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    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #22737

      Hey Adam,

      It looks like the Flatsome theme and the UX builder can do a lot of what Elementor Pro can do. Do you have experience using Flatsome? Why might you use Elementor instead?

      Thanks for your vids.

    • Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #22764

      You will have a much more optimized experience using Elementor Pro for your WooCommerce websites. You will also have absolute control over all the visual aspects of your theme.

      Flatsome is good, it has lots of features and options, but it really has too much if you ask me.

    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #23412

      Hi Adam, 
      I\’ve been confused for a while whether I should start building my e-commerce store with Elementor or Flatsome.
      Even though I haven\’t tried Elementor Pro yet, only the free version, and I\’m already very impressed with it.
      But I\’ve heard that Flazsome is even better, particularly for an e-commerce business.
      What do you mean above by \”It really has too much\”?

    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #23565

      Having built more than 30 websites with Flatsome, I can say that it has an edge over Elementor on one crucial point : the workflow. It is super fast and intuitive. It may not have as many options as Elementor – which I also use – but when it comes to building a website in no time, Flatsome is clearly a winner.
      The fact that its page builder is fully integrated gives it an edge : relevant theme options, a superb header and footer builder, the templates parts are great and 100% compatible (that is not the case with templates parts made for Elementor but not always bug free, depending on the theme you are using).
      Elementor is really fine, but I find there is something cumbersome with having to deal with a theme that was meant to be used \”as is\”, having to override its native features to gain full control of the header and footer. You end up with an admin filled with useless functionnalities. In other words it is not clutter free. It is a matter of personal choice, of course.
      Flatsome is ready for optimal use out of the box. With Elementor you have to build your own toolset first.
      Flatsome is marketed as a woocommerce theme, but you can build any kind of website, of course. The only weak point, in my opinion, is that you can\’t create a vertical nav bar.

    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #23968

      I’m a bit confused: As Elementor needs a theme to work, shouldn’y it be handy to use the Flatsome theme and then build the pages with Elementor? Otherwise you won’y have a lot of functionalities the Flatsome the has – and a basic theme has not.

    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #23971

      It\\\’s a very good question which hasn\\\’t occured to me. Even though it would be a double investment if you also want to have a Pro Version Elementor.
      Let\\\’s see what Adam will say to that.

    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #25090

      I used flatsome and oceanwp both and after using oceanwp with elemntor pro i ended up with lot of bloat i ant explain, it seems flatsome was better, now already made my website seems i have to start from the scratch. Also heard elementor create lot of bloats which makes webaite bloat and slow. Hope wpcrafter will shed some light on it, also seems divi, elementor etc create lot of bloat and i am not that techy guy to go through all the bloats one by one and remove it. Even optimize and wprocket is not able to help me. Seems i have to switch back to flatsome.

    • Anonymous
      Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #25901

      I\\\’m in the same bind, but with a twist. I have started a project in Flatsome, which has been great but need to be able to template ACFs in my products. Can\\\’t see how to do that with the UX builder but elementor seems to have that baked in. Am I missing something?

      • Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #42219

        Hello I’m in exactly the same bind than you: quite finished a woocommerce with Flatsome, but problems to design template, for WooCommerce, for Custom Posts and with ACF (Repeaters with Relationship subfields). I bought Elementor Pro with Anywhere Elementor Pro (AE), and restart all the site on an light Astra Free theme. It solved the issue for display Repeaters, and design all my templates. I just have issues to display Relation subfields for now.

        But is it possible to use Elementor and AE with Flatsome? 

      • Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #42244

        You can if using Elementor Pro to create the product template. You would use the Elementor Dynamic Field option with ACF. 

        To display the related fields though, from a different post but there is a post-relationship, you would need to use the shortcode option for the dynamic field. 

      • Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #42685

        Adam, I had paused this project and I’d never seen that you had replied to me. Thanks anyway.

        So, you told that I could use Elementor Pro and its Dynamic Field option with ACF to buil a template, in a Flatsome/WooCommerce website already made?

    • Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #43965

      i’ve been using flatsome ux builder in one of my sites about 2 years . in other site i’ve been using elementor (free version). the reson i liked ux builder was the speed and efficient tools it had.

      but recently i need more things and the ux builder looks like an out dated builder.

      if you want a quick and simple builder then the Flatsome UX Buider will do the trick for you , but if you want a modern and updated builder for designing dynamic contents then i suggest to pick elementor.Smiley Cat

    • Sep 14, 2018 at 3:07 am #46954

      Sorry to dig out this old thread, but for me it is clearly flatsome with ux builder. I’ve tried elementor and yet alone the lack of customization of the sliders drives me nuts. You can’t even put a video background on one of the slides. Also every single point if you want to customize something is in a submenu, with uxbuilder you have all the options for that specific element in one screen.

      Currently only trying to rebuild our landing page, just to check which builder has more bloat (DOM elements) in it.

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