Elementor Review

A great funnel or page builder comes at a cost. Here we look at a new page builder that works with WordPress and do a Elementor Review on the free version.

What is Elementor?

Elementor was launched pre-2015 as a live website builder using the WordPress platform. I, like many others, would love to pay for Click Funnels at a couple of Hundred a month but can’t bring myself to pay the price.


Elementor fits my Budget with the free version and three upgrades $49 for one site$99 for three sites and $ 199 for as many as you want. In Fact, discounted as we speak by 150%.

Word Press web page and funnel builder


Elementor v Gutenburg

WordPress 5 and its later upgrades has changed the field slightly as the Gutenberg version of WP is now a block builder.
I changed to WP 5 because I believe it is a great advance but then found I needed more. I wanted to build funnels like the Pros, at a cost like the newbies  so I went searching for more.

I am not the most skilled at the art form of  pretty sites and my prior attempts  ended in failure. Mostly because the learning curve was to great.

Learning Gutenberg led to Elementor

I decided to embark on site building on one of my trainer sites with Elementor to test the water. Did I succeed? I think so but only because of the great training video that introduces the build.
I watched the video as the instructor built a site live right from the start. I would then pause the video and copy what they had done.
My first attempt here
The block builder is similar to WP5  so that bit was easy to move on but adding colours, fonts and sizing came a bit harder. I managed the basics as I copied the tutorial.


WP5 made pretty

Aint pretty

When I do a page or post I have a choice of using Elementor, Gutenberg or Classic Editor depending on my needs. Editing is similar and all the usual accessories are there.
I use either Yoast SEO or All in one SEO, even both sometimes  as the Plugins of choice for SEO and writing. They work on all formats so there was no change there.
Playing with colors, fonts and sizes makes the site look a whole lot better.

Adding media to your site

Everything works as it should, in fact in even enforces the need to add alt tags and change picture sizes with ease. You can position where you like add captions and generally play the game.

I really like the easy gallery builder that draws interest

ategories, tags, featured image blocks all still remain in place while building your site.


The management of color

This is interesting with two fader blocks for colour and intensity where  as WP 5 has a simple colour choice which is not really pretty

The same with font colours your choice is bland  and really restricted but in Elementor the choice is easy and ranges greatly

Positioning is the same with many options more than just Right, Left, centre
to adjust the writing where you want it.


The big difference between WP and Elementor

First of all the editing on Elementor is in a side block where as WP5 is on the page. Both are live and easy to manage once you get into it though swapping does take a mind shift .

The range of Options in Elementor leaves WP 5 for dead allowing so many more site building techniques available to you.
Here is a list of Elementor inputs to make your site come alive

First a Hosting site

I use and recommend Wealthy affiliate as a host. Starting out you actually get a free site or two to build your experience.
You also get a bundle of training in setting up WordPress and the upgrade 
is simply to add more sites.
Elementor works really well with the site so it is a great duo 


Why am I writing in WP5?

Elementor is really a page builder or funnel builder although it could be used for blogging. I find WP 5 just as good for a blog page .

Whats Next with Elementor

As I am buying the paid version of Elementor I will do another post shortly on the benefits to us average folk. I am not a professional by any stretch , ok you noticed, but I love new things and this product is really worth a go. In fact, take out a free Wealthy Affiliate service, choose a paid domain or one of the available free ones, download Elementor and build a funnel for your self following the intro video. You won’t be sorry.

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Create your own website free is a look at what goes into building a website. It is easy and free as we hold your hand to simple training and quick completion

 

Create your own website free

Create your own website free

 

Create your own website free is a look at what goes into building a website. It is easy and free as we hold your hand to simple training and quick completion

 

So you want a website and you want it for free but what about all the other bits and pieces you will need.

Things like Domains and hosting and SEO and Pictures and writing and set out. The list is long but stay with me and I will take you on an adventure.

What’s your webpage about?

Is it a simple blog page, maybe for a Create your own website free
business or even a shop front to sell lots of great products. Or, perhaps you just want to learn how to create a site.

Now you have made up your
mind what will you call yourself?

Every website has an address. A www.your name.com/org/net/com.au. Sometimes this depends on what is available and we can search for that later.

You need to buy a domain name for about $10 or piggyback on someone else’s domain.

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I run a facebook site about Rescue cats. I wanted a simple webpage but did not want to outlay funds.

We used katiehan@siterubix.com
a free hosting service with Wealthy affiliate because it was a way to see if it worked

Now you need a hosting service.

This is an in the cloud type services where all your domains live and anyone can look at them at any time plus you make changes when you want, all very secure and cosy

They cost money, well nearly all do anyway and anywhere from a few dollars too much more, either monthly or annual payments. But hang in there we will get to the free bit.

You have a name a domain and a host what comes next?

The correct software to
build your webpage.
But it must be free as well.

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By far the most widely used software is called Word Press. This is what they call open source software that is built so anyone can use it without paying any money.
It is good and easy to use.

What’s more, it comes with a lot of supporters called Plug-ins that do a lot of the work for you. There are some you need to pay for if you want special things done but generally, most are free.

You don’t need programming skills or any special talent and it all comes really easy in a WYSIWYG format. What’s more, if you are into programming they have an area just for you.

What about all the beaut
pictures that are on sites?

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I will take you to a million free photos to use when you build your site that you just click and paste anywhere you want. There are also sites that supply
pictures for free or amounts like a $1 or two if you want something special.

Banners

Yep free as well. Try Canva.com for your daily dose of fun.

Training

Pay for this by searching the web or follow me further for the best free training on everything  WordPress and site-building you can ever ask for.

You really need some basics before you roll this out so hang on in there as we roll on down.

Finally SEO or setting
up your site, so people find you.

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You can pay hundreds of dollars a month or do it yourself for free with a little help from a couple of plugins. Yep, the plugins that tell you what to do to make the site better and be

found by anyone searching for you.

SEO

There is only one place to get everything for free.

 

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In conclusion, I use and recommend Wealthy affiliate every day.

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