There are two ways to open the Elementor Editor:
- Go to your My Elementor dashboard.
- Log into your Elementor site.
- Choose the website you’d like to edit and click Edit with Elementor.
The editor consists of 2 main areas: the Panel and the Canvas.
This is where you’ll find all of the tools and settings you need to edit and customize your site. When you can see widgets on the panel, it’s called a Widget Panel. After you’ve selected an element (widget, section or column), this panel is where you’ll edit the element. When you’re editing an element, it’s called the Editing Panel.
The hamburger icon allows you to change the settings, view the page as a visitor, or exit to your WordPress dashboard.
The widget icon allows you to view all available widgets anytime you need.
Page Settings allows you to set your page’s name, featured image, and general layout.
Navigator allows you to access, edit, and reorder elements on your page.
History automatically tracks all changes you’ve made to your page. It also allows you to undo edits or restore your page to an earlier version.
Responsive Mode allows you to preview how your site will look on a desktop browser, tablet, and on mobile. This way, you can make any changes you need to ensure your site looks perfect across all browsers and devices.
Preview Changes allows you to see the website from the visitor’s point of view.
Preview/Update allows you to save your page or make any changes visible and live on your site.
The canvas is also known as the Content Area. This is where you’ll create your page/post/site part.
If you have made a header and footer, they will appear on the canvas as well. When you mouse over the header or footer, their color changes.
Click inside either the header or footer, to switch to edit mode.
As you hover over different parts of the page, each part changes color.
Click the page area to return to its edit mode. -You are prompted to save before switching.
Let’s create a simple section in just four steps:
- Click the “+” icon to create a section (The folder icon is used to create a section by importing a template).
- Select the column structure.
- Click your chosen widget from the Widget Panel.
- Drag and drop it into the column you want.
Click on the handle any element in the canvas to open its menu.
Selecting a Widget will open 3 tabs on the panel: Content, Style and Advanced.
Selecting a Section or Column will open the panel with Layout, Style and Advanced.
For more information on widgets, head over to: https://elementor.com/help/widgets/.