If you’ve ever designed or redesigned a website, chances are you’ve discussed WordPress. The popular website platform is a free content management system (CMS) preferred by 42% of the web. WordPress has been around the block, approaching nearly 20 years in existence.
Elementor is WordPress’s Cadillac website-building platform that attracts web professionals, designers, and marketers. The site says Elementor is responsible for a new website every 10 seconds—that is impressive. Having launched in 2016, the all-in-one web solution aims to simplify web design in order to maximize creativity.
The CMS offers both free and premium options. The free version provides access to the drop-and-drag web builder, plus 40 basic widgets.
Upgrade to an Elementor Pro option for a completely customizable experience. The Pro plans unlock more widgets, a theme builder, visual form builder, marketing integrations, dynamic content fields, motion effects, and more! Plus, you gain top-notch support.
There are five premium options:
- Essential, $49/year
- Advanced, $99/year
- Expert, $199/year
- Studio, $499/year
- Agency, $999/year
How it stacks up to the competition
There are no shortages of CMS options for web designers. How do you choose the one that’s right for you? Here’s how Elementor stacks up against the competition:
- Squarespace—This CMS lives up to its name. The clean design works in blocks, or “square spaces” to drag and drop different elements. It’s a great option for basic sites. The design is a little bit clunky, though, and there are not many customization options. In our opinion, this is not the most user-friendly site.
- Wix—Also a drag and drop builder, this CMS offers more customization than Squarespace. It’s a great option for those who have a little more design experience.
- Elementor—Another drag and drop formula, this CMS is the most customizable option. It’s an excellent choice for designers with experience, but it also offers plenty of tutorials and support for users. Bonus, it offers a large library of plugins and features!
Elementor takes WordPress to the next level
WordPress has a great reputation as a popular and user-friendly CMS. Elementor takes that to another level.
The goal of this web designer platform is to simplify web design by taking out the quirks and issues and making it fun again. Designers are meant to create, not fight with code. Like its competitors, Elementor is a drag-and-drop website builder. The platform requires zero coding, making it easier to navigate and create.
Third-party developers have created several plugins or addons specifically for Elementor that enhance the experience. Some plugins are free, others are not, many are included in the Elementor Pro options.
When do I need a developer?
CMS has come a long way, making web design an easier and more creative process. But if you’re new to the process, you might quickly end up in over your head.
When is it time to call a developer?
If you are considering a super customized website and you have the budget to hire a developer, let them do the heavy lifting! Developers are programmers who are paid to make your vision come to life.
When you get into a complicated setup with custom post types and custom field setups, it’s helpful and less frustrating to let a developer do the work. They also can easily work off-template to create custom layouts that make your site unique.
If you’re in a time crunch or don’t have the resources to build the site yourself, it might be best to contact a pro. Spend the money on a developer and save yourself the frustration.
Bring your site to life
Don’t stress about your website—tap into the experience and knowledge of Logical development services.
When you rely on Logical’s development services, you gain access to experienced professionals who will take your vision and make it reality. You’ll also get all the perks and features of an Elementor Pro package.
Our experts will be with you from start to finish, providing a beautiful and user-friendly website that exceeds your expectations.