After a year of using Elementor Pro, would I recommend it?
Creating a WordPress theme has always been my least favorite and the most time-consuming aspect of any project. Most of the time, I would resort to finding a theme that looked halfway decent and calling it a day. Then page builders appeared on the scene. They were generally wrapped in a theme but provided way more flexibility for a page layout than ever before, but they still lacked complete customizability.
In 2018, I started to use the Beaver Builder page builder and, in April of 2019, started focusing on
Why the Switch to
Initially, I watched a video from
So, I created a test site with the sole intention of exploring the Capabilities of
The Development Cycle
One of the benefits of using
Feature releases happen regularly, represent finished products, and are stable. There appears to be a strategy behind each release that gives the idea that the direction of the plugin is planned out and not arbitrarily decided.
Your Success is Their Success
The team at
The Elementor library is integrated into the builder and has kits and templates to make website building quick and easy. Website kits are a collection of templates that match each other. They cover areas like photography, online courses, agency, and more.
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Most Important Missing Feature
One of the major misses with
Thankfully there is a free plugin called Elementor Custom Skin that fills in this gap relatively well. While I am thankful for this plugin, I believe a native solution is to be preferred. Without loop templates, the theme builder fills incomplete.
Global Styles Need Help
I was excited when
Currently, when you change a widget’s typography, the global style has priority and overrides the widget style. This oversight makes the global styles feature only partially useful.
A workaround to get to make the styles work as expected is to add the code with an !important modifier into the customizable CSS fields. This approach is quick if you know CSS. However, a quality design philosophy would dictate that the UI follows the style hierarchy.
Elementor the Best?
The bottom line is that
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What is your recommended page builder? Do you have one that you are interested in but haven’t tried? Let me know in the comments!