Elementor Review – Faster Page Builder by Pojo

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Elementor is a brand new page builder by Pojo team. In this Elementor review, we will go through the plugin interface and try to get the most of its new features.

UPDATE: This article has been updated with the new feature “Template Library

Why a Page builder:

Page builder comes in when you want to design your pages or create new layouts in your theme and you are not that HTML and CSS guru or even you want to do it quickly and without coding. Page builders are available as plugins or built into many themes. They make it super easy for almost everyone to design WordPress pages and add extra frills like pricing tables, icons, widgets, etc in just a blink!

What is Elementor:

Elementor is a lightweight page builder created by Pojo. It allows you to edit your page on the front end with no lag. Elementor has the most of the features you seek in a page builder for free. Yes, it’s a free page builder!

How Elementor Works?

Once you have Elementor installed, you can go to its settings page and you can enable it for any post type you have.

Elementor settings

Elementor Review – Settings Page

To start using Elementor, go to any page (or any other post type you enabled Elementor for and click on “Edit with Elementor”

elementor_edit

Elementor Review – Backend

This will take you to the front end editor as shown

Elementor Revie - elementor_front

Elementor Review – Front End

First thing you need to add is a new section

new_section

Then, you will select the structure of that section. It can be divided into 10 columns. After that, you will be able to easily drag and drop any page element from the set of the page elements.

Column Settings:

You can edit any column setting such as background color/image, typography, styling and responsive options as shown

column_settings

Section Settings:

You can also edit the settings for every section just like the column but for sections you can also edit the Layout settings (content width – type – columns gap – height and content position).

Responsive Mode:

You can check your design page in the responsive mode for other devices (mobile – tablet – laptop and desktop)

responsive_mode

Template Library

Template library offers a set of predesigned templates. It also allows you to save your designs as templates to be used on other pages.

You can access the library by clicking on the Add Template button available next to the add section button on the Elementor design page.

Got to say that the predesignated templates look professional and serve different purposes. You can preview the different templates and insert one into your page.
Predesigned templates
Editing the templates hasn’t been easier, all you need to do is click on the design element and add your text, image or video and play with its settings.
Edit and save template
Moreover, you can save the modified pre-designed template by clicking on the save template icon and give it a name then hit the save button. In addition, you can save sections as a template.
Fill in template name and save
On the My Templates tab, you will see a list of your saved templates. You can preview, edit, delete, export or insert the template to a page.
Saved template options
You can manage your library by navigating to Elementor -> Library. Also wanted to mention that you can import your exported templates from there.
Manage your library

See it in action:

Click here to see an example of a full page created using Elementor

Conclusion:

Elementor is a free plugin, and it’s really fast page builder especially when it’s compared to front end page builders.

Where to get:

Elementor is a free plugin and you can get from WordPress repository.
Also, you can check their detailed documentation.

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