Elementor Pro is packed with elements
Elementor Pro includes about every type of element that you can think of. These days, including all these elements is pretty much expected though. Where Elementor exceeds expectations is in the options it has for customizing each element.
While exploring the element options, you’ll find all the expected options to adjust fonts, set padding and margins, colors, and so on. What you might be happily surprised to see is options to create nice looking animations, layered parallax, and scrolling effects built in.
Chances are Elementor Pro will integrate with your favorite services
Elementor is completely compatible with WooCommerce. More than that, Elementor Pro includes a nice selection of WooCommerce elements to display products, categories, price lists, and special WooCommerce elements like the cart, single product, and customer account pages.
There are also built-in integrations with MailChimp, MailerLite, MailPoet, GetResponse, ConvertKit, Drip, and ActiveCampaign.
Elementor Pro’s built-in theme builder
Sometimes even the best theme is exactly the right fit for what you need. Elementor Pro’s integrated theme builder is the solution.
Having an integrated theme builder isn’t unique to Elementor Pro. Beaver Builder’s Themer plugin is an extremely powerful tool as well. The main difference between the two is that Elementor’s theme builder is included in their basic package. That’s just crazy!
Elementor Pro Theme Builder vs Beaver Themer
Now, it’s great that Elementor Pro’s theme builder is included as part of the package. That makes it significantly less expensive than the $199 Beaver Builder Pro package + $147 Beaver Themer plugin.
The price difference isn’t the end of the story though. As far as features and layout customization options, I think Beaver Themer has the advantage. I may explore a comparison between these two theme builders more completely in the future.
For now, the takeaway you should have is that Elementor Pro’s theme builder is a great overall value and wins on price. Beaver Themer is the more powerful of the two.
Create Dynamic Content with Elementor
If you don’t know this already, dynamic content is the text, images, or videos (or just about anything else that can be displayed on a website) that changes from page to page. A WordPress blog post is a great example. A template controls how the post is displayed so you don’t need to build each post from scratch. The only parts that get switched out from post to post is the text and featured image.
Plenty of plugins like Advanced Custom Fields, Pods, and Toolset let you customize WordPress posts and pages by adding your own custom fields. And Elementor integrates with most of them. With Elementor’s built-in theme builder, you can create custom page templates to display all of your dynamic content pretty much however you like.
How does the plugin work with Gutenberg?
You can choose to use either Gutenberg or Elementor to build your pages. For example, you could create an Elementor template for your posts layout and then use the Gutenberg text editor to add your content. Many people (myself included) have opted to ditch Gutenberg in favor of the Classic Editor plugin. Elementor works just fine with it too.
Elementor’s developers also released the Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg plugin and made it available in the WordPress plugin repository. This plugin lets you use Elementor blocks inside the Gutenberg editor.
In addition to these integrations, Elementor also connects with the Facebook SDK, reCAPTCHA v2, don Reach, TypeKit Web Fonts, HubSpot, SalesForce and Zapier. This is an impressive list compared to other page builders.