What is Elementor for WordPress?

Since launching Elementor Page Builder, it has received extensive exposure in the WordPress community, yet still, a lot of people aren’t aware such an advanced design solution exists for free.

This is why we decided to write a formal introduction, giving you a closer acquaintance with Elementor Page Builder. 

What exactly is Elementor for WordPress?

Elementor is the ultimate & free WordPress page builder, that lets you create beautiful WordPress websites in the easiest and quickest way possible.

What is so unique about Elementor?

The key difference is that you can reach a high level of design, while designing live, and on the frontend of your site.

Elementor is the first, and currently the only frontend page builder to offer limitless design possibilities. It includes dozens of useful widgets, a stunningly designed template library, a unique mobile editing toolset and a visual revision history feature. These are actually just some of the features available for you in this free plugin.

How does Elementor Page Builder work?

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Elementor is a page builder plugin that replaces the basic WordPress editor with a live frontend editor, so you can create complex layouts visually, and design your website live, without having to switch between the editor and the preview mode. The page builder enables you to reach a top-notch quality of design without needing to use code or CSS, and without relying on developers for help.

The user interface is extremely friendly, so it only takes a few minutes to get the hang of it. We’ve built Elementor with the latest technology, and have kept updating it steadily since our launch in June 16′, so the whole page builder is optimized and fast responsing. This means, for example, that when you drag and drop widgets, it is done instantly, without any lag time at all.

How much does Elementor cost?

The core plugin of Elementor is free. For Elementor Pro, the pricing starts at $49 per year for 1 site, $99 per year for 3 sites, and $199 per year for unlimited sites. Go to the pricing page to read more

Can I use Elementor with any theme?

Elementor works with almost any WordPress theme. We created a list of the leading themes for Elementor

Does Yoast work with Elementor?

Elementor works well with the Yoast SEO plugin, with no need for any setup. Yoast automatically read your content widgets from the Elementor editor. Elementor Pro even has Yoast Breadcrumbs as a widget for building your site’s breadcrumbs.

How to install Elementor

First, go to your WordPress dashboard, and click on plugins. Now, click on ‘Add New’, and search for Elementor. After installing and activating the plugin, once you add a new page, you will see an ‘Edit With Elementor’ button at the top of the page. Clicking on this link opens the live visual editor.

Read more about installing Elementor

Why is Elementor Free?

When we developed Elementor, our vision was not just to build a successful business, but to change WordPress design forever, and make it much easier for web designers, developers and site owners in general, to develop stunning websites using WordPress. So far, the journey is coming along nicely. We have seen a really supporting community forming in Facebook, and we invite you to join us in developing and using the best page builder for WordPress.

What is Elementor Pro?

In December 2016, we launched Elementor Pro, an extension plugin for Elementor that is meant for web designers and professionals. Elementor Pro includes some unique features, like live visual form design, flexible posts and portfolio widgets, custom CSS and Global widget.

Elementor Extensions

The fact that Elementor is free and open source has allowed for developers to extend Elementor even further. We have also released the Elementor API, which includes a detailed explanation on extending Elementor and creating addons and extensions.

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About the Author

Ben Pines
Ben Pines
Elementor evangelist & head of content. Ben has been in the online marketing industry for over 10 years, specializing in content marketing. WordPress has been Ben's platform of choice since the time it was used solely for blogging.

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  1. I have Elementor installed on my company website and it’s throwing up an error message on a couple of random pages, and it means we’re unable to make the necessary edits. The error message we receive is ‘sorry the content area was not found in your page. You must call the ‘current_function’ in the current template in order for Elementor to work on this page. Some pages are working fine and we can edit easily. Has anyone else experienced this issue and can anyone help me resolve this.

  2. Can I update to Pro at anytime. I’m just about to build my site and experiment with the features first so, using the basic edition would presumably be more straight forward.

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