5+ Essential Addons for Elementor to Improve Your Website
Elementor paga builder is already one of the most popular page editors for WordPress, but its popularity is still rising. With over 4.000.000 active installations, there must be something to it.
Elementor’s free version already has a lot to offer. However, it is not perfect. To truly make the most of it, however, we have compiled this list of essential addons for Elementor, so you can make your website exactly what you want it to be.
Now, don’t get us wrong: the free version already has a multitude of useful and attractive options. However, to go to the full extent of what Elementor has to offer, you might want to give it some extra oomph with one (or more!) items from this list.
What else can we kick off this list of essential addons for Elementor with, but Elementor Pro, the paid version of the page/building plugin. As it stands, the Elementor Pro is the Swiss army knife of website-building.
This visual builder not only makes constructing a website quick, it also makes websites that load faster. The workings behind Elementor are optimized to generate fast-loading, SEO-friendly code for your website. Its modular design allows you to create bespoke websites, pages, and sections with what you find in the kit box.
But this can more or less be said of the Free version, too. The Pro version not only brings more ready-made elements (over 80 in total), you also get a larger Elementor template library with ready-made solutions for websites for various businesses and services, as well as comprehensive tutorials for website creation using Elementor. To top it all off, you can use Elementor’s Hello theme as a starting point and be sure that all the new features, for every new version, have been tested on it.
Features which make Elementor Pro a great plugin:
- Available In 50 Languages
- WooCommerce Builder and Shop Widgets
- Popup Builder
- Parallax and Mouse Effects
The Plus Addons comes in two versions: paid and free. The free version alone builds considerably upon Elementor’s free set of building blocks with text options and text animations, buttons, tabs, social icons and the like, if you want to doll up your pages.
With the Premium version, you not only get more website elements (over 60), you also get more features for the free widgets, too. Apart from some interesting image effects, such as tooltips, masking, scrolling, parallax, and cascading, you also get a number of free page templates for easy modification using Elementor.
Features which make The Plus Addons a great plugin:
- Several Blog and Gallery Layouts
- Contact Form 7
- Advanced Background Options (Paid Version Only)
With Essential Addons for Elementor, you can add over 100 blocks, templates and sections to your Elementor website. The free version gives you, for instance, widgets for tabs, a filterable gallery, testimonials, sticky video, and Twitter and Facebook feeds. The free version also contains Contact Form 7 forms and a WooCommerce product grid.
With the Premium version, you get even more advanced option, especially insomuch as carousels are concerned – you can get them to display your Twitter feed, team roster or posts, for instance – but also some useful widgets. For instance, the Premium version includes the Instagram gallery and feed widget and Advanced Google Maps, with colour options, overlay and route functionalities, too. The developers also suggest Flexia as a companion theme.
Features which make Essential Addons for Elementor a great plugin:
- Fast Loading
- Easy Form Building
- Event Calender
- Mailchip Compatible (Premium Version)
Premium Addons for Elementor offer 50+ highly customizable widgets – at least in its Pro version. As far as the free version goes, it sports a customizable Google Maps widget, with custom markers and skins, gallery grid widget, Contact Form 7, and pricing table, to name a few. You also get access to the developers’ section template library, so you can import a template you like with one click.
With the Pro version, you get several more options, especially with the graphics widgets: you can add hotspots, animate them in layers, or arrange them in an accordion style, and use parallax effects or particles for some really eye-catching design solutions. The pro version also introduces social feed widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Behance, as well as review and testimonial widgets that work with Google, Facebook, and Yelp reviews.
Also noteworthy are the messenger widgets for Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, allowing your visitors to message you directly from your website, so your website can really benefit from your social media activities and presence.
Features which make Premium Addons for Elementor a great plugin:
- Social Media Ready
- WPML Ready
- Chart and Table Widgets (Pro Version Only)
- Video Tutorials
HT Mega is truly mega – with over 360 ready-made blocks and 80 widgets, it offers you a wide gamut of possibilities. And that’s not all – included are over 90 ready-made, easily importable pages which you can use with minimal modification. These include simple but effective design solutions for corporations, charities, shops, clinics, political and many other organizations. With some tweaks using Elementor, you can make each and every one of these all your own.
The free version of Elementor does not come with editable headers and footers. With HT Mega, you won’t encounter this problem, as its header and footer are fully editable and customizable. The same goes for any menu – and mega menu – too.
Features which make HT Mega a great plugin:
- Theme/Template Builder
- Multiple Image and Post Grids
- WooCommerce Compatible
- Mailchimp Compatible
If you need simply to add a few new widgets to your page builder, consider Elementor Addon Elements. While Elementor’s basic elements are enough for some basic webpage-building, with Elementor Addon Elements you can spruce up your website design with text animations, popups, buttons and progress bars. You may also want to add a filterable gallery to your website – and with Elementor Addon Elements, you can.
As with any new software, there are some kinks that still need ironing out. Some users have reported compatibility issues with Elementor Lightbox, as well as sever errors. Still, the developers are updating it constantly, and subsequent updates might fix the problem altogether.
Features which make Elementor Addon Elements a great plugin:
- Progress Bar
- Animated Background Color
- Google and Snazzy maps
- Twitter Feed
Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks is a great option if you are satisfied with Elementor’s free options except for the absence of header and footer. With this addon, you can easily and quickly create layouts for your website’s header and footer. This plugin also adds another area above the footer – a “before footer” area – which you can use for another layout, allowing you much more flexibility with footer designs.
And that’s not all: as the name suggests, you can also use this plugin to make custom Elementor blocks which you can place anywhere on your page, making this tool more versatile than you’d expect. And with over 300.000 active installations and a five-star rating over more than 100 reviews, you can be sure we’re not alone in this opinion.
Features which make Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks a great plugin:
- Easy Editing
- Flexible Footer Design
Elementor, especially its free – fuss-free, too – version, is a great way to start using WordPress and building your own websites. With one or more of these addons, you can supplement Elementor’s basic set of building blocks, and really make your creation – and your business, portfolio, organization or project – stand out.
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