Elementor is a free page builder plugin for WordPress that initially launched in June 2016 and quickly took the WordPress community by storm – it’s now currently sitting at over 1.2 million downloads. It’s brought a lot of competition into the page building niche that’s growing in WordPress by offering a live, front-end editor free of charge. Elementor seeks to improve upon other page builders which while giving the user lots of options can offer a poor experience in the end, for example a lot of page builders use a bloated next of shortcodes to build the layouts and if you change themes you are left with a mess on your page – Elementor let’s you switch themes at will.
These drag and drop page builders ensure WordPress stays competitive with platforms like Squarespace and Wix, so we thought we’d offer a tutorial demonstrating how to use it to build a WordPress site from “scratch” even if you don’t know how to write a single line of HTML or CSS.
Let’s get started.
The Anatomy of a WordPress Site
A live WordPress site has four basic parts:
Most WordPress sites will also need a few different