In addition to the complexities of collaborating with WordPress and Elementor, there are also opportunities that render it a leading outlet for site developers. In this article, we address both sides and share several tactics that will help you find things easier to build cool WordPress websites.
Is WordPress too complicated to use?
If you have never created a WordPress website before, you might find yourself shouting at those very words on your computer. In reality, you may have noticed this post after you typed it into Google in anger.
On the other side, if you grew up in the old days of creating websites manually with HTML, you could appreciate WordPress for its convenience vs. building websites from scratch, but the debate whether WordPress is “hard or easy” to use is not cut and dried.
Whether WordPress is hard to use depends on where you come from and what you are attempting to construct. Sometimes, everybody can feel a little confused by WordPress—it is not just something newbies are grappling with. However, taking the effort to get through the WordPress learning curve will offer many benefits.
In this article, we are going to speak about some factors WordPress and Elementor may seem confusing. Then we will share our views about why it is always worth studying WordPress as a forum and some techniques that you should apply to make it simpler to build cool WordPress websites.
Do you want to learn how to use Elementor?
To learn Elementor, you must have web design skills. Blue Sky Graphics is an online graphic design school providing web design courses too, so check them out if you’re interested in learning graphic, web and UX UI design.
You can also opt for Google and YouTube searches to learn Elementor, but it is not a difficult program to master.
Build the Right Design Can Seem Daunting
If you are not a web builder, it can be a lot on your shoulders to be responsible for the construction of your blog.
Although WordPress themes will help you get up and running on a strong basis, you would most definitely also need some time to configure your chosen theme and make it your own.
If your theme has a lot of modification settings, making all these choices can make you feel overwhelming, particularly if you are not a designer. And if you do not have a tonne of choices, you might need to focus on custom CSS code, which adds another layer of difficulty.
What is more in 2020, you do not only have to build a website for people on desktop computers—you still need to cater for smartphone and tablet devices, which is called responsive design. Although all modern WordPress themes embrace responsive design, they do not do the same, and trying to work with responsive design creates another hassle.
Later on, we will share several strategies that will make it far simpler for you to build a custom website.
How can I use Elementor?
Make sure you have your WordPress installation ready to update Elementor. Go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add Fresh’ in the WordPress dashboard and type ‘Elementor’ in the search bar. Then press the ‘Setup’ icon, and then click the ‘Trigger’ button.
Edit a new tab for Elementor
Go to ‘Pages’ > ‘Add a new one.’ Then press the ‘Edit with an element’ tab.
Insert a prototype for the Elementor
You are expected to be inside the Elementor editor now. Select Add template’ and pick from the large variety of free and paying models. It is suggested to start with a blueprint to learn how to create the various elements of the page. I will also suggest watching this brief video on the Elementor structure.
Create a full-width template
You can render any page in maximum width of the Elementor by heading to Section > Layout and flipping the Stretch section to Yes. Watch the video explaining how to do it
Understand the function of the elementary
Each page of the Elementor consists of pages, columns and widgets. Parts shall break the page into horizontal rows. Columns split each segment into vertical columns and drag and drop the widgets within the column.
Attach a widget
Let us try adding a new widget to the page. Remove one of the widgets in the prototype that you insert by clicking on the widget and then clicking on the X symbol. Then in the left row, check for the widget button and move it to the empty place where you just removed the widget.
Changing backdrop picture
Please click on one of the pages. This will open the configuration portion of the left column. Go to the middle ‘Style’ tab and press the background picture. Now, pick another picture and click the ‘insert media’ icon. Watch the video explaining how to do it
Adjust the font
Go to the widget on the website and click on it. On the left panel, the heading settings will be opened. Go to the centre ‘Form’ tab and turn to ‘Typography.’ Now under ‘Friends,’ you can search through various fonts and select a different font family.
You don’t need to be an expert to use WordPress
Another crucial thing to make is that you do not need to be a WordPress specialist to use WordPress effectively. You may not need to know any code, either.
What you need to do is find out what you need to get through. There are a number of popular developers who do not know how to code, have never dealt with the WordPress template hierarchy, and do not memorise the WordPress glossary.
What is more, since WordPress is so common, it is simple to get support with the basic stuff you need to know. Do not you know how to make your website appear a certain way? Ask in the 60,000+ individual Elementor forum, and you can get a lot of supportive answers to pass the problem past.