Elementor for SiteGround Users


WordPress is a huge part of the web nowadays and thousands of SiteGround customers use it for their projects of different scale. There are many different Page Builders out there that add on top of the default WordPress functionality and make it easier to structure the content on your site. Today, we want to introduce to you Elementor - an intuitive drag-and-drop site builder with powerful features, whose use results not only in nice layouts but in a clean and optimized website code too. As a part of a recent partnership with them, all SiteGround customers get an exclusive discount for the Elementor Pro license!

What can Elementor do?

With Elementor, you can use pre-made templates for different page types and simply replace your text and your images within the structure it has generated for you instantly. In addition to that, you get a whole variety of content blocks that you can put in different locations on your pages by simple drag-and-drop. The plugin provides not only columns and rows that you can fill with data but full control over what is shown on the desktop, mobile and tablet users. You can fine-tune the experience for each device right from your backend editor.

Another great addition is the fact that Elementor has a growing community of developers and designers that create addons for it.

Why do we like it?

Elementor is a flexible page builder that does things "the right way". It really works very fast on your browser. Usually, in drag-and-drop interfaces, especially on slower computers, things can become slow, really affecting your workflow, making what's advertised as something to help you, a constant pain to struggle with. Elementor's interface is really well written and works fast and smooth, allowing you to focus on the actual content creation instead of wondering if the element you've placed in is actually saved or not. The best part of it, however, is that the output is a good, clean HTML that works fast and smooth for you and your visitors.

The next big thing about Elementor is that it's not "bound" to a particular theme or a limited number of themes. In theory, it works with every theme. Of course, minor tweaking may be necessary but Elementor's compatibility with themes is simply great. Despite that, it provides a great variety of pre-made layouts that you can use to quickly create the page you need only by swapping the default content with your own images and text.

Last but not least, it's been heavily developed by its team and it constantly receives regular updates that handle new features, introduced by WordPress, as well as improvements of the builder itself. This makes it a piece of software that you can rely on in order to grow your business upon.

How to get Elementor Pro?

With Elementor Pro you get even more functionality, extra pre-made content and fast support for your plugin. As we mentioned in the beginning, there's a special discount for SiteGround customers that want to get Elementor Pro. To do this, first log into your SiteGround User Area and go to the Resources page. You will then see the coupon code for SiteGround users that will grant you 20% off your purchase!

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6 Comments

  1. Reply July 27, 2017 / 06:42 JanSiteGround Team

    Great post and indeed a very nice way to build WordPress sites.
    Tnx for sharing your knowledge and off course the discount code is always nice to receive!

  2. Reply July 27, 2017 / 10:09 Brian ProwsSiteGround Team

    Thanks for continuing to partner with value-added WordPress vendors.

    Will Elementor Pro work with the Genesis Framework and StudioPress themes, my preferred source for building my websites?

    My concern with drag-and-drop solutions (ex. Divi from Elegant Themes) is the impact on page download speed and strange changes made to the CSS and javascript. Testing them on WebPageTest.org and GTMetrix frequently reveals problems that cause delivery slowdowns, especially with 3G/4G mobile connections.

    • Reply July 28, 2017 / 00:29 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Yes, Elementor works great with Genesis themes. To be honest, the websites I do personally are all Genesis + Elementor nowadays and the result is really nice. You can check it safely on any of your Genesis project and test it out to make sure it won't have a negative effect on your performance.

      • July 31, 2017 / 18:09 Brian ProwsSiteGround Team

        When you say "works great with Genesis Themes," I need clarification. Genesis is the theme framework to which is added a child theme (I use Studiopress). In your website work, are you adding the Genesis Framework, then using an Elementor template? Or do you use a Genesis child theme, then add a template? Any problems when Genesis updates its software? Thanks.

      • July 31, 2017 / 23:54 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

        You should be using Elementor with a Genesis child theme. Elementor will simply build the blocks within the theme and they will look and work great. So far I haven't stumbled upon complaints regarding any incompatibilities or issues after Genesis updates. I'd recommend that you check both the Elementor and Genesis Facebook groups, they both have great communities and there's always someone to help you out with an issue.

  3. Reply July 29, 2017 / 23:26 OzzymuppetSiteGround Team

    YES! Thanks Siteground. Elementor is easily the best pagebuilder out there. I've been using the free version until now, but with 20% off its irresistable. Thanks!

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