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In today’s episode, we’re going to take a look at evolving your website. One of the easy ways to do that is through Elementor, and then there are add-on packs.
We’re going to take a look at one of those add-on packs in more detail.
Elementor Page Builder Review
Elementor is a page builder plug-in. There’s a ton of page builders out there, and they make building websites a lot easier.
Using page builders is a lot easier than what I used to do back in the day, doing a lot of HTML, CSS PHP. Things have evolved much more.
Of course, you still use HTML and CSS. It’s that these builders allow you to do it a lot quicker. When you look at Elementor, it has a lot of great features.
If you look at the editor here, you can see it’s drag-and-drop live editing. It’s quick, but it misses some of these blocks. Everything works with blocks. You throw a bunch of blocks in there, and then you build your page.
That’s what these add-on elements additional third-party things do. It allows you to throw those blocks right in there, and then it gives you more variety and more variation rather than custom coding it yourself. It saves you a ton of time.
Here’s one of our websites where we can play with Elementor page builder – PodcastColor.com
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Take a Look at Element Pack Pro
The reason I like this plug-in (Element Pack Pro) is because of all the features and functions you can get out of it.
Take a look at that list. That list is huge. And one of the cool things about it is it’s well styled and designed. For example, take a look at the testimonial grid. Look at the styling.
It’s clean-cut and well designed.
Here’s the testimonial. It’s done with design in mind.
Also, there’re other plug-ins.
Ultimate Addons for Elementor
They have elementary widgets as well. And they also have testimonials. And here’s one of the things I don’t like about this – business reviews.
The problem with this is it’s fetching directly from Google and Yelp. And that’s great, I think. It’s a good function to have. But I want to also additionally have these manually added because sometimes people just write in testimonials by email.
And I have this plug-in. I paid for this plug-in as well. But this is one of the things that plug-in lacks. Whereas with this other one, you can do much more. There’s much more customization behind it.
Examples of Carousel, Thumb Gallery, Timeline
Take a look. It just makes the widgets a lot easier. You could do these yourself and customize them however you like.
And then, you can choose a thumb gallery and tweak them to your liking without any additional code.
Here’s a timeline. It’s also very unique and exciting if you like a timeline look. Maybe you want a horizontal one. Perhaps you want it vertical. It’s an excellent way to present timeline information.
I think pricing tables are also pretty good, very convenient. Always nice to have some pricing tables.
These are very nicely designed. You can see there’s a lot of variations for those. Maybe you want to keep it simple. Here’s one that focuses on the center and the button there.
Also, you can find the audio player design and cryptocurrency card if you’re doing anything with a cryptocurrency. This is the first one I’ve seen. And they also have third-party plug-ins and widgets that connect to other items as well.
- Ninja Forms
- WooCommerce add to cart
You can find there whatever you want.
Testing Elementor Plugins with Podcastcolor
I’m going to show you what Elementor can do on my Podcastcolor website. Here are all the widgets.
Here is one of the other pro-plug-ins that I have. There are the general plug-ins, and here’s the element pack. It’s good, but it’s missing a couple of functions.
Here’s the audio player.
And you can see most of them they go with:
If I want to change the skin, I could change the skin. If I want to change the style, I can do it as well.
You can change:
- icon colors
- seekbar color
You could see there’s a lot of things that you could tweak. There’s a lot of customization.
This is one of the elements. Let’s go to another one here to show you a couple of great things.
The next one is Business Days&Times. This one is good if you’re building local websites for companies. You can drag these things in, make some changes, and make some adjustments.
Take a look at Google Maps. This is also very handy and convenient.
And you can see there are more controls than just the basic Elementor things. You can do Street View control.
There are more functions to it that you can add-in. There are zoom controls if you want to hide those or show those. And you can add in some other stylings.
Here’s a new one that I like. This is a circle menu. If you ever wanted to put one of these circle menus on with contacts and clicks, this is fantastic.
You can see how that functions. You roll over, and people would get a circle menu right there on any item that you want.
Actually, it’s a multi-click, multi-item, multi menu function. That’s also very convenient.
What’s missing with Elementor?
I find the one thing that’s missing with this. They do have some advanced buttons, which are excellent. You can do some great buttons, but a multi-line button would be fantastic and amazing for marketing teams.
For example, typically, you have a button, arrow, and then there’s your line of text. It would be nice if you can create double line buttons like this.
I find a lot of these plug-ins miss that option. Having something like that would be fantastic. A two-line button is a marketing button, and that would be good and handy to have.
Or even three lines would be great. Then you can control it. That’s the one thing I found missing.
Dual Button Option
You can see you have that dual button, but I’m missing the multi-line button. The dual buttons are great when you have two options to choose from.
Asking your customers: Do you want this, or do you want that?
The thing is that you don’t see a lot of those other plug-ins that have that.
Switcher & Video Gallery Plugins
If you’re doing pricing plans, you could switch to the yearly or monthly. That’s the toggle. That’s also very cool and very powerful.
Maybe you’re doing a ton of video like I am, this is also pretty cool that you can have a list of videos like a playlist.
If you want to embed that on your website, this is very cool and very convenient.
Right now, I’m using little subsets of this plug-in here and there. Obviously, you don’t need all the elements in there for every website. But you choose and cherry-pick which ones you like and which ones you don’t like.
Then use the ones that you need just to make your website whole. And make it a lot easier because you quickly drag those things in without having to code them.
I hope you got some great insights into the Elementor Pack Pro Plugin.
If you’re interested in this plug-in and you like it check out what Elementor has to offer right here!