Overall Satisfaction with Elementor
Elementor is our Web Departments only builder. Even though Elementor has not been around as long as many of the other web builders out there, they have done a fantastic job. Especially over the last couple of years. They are continually upgrading features and just making it better. Additionally, there are now so many 3rd party products that are made to work with Elementor. There is little that you can not do. We have found it to be light and fast. The interface is the best out there, in our opinion. The other nice thing about Elementor is there are a lot of good themes that are made to use Elementor as the builder.
- The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Each of the blocks is laid out in a very standard way. This makes learning Elementor pretty quick. There are a lot of advanced features that take longer to become familiar with, but for solid basic design, it is easy to learn.
- Elementor is quite capable of building nicely designed fast sites. It also has excellent Mobile capabilities allowing a designer to make sure the look on Tablet and Phone are as well designed as the desktop version.
- Elementor works well with virtually every Theme out there. However, to go a step further, there are quite a few Themes that are built specifically to work with Elementor.
- This is not something that Elementor does, but I need to mention that there are several Block sets out there that are made for Elementor and expand the design capabilities.
- Occasionally while building in Elementor, parts of the builder will either freeze or become glitchy. This is not very common, but it does occur from time to time.
- One area that Elementor could use some work is in their support department. I have emailed support in the past and have not even received a reply. We use Astra Pro for our theme, and their support has gone in and fixed or explained issues that were directly related to Elementor. Fortunately, we have not needed support much since the product is so well built.
- There has been no negative impact that we have realized with the use of Elementor.
- There has been an increase in ROI due to several factors. The agency-level of Elementor Pro is priced well and is not an economic stressor. The fact that we have standardized our design department wit the choice to use Elementor exclusively has made an impact.
- Since Elementor has a fairly quick learning curve, we have found that designers that have never used it before being able to pick it up quickly and go to work with it.
I am not finding the builders that I have used in the past in the prepopulated area. The builders that we have used in the past include Divi, Beaver Builder, WPBakery, Instapages, as well as the classic editor and Gutenberg. I will say that Beaver Builder is probably a close second, but we felt Elementor was the overall best choice when accounting for functionality, price, and ease of use. And of course all the 3rd party support for Elementor.
I think Elementor would be appropriate for anyone that uses WordPress as their preferred CMS. The free version is very capable, especially if paired with a feature-rich theme. This would allow the use of Elementor on a hobby site or beginning blog. Elementor Pro is at a price point that allows even freelancers to be able to use it, and it is certainly robust enough for a larger agency. It is capable of very complex design.