How does the Elementor editor work? – Overview

In this article, we will talk about how the Elementor editor works. When working with Elementor you don't have to switch between the backend and the frontend. So, any widget can be dropped or dragged onto your page. The editor can be used without any coding being necessary.

The Elementor page builder is the most popular WordPress Page builder.
You can read more about the Page builders here: What is a WordPress page builder?, Difference between WordPress page builders.

How does Elementor Page Builder works?

How does the Elementor editor function?

Using the Elementor editor, you can create amazing websites that are fully responsive. You may accomplish limitless creation possibilities by understanding how to use the editor and optimal design techniques.

When creating pages with Elementor you will use Sections and Columns to determine the layout of the page, while using widgets from the Widget Panel you will add the content (images, text, headings, etc.).

Widget Panel

As mentioned, to create page content with Elementor editor you need to use the Elementor Widget Panel, which is on the left side of the page when editing. Simply drag and drop the widgets (blocks) from the Widget Panel onto the page. Choose from many premade widgets, like heading, text, video, image, etc.

Elementor Widget Panel
Elementor Widget Panel


Sections are the biggest building block when building the page. They are used to create the page structure. Also, you can style every Section per your design, you can add margins, padding, border, background image, etc.

To add a Section to the page, simply click on the plus icon and choose a Section structure.

Elementor Adding new Section
Adding new Section

You can choose a Section with one, two, three, or more columns. You can choose the width of the column as well.

Elementor - Choosing Section structure
Choosing Section structure


Columns can have up to ten vertices and are added inside of Sections. Widgets are added inside Columns. You can style Columns per your design. You can change the Column width, background, border, etc.

Elementor - Columns
Section with three Columns


Widgets are simple blocks (parts of a page) that are added inside Columns. Gallery, Heading, Text Editor, Image, and Video are a few examples of fundamental widgets. With the help of 90+ potent widgets, you can fully express your creative ideas. Using widgets you can create the layout you imagined by simply dragging the widget from the Widget Panel and placing it inside the Column.

Dragging the Heading widget to the Column
Dragging the Heading widget to the Column

Site Settings - Global Colors and Fonts

By selecting universal color schemes and typographies in one location, you can streamline your work process and guarantee uniformity across your entire website. The term "typography" refers to the fonts used on websites. In the editor, you can choose from a variety of Google Fonts, Adobe Typekits, or you can upload your own unique fonts. The right font for your website is crucial because it contributes significantly to the design.

In order to access the Site Settings you need to click on the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Accessing Site Settings
Accessing Site Settings

Once you access the Site Settings there are multiple settings that you can adjust per your requirements.

Publishing the page

If you are satisfied with the design you created, you can Publish the page by clicking the Publish button in the bottom left corner.

Publishing the Page
Publishing the Page


So, basically, you can create beautiful, modern, and fully responsive websites with the help of Elementor Page builder.

You can read more about Elementor here: WordPress and Elementor, WordPress with Elementor.

Share this post

Share this link via

Or copy link