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Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder

Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder

Description

THE #1 WEB CREATION PLATFORM, POWERING OVER 16M WEBSITES WORLDWIDE.

Elementor, the leading WordPress website builder,empowers you to build professional, pixel-perfect websites. With an intuitive, no-code drag and drop interface, you can build any website.

Revolutionize the way you build websites with Elementor AI, a native AI integration. Create complete sections, original text, code, and images instantly, or reference another website to recreate its layout in your website.

Unlock all features with Elementor Pro.

PIXEL-PERFECT WEBSITES

Gain full control over your website’s design and layout with Elementor’s Page Builder. Drag elements to the canvas, and position them to achieve your desired page structure, and functionality.

Leverage Flexbox and CSS Grid Containers to create professional, lightweight, and responsive layouts. Use Elementor’s Nested Elements to elevate your design and unlock more freedom by nesting elements within other elements, such as placing widgets within the content area of Tabs or Accordions.

ADVANCED CAPABILITIES

With Elementor’s robust features and over 40 free widgets, you can create unique websites. Use advanced design capabilities, such as uploading SVG files, applying masks, box shadows, gradient backgrounds, headline effects, shape dividers, built-in CSS controls, and more.

FULL WEBSITE KITS AND TEMPLATE LIBRARY

Save time, or find inspiration with designer-made website kits and templates. Apply a Full Website Kit to get a website in a snap, including the Homepage, Service Page, and more. Use the library to import Single Pages, Blocks, or Popup templates. Or create and export your own templates and import them to another website to create reusable blueprints.

FULLY RESPONSIVE

Adjust the content and presentation of your website per device. With Custom Breakpoints, adjust your website’s design for an ideal experience on every device. Display content based on device type, set alignment, spacing, layout, order, etc.

40+ FREE WIDGETS

Elementor includes 40+ free widgets for professional and engaging websites:

  • Heading. Add eye-catching headlines.
  • Image. Control the size, opacity and more.
  • Text Editor. Just like the WordPress editor.
  • Video. Add YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or self-hosted videos.
  • Button. Control every aspect of the button.
  • Image Box. A box with image, headline and text.
  • Testimonials. Customer testimonials.
  • Icon. Place one or more of 600+ icons available.
  • Icon Box. An icon, headline, and text with one widget.
  • Social Icons. Link to your social pages with the Facebook/X (formerly Twitter) icons.
  • Image Gallery. Display your images in a grid.
  • Image Carousel. Create rotating carousels or sliders for chosen images.
  • Icon List. Use any icon to create a bullet list.
  • Counter. Show numbers in an escalating manner.
  • Progress Bar. Include an escalating progress bar.
  • Nested Tabs. Display content in vertical or horizontal tabs.
  • Nested Accordion. Display any type of content in collapsible sections.
  • Toggle. Use the Toggle to hide or display content, like FAQ.
  • Rating. Display how many stars (or another icon) other visitors gave.
  • Alert. Include a colored alert box to draw visitor’s attention.
  • HTML. Insert code into the page.
  • Shortcode. Insert shortcodes from any plugin into the page.
  • Menu Anchor. Link any menu to this anchor.
  • Read More. Set the Read More cut-off for the excerpt in archive pages.
  • Sidebar. Add sidebars onto the page.
  • Google Maps. Embed maps into the page.
  • SoundCloud. Add SoundCloud audio bits.
  • Divider. Separate content with a designed divider.
  • Spacer. Add space between elements.
  • Text Path. Attach your text to a path.
  • And counting…

ACCELERATE YOUR WEB CREATION PROCESS

To accelerate your workflow Elementor includes workflow and collaboration enhancing features, including:

  • Finder – quickly navigate between different pages and website components, or create new website parts quickly.
  • Add to Favorites – pin frequently used widgets to the top of the widget panel.
  • Copy & Paste Between One Editor to Another – copy any element or layout from the Editor of one website to another.
  • Revision History – restore and compare previous versions of your website.

FAST LOADING WEBSITES

Website performance impacts your visitor’s experience and search result ranking. Therefore, Elementor continuously invests in improving performance and partnered with Google Chrome to identify more ways to optimize, without impacting design. Features include: reduced DOM output, improved media file loading, reduced CSS and JS files, lazy loading, faster font loading, optimized front-end asset loading, and more. Check our performance page.

Looking to boost sites performance? Meet the Image Optimizer plugin by Elementor: an easy-to-use WordPress plugin that effortlessly reduces image sizes without sacrificing quality. Compatible with popular formats like JPEG, PNG, WebP, and GIF, it ensures a visually stunning, high-speed website – download now!

ACCESSIBILITY BEST-PRACTICES

Elementor offers accessibility tools and enhancements to help you provide a better experience for all users. Including HTML 5 semantic, full keyboard navigation menu, ongoing improvement of features, widget, and more.

A STRONG COMMUNITY

Join a global community that helps each other achieve their goals. Get answers, solve problems with other members, share knowledge, and more. Join community discussions, meetups, enjoy hundreds of YouTube videos, articles, and tutorials made by members worldwide.

Developer API

Elementor is open-source, Therefore developers have full access to documentation about the Editor’s code components including hooks, integrations and controllers. This includes a developer’s website, Developers Docs, Developers Blog, GitHub, Add-on Developers Newsletter, and more.

TRANSLATED TO 63+ LANGUAGES, INCLUDES RTL SUPPORT

Elementor supports multiple languages and typographies and is RTL compatible, with Editor translations to over 63 languages OOTB. Elementor is also compatible with WPML, Polylang, TranslatePress, Weglot, and more.
If you would like to contribute, add a new language via translate.wordpress.org. See our guide on how to translate and localize the plugin.

ELEVATE YOUR WEBSITE WITH ELEMENTOR PRO

Create unparalleled websites while saving time, money and resources with Elementor Pro’s full website builder. Get access to 100+ professional widgets, features, and tools.

Elementor Pro’s features include:

  • Exclusive Kits and Templates – get a jumpstart or get inspired with pre-designed kits and templates.
  • Advanced Motion Effects – create unparalleled experiences by making elements on your website move, or keep elements in view at all times using sticky effects.
  • Industry-leading Theme Builder – customize your theme parts including header, footer, single post, post archive, single product, product archive, 404 page, and more.
  • WooCommerce Builder – design and customize every part of your online store to boost conversion.
  • Professional Form Builder and Submissions – collect lead submissions to stay connected with your visitors.
  • Popup Builder – display popups to the right visitor at the right time to boost conversion.
  • Dynamic Content – populate your website with content from your WordPress CMS.
  • Loop Builder – design your own listing template and leverage alternate templates to promote specific content within your listing grid.
  • Mega Menu widget – create simple or sophisticated menus for an intuitive navigation experience for your visitors.
  • Marketing automation and CRM integrations – connect your forms to your favorite software to stay connected with visitors.
  • Scroll Snap – create engaging experiences and ensure visitors scroll through your website as intended.
  • Custom fonts & icons – ensure you follow GDPR requirements and match your website’s fonts and icons to your brand.
  • Role manager – provide collaborators with appropriate access and editing capabilities.
  • Blog post widget – create a template to display blog posts.
  • Nested Carousel – design captivating carousels using any widget in each carousel slide.
  • Global widgets – adjust the content, styles and settings of a widget and reuse it across your website.
  • Custom CSS – apply custom css to any element, or globally to elevate your design.
  • Custom Code – apply custom code anywhere on your website to elevate its experience.
  • 90+ Professional widgets

Build professional websites with Elementor Pro!

SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE

Elementor places a paramount focus on security, evident through our acquisition of industry certifications such as ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27017, ISO/IEC 27018, ISO/IEC 27701, and SOC 2 Type II. These certifications underscore our commitment to implementing robust security measures, and highlight our dedication to adhering to recognized industry standards.

To build secure and reliable software, we follow a Secure System Development Lifecycle based on industry best practices. Our development process integrates multiple services that monitor vulnerabilities and configuration mistakes, including those in third-party libraries. Each line of code we release undergoes manual and automated quality assurance to detect and address any potential issues.

We encourage ethical security research through our Bug Bounty program. We collaborate with leading bug bounty services to provide opportunities for researchers to report vulnerabilities in our services. Our bounty programs include a triage team available 24/7/365.

For more information: Trust Center.

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

USE OF 3RD PARTY SERVICES

To improve the user experience, Elementor may use the following 3rd party services if the required feature is enabled:

  • Google Fonts – are loaded to add additional fonts to your website. Google’s TOS and Privacy Policy
  • Some Elementor features require loading additional assets from Elementor.com. These assets are not used for tracking purposes unless it’s explicitly mentioned otherwise, in which case you would need to approve it and manually opt-in. Learn more about our TOS and Privacy Policy.

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Screenshots

  • Visual Drag and Drop Editor – Design your website layouts and place any element anywhere on the page for pixel-perfect designs.
  • Full Design System – Enjoy a professional workflow and ensure consistency across your site. Define your settings, use them globally, and instantly adjust them any time.
  • Responsive Design Fully edit your website and customize the behavior on desktop, tablet, & mobile to optimize the visitor experience on every device.
  • Kits and Templates – Jumpstart your web creation process or get inspired with professionally-designed templates or full website kits available for your immediate customization.
  • Nested Elements Leverage Elementor’s Nested widgets to place any widget inside the content area of another widget – like Tabs, and Accordion for complete design flexibility.
  • Motion Effects – Add entrance animations and transitions to any element in your website to captivate visitors.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 6.0 or greater
  • PHP version 7.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Recommended Requirements

  • PHP version 8.1 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater
  • WordPress Memory limit of 64 MB or greater (128 MB or higher is preferred)

Installation

  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer, or Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Pages > Add New
  4. Press the ‘Edit with Elementor’ button.
  5. Now you can drag and drop widgets from the left panel onto the content area, as well as add new sections and columns that make up the page structure.

For documentation and tutorials visit our Knowledge Base.

FAQ

How do I install Elementor?

To install the free version of Elementor, follow the steps below:
From your WordPress dashboard -> Go to Plugins -> Click on ‘Add new’-> In the Search field, enter Elementor and choose Elementor website builder.
Press install -> After installation, click Activate.

Does Elementor work with all the themes?

Elementor works all the themes that respect the coding standards of WordPress set by its Codex. It is recommended to use Elementor’s Hello Theme, a lightweight blank canvas, to enjoy full flexibility when using Elementor, and optimize your experience.

Is Elementor compatible with Gutenberg?

Elementor and Gutenberg work seamlessly together. As a user, you can easily decide which editor to use at every point while editing your site.

Can I create an online store?

Yes, with the Elementor Pro WooCommerce Builder you can customize every page of your store to create an amazing customer experience that drives sales.

Does it work with other WordPress plugins?

It works with almost all the plugins. If you experience an incompatibility issue, please report it to us and to the plugin that conflicts with Elementor.

Do I need to know how to code?

No! Elementor provides you with all the widgets and features that you need to build a proffesional website without using code.

Do i need to know how to design?

No, you can choose between professionaly designed kits and templates that fit toevery industry and have all you need to create your own profesional website.

Will elementor slow down my website?

As Elementor prioritizes speed and performance, you enjoy better and faster performance with each new version of Elementor. When testing the same page layout on older versions you can see a significant performance improvement, from a score of 82 in Google PageSpeed Insight in version 3.1, to a score of 95 i in version 3.5.

Is my site secure with Elementor?

The security of your website is extremely important to us and we take proactive measures to assure that your websites are secure. Elementor is ISO 27001 certified, and has a dedicated team of security professionals that implements industry best-practices for maximum security and compliance, 24/7.

There is also a managed security Bug Bounty program, utilizing the community power by enabling 24/7/365 crowdsourced vulnerability detection.

Can I buy templates separately?

Of course, you can use any template that supports Elementor.

Is Elementor compatible with Post and Custom Post Types?

Of course! You can set which post types will enable Elementor in the settings page.

What is the difference between Elementor’s free Plugin and Elementor Pro

Elementor’s Free version allows you to explore our revolutionary drag & drop live editor, basic widgets and templates. Elementor Pro (Essential, Advanced, Expert, Studio, and Agency) empowers you with more professional tools that speed up your workflow, give you access to human-powered support, help you build more advanced content, and convert visitors. See full comparison here.

How can I become a Contributor

If you want to contribute, go to our Elementor GitHub Repository and see where you can help.
You can also add a new language via translate.wordpress.org. We’ve built a short guide explaining how to translate and localize the plugin.

Reviews

June 16, 2024
As a pagebuilder Elementor is certainly good, but IMO there’s better and if you need premium features you’ll find that an Elementor pro subscription is more aggressively priced than the competition. But I signed up for Elementor Pro a couple years ago because Elementor basic was bundled with the theme for my main site. I’ve really come to despise the way Elementor has taken to inserting promos for new paid add-ons after some updates. I’m not talking about a banner announcing a new feature – that’s pretty common and I don’t mind that. But after today’s update I’m now seeing a “Generate with Elementor AI” promo by the Excerpt field in EVERY one of my posts. And “Edit with Elementor AI” on EVERY image attachment, with no way to disable the notifications in the settings. A few months ago they did the same thing with their Image Optimizer (or whatever it was called) – after an update there was suddenly a promo for it EVERY TIME you went into the media library. They did get rid of that, but only after several people complained here. If I am paying a company for the use of a product, there’s no justification for that company using my dashboard to relentlessly advertise completely unrelated products. It’s very invasive, and doing that repeatedly completely undermines trust – it makes you fearful of what they’re going to force on you after future updates. I canceled my Elementor Pro sub and will look into eliminating Elementor altogether or as much as possible from this site since I just learned (thanks to other posts here) that Elementor Pro features now become unusable after you stop paying for a sub. As a small business, I can understand that Elementor is feeling pressure to grow. But they need to understand that customers rightly resent paying for a product that uses their websites used for FREE advertisement.
June 16, 2024
Buyer Beware!They don’t notify you on renewals, they don’t offer refunds and support is the worst. ADS on AI Pro? WTF…Elementor you where nice but now YOU SUCK
June 16, 2024
I made the mistake of choosing and building around a template/theme that requires Elementor for its most intriguing features. Terrible mistake. On the last two updates it first made the site so slow it was unusable. On the second it crashed the site entirely. Even on the best of days it was slow and erratic. I can’t wait to go back to real e-commerce systems. Unfortunately, the site owners of this dog want WordPress because some nephew or uncle or neighbor heard on some vlog that it is fab. Back to the backups I go to try to salvage something out of the past three weeks of work. Why anybody on the planet thinks that WordPress / WooCommerce / Elementor is the greatest thing since sliced bread for e-commerce is clearly either out of their mind or have never operated online businesses.
June 10, 2024 2 replies
Just had my Elementor Pro licenses for 2 production sites cancelled and de-activated (without notice) bc Elementor changed its policy regarding subscription renewals. Standard operating procedure for all vendors in the WordPress ecosystem is – you can keep and use your licenses, even if you don’t renew, provided: you don’t transfer those licenses (and most vendors don’t even enforce this provision). you forfeit support. you forfeit future upgrades. Elementor is now saying you have to renew your license in perpetuity in order to keep a prod site up and running. Elementor is clearly feeling the pain of competition that offers better functionality, faster response times, and better support. But the answer to competitive pressure is not to squeeze your existing customers with retroactive changes to your license policy.
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Contributors & Developers

“Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder” has been translated into 63 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder” into your language.

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Changelog

3.22.1 – 2024-06-17

  • Fix: Editor not loading due to compatibility issue between Elementor AI and third-party plugins

3.22.0 – 2024-06-16

  • New: Introducing Element Caching experiment – Enhance site speed by caching elements for faster rendering
  • New: Introducing the Performance Tab – Centralizing all stable performance features in one accessible location (#21194)
  • New: Generate post excerpts with AI for concise summaries
  • New: Generate and edit images with AI from WordPress media library
  • Tweak: Updated Google Fonts list with 170+ new fonts (#25095)
  • Tweak: Improved Elementor translation functionality with just-in-time translation loading (props @swissspidy, #27199)
  • Tweak: Added View Page link to the Editor Top Bar (#21925)
  • Tweak: Replaced waypoints.js library with the native Intersection Observer API
  • Tweak: Changed child containers’ Content Width to Full Width as default
  • Tweak: Reorganized User Preferences panel for improved user experience
  • Tweak: Hide icon position & spacing controls if there is an icon but no text in Button widget
  • Tweak: Extended Alignment and Position capabilities in Button widget
  • Tweak: Implemented CSS logical properties to Icon Spacing control in Button widget
  • Tweak: Implemented CSS logical properties to Icon Position control in Button widget
  • Tweak: Promoted Grid Container feature to Stable status
  • Tweak: Activated Optimized Control Loading by default for new sites
  • Tweak: Changed Generative Fill AI image feature to use Clipdrop text-inpainting
  • Tweak: Added functionality to delay the running of the ready triggers on inner elements
  • Tweak: Deactivated Landing Page feature for new sites
  • Fix: “Exit to” functionality is not working with the Editor Top Bar (#22828)
  • Fix: Row-reversed direction is not working on mobile portrait breakpoint in Container (#23710)
  • Fix: The What’s’ New string in the Editor is not translatable (props @DAnn2012)
  • Fix: Fatal error appears when updating a page with Tabs widget
  • Fix: Transparency indicator not visible in UI Light theme for Color Picker
  • Fix: AI Expand Images not working on local and protected websites
  • Fix: all: unset assigned to buttons cause focus issues
  • Fix: Links to Elementor Settings are broken in various locations
  • Fix: RunReadyTrigger returning incorrectly in various scenarios

See changelog for all versions.