Getting Started With Elementor Page Builder

In this guide, you will learn the first steps needed to create a stunning website using Elementor Page Builder.

What is Elementor?

Elementor is a visual page builder that lets you design your website pages in a live, visual way. This means you can create your homepage, landing pages, blog posts, and all other site pages and posts in the easiest way possible. 

Before we get started, we recommend you watch this short 2-min video intro, showing you the building blocks of the Elementor editor.

Using Elementor, you can create any site without technical skills, without coding and in less time and effort than ever before. 

This guide will cover the following steps you need to make after first  installing Elementor:

  1. Accessing the editor
  2. Elementor UI: Getting to know the interface
  3. Creating your first section
  4. Choosing a pre-made template
  5. Adding columns to sections
  6. Inserting a widget 
  7. Making your page responsive

1. Accessing the editor

To start working with Elementor, go to the WordPress dashboard. Then, add a new page by clicking on Pages > Add New.  Then, click on the 'Edit with Elementor' button. 

This will open the Elementor editor.

2. Elementor UI: Getting to know the interface

The Elementor page builder includes these main areas:
1. Panel (Top): Use the search field to find a widget.
2. Widgets / Widget Settings: Choose a widget and configure it.
3. Preview Button: Enables you to preview the page. Once clicked it hides/shows the panel.
4. Panel (Bottom): View page, Go back to Dashboard or Save page.
5. Content Area: Drag & drop widgets and design your page.
6. Add New Section / Add Template: Choose between creating a new section or inserting an existing template.

To start creating pages with Elementor, we use 3 types of elements: Sections,  Columns , and Widgets. Combining these elements lets you design and compose very complex web pages. You can control and edit the appearance of each of them.

3. Creating your first section

A section is the most basic element that you can work with. It's the building block of every page. A section can be set as full width and spread all over the screen, or receive the content area width (by default).

After you create a section you can drag and drop a widget inside. You can also divide each section to few columns. Every page you create can contain as many sections as you want. You can drag a section above or under another one to relocate it.

1. Add New Section: Click this button to create a new section or simply drag a widget from the panel and drop it in the content area.
2. Select Yout Structure: Choose a structure for your section (Later, you can edit the exact width of every column).

You can edit, duplicate or delete a section. You can also save it as a template or add a new section above. 

4. Choosing a pre-made template

Click on the 'Add template' button to launch the  Template Library and insert one of our pre-designed templates or one of your own.

5. Adding columns to sections

Every section includes one or more columns. You are able to insert your content into each column. You can easily arrange and order the columns, simply by dragging and dropping them.

You can edit, duplicate, add or delete a column. You can also drag & drop it anywhere on your page.
Resize Column: Drag right & left to change the width of your columns.  

6. Inserting a widget 

Click the content to edit, duplicate or delete a widget. You can also save it as a  Global Widget. Add Widget: Drag a widget from the left panel and drop it into a column.

1. To edit a widget, click the pencil icon.
2. On the Panel header, you can choose to edit the widget's content and style.
3. Every widget has a different setting. 
4. You can save your current changes at any stage.
5. When you have finished designing, click the 'X' button at the bottom panel and view the page.

7. Making your page mobile responsive

1. To view how the page looks like on different devices, click on the Responsive Mode button, in the footer.
2.Choose between the different devices.

Customizing widget style settings

This tutorial will go over the style options for sections and columns. You will learn how to change that background color of sections, set image and video backgrounds, set background overlays, border and box shadow. You also get a lot of options to style your columns.

Go to the widgets category

Section

In the video, we show a full-width section, with the different widgets all close together, without a lot of spacing between them and between the edge of the section.

Customizing advanced settings for Section & Column

In this tutorial, we'll walk through the advanced settings. The advanced tab saves you from adding CSS code to change the layout of the page.