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Elementor Review 2019

Updated: January 2, 2019
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adam-at-wpcrafter

Elementor Overview

Elementor is a WordPress page builder that has taken WordPress web design by storm. It had 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.

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Elementor

Free to $199

    • Live Front End Page Editor
    • Awsome Designer Features
    • Template & Block Library
    • Mobile Responsive Options
    • Fastest Front End Editor
    • PRO Create Custom Headers / Footers
    • PRO Create Post Type Layouts

Elementor Review: Key Features

  • Live Front End Page Editor
  • Awsome Designer Features
  • Template & Block Library
  • Mobile Responsive Options
  • Fastest Front End Editor
  • PRO Create Custom Headers / Footers
  • PRO Create Post Type Layouts

Elementor Review: Things To Consider

Since it launched, Elementor has had explosive growth with it being active on nearly 1 million websites in less than 2 years. The product has become more and more refined because the team behind Elementor is VERY aggressive in making it the best WordPress page builder on available.

With that explosive growth, many Elementor users are also new to WordPress and website building in general. As a result, I have noticed some people having trouble opening up the Elementor builder, but its typically never caused by Elementor itself. Instead, it is caused by outdated hosting, outdated PHP version, the rocket loader enabled in Cloudflare, or some overly aggressive caching or performance plugin.

The reason I point this out is that in some circles there is this perception that Elementor has issues when upgrading, but I have never experienced that myself and have made an effort to see what is causing this for WPCrafter fans and it’s always the same causes listed above.

However, Elementor has a version manager so you can easily revert to a prior version of Elementor. Also, this makes it easy to test out beta versions.

With regards to Elementor Pro, it is fair to point out that it is not GPL licensed. I personally don’t have any issues with this, but there are some people that do. Elementor is GPL licensed which is a requirement to be in the WordPress plugin directory.

Elementor Review: Summary

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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Elementor Tutorials

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How To Import / Export Elementor Templates + What To Do When It Doesn’t Work

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How To Make A Website In 10 Minutes

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How To Make An Online Course Website

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How To Make An Online eCommerce Store Website With WordPress

Review Transparency & Ethics
These reviews & comparisons are my opinions based on my usage and testing. Although I have been solicited for paid reviews, I want to make it clear that I have always declined! I have never been paid to write or record any reviews, EVER! For more information on my review process, visit my Transparency Report linked above.

22 thoughts on “Elementor”

  1. Don’t invest in/buy Elementor! This is a company which is lying to get clients.

    YOU CAN’T USE ELEMENTOR PRO ON NEW SITES AFTER THE LICENCE EXPIRES!

    Their interface is good, but you will need to pay each year to renew your licence. It’s a false advertising from their side that you can use Elementor Pro even after the licence expires! It’s a lie. You can use Elementor Pro, but just on sites you have already installed during the year. But they somehow forgot to mention this. As most of the reviewers with affiliate links.

    They advertise that you just don’t get additional support and updates. I was thinking if I don’t need additional updates, because I’m happy with current version and don’t need their support I’m good to use their existing version on websites even after one year. But again, this is not the case! This is false advertising and hope it will have consequences for the company to misinform the potential buyers.

    Also their support is terrible. Check out the FB reviews. The customer support is super slow and usually just fraudulent companies such as Elementor don’t list any phone number, live chat or direct email address. You can’t find any of these on their site. BE AWARE!

    I have build one website on a “dummy” site and wanted to copy to a live website. I have seen that my licence will expire, but I thought it shouldn’t be a problem. I wanted to move the site 3 days after licence expiration and of course it wasn’t possible without renewing the licence.

    Adam, I highly value your work, but as soon as you don’t mention the whole truth then you are not fully transparent either. Even here in the comment section you replied to one person “That being said, you can continue to use Elementor Pro even after the license expires.” which is again not the case and is misleading information.

    1. Ok so for anyone that reads the above comment, David has no idea what he is talking about and just wants to throw stones. Almost like he has a personal grudge, but everything he is claiming is so over the top, and so misinformed.

      I decided to publish his comment for transparency and to explain to anyone that is curious as to what happens after your license expires.

      So at the end of your license term, if you don’t renew you will lose access to future updates and support. Along with that, you will no longer be able to access the Elementor Pro templates or blocks.

      You are able to use Elementor Pro‘s modules, theme builder features, pop-up features, etc. You also are able to install the last version you have a copy of on any new websites.

      My personal experience with Elementors Pro support has been perfectly fine. Of course, if you are using the free version of Elementor you have to use the WordPress.org support system, but you can’t expect priority support for a free version of a product.

      Also, WordPress plugins never have phone support and very few have live chat support. The reason is, that WordPress plugins are generally VERY underpriced. So much so that there isn’t enough revenue to support having people waiting for phone calls. Maybe if they charged 3X what they do now they could offer this, but I much more prefer paying the current prices.

      I know when we get frustrated we like to throw stones at everyone and point fingers, but I wanted to write this to clear the issue up in case anyone was wondering.

  2. Thank you !! for Awesome Review for Helping us that what should we do buy it or not . but After Read this Article i have decide to buy Elementor Pro . But one Confusion on it about that . Can we get this for Lifetime ?? Please Reply on it. i didn’t get any information about it on official website.

  3. Hi Adam, thanks for your great review. We are starting to use Elementor for our clients sites (previously on WP Bakery) and I’m liking it, the only issue I have is that when giving website access to clients, they can see ALL of the Elementor elements and run wild with these. Since we manage it all for them, this is a risk for us. Is there a way we can disable these elements per role and simply give them access to edit existing elements? (no new elements). I was thinking through a 3rd party plugin or custom code.

    1. Yes you can and there is also permissions you can give based on role. So for example, if you only want them to be able to change text, you can limit their access to preserve your design.

  4. Hi Adam, will Elementor work with Newspaper 9 Theme. I have tried to research and have mixed responses. I have already bought the Newspaper theme which has TagDiv page builder plus Gutenberg is obviously just being rolled out. But from your reviews, it looks as though for a Novice like myself Elementor could be the way to go!

  5. TIP : The following 2 plugins conflict big time with text overlay on Background images especially with background colour : PB SEO Friendly Images & Fast Velocity Minify in Elementor Free & Pro..

      1. I can’t wait to see the results! I have analysed WPCrafter to the best of my ability and I’m impressed – so the decision to move over to another Framework despite having such an effective layout is highly motivating to buy Elementor myself!

  6. Hey mate. Thanks for the review. Have just picked up the Elementor Pro Business through your link. Will email you details. Look forward to your course and your ongoing contents. Cheers. Bobby

  7. Adam, thanks for the tutorial. It answered my question about the usability of the Pro version for product pages. I guess if starting a site from scratch, it might be the way to go with using the element to develop a single product page the can then be templated for all other products without having to rely on the theme but at the moment it does not look as if it is worth the investment.

  8. Guilherme Almeida

    Hi Adam, congratulations for your site. I have one question about Elementor Por that i couldn’t find on the web (or did not understood): it’s there a way to make global layouts for Single Product pages like Anywhere? Is there another plugin that does so?

    Tx

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      With Beaver Builder, Elementor, & Thrive Architect, when you deactivate it your content is still there. No shortcodes or anything like that will be there. Now the usefulness of the content that is left is in question because none of the formatting will remain since the CSS is dependent on the page builder. You will literally only have the text and images, which is still good.

  9. Hi!

    Do you happen to know if Elementor plays nice with LifterLMS at this time?

    For some background – I am going to be working on a medium-to-large scale eLearning project, for which I’d normally opt to create my own Theme; but as they want the site visible to users by January (1 month from now), I’m looking for tools to help get it up and running quickly.

    Thanks!

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