Elementor is an open-source WordPress frontend framework. It is designed to help you easily create stunning WordPress websites in a matter of minutes. Elementor is a powerful tool that can help you create engaging web pages using a combination of advanced CSS3 and HTML5 features.
Elementor is a WordPress content editor that will help you create better websites faster than ever before. It is a visual drag-and-drop WordPress editor that will help you create amazing websites, split testing the heck out of both the design and the content of your websites while improving your productivity at a rapid pace. With this tool, you can create your entire website in minutes, not hours.
In the past, Elementor has been the most popular WordPress add-on for creating stunning websites using a drag and drop interface. However, after the latest major update, Elementor is losing popularity, and many people are not aware of some important changes that Elementor has made to their product. If you were to look for Elementor plugins, you might notice that there are few available for the latest version of WordPress (4.0).
Elementor is one of the best WordPress plugins available to improve the speed, code quality, and performance of your WordPress website. If you are a WordPress developer or designer like me, you’re probably asking yourself:
How do I get the most out of Elementor?
In this article, I’ll show you 5 things you can do to get the most out of Elementor and will not give you any excuses about why you shouldn’t be using Elementor.
1. Drag and drop live editor -‘Ease of use’ has been one of the major reasons why Elementor is used by people worldwide. To add a section, you just need to drag and drop a premade block/section onto your design. Elementor also has a ‘Navigator’ option for advanced editing. It basically opens a small window where you can store elements/blocks and drag & drop these blocks on any part of the page. The Navigator is a quick and easy way to move blocks and is often preferred since users don’t have to drag the mouse far up or down a page.
2. Elementor Template Library –Although Elementor gives you the complete power to create your website design from scratch, it also has over 300+ beautifully designed rich free & pro templates that users can select and edit further. After the Elementor 2.0 update, these templates come in two formats:
* Pages – these are full-page designs that you can import and then edit as needed.
* Blocks – these are designs for specific webpage “sections”, rather than entire pages. For example, if you just want to drop in a pre-built about-us section to an existing layout, blocks can help you do that.
For those who have created their own stunning design, you can save them as templates or blocks to easily reuse them later on.
3. Mobile previews and responsive design controls – website that is perfectly designed for desktop may not fit perfectly on mobile devices. The smaller screen can have issues like extra white space, endless scrolling, images
appearing too large, too much information on one page, larger icon/button, etc. With Elementor, users can preview live changes to your website on mobile devices or tablet views as you edit.
4. Hotkeys –Hotkeys are keyboard shortcuts that can be used to do some common actions in Elementor that could save a lot of time for users. At first glance, these may not sound fancy, but once people start using them, there’s no going back. For example, you have created a design and want to preview it before applying it. In this case, just click ‘Ctrl+P’, this will instantly switch between the panel and preview view. In the long run, this feature saves a lot of time – saves a lot of clicks.
List of hotkeys for elementors – https://elementor.com/help/hotkeys/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=pmd_f9ecc31334d054182d03ed51c19504703208ab7b-1627562795-0-gqNtZGzNAvijcnBszQyi
5. Easy undo/redo and full revision history
While building a website, people are bound to go wrong, or at least regret the changes they have made. Fortunately, Elementor has a built-in Revision History, as well as Undo and Redo features. With these, you get a log for every change and save made on the editor, which can be used later if required.
But users need to be careful with this feature as these individual actions are cleared when you exit the interface. So it’s every single edit that you take during a specific design session. Saved revisions are always accessible.
Hopefully, this information will help you increase your productivity and efficiency, and save you valuable time in the long run.