Elementor Popup Builder Review (2020)

Elementor Popup Builder Review (2020)

Introduction: Elementor Popup Builder Review

Elementor is the most popular page builder for WordPress, with over 5 million active installations. 

In January of 2019, they released their long awaited Elementor Popup Builder as part of the Pro version of Elementor (affiliate link).

Before the release of the Popup Builder, anyone using Elementor needed to use a 3rd-party solution to have popups on their website. 

Now you can create popups directly inside of Elementor. 

But is the Elementor Popup Builder any good?

That’s what I’ll cover in my Elementor Popup Builder review. 

Features of the Elementor Popup Builder

Let’s start by taking a look at the various features of the Elementor Popup Builder.

Types of Popups

Let’s start by taking a look at the various features of the Elementor Popup Builder.

First of all, it’s more than just a popup builder. You can create:

  • bottom bars
  • classic popups
  • fly-ins
  • full screen welcome mats
  • hello bars
  • slide-ins
elementor popup builder options

Templates

With the Elementor Popup Builder, you receive 120+ templates that you can use. Or you can use a blank canvas if you prefer to start from scratch.

Here are just a few of the many templates: 

Elementor Popup Templates

Styling Options

Once you have your template selected, you can then style it to look however you want.

Using the full power of Elementor Pro!

So what does that mean?

First of all, you’ll have access to about 80 different widgets that you can use in your popups including:

  • headers
  • text
  • images
  • buttons
  • videos
  • forms (login and optin)
  • countdown timers
  • share buttons

Of course, you can style each of these widgets using the same settings and options that you have when you use them on pages and posts.

In addition, you have access to lots of settings that are unique to the Elementor Popup Builder, as shown in the following screenshots. 

And if there’s something that you can’t do with all those features and settings, you can also add Custom CSS to your popup. 

Elementor Popup Settings

With the Elementor Popup Builder, you have lots of options for styling your popups to look the way that you want.  

Display Conditions and Triggers

Once you have your popup designed the way that you want, you have lots of options for how and when to display it. 

Firstly, you can mix and match however many include and exclude statements to display it on the exact pages and posts that you want. 

After selecting which pages and posts that you want to display your popup on, you next select from a variety of triggers:

  • On page load
  • On scroll
  • On scroll to element
  • On click
  • After inactivity
  • On page exit intent

(PLEASE NOTE: If you want to trigger your popup via a link or button click, this video explains how to do it). 

Finally, there are a variety of advanced settings that you can use to further refine when your popups are displayed:

  • Show after X page views
  • Show after X sessions
  • Show up to X times
  • When arriving from specific URL
  • Show when arriving from
  • Hide for logged in users
  • Show on devices
Elementor Popup Builder Advanced Settings

As you can see, the Elementor Popup Builder gives you lots of options for displaying your popups when and where you want to. 

Integrations

With a popup builder you also want to know what tools they integrate with, particularly if you’re using the popup to collect email addresses. 

Below  you can see some of the tools that the Elementor Popup Builder integrates with. 

In addition to what is shown in the screenshot below, you can also integrate your popups with Slack and Discord. 

PLEASE NOTE: Integration with AWeber was added on 5/20/2020. 

Elementor Integrations

Pros of the Elementor Popup Builder

Now that we’ve looked at the features of the Elementor Popup Builder and what it can do, let’s take a look at what the Pros are.

Works as Part of Elementor

One of the biggest pros of the Elementor Popup Builder is that it works as part of Elementor.

Which means that you can use all the design features and widgets of Elementor and Elementor Pro to create your popups. 

It also means that it’s VERY easy to use (there’s a reason why Elementor is the #1 WordPress builder!). 

Direct Integration with Elementor (won't slow down your website

Because the Elementor Popup Builder is directly integrated into Elementor, you don’t have to add a separate plugin to use it. 

Nor do you have to add javascript to your website for it to work. 

Many similar products function by adding javascript to your website, which could slow down the loading of your website. 

Great Pricing with Everything Included

You can get access to the Elementor Popup Builder (via Elementor Pro) for $49/year (1 site), $99/year (3 sites) or $199/year (1000 sites).

Compare that to the pricing for OptinMonster, another well-known popup builder. With OptinMonster the pricing options are $108/year (1 site), $228/year (2 sites), $348/year (3 sites), $588/year (5 sites).

As you can see, the Elementor Popup Builder is a LOT less expensive than Optinmonster. 

And no matter which Elementor plan you but, you receive all the features of the Popup Builder. 

That is NOT true of OptinMonster – at the lower pricing levels, many of the features are blocked. 

Receive all the Benefits of Elementor Pro

Because the Elementor Popup Builder is only available when you buy Elementor Pro, you’ll receive more than just the Popup Builder. 

You’ll receive all the benefits and features of Elementor Pro

The Elementor Popup Builder by itself would be a great value at the prices that I showed above. 

But add in everything else that you receive and the value is AMAZING!

Cons of the Elementor Popup Builder

Now that we’ve looked at the biggest pros of the Elementor Popup Builder, let’s take a look at the biggest cons (relative to similar products). 

Lack of analytics

One of the biggest cons of the Elementor Popup Builder is that it does not include any analytics.

This means that you have no idea what percentage of site visitors are taking action on your popups.

Lack of A/B testing

The Elementor Popup Builder does not offer an option to do A/B testing of your popups.

Products like Convertful and OptinMonster, on the other hand, allow you to design different versions of a popup and then see which one performs better. 

Then you can pick the better performing one and eliminate the one(s) that doesn’t perform as well. 

No Two Stage Popups

With the Elementor Popup Builder, you can’t build two-stage popups.

For example, you can’t build a popup where a visitor first clicks on a button or link in a popup and in the second stage is presented with the optin form.   

Limited Number of Integrations

While the Elementor Popup Builder integrates with several major email services (e.g., ActiveCampaign, Drip, ConvertKit), it has a lot fewer integrations than competing products.

Bottom Line

This concludes my Elementor Popup Builder review. 

Overall, the Elementor Popup Builder has a lot to recommend it: great styling options, ability to show popups where and when you want, and amazing pricing. 

Which is  why I consider it to be one of the Top 10 Features of Elementor Pro

And, as I mentioned above, you don’t just get the Elementor Popup Builder: you get everything else that comes with Elementor Pro

So if you’re ready to upgrade to Elementor Pro and also get access to the Popup Builder, just click the box below! (affiliate link)

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