the pricing page. 

Elementor Pro is an addon to the Free Elementor Plugin. It’s a complete set of tools that you will need to build WordPress websites. Elementor Pro includes features like, Theme builder, WooCommerce builder, Form builder, Subscription forms, Popup form builder

Elementor works with almost all WordPress themes. There are certain themes which offer special functionality and compatibility for Elementor. Since Elementor provides a lot of functionality, it’s good to use a theme that provides a blank page template and options to disable elements like page title, header, and footer. 

With Elementor Pro’s Theme Builder functionality you can use Elementor to build Header and Footer layouts as well. Here are some of the best themes of Elementor: 

  1. Page Builder Framework
  2. Astra
  3. GeneratePress
  4. OceanWP
  5. Neve

You can find more about these themes in our detailed post – best free elementor themes.

Elementor addons extend Elementor Free and Pro versions by adding creative, user-focused, problem solving, design oriented Elementor Widgets. While Elementor offers a lot of features, there are certain aspects which still remain untouched. For e.g. a Table Widget with CSV Import, or creating some advanced menu functionality. Elementor addons can solve many such problems and save you a lot of time and efforts. 

While there are a lot of free and premium elementor addons, it can be difficult to pick the best elementor addon. A lot of addons provide similar functionality and features. So, the ideal way to evaluate the best elementor addons is to check the functionality, support, reviews, and pricing.

PowerPack is one of the fastest growing Elementor addons built by a team of WordPress experts. PowerPack Elementor addon has a free version which can be downloaded from WordPress.org The free version offers 30+ elementor widgets while the Pro version starts at $59. Pro version comes with another 25+ Elementor widgets and extensions. 

Elementor comes loaded with free Elementor templates for pages and sections. You can get even more templates with the Pro version. 

Along with this, there are several third party websites which offer free elementor templates. With the fast growing community of Elementor users, designers, and developers, you can find a lot of elementor templates for almost all kind of websites. 

Elementor has a lot of learning resources from the community and Elementor content team. We have put together a complete resource guide for free elementor tutorials and videos.

Elementor is usually known as a Page Builder plugin but there’s a lot more it can do with the Pro version. The free version of Elementor is limited to page builder capabilities. But, Elementor Pro can be used to build WooCommerce websites.  

Elementor for WooCommerce features:

  1. Build WooCommerce shop page
  2. Customize WooCommerce single product page
  3. Customize Product Archives for categories, tags, etc. 

The good news is yes, you can! But, not just with Elementor alone. Elementor doesn’t provide any widgets or options for styling WooCommerce Cart & Checkout pages. So, meet PowerPack Elementor addons

You can use WooCommerce Checkout Widget for Elementor to customize the checkout page. It provides you all the styling options. 

Click here for details and video.

PowerPack also offers multiple cart widgets for WooCommerce:

  1. WooCommerce Cart Page Styler widget
  2. WooCommerce Mini Cart Widget
  3. WooCommerce Off-canvas Cart

If you run a WooCommerce Store or build WooCommerce websites for clients, PowerPack will be a great time saver and value for money.

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