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.

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.

WordPress Initiatives Manager

Enthusiastic about all Open Source applications you can think of, but mostly about WordPress. Add a pinch of love for web design, new technologies, search engine optimisation and you are pretty much there!


  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.

      • September 8, 2018 / 23:59 JonathanSiteGround Team

        Hi Hristo,

        I have heard from the Elementor people that the Elementor Pro 2.0 Theme Builderโ€”the one that can edit the WordPress template pages (post page, archive page,, header, footer, etc.)โ€”does not work well with Genesis. Have you come across anything like this? I realize this post of yours is about a year old and may not cover the 2.0 features of Elementor Pro.

        I am on the brink of buying both, so I want to make sure I'm not making a mistake.

        Thank you! (I hope you work weekends :-))

      • September 9, 2018 / 23:52 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

        The coupon code is valid for all versions, I am not sure if you can even download older ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!

  4. Reply August 25, 2017 / 09:14 Work-at-home MomSiteGround Team

    Great contribution to the business world.

  5. Reply August 25, 2017 / 12:30 Ashish GuptaSiteGround Team

    Will it work only for some posts? I mean I don't wanna change the whole layout of my website, instead I want a change in few posts only...Is it Possible with it for my website??

    • Reply August 28, 2017 / 07:01 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Yes, you can use it for new content only and keep existing one intact.

  6. Reply August 30, 2017 / 10:49 BrodNeilSiteGround Team

    This is good news especially this part: "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."

    And so I am hoping that this will not create a negative impact on SEO as some drag-and-drop builders do.

    Thank you.

  7. Reply August 30, 2017 / 18:46 VinceSiteGround Team

    Great page builder

  8. Reply September 1, 2017 / 05:59 kkriSiteGround Team

    Hello. Trying to understand all the possibility of using Elementor. I will be able to use it only to create area in my pages/posts and all plugins should come adding other plugins and/or the theme plugins shortcodes, or Elementor itself has some options included? (recent posts, posts lists with different layouts, slides, tabs and so on?). Thank you for clarifying.

    • Reply September 5, 2017 / 01:12 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      You can use both the content generated from Elementor and your Theme and Plugins to build the content you want. Please, check Elementor's site for additional information on what element it includes in the free and paid versions.

  9. Reply September 22, 2017 / 00:11 Bjorn van der NeutSiteGround Team

    Bummer just payed the full package ๐Ÿ™ Did not know that siteground had any discount coupons. But the plugin is awesome! I can advise it to all wordpress users to just take a look at the free one and see if it fits your needs.

  10. Reply September 22, 2017 / 09:00 Bryce WraySiteGround Team

    For those of us who moved over to SiteGround after already having purchased the Elementor Pro license while with other host, can we use this discount when that license has to be renewed, or is it just for first-time purchases of the license?

    • Reply September 25, 2017 / 00:19 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      The coupon code is valid only for new purchases.

  11. Reply September 24, 2017 / 07:14 SteveSiteGround Team


    Is this a one time discount, or does it roll on year after year when the renewal is due?


    • Reply September 25, 2017 / 00:19 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      The coupon code is valid only for new purchases.

  12. Reply November 20, 2017 / 22:30 DanSiteGround Team

    Is the coupon still valid?

    • Reply November 23, 2017 / 08:25 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team


  13. Reply December 2, 2017 / 13:16 JosephSiteGround Team

    Hi Hristo,
    Can you please make similar deal with Jetpack?

    • Reply December 7, 2017 / 03:42 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Thanks for the suggestion! We're already discussing options with the JetPack team ๐Ÿ™‚

      • January 28, 2018 / 06:47 JosephSiteGround Team

        Any update regarding with the Jetpack yet?

      • January 29, 2018 / 08:39 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

        Not yet, we will have a new blog post once there's a development on that front ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Reply January 6, 2018 / 11:18 FilipaSSiteGround Team

    Thanks Siteground! I've been using the free version until now, but with 20% off i'm going Pro!
    Is the coupon still valid?

    • Reply January 8, 2018 / 09:20 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Yes ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Reply June 30, 2018 / 06:24 KathirSiteGround Team

    Thanks for the coupon, i can't find high discounted coupons for elementor. But you saved my money. Proud to be siteground user.

  16. Reply August 25, 2018 / 14:20 Abdul WahabSiteGround Team

    Any discount coupon available right now for elementor Pro

    • Reply August 27, 2018 / 02:23 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Yes, you can find it in the Resources page of your User Area.

  17. Reply August 31, 2018 / 01:41 StevenSiteGround Team

    I found it, but it doesn't do anything - I click, go to the site and there is no discount?
    BUT I'm "loving" my SiteGround Hosting!!

    • Reply August 31, 2018 / 03:31 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      There's a coupon code on the banner, you have to type it in when ordering Elementor Pro ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Reply August 31, 2018 / 03:49 StevenSiteGround Team

    oowe lol I cant believe I missed that!
    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Reply October 8, 2018 / 14:09 Adrian LightfootSiteGround Team

    Elementor has clean CSS and doesn't bloat your site so will not affect speed unlike other page builders, easily transferable from other sites ie to SiteGround from others without effecting any code.

    Not including any discounts Elementor Pro is $49 a year including 1 Year of Updates & Support

    There is renewal 25% discount for active customers

    • Reply October 8, 2018 / 23:50 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      There's a special discount for SG customers too!

  20. Reply November 28, 2018 / 06:07 WarunSiteGround Team

    When I click the Elementor banner it goes to the website.
    Also there is no coupon code on the Banner of elementor in Perks page.
    Could you please help??

    • Reply November 28, 2018 / 07:30 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      We will update the banner and I will email you the coupon code!

  21. Reply March 21, 2019 / 11:43 WilliamSiteGround Team

    Hi Is this coupon still active? I can't seem to find it on my resources page?

    • Reply March 22, 2019 / 00:57 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Yes, it's just called Perks page now ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Reply August 18, 2019 / 20:34 AkintoyeSiteGround Team

    I receive error whenever I try to edit page with elementor. Please, how do I fix this issue, I am a new user and I've tried all the fixes which are not working.

    I have come to understand that the issues my be from the server host. Could you please assist me in resolving this issue?

    A quick reply would be highly appreciated

    • Reply August 19, 2019 / 01:19 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      We're working on this, please use Elementor 2.6.0 until their devs fix the bug. It's caused by the Force HTTPS -> Rewrite External Links tool in Site Tools. Note, that if you disable this service, Elementor will work. That should be OK if your site is properly configured to work via HTTPS.

      • November 11, 2019 / 23:56 SaleemSiteGround Team

        Hristo, do you know if we can update or Elementor to it's latest version yet and not have any issues with my Site Ground server host?

      • November 12, 2019 / 01:28 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

        Elementor works great on SiteGround. You can safely update it.

  23. Reply November 18, 2019 / 11:44 Paul MyttonSiteGround Team

    I've been having issues with using Elementor in your staging environment. I was told by the support guys that the issue is an incomparability with the way siteground implements staging. This was a response to a support ticket...

    As you may know, the way we are creating staging copies is without making any changes to the website's URL structure. This means that we do not reconfigure your website to work with the staging subdomain, but rather edit the request headers and address in real-time. This is how mydomain.co.uk is replaced with staging.mydomain.co.uk, without making any actual changes to the website.

    I believe that request for previewing the changes is not being affected by the Apache module. I am afraid that no changes can be made to the configuration of the staging environment, so the best way to continue troubleshooting this problem would be to get in touch with the developers of Elementor and ask them if there is a way around this.

    This seems to render it useless unless you want to develop on your live site!

    I find it frustrating that this doesn't seem to be documented anywhere, and even more annoying that I paid for,and invested a lot of time on Elementor after reading Siteground's promotion of it.

    • Reply November 19, 2019 / 07:33 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      This issue is solved in the new Site Tools system where we've reworked our staging tool to use database replaces instead of dynamic URL substitutions. Once your server gets migrated to it, your Elementor staging copies will work just fine.

      • January 2, 2020 / 11:13 JoanneSiteGround Team

        I am a newbie and having issues with working in the staging area of SiteBuilder and trying to load an Elementor template, I keep receiving an error message saying "Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page". Anyone else have an issue like this? Thank you for any help! I have tried it over and over..

      • January 3, 2020 / 03:02 Marina YordanovaSiteGround Team

        Hello Joanne, our techs will need additional information from you in order to recreate the issue. Please post a ticket in your SiteGround Helpdesk and they will investigate further.


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