Page builders have grown in popularity over the past few months, and one of the fastest growing plugins definitely been Elementor.
I’ve been using Elementor for a few months now, and I’m loving it so far. I have used other page builders before but there was something about Elementor that just attracted me, and I haven’t been disappointed.
One of its only drawbacks until now was the lack of inline editing; that’s the ability to edit the content exactly where it is, rather than having to edit it in a separate content box on the left-hand side, as shown in the comparison below.
Introducing Inline Editing
Other page builders already offered this, and although many Elementor users weren’t held back by it, Elementor is now introducing its new Inline Editing feature! Check it out in the video below or read the announcement post. The comments alone prove that Elementor is a growing product that is loved by its users.
Having already tried it out on our EDD Bookings website, which is built almost completely with Elementor and Elementor Pro, it’s a great experience. The moment you highlight some text you’ll be able to see the text editing tools floating above it. From there you can make the text bold, italicized or underlines, or even change between heading styles and make it a bulleted or numbered list.
If you haven’t tried this already you can install the free version of Elementor and give it a go right now.
Other Recent Features
The Elementor team has become known in the past few months for its ability to build the right features at the right time, catering for all sorts of use-cases. They never stop developing new ideas or enhancing existing ones. In fact, here’s a quick look at some of their recent contributions.
One of the most useful additions has been the introduction of their History feature. This allows you to easily undo and redo changes in the editor through keyboard shortcuts. It’s a familiar way of doing things that saves a lot of time and heartache. You no longer need to worry about how something looked before your recent changes, just check the history and see it live. Have a look at it in action below:
If you’re looking to make your site look even better and to attract your visitors’ attention, have a look around their feature set to learn more about animated headlines, Facebook widgets, the much-loved menu widget and so many others.
The Elementor team also publish and share a number of great templates that can be used for all sorts of use-cases. For instance, in November they unveiled seven new designer-made templates for creative agencies, graphic designers, conference events and more.
Follow their blog to learn more about the latest features, templates and tutorials, such as finding different ways to beautify your blog posts. The community that is growing around Elementor is great, and I’ve been lucky enough to form part of it in the past few weeks. Join the Elementor Facebook group to keep in touch and ask questions; the Elementor team are a part of it too, which is great to see.
Have You Heard Our Podcast Interview?
I recently interviewed Ben Pines, CMO of Elementor, over on the Mastermind.FM podcast. Listen to it on the Mastermind.FM website. We talk about the history and start of Elementor, why it was built this way, and where it’s heading in the future.
Try Out Elementor for Free
Elementor’s core plugin is free to download from WordPress.org, though you can also opt to upgrade to its Pro version. It is very well priced at only $49 for a single site and $199 for unlimited sites! Just think of the number of cient sites you can build with Elementor at such a low cost.