by Adam Preiser updated December 26, 2019

Elementor Pro Review & Walkthrough – Best WordPress Page Builder?

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Elementor Pro is an add-on package for the popular WordPress page builder Elementor. It adds new features and modules to the page building experience.

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Elementor is a WordPress page builder that has taken WordPress web design by storm. It has the deepest feature set, yet is very easy to use and master. Elementor is the most full-featured free page builder. There is also a Pro add-on to add additional developer features.

Key Elementor Features:

  • Live Front End Page Editor
  • Website Personalication Features
  • Template & Block Library
  • Extensive Mobile Responsive Options
  • Most Powerful Popup Builder
  • PRO Create Custom Headers / Footers
  • PRO Create Post Type Layouts

Elementor is the strongest page builder currently available. They consistently release new features that are in line with current design trends. This means you will be able to keep your website relevant.

Elementor Pro is an incredible value considering all the additional modules and power features that it includes.

If I were starting a new website project today, Elementor would be the page builder that I would choose. I consider it a must have WordPress page builder that is a pleasure to use.

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Adam
Adam
My passion is making the best quality video tutorial online, for non-techies. When I am not behind the camera, I am usually helping out one of my YouTube subscribers.

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  1. Adam,

    First let me say that your videos have helped this non-tech guy build his own website from scratch.
    Your videos are easy to understand and very thorough.
    When ever I get stuck on something I always go to your YouTube channel for an answer.

    I am so close to launching my website for my pet sitting business, but have hit a snag!
    Hope you can help me with this problem.

    I am using EPro with a Generate Press theme … The contact form has me totally baffled as how to set it up.
    It is all ready to go, but I have search hi and low online for an explanation on how to get it to work!!

    There are just no good videos out there that explain how a contact form works.

    Do I need an auto responder to use a contact form? All I want it to do is let anyone just leave a message simple right?
    What am I missing here? I want to launch this website before next year but this has me stumped!!

    Can you help with this problem?

    My website is on the maintenance mode right now.

    1. I’m so sorry that I don’t have a tutorial out on using the Elementor Pro contact form. I can tell you right now that you do not need an autoresponder or anything like that. When someone submits their contact information it will be emailed to you. From there you can respond to them.

  2. I now have Elementor Pro Adam. Go me! However, I think that you may want to make a few more videos on this. First, do I delete the free version of Elementor…idk. Second, now that I have the pro version do I upload the zip into each website that I create for clients? More often than not I create websites using their domain name. Third, if the client does wants full control of their website after I have created it do I encourage them to purchase Elementor Pro so that what I have created stays with them when the website is transferred back to them and they have full control? *I did notice that when I go into the themes I have a huge variety! Woot! Woot! I like that! 🙂 I must say that I’m anxious to play with Elementor Pro.

    1. For Elementor, you keep the free version and also install the Pro version which extends it features. I do have over 40 videos on Elementor already and since you purchased it via the link on my website (as long as it was in a private / incognito window) I’tt get you into my Elementor training course.

  3. Hi Adam,

    I just signed up for the Pro version through an incognito link as requested. Can you forward me a copy of the course when you have a chance?

    Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your purchase. Please note that I need you to send me the entire receipt to the email address in the instructions so that I can verify that your purchase was via my link.

      Please follow all the instructions on my contact page:
      1. Visit http://www.wpcrafter.com/contact/
      2. Click on “Course Offers”
      3. All the redemption instructions are right there

      I look forward to getting you access ASAP!

  4. Hi there Adam.
    I’ve been waiting to use Elementor on live projects until Ultimate Addons for Elementor is released (currently use BB but your assessment of BB’s mobile editing previewer is spot on and a definite switching builders factor). A little birdie told me the first week of March is now to projected date – I’m wondering you have news on that as well. Maybe another video topic for you once it is released?? (like you need more topics and to do’s on the plate).
    Best regards,
    Eric

  5. Tried Elementor Pro and I found the learning curve to be off-putting. I think you need to include a few provisos in terms of “ease of learning.” I went back to Divi– ironically because Elementor made it look so much easier to use.

    1. Well, I think that is now boiling down to personal preference. I will say that changing the settings of modules is WAY easier in Elementor versus Divi.

  6. I would like to add optin forms (lead capture forms) on my site but the free version of Elementor doesn’t seem to have that option. Does the updated version?

    Nick

    1. The forms element is only in Elementor Pro. They have to hold something out for the paid version right?!

      There are many form plugins if that is what you would like. There are Caldera Forms, Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms.

  7. Thank you Adam for your comment, Can I still ask a question ?. Some customers do not need Elementor Pro features and others do not. Is Elemento free a Good combination with CSS Hero?

    And is Css hero a plugin to have? I can therefore use it without Elementor for a simple website.

    Thank you for your time.

    1. Well CSS Hero is more for changing the CSS styling of your website. It’s very helpful. I would suggest Elementor Pro for the additional modules and global features. Also the templates. But if you don’t need those, then the free version is perfectly fine.

  8. Hi Adam,

    Would it be useful to be able to switch off some of the options for end customers. So they can not ruin anything about the layout? Only edit Text and photos?

    I can not find this option anywhere with Elementor Pro. It also seems handy to me to be able to choose the blocks in the Elementor menu.

    Thank you for your expertise
    Dennis Schmets
    Globeview.nl

    1. You are right Dennis, these are features that are not there but should be a priority for them. I think it’s on their internal roadmap, but no telling when they will come. Beaver Builder has these features, but that’s because they cater more to developers than end users.

  9. Something I’m having trouble understanding (even after asking an Elementor rep) is, what is the benefit of paying each year for Elementor? Can I just pay the $49 for one site/one year and be done? I understand on their site they say if you do not renew, you no longer get updates or support, but I’m new to all this, so what does that mean? Are the updates for security/vulnerabilities, or just updates for new bells and whistles to the Elementor product? Adam, how critical is it to renew if I’m using Elementor to design my WP photography website/blog/gallery (but using PixieSet to proof and sell my photos). Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    1. So it’s up to you if you want to renew, but I think it is always a good idea. they even give you a renewal discount. But primarily it is just access to support, and any new bells and whistles that they may release. Sure there is a chance of a needed security update, but that is not so common, but it does happen with plugins.

  10. Hi Adam, I agree with your “Spectacular” rating for Elementor. BUT, like what seems to be all page builders, Elementor is not upfront with the fact that it’s basically for NEW sites, and not EXISTING sites with content. Plus page builders can also make already complicated WordPress sites even more complicated to learn, design and maintain.

    1. I don’t think it’s a matter of not being upfront about something. You can absolutely use it with an existing website, but any content not built with the page builder will not automatically start working with the page builder. Also I think whether or not your WordPress website is complicated is more dependent upon the theme you’re using. There are many themes that are very convoluted and difficult to set up. This is not a problem with WordPress, it is a problem with some theme vendors out there that do wacky things.

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