10+ Useful 3rd-Party Add-ons For Elementor

In this article, we explore 11 of the most helpful add-ons for Elementor, developed by several talented third-party developers.

Elementor is an extremely extensive plugin, especially if you compare it with other single-purpose plugins like Hide Comments. With it, you have the ability to manage a wide array of WordPress functionality. This includes customizing your sites images, forms, sliders and so on.

Even though you can do a lot with our plugin, some functionality is bound to be left out. This is where 3rd party plugins come-in handy. While our internal team has to stay focused on our roadmap and key developments, external developers can more freely sidetrack and develop imaginative features, like a typing effect headline for example.

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Expanding Elementor

Extending Elementor is something we are very interested in encouraging. That's why we invest a lot of efforts on helping add-on developers in various ways. These include releasing a well-documented API, creating a beta-tester group and engaging in responsive communication with other developers on our GitHub page.

I'm happy to say it worked. Today there are numerous helpful Elementor addons out there. These add-ons have been created by highly skilled developers, who dived deep into the core of the plugin and expanded it further. We have seen a growth in the number of add-ons being developed for Elementor. More and more developers seem to pose an interest in joining in the fun and develop something new.

Today, I'd like to go over 11 of the most useful Elementor add-ons already developed, all of which come in handy for a variety of purposes.

Press Elements

Press Elements, from the founder of GenerateWP allows you to add certain site elements into Elementor. These elements include the site title, description, and logo. You can also add site counters, which are site stats like the number of posts in your site. The plugin also lets you add certain post elements, including title, excerpt, date, author, terms, featured image, custom fields and comments.

Inside Press Elements you have further features, including an Image Accordion, a Before After Effect slider and a sticky notes display. Finally, it offers Elementor integrations to ACF, Gravatar, Flickr, and Pinterest.

Header Footer Elementor

Header Footer Elementor has been developed by Brainstorm Force, and allows you to set header and footer templates, and edit them with Elementor. After we released the Blank Canvas template we received a lot of requests to develop an easy way to design the header and footer with Elementor.

This plugin does just that. It can provide you with an easy way to gain header and footer control with Elementor. We also have plans to expand Elementor's control over such areas in the future, but this can be a great solution as well.

If you use this plugin and have a hard time removing your current theme's header and footer, you can use Custom CSS to do this. If you are using GeneratePress, for example, the code: .main-navigation {display:none} will remove the GeneratePress header. After you do that, it's simply a matter of entering the plugin's dashboard and setting up the header template.

StylePress

StylePress is another plugin that expands the reach of Elementor to other areas of your WordPress site. This plugin allows you to design the entire website on the frontend, all with Elementor.

This is an advanced plugin, so I'll try to explain what it does. If a website consists of an outer repeating "frame" (i.e. the header, footer, sidebar etc...), and Elementor, out of the box, allows to design the inner content of the site, then StylePress allows you to customize the outer frame with Elementor.

StylePress is meant for the more advanced user, as it affects the various elements of the WordPress framework. Besides the site builder aspects, the plugin also provides extra widgets to Elementor. These include tooltip, navbar, and popups.

Anywhere Elementor

Anywhere Elementor offers the same functionality of one of Elementor Pro's features. This functionality allows you to embed template shortcodes.

With this plugin, you can save templates, and then embed their shortcodes anywhere in your site, including inside other Elementor pages. AE, as it is called in our Facebook group, also has a pro version.

This version includes some interesting features like creating multiple post layouts, adding individual post elements, creating hooks to GeneratePress and OceanWP, WooCommerce Category & Single page product layouts and more.

Elementor Contact Form DB

Elementor Contact Form DB stores your form submissions. This way, all the leads and submissions that are submitted to your site are logged into your site. Instead of just sending them to your email, you always have a backed up submission list for your leads.

After you install this plugin, all Elementor form submissions will automatically be saved to the plugin, with no extra setup needed.

WooRocks Magic Content

WooRocks Magic Content is a handy plugin for membership sites. With this plugin, you can restrict access to sections, and only allow access to logged in users, specific user roles or to logged out users.

* Update - We've been told this plugin caused the site to crash so we recommend to try it first on development sites alone.

More Responsive Tablet 4 Elementor

More Responsive Tablet 4 Elementor gives breakpoint control for tablets, so you can decide just how your website will look like on Tablet devices.

Elementor has this ability for mobile, and this plugin extends that control for tablet devices as well. Once you install the plugin, you will be able to see it in the advanced table under the column setting. There, you can set the device column width on tablets.

SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle

SiteOrigin's Widgets Bundle was originally created for SiteOrigin's page builder plugin. It has recently been re-released with an updated version, adding built-in Elementor compatibility. This means you can use every widget in the bundle within the Elementor editor.

This includes the following widgets: Google Maps, Button Widget, Image Widget, Call To Action Widget, Slider Widget, Price Table, Post Carousel Widget, Features Widget, Video Widget, Headline Widget and Social Links Widget.

Addon Widgets For Elementor

Addon Widgets is a popular plugin that has been developed by one of our top community members,  Zulfikar Nore. This developer, apart from creating plugins, has been also active helping answer countless questions asked by the Elementor Community group on Facebook (If you are reading this, thanks buddy!).

This plugin adds several native WordPress widgets. These include WooCommerce Product Categories, Recent Products, Best-Selling Products, Featured Products, On Sale Products, Popular Products, Recent Posts and Posts By Category.

Elementor Addon Elements

Addon Elements is a great addon that adds several widgets to Elementor, including Flip Box, Text Separator, Price Table, Post List, Animated Text and Split Text.

Out of these widgets, I personally liked best the Split Text, which lets you add a single headline with two separate styles. I also found the Animated Text useful, as it lets you add a headline with a typing effect.

Void Elementor Post Grid Addon for Elementor

Void's plugin is really hot off the press, but the developer pinged us so I tried it out. With the Void plugin, you have 5 options to display your posts: Grid Layout, List Layout, 1st Full Post then Grid, 1st Full Post then List and Minimal Grid. Out of these options, I found the most useful to be the '1st full post then list' layout, because this is a popular grid for blogs.

With this layout, you can showcase the first blog post as large, taking up the entire section, while the rest of the posts are displayed in a list.

Addons We'd Love to See More Of

As Elementor is growing and becoming a household name, we see a growing need for creating integrations with other WordPress plugins as well as external API services.

We have made an effort in that direction ourselves, recently releasing form integrations to MailChimp and MailPoet. There is, however, much more integrations developers can create.

Conversion optimization tools, email services, WordPress plugins... Creating integrations is by far the best contribution possible for Elementor, at least from our standpoint.

It has the potential of helping thousands of users that are searching for a way to combine Elementor with their favorite online tools. A special mention has to go to Rami Yushuvayev, the developer of Press Elements that was mentioned earlier, who created several useful integrations like the Pinterest integration.

Conclusion

Before I close, I want to remind you these are all third party plugins built by external developers. If you run into any issue when using one of them, please contact the developers of the plugin. I am sure they will be happy to help.

I hope you've found some useful examples of Elementor addon plugins for your website. If you are a developer and want to extend Elementor yourself, please visit our GitHub page and our API documentation to get started. 

About the Author

Ben Pines

Ben Pines is Elementor's CMO. He 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 when it was only used to blog.

64 Responses

  1. Thank you for the mention Ben.

    I don’t think we could have achieved what we have if it was not for the great support from you guys – from advice, enhancements and the API, you’ve done an awesome job in every department.

    Looking forward to more integration efforts from current and future developers 🙂

  2. Hello and thanks for this article, i’m looking for a solution to customize my sales form coming from woocomerce like i do with a normal from with elementor …. do you have some tips about it ?

  3. Something i wanna see is role editor .that will handy for client project and give them focus for creating content and not messing up another setting 😉 Press.Element and stylepress seem close enough with that purpose although not really role editor addon

  4. That’s amazing, there are some very useful plugins on the list!

    I was wondering if there is a space for premium (paid-for) plugins in the Elementor community? And what would be your official stance toward something like that?

  5. Nice ben! A very good details review indeed 🙂 Glad to hear that elementor authors are happy with our work 🙂
    Keep up your good work ! we have very high expectation for this plugin of yours ! 🙂

  6. yep, some cool stuff out there. but not sharing all of the enthusiasm… meanwhile one have to take care not to double or even triple possibilities and available widgets. further on some addons seem to be a little bit pricey in pro versions, compared to elementor itself.
    and while some seems quite redundant imho -like site origin widgets- there are the really promising ones like stylepress. sadly the latter seems to demand for kind of long lasting breath – theres obviously still no production-ready version.
    but as i hoped quite a year ago – theres not much left other builders offer still more and yet elementor and friends already quite overtook its competitors.
    great job all around 🙂

  7. Ben…. can you give brief explanation of these addons….in relation to those of us that own elementor pro? I’m bit confused whether or not pro already has these functions. Seems like it. I don’t wanna add too many plugins…. thx! Mel

  8. I am using Elementor Pro 1.5 with GeneratePress theme. Had to uninstall Site Origins widget bundle as it messed up Elementor’s edit window. Shame as I really wanted the post carousel functionality 🙁
    I’m hoping this is on your roadmap for a future release!

  9. Hi.
    I’d like to see an add-on which provides text in columns which reflow as the screen width changes … between devices or if browser width is changed.

    I’ve never seen anything like this … all the column plugins I’ve seen set column breaks in the text.

    David

  10. Hello, thanks for the article. I have Elementor Pro and I love it, but I wonder when are you going to think about adding a “recipe functionality” to the program, just like “easy recipe” plugin does, for example. I’m sure there are many of us with blogs about cooking interested on it 🙂
    Cristina

  11. Great work I love using Elementor. Would be nice if there was an element that combined the functionality of the Image Carousal and the Image Box, great for displaying clients products and still giving infomation

  12. I like Elementor, but I’d like to see a “timed” section capability. I can do this in WordPress with short codes, but it doesn’t work in Elementor.

  13. hi, i was really into pinterset and instagram integration with elementor.
    i saw your recommensation for the pinterst add on. however , according to the screenshot it can only present images per user and not per board. how can i contact Rami Yushuvayev in order to ask him in regards? or maybe you can check it for me
    thanks
    Shiri

  14. Hey, that’s great and all… but I’ve been trying Elementor excessively for the last couple of days and I came to understand that although it’s a powerful tool, it’s been designed for creating almost exclusively nice eye-catching Landing Pages.

    I’ve been experimenting with both GeneratePress and OceanWP themes as they are recommended.

    I’ve also tried every Elementor plugins/addons available in the WordPress repository but to my disappointment, I saw that they are also mostly Landing Page friendly and did not add much value to me.

    The type of site I’m trying to build is a kind of blog, you could call it, which I’d like to design as impressive as I can, so I thought I’d try Elementor.
    So far, I’ve found it very difficult to create a nice layout for my blog since Elementor offers almost no customization in its Blog Posts very limited layouts.

    I really liked OceanWP’s design/layout and thought maybe I could just do the following simple thing:

    Create a “Home” page with Elementor with a big nice header and customize it as I like and then add the Blog section of the theme underneath in the same page, since the site is a blog and not a landing page, so the theme’s style with the sidebar etc. would do just fine.

    To make myself more clear, I’ll post a screenshot of what I mean, referring to this OceanWP demo built with Elementor:
    https://oceanwp.org/megagym/
    https://oceanwp.org/megagym/blog/

    Here’s the screenshot of what I thought I could achieve:
    https://s9.postimg.org/47sfx8hq7/image.jpg

    I also contacted the theme’s author but he could not provide me with a solution since this is mostly based on Elementor rather that the theme.

    I would like to hear your thoughts about all this and if you think such functionality could be added in Elementor. In other words, an option inside Elementor to be able to diversify and be able to choose whether you would want to use the theme’s styles/layout or Elementor’s when adding a section.
    And also of course if there is a way to achieve what I described above.

    Please let me know here or to my e-mail.
    Thank you.

  15. Sorry for the long comment. I’m just saying, adding a way to also support the theme’s default style inside Elementor instead of overwriting with Elementor’s styles would be great.

    I prefer OceanWP’s widgets over Elementor’s posts widgets, that’s why I ask.
    Bottom line is, I think Elementor would be a lot greater if it’s built/updated with Blogs in mind and not mainly landing sites.

  16. This got me confused as well. I mean..
    You can’t edit/customize the Header and Footer just with Elementor? Isn’t that a bit basic?

  17. Hey guys, just wondering… I know there is a revision history option but adding an undo function by just hitting CTRL+Z would come in handy. Do you think you add this in a future update?

  18. For SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle to function in Elementor you need to install SiteOrigin PageBuilder plugin as well?

  19. I’m with Mel. While I’m familiar with Pros offerings, the plugin list was confusing as to whether they benefited Pro users or Free users. As best as I can tell it appears to be a bit of both.

  20. Kudos for the Elementor Form DB plugin. I work at EZtouse.com and I’ve migrated the entire web development department over to Elementor. I’ve hated having to use other Form plugins only because they store info in DB vs just email it. The Elementor Form Builder is beautifully designed so this plugin makes life awesome.

    Also, highly recommend StylePress plugin. Our developers had to build a theme using underscore/understrap for every site we put out, now it’s Elementor / StylePress & whalla.

  21. Good job. I enjoy using it buy still need to code…
    Few questions:
    1. Can I set filter on pojo/elementor widgets? if yes, how? api?
    2. Is there API with hooks on elements, columns and areas?
    3. Social links element does not provide sharing-page option.
    will you provide it ?

  22. I am in love with Elementor Pro!!

    But you should take out the plugin WooRocks Magic Content. I tried to install it twice and it creates a total crash of my website. Other users report the same problem.

    Sad, because i would really need something like that. Is Elementor planning to create something like that?

    Thanks for everything and go on with your great work.

  23. Hey Ben,
    I’ve integrated a comment box in our page https://www.neighborhoodsun.solar/contact-us-2/
    I designed it with ninja forms, although unfortunately Ninja form doesn’t allow you to publish people’s comments. I integrated that comment box because the default WP comment widget also doesn’t allow for comments to be public.
    Is there any other plugin or tool, suitable for elementor, that allows for comments to be public?
    Thanks!

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