Introduction: Top 10 Features of Elementor Pro
With over 5 millions installs, Elementor is by far the most popular page builder for WordPress.
In addition to their free version, Elementor offers a pro version that costs between $49-199 a year.
In this blog post (100% built with Elementor Pro), I’ll take a look at what I consider to be the top 10 features of Elementor Pro!
So let’s get started…
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The top feature of Elementor Pro, in my opinion, is the Theme Builder.
The Theme Builder gives you complete control over the design of your website.
You can design your entire website the way that you want: headers, footers, blog posts, and archive pages.
Once you have your website elements designed the way that you want, you can display them on your website using a variety of include and exclude conditions.
That way you can display what you want where you want, as shown in the screenshot below.
You can even design different website elements for different parts of your website.
For example, you could create one header for your website pages and another header for your blog posts.
Or you could create a different blog post layout for each of your post categories.
With the Elementor Theme Builder you’re in control of how your website looks!
The second of my top features of Elementor Pro is the Popup Builder.
The Elementor PopUp Builder allows you to create all sorts of different popups:
- bottom bars
- classic popups
- full screen welcome mats
- hello bars
Once you’ve selected the type of popup you want to create, you have the full power of Elementor to design it the way that you want.
You can add text, images, buttons, videos, forms, countdown timers, share buttons, and much, much more.
Any element that you can use to design your pages in Elementor, you can use to design your popups.
And if you use a form on your website, you can connect that form with MailChimp, Drip, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, MailerLite, Slack or Discord.
(you can also connect with other tools via a Webhook).
Once your popup is designed the way that you want, you can use a variety of include and exclude conditions to display it where you want.
After you’ve decided where you want to display the popup on your website, you can then use various triggers for when you want it to display:
- on page load
- on scroll
- on scroll to element
- on click
- after inactivity
- and on exit intent.
As you can see, the Elementor Popup Builder allows you to create amazing popups that you can display where you want, when you want, and to whom you want!
The next of my top features of Elementor Pro is the Pro Widgets.
With the free version of Elementor, you have access to 29 widgets that you can use to build your site.
The Pro version gives you access to an additional 50+ Pro widgets, as shown in the following screenshots (some of these are covered a bit more in-depth in other parts of this post).
With all of these additional widgets, you have even more power to design your site the way that you want it to be!
The form builder is the next top feature of Elementor Pro.
The form builder is one of the pro widgets that you receive with Elementor Pro.
But it’s unique and important enough to deserve its own mention.
With the form builder, you can build anything from simple contact forms to more complex forms that incorporate dynamic data.
The following two screenshots show you some of the fields that you can use to create your forms.
In addition to having a variety of fields to create your forms, you can also integrate your forms with a variety of other tools.
And you get lots of other important features with the Elementor form builder.
With the Elementor Form Builder, you likely won’t need to use a separate plugin to create forms for your website.
Table of Contents Widget
Next up among my top features of Elementor Pro is the Table of Contents.
With the Table of Contents widget you can create table of contents for your posts and pages.
Like the one at the top of this page!
And the great thing is that the table of contents widget can get picked up by Google.
Which can help you with SEO and click through rates.
For example if I type “how to improve SEO 2020” into google, this is the first result that I receive.
As you can see, this particular result in Google includes a preview of the Table of Contents for the post.
This will greatly improve the click through rate for that post, relative to other search results for that term (how to improve SEO 2020).
And with the Elementor Table of Contents widget, you have the possibility of achieving those results with your posts and pages!
WooCommerce Widgets and Integration
I don’t personally use WooCommerce.
But if you do, then the WooCommerce Widgets and Intregation are the 6th top feature of Elementor Pro.
I showed you the WooCommerce Widgets above but here they are again with a different presentation.
With the Elementor WooCommerce Widgets, you can create single product pages.
Or you can create pages that display multiple products.
So if you use WooCommerce, then you should definitely check out Elementor Pro.
And Elementor also has a full tutorial on how to use the WooCommerce Widgets on their website.
Action Links are the next of my top features of Elementor Pro.
With Action Links, you have a variety of options for connecting with your website visitors, particularly via mobile.
Here are the ways that people can connect with you via Elementor Pro Action Links:
- Click-to-Call: Call your business with one click.
- Click-to-Navigate: Navigate to your business via Waze
- Click-to-Email: Send emails with subject and body pre-filled
- Click-to-Message: Text with visitors via WhatsApp, Messenger, Viber or Skype
- Click-to-Calendar: Add your events to your visitors’ calendar
Number 8 of my top features of Elementor Pro are Global Widgets.
A Global Widget gives you full control over a specific widget that is displayed in multiple places on your site. Editing it in one place will instantly update the rest.
For example, the Table of Contents that appears above is a global widget.
I created added a regular Table of Contents on on one post and then formatted it the way that I want.
I then saved it as a Global Widget.
Now, whenever I want to use a Table of Contents, I simply drag and drop my Table of Contents Global Widget into a blog post and my formatting is already there.
And if I ever decide that I want to change the formatting of my various Table of Contents, I only have to update one of them and the rest will update automatically.
With Global Widgets, you can greatly speed up the process of creating a website.
Sticky Elements and Motion Effects
These are technically separate features of Elementor Pro but I’ll cover them together since they have the same purpose: to capture the attention of your website visitors.
Sticky Elements includes both sticky headers and sticker sidebars.
If you make you header and/or your sidebar stick, they will stay in the viewport while the visitor scrolls, instead of disappearing.
Meanwhile, Motion Effects include the following:
- Vertical Scroll (classic parallex) – Make element move at a different speed than the page while scrolling.
- Horizontal Scroll – Similar to Vertical Scroll but the element moves left or right instead of up or down.
- Transparency – Make element more transparent or more opaque in correlation to the visitor’s scroll.
- Blur – Similar to Transparency but the element becomes blurred.
- Rotate – Element rotates as visitor scrolls.
- Scale – Grow or shrink elements as visitor scrolls.
- Mouse Track – Element moves in relation to the visitor’s mouse movement.
- 3D Tilt – Tilt the element according to the movement of the cursor.
The final of my top features of Elementor Pro is the ability to add Custom CSS.
As amazing as Elementor is, sometimes the only way you can accomplish what you want to accomplish is by using Custom CSS.
Fortunately, that feature is available in Elementor Pro.
And you have the option to put Custom CSS in lots of different places.
- Individual widgets
- The entire website.
So there you have it…my top 10 features of Elementor Pro!
Of course, this is far from an exhaustive list.
Elementor Pro has lots and lots and lots of amazing features.
To see a full list of features of Elementor Pro, just click here.
Oh, and if you do decide to buy Elementor Pro, I have lots of tutorials to get started and help you out.
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