From the official creators, Elementor Pro provides an easy way to customize your entire site using their drag and drop visual page builder. Although the free version is good, the paid version adds a ton of additional features and opens up a world of possibilities.
When you go pro you eliminate the need for three additional plugins; popup, social media, and contact form plugins. Check out all of the features below:
In addition to everything you receive in the free version, you unlock many additional features:
- Additional 50 widgets
- Theme Builder
- Popup Builder
- Custom fonts and icons
- Social Media
- Motion Effects
- Contact Forms
You essentially get everything you need for designing a custom website to marketing all in one. Here is some more detail on the features you will receive if you decide to upgrade.
1. Additional 50 Widgets
When you upgrade, you receive an additional 50 widgets for a combined total of 90 +. Some, but not all of them are depicted in the image below:
2. Theme Builder
Edit your theme templates visually with their theme builder. This works in a similar fashion to designing a page. Easily drag and drop dynamic elements into place. Customizing your theme has never been easier. This eliminates the need to know coding.
What you can edit
You can edit every part of your site visually using their drag and drop theme builder and choose where you want to display those templates by setting conditions.
- Single post template
- Post archives
- Single product (WooCommerce)
- Product Archives (WooCommerce)
3. Popup builder
The popup builder eliminates the need for an additional plugin. You can create popups and set your triggers the same way you design your pages and theme templates.
Popup Builder Features
Exit intent– motivate your users to buy just as they’re leaving your site.
Sales or promotions– get more eyes on your offers by showing your promotions in a popup
Announcements– Create announcement bars notifying your users of important updates or news
This is just scratching the surface of what you can do with this module. You’re only limited to your imagination.
4. Custom Fonts And Adobe Typekit Integration
In addition to Google fonts you can add your own custom fonts or use Adobe Typekit throughout your projects.
Simply add your project ID to the integrations section and add fonts straight from Adobe.
5. Social Media
Eliminates the need for a social media plugin.
- Add share buttons to your posts from all of the popular networks
- Share you best quotes on Twitter with blockquote
- Easily embed Facebook posts and videos to increase your social reach
- Place your Facebook page right inside your website to get more likes
- Communicate with your audience using Facebook comments. This eliminates the need for visitors to sign up to comment. Most people are already logged into Facebook
6. Motion Effects and Animations
Guide the users attention to your page elements with motion effects. Make any element on your page sticky; add scrolling or mouse effects. You can see an example of this with my header.
Some animations include animated headlines, flip box, and countdown.
7. Contact Forms
Capture leads like a pro with their drag and drop form builder. Customize every aspect of the design. Create multistep forms. Collect any type of data with 10 different fields to choose from:
- Phone number
- And more…
Subscription forms– integrate your favorite email marketing platform and grow your subscriber base.
Eliminates the need for a contact form plugin.
|Honeypot||Use this anti-spam feature to block those pesky spam bots|
|ReCaptcha||Add a reCAPTCHA to your form to verify the user is not a robot|
|Hidden Fields||Send advanced data using hidden fields that are not visible to the user|
|Notifications||Receive a notification every time a visitor submits a form|
|Confirmation Emails||Inform users that their submission has been successfully received|
|Redirects||Automatically redirect your users to a dedicated thank you page after submission|
This drag and drop page builder comes with many integrations. Here is an overview of some of them.
- Facebook SDK
- Active Campaign
- Get Response
- Convert Kit
- Mailer Lite
- Adobe Fonts
- Font Awesome Pro
If customizing your website is on the top of your list, then Elementor Pro is one of the best addons available. It also eliminates the need for three additional plugins; social sharing, contact forms, and popups because it comes with these features built in.