What is Elementor for WordPress?

Let’s first take a look at WordPress.

WordPress Dashboard.

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that simplifies the process of creating blogging websites. 

At its core, it’s a user-friendly way to create the database underpinning your website without any need to know SQL, the standard database language In addition to being designed for non-programmers, WordPress is an open-source platform; meaning it’s free to use. This open-source approach led to the growth of a large and thriving global WordPress community in which members create themes and plugins to help others build their websites, and extend WordPress’s capabilities. 

Elementor is one such plugin that has found popularity within the community thanks to its powerful editing and site-building tools – tools that make building professional WordPress sites even more efficient and intuitive.

Fun Fact! WordPress powers ~43% of all websites on the internet!

WordPress.org provides you with the software to create your own website. It can be referred to as self-hosted WordPress because you are responsible for hosting or, in most cases, finding a third-party, to host your site. So while the software is free, you will most likely have to pay for someone to host your site. There are a few other limitations:

  • No drag-and-drop editing capabilities
  • You are responsible for backing up and maintaining your site
  • You are responsible for the security of your site

Elementor is a popular WordPress website and webpage builder plugin that brings its own tools to the WordPress world. Perhaps the easiest way to look at it is that WordPress provides a building’s framework, while it’s Elementor that lets you build a beautiful mansion resting on this infrastructure. This visual drag-and-drop editor allows web creators to seamlessly build webpages capable of sophisticated, dynamic functionality. 

With the Elementor Editor, users drag and drop widgets onto the canvas to create a page.