Elementor: The Most Dynamic Website Builder

WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet, and with good reason.

Put simply, WordPress enables web designers to create the most stunning, comprehensive websites imaginable.

However, if you can’t code, creating a WordPress website may prove challenging (if not downright impossible).

With Elementor, you can create dynamic WordPress websites without having to write a single line of code.

Have we mentioned that it is free, too?

Elementor: The Ultimate Design and Marketing Tool  

The ultimate free WordPress drag-and-drop builder, Elementor empowers web creators to design the perfect WordPress websites.
If you have your heart set on creating an ecommerce website, Elementor has you covered as well (more on that in a minute:)

With Elementor, it makes no difference If you don’t know how to tinker with CSS or HTML. The platform will enable you to intuitively create your landing pages and keep track of your progress while you assemble it.

We haven’t even scratched the surface, though:)

Elementor boasts dozens of widgets and tools that help you actualize even the most ambitious web design concept. You can create any slide, design any form and create the most stunning popup, all within Elementor.

Core features 

Drag and drop editor

The foundation of every website builder is its editor. Elementor offers users a truly unique editing experience; every item added to your page can be dragged and dropped within a clean, clear and intuitive environment.

Here’s what it looks like:

The widget panel can be seen on the left. Elementor offers more than 90 dynamic widgets and hundreds of templates with which you can create your stunning website. 

Business and marketing features

Elementor is more than just a site builder; it’s an all-in-one website creation platform. And, most importantly, it is a marketing and business oriented tool, as well. 

With Elementor, you get to build, publish, and manage your landing pages, forms, popups, and website pages without ever needing to incorporate any other tools.

Elementor offers powerful features geared towards marketing and business objectives (including lead capturing). You’ll find:

  • A powerful integration with Yoast, ensuring that your website will be SEO-optimized
  • Features such as fully customizable forms and smart popups enable site owners to considerably grow their audience
  • Elementor users can leverage customizable templates and set triggers to target their visitors at the right moment. 

Workflow optimization 

Ensuring consistency across your entire website is mission critical when creating it. Thanks to 

Elementor Pro’s Global Settings, you’ll be able to create and manage your site’s own design system and  significantly speed up your workflows.

Whenever you create a new design, it will automatically inherit its settings from your Global Settings. In the event that you modify something in Global Settings, that update will automatically apply across your entire site.

You can always choose to tinker with a design on a page-by-page basis, if you choose too:)

Kits Library

WordPress websites are composed of themes and templates. While customizable, these elements can prove tricky (and time-consuming) to tinker with.

Sometimes, it’s imperative to create a website and launch it quickly and effortlessly.

That’s what Full Site Kits are for.

Elementor’s Kits Library contains dozens of complete, designer-made website kits. These kits include all the elements and attributes a website needs in one single kit. All you have to do is click import. 

With Kits, there is no need to work on each page attribute (e.g. header, footer, color palettes) individually. You can choose a kit, customize it so that it fits your design goals, and hit publish. 

Boom, you’re up and running with your complete website.

It gets even cooler, though.

A kit, as a whole, single unit, can be replicated and reused:

The site settings ,its content, templates and other individual components (e.g.s  header, footer, 404 error page, pop-ups, color scheme, fonts) can be easily implemented into other sites. 

Ecommerce

You can build incredibly comprehensive ecommerce websites with Elementor. WordPress’ premier ecommerce plugin, WooCommerce powers millions of online stores across the globe, and Elementor boasts one of the most popular WooCommerce site builders out there.

With Elementor’s ecommerce website building features you can:

  • Build your store’s homepage, product catalogue, product pages (that are more complicated than ordinary landing pages) without any need to code.  
  • Perfectly present the right product information, customer reviews and leverage powerful upselling features
  • Optimize your customers’ “add to cart” experience with custom buttons, menus, banners, and more

Elementor Free Vs Elementor Pro

Unlike some other website creation platforms, Elementor offers users a free plan, along with four subscription packages. 

With Elementor’s extensive free plan, users can leverage its , drag-and-drop editor along with a wide selection of widgets and 5 Kits. This plan should work for you if what you have in mind is designing basic landing pages and websites.
 

However, if your aim is to create a truly comprehensive website (not to mention an ecommerce website), and/or want to fully leverage Elementor’s game changing Full-Site Kits, you’ll need to upgrade to Elementor Pro.

Here is a list of features you’ll gain access to with Elementor Pro:

  • Access to Elmentor’s Theme Builder
  • The Fastest Theme On WordPress: Hello Theme
  • 300+ Pro Templates & Blocks
  • Custom Fonts & Adobe TypeKit
  • All WooCommerce widgets and templates
  • Elementor’s form builder
  • 3rd party integrations (e.g. MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, HubSpot, ReCAPTCHA, Slack)
  • 65 designed Kits

Elementor’s 4 subscription packages 

  1. Essential for US$49 per year – You can build one professional website with this plan
  2. Expert for US$199 per year – You can build 25 professional websites with this plan
  3. Studio for US$499 per year – You can build 100 professional websites with this plan
  4. Agency for US$999 per year – You can build 1000 professional websites with this plan

Get Started With Elementor

There are quite a few website building platforms on the market. 

But those that enable users to create comprehensive, visually-stunning WordPress at scale, are harder to come by.

Elementor stands out as a truly unique solution; offering web designers and developers an intuitive way to bring their vision to life and build the website of their dreams.

If you’re ready to get started with Elementor on your WordPress site, and join a community of more than 8 million professionals leveraging the website builder’s powerful features, go ahead and install the free version from WordPress.org today.

8 Free Website Design Platforms: Quik & Easy Development

Website builders have been gaining more popularity and traction lately, thanks to services such as Wix and Webnode.

Website builders have been gaining more popularity and traction lately, thanks to services such as Wix and Webnode.

These online website creators allow you to create a full website, free of charge, directly in your browser without any prior knowledge of website development.

Many of these services also offer premium packages with additional features, for a small cost per month, if you desire additional tools. The biggest advantage in using these services is the unbeatable development speed, as it all happens in your browser with click-and-drag functionality.

If you’re not a web designer or a creative person but need an easy and affordable solution to creating a website, try one of these free solutions.

Wix – the King of Builders

Wix offers a simple, yet powerful online platform to make Flash websites, MySpace layouts and more. Using a browser-based interface, you can choose from a wide selection of design templates or start with a blank canvas. Wix provides more than enough tools to get the job done, with everything from animation effects and photo albums to Google maps and RSS feeds. You can also import photos from Flickr and videos from YouTube with only a few clicks.

The design interface is sleek and quick (on a high-speed connection). Tools are easy to access when needed and can be hidden when not necessary. Creating new pages and editing old ones is straightforward. Your website is hosted on Wix’s server for quick and easy publishing, however unless you upgrade to a premium package (starting at $4.95/month), you don’t have much control over your domain name. All in all, Wix is by far the best choice for free Flash websites.

Weebly

Weebly is another top choice and sports a simple click and drag interface that allows you to create a professional website very quickly. Content elements, such as videos, pictures, maps, and text are added to your website by simply dragging them from the Weebly bar to your webpage.

You must choose from one of their templates, yet each template is pretty flexible and customizable so there is some room for creativity. Adding and organizing your website’s pages is surprisingly painless. When you add a new page to your website, it’s automatically added to the navigation bar so there’s no need to update your navigation, even if you add a new page at the last minute. Your website domain is in the format of ‘pagename.weebly.com,’ though if you wish, you can create and purchase your own domain name through the interface (the domain purchase process is handled by bestdomainever.net).

Webs (formerly FreeWebs)

With over 20 million websites created with Webs, this one is among the most popular free website creators available and features many of the same features of the other online website builders.

It’s worth noting the ability to integrate your site with Paypal or Google Checkout. It only takes a few clicks and your account information in order to add e-commerce functionality to your website. Also, you can create your own social network by requiring visitors to “join” your site, all with a just a couple of clicks. How cool is that?

Webs is probably not the easiest free website builder to use, however with the extra features available, Webs is a viable option for creating a powerful, free website.

Webnode

Webnode has an interface that could easily be mistaken for Microsoft Word and it’s incredibly ease to use. It’s a phenomenal package and if you’re a Word user, you should be up and running in a few minutes.

What sets Webnode apart is the way that you create and edit your website. It operates more like a content management system. You edit pages by browsing to that page first, then making the necessary changes. This helps to better visualize how your website will look and function exactly. You can change your page layout and design at anytime using the toolbar. The benefit of creating and editing your site with Webnode is that it allows for automatic linking and navigation, so it can be particularly useful when creating large websites with lots of content.

Webnode is the most intuitive program among these website creators, with powerful content management system capabilities and a user friendly interface.

Jimdo

Jimdo operates much like Webnode, by browsing to each page before editing. You practically won’t notice a difference between the site as it appears online and the site as it appears in editing mode. Jimdo however, is not quite as powerful or as easy to use as Webnode.

On the other hand, Jimdo does offer greater design possibilities with a broad range of customization options.

Sprout Builder

Sprout has a range of features that will allow you to quickly and easily build, publish and manage rich media Web content including widgets, banners, mashups and more.

Sprout has a powerful design interface, though it’s a bit difficult to use the first time. The interface consists of dragable toolbars with a surprising amount of design options such as opacity, bevel, emboss, drop shadow, etc.

Despite a bit of a learning curve, Sprout is still a solid choice and offers many powerful design tools that allow you to create a unique website.

Viviti

Viviti is primarily a content management system with less focus on design and customization, however it does a good job at getting you on the web quickly and easily.

Select from one of their templates, then create the pages you need and add content. Pretty simple, though if you’re looking for an extremely powerful website creator with endless possibilities, then this is not the best application for you.

SynthaSite

Synthasite has functionality that is similar to that of desktop publishing software such as Microsoft Publisher. It offers drag and drop editing features that rival many others on this list. Most remarkable is SynthaSite’s online photo editing through a partnership with picnik.com, which is an extremely powerful browser-based image editing program.

Synthasite service is very reliant on templates, but there are plenty to choose from and they vary from fun and funky to classy and cool. Every now and then you’ll stumble upon a template that has a bit of flexibility – offering the ability to change the background image, for example – but those who want to exercise their design talents will find it restrictive.