Elementor Page Builder is good… but so are others, right?
So, why should you go with this one out of all the Page Builders available out there?
I am sure you must be having similar questions as well.
If you are here for the answer to the question “Why Elementor?”, you have landed on the right page.
Here we have discussed all the prominent factors that make Elementor one of the best in the industry. Since there are so many features, we have decided to list down the ones that add up the most.
Here is a quick overview of the points that are covered in this article-
- Massive Widgets Library
- Smooth and Fast Interface
- Fully Live Editing
- Pricing and Plans model
- Canvas and Other Layouts
- Undo/ Redo Capabilities
- Responsive Editing Power
- Professionally Designed Templates
- Impressive Popup Builder
- In-depth Documentation
- Huge Community
- Powerful Effects
- Translation and RTL ready
So, without any further ado, let’s jump in!
1) Massive Widgets Library
One of the most prominent features of the Elementor is its widgets library. Elementor has as much as 30 widgets with the free version, and you can get access to more widgets with the Pro version. Even if you do not upgrade to the pro plan, you get enough widgets to create a full landing page easily.
The Elementor team keeps adding to the library for both the versions. From heading to progress bar, you get it all with the Elementor lite as well.
Here is the list of all the widgets if the Elementor (Free)-
2) Smooth and Fast
Well, if you haven’t used other page builders, you will not be able to see the difference Elementor has made when it comes to speed.
For any operation, you do not feel any lag or see any loading screen while using elementor. Whether it is dragging and dropping a widget, publishing the page, or importing a fully loaded template, you will be able to do it effortlessly.
This feature makes creating websites more fun and less frustrating, and with this feature, you can get a lot more done and that too in lesser time. The speed remains fast irrespective of the version free or paid.
3) Fully Live Editing
Although this is a feature that can be seen on other page builders as well but sometimes other page builders fail to give us the live display of the website. They make you refresh the page to see what changes you have made there and doing a refresh after making each minor change can eat up a lot of your time.
For this, Elementor has come to the rescue with a super fast interactive design that can make your editing process a lot easier.
Well, it is not free, and one could say it is more of a freemium model. There is a pro version of elementor as well, but you can still enjoy like 80% of the epicness without the Pro version.
You can download Elementor from the WordPress repository and here is a link for the same. There are no hidden charges or any subscription needed for the same, it just works!
Now, for the Pro version. We can’t deny the fact that it does add some awesome features to the existing plugin, but it is not something everyone will need.
Check out the detailed comparison of both the versions.
5) Canvas and Other Layouts
Some pages do not require the header, footer, or the sidebar like landing pages or the sales pages. For this, the Elementor has page layout templates that you can use to design your webpage.
You can go with the Elementor Canvas template which gives you a page without any sidebar, header or the footer. With this feature, you can design the web page without any problem.
6) Undo/ Redo Capabilities
What if you accidentally deleted the whole row? What do you do now?
With other page builders, there are always revisions of your work saved but these revision are not the best option in the above case, and the best way to fix something like this is by undoing it. Elementor allows the users to undo a step just by clicking Ctrl + Z or by clicking on the undo button.
7) Responsive Editing Power
Elementor page builder does not restrict your designing power to just the desktop version of the website; instead, it allows you to customize your site in all the responsive modes without touching a single line of code. You can simply click on the responsive icon and make the change accordingly without any hassle.
8) Professionally Designed Templates
If you are a person who relies mostly on premade templates and not on designing the whole page from scratch, then this is a big plus for you. You will get a huge library of predesigned pages and even blocks. You can use these blocks to design your whole webpage.
The library is ever growing, and you will find a template for almost every page you want. With a single click, you can import a page and can make changes to it just like you do to any other elementor widget.
9) Impressive Popup Builder
Elementor most recent addition is the impressive Popup Builder. This feature helps the users to set up a popup on their websites without touching a single line of code. The builder gives you full control over how your popup builder works and looks. You can set different triggers for your popups and can create multiple popups for different use cases. The builder also gives advanced rules option that can help you define how, where and how often your popups appear.
The popups can be managed from a single place and the best part is that you do not require a separate plugin as this builder is part of the Elementor Pro plan. You can create cookie notices, hello bar, bottom bar, sale popups, login popups and what not with this feature. Learn more about the Popup Builder.
10) Powerful Documentation
Sometimes it happens when you are using a plugin like a page builder, and you get stuck somewhere in the process. In this case, proper documentation to help out the users becomes a real timesaver. Elementor has a really good plugin resource literature that has the answer to most of the questions you might have while using the plugin.
The Elementor team keeps the documentation updated, and if you cannot find the answer to your question, you can always jump on the support forum and get your query resolved.
11) Huge Community
Elementor lite has more than a million installs till date, and with a community so big, you will get more customization. One of those is our in-house addon for Elementor – PowerPack. If you wish to take the editing and customization to another level, then you can try out our PowerPack Addon for Elementor. You will get more than 30 amazing widgets to take your elementor customization to a more professional standpoint.
12) Powerful Effects
Apart from the templates and widgets, elementor hosts the special effects and animations which gives any website the “designer touch” it needs. Some of those effects are Box Shadows, Background Overlays, Hover Effects, Animations, Shape Dividers, Headline Effects, Gradient Backgrounds and much more. These effects are enough to make a website look professional and modern.
13) Translation and Localisation
The plugin has been translated into more than 50 languages as of now, and this list keeps growing day by day. The plugin is RTL ready as well so it supports RTL languages as well. This makes the localization for any website super easy.
Up to you!
These features are something that no user can neglect when it comes to choosing a page builder, and Elementor has all these features that make it one of the finest page builders out there. Go ahead and try Elementor and learn what the fuzz is all about. 🙂
What do you think of Elementor and which features you think is the most prominent of all? Comment it down and let us know!