Elementor Review – 2021 Detailed Page Builder Review

Elementor Review

In this Elementor review, we’re going to look at the popular page builder and breakdown the key elements of the product. Elementor was launched in 2016 and has already gathered 5 million installs.

Elementor boasts itself as the #1-page builder. With over 5,000 reviews on WordPress.org and a 96% user rating, they might have a stake in that claim. (Colin, 2020)

That’s a great rating, so let’s figure out why people seem to like it so much.

Elementor Review - Drag and Drop Editor

Elementor is a visual drag and drop page builder. That means that when building your page you will see your page exactly the way that your visitors will see it.

Elementor drag and drop editor

That’s a helpful tool to keep the flow of your page consistent and pleasing.  Drag and drop page builders are all the rage for their simplicity.

No extensive knowledge of coding is needed to build a page when using drag and drop builders.

Elementor offers what they call ‘Pixel Perfect Design,’ which gives the builder almost complete control over the layout, typography, and color scheme of their pages. (Elementor, 2020)

Further along in this elementor review, we discuss a cool feature that can control these settings in one place.

Pixel Perfect Design

The page builder produces those settings with 100% clean code so that your website runs smoothly.

Elementor page builder features website animations and interactions like the ability to add scrolling and mouse effects to any part of your site.

The custom positioning tool allows users more control over position absolute, inline elements, vertical and horizontal alignment, and fixed position.

Basically, you can put whatever you want, wherever you want. Pretty handy!

There is also a snazzy, though not too deep, a photo editor that allows you to add certain effects to your photos. The shape divider gives users a wide range of control over their backgrounds to create variants on images.

Motion Effects Tool

There is also a snazzy, though not too deep, photo editor that allows you to add certain effects to your photos. The shape divider gives users a wide range of control over their backgrounds to create variants on images.

Elementor global Settings

An interesting feature of I want to mention in is this Elementor review is the Elementor is the global design system.

global settings

These global design settings allow users to change the global colors and fonts of all pages across the site from one place.
No need to go to every page and change your banner color, the global color feature lets you do every page at once.

In addition to the global settings, you can edit the entire look and feel with the Elementor theme Builder.

Elementor theme builder

You can edit the header, foot, post, pages, 404, and archive templates with a click of a button.

One of my favorite Elementor features or the hotkeys.

For example: Ctrl+E gives you the Elementor finder:

Elementor hot keys

Elementor's Powerful Popup Builder

One of Elementor’s recent additions is the PopBuilder.  This is a game-changer.  You can create a popup within seconds.  If you are using a plugin to run your popups, you can eliminate it.

You can choose from a wide range of popup templates to get you started or create your own.

elementor popup templates

In addition to the templates, after you completed designing your popups.

You can configure conditions, triggers, and advance rules to popup when a visitor gets to your site, decide to leave your website, and much more.

elementor popup tiggers

The popup is only available in the paid version of Elementor.

Elementor Review: Undo/Redo Actions Keys

I always wanted this feature in WordPress. I used other builders, and they didn’t have this feature.
Imagine if you accidentally delete something; all you have to do is Ctrl + Z or click on the History icon.

And you will see the last the changes you made and revisions.

Elementor Actions and revisions

Addtional Action Keys

Action Command Result
Undo Ctrl / Cmd + Z Undo any change made on the page
Redo Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + Z Redo any change made on the page
Copy Ctrl / Cmd + C Copy a Section, Column or Widget
Paste Ctrl / Cmd + V Paste a Section, Column or Widget
Paste Style Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + V Paste a Section, Column or Widget’s Style
Delete Delete Delete section / column / widget that is edited
Duplicate Ctrl / Cmd + D Duplicate section / column / widget that is edited
Save Ctrl / Cmd + S Save your page to the revision history

Go to Actions

Actions Command Result
Panel / Preview Ctrl / Cmd + P Switch between the panel and preview view
Mobile Editing Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + M Switch between desktop, tablet and mobile views
History Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + H Go to the History panel
Navigator Ctrl / Cmd + I Opens the Navigator
Template Library Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + L Opens Template Library modal
Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl / Cmd + ? Opens Keyboard Shortcuts Help Window
Theme Builder Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + E Opens Theme Builder
Quit ESC Opens Settings and jumps to Exit to Dashboard

Some other key design features:

Elementor also features landing pages and you can create them with the drag and drop builder. This allows users to see the exact landing page in real-time as they build it to nail down just what they want to present.

Another great feature is the visual form builder, which Elementor boasts as the first-ever. The front end handles the entire build and design.

  • Over 10 different data types on your forms like phone numbers, URLs, dates, and more.
  • HTML Field
  • Data Field
  • File Upload
  • Acceptance Field
  • Time Field
  • Password Field
  • Easily build multi-step forms from the page builder.

As with almost any site builder, Elementor allows users to integrate marketing and CRM services.

  • MailChimp
  • ConvertKit
  • Drip, Zapier
  • GetResponse
  • HubSpot
  • And more

Elementor has several key additions that help round out your pages.

Elementor also allows users to incorporate third-party addons into their site.

  • HT Mega
  • Unlimited Elements
  • Prime Slider
  • Master Addons
  • Dynamic ooo
  • WunderWP
  • Livemesh Addons
  • The Plus Add-Ons
  • AFC Frontend
  • And more

Elementor has over 200 prebuilt themes and templates to choose from ranging from free to premium grade.

Any page builder site worth their salt has guides and tutorials and Elementor is no different. Elementor tutorial for beginners is an entire section dedicated to helping users build their sites.

Elementor has video tutorials, guides, website tutorials, a FAQ section, a help center, and an ask the community section, and Elementor has 24/7 customer support.

Elementor has four pricing options.

Free For Any Number of Sites

  • Drag and drop editor
  • 40+ Basic Widgets
  • Responsive Editing
  • 30+ Basic Templates

Personal For 1 Site $49 Annual

  • Everything in Free
  • Pro Templates and Widgets
  • 10+ Full Website Template Kits
  • Theme builder
  • Form builder
  • WooCommerce Builder
  • Popup Builder
  • Support and Updates for 1 year

Plus For 3 Sites $99 Annual

  • Everything in Free & Personal

Expert For 1,000 Sites $199 Annual

  • Everything in Free, Personal, and Plus

Elementor Review Conlusion

Elementor is a popular and highly used page builder for a reason. The Personal package is top of the line and just about as good as it gets for page builders.

The Free option is a bit lacking when compared to other free options, but the ease of use when creating sites through Elementor makes up for some of that.

The page builder is very user-friendly.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with Elementor.  It’s great for your personal site, your small business, and even your medium, or larger, company.

The ability to see exactly what you’re visitors see as you create your page cannot be understated.

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