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Module 1: Setting Up WordPress

How To Install And Configure Elementor (Free And Pro)

Action Plan

Step 1: Install And Configure The Free Elementor Plugin


Why This Step Is Important

Our entire course is centered around the Elementor Page Builder plugin. You will be using this amazing plugin to create and design your entire website. You will soon discover why we consider Elementor to be that absolute best page builder plugin for WordPress.

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to install the free Elementor plugin and configure the settings.

Video Summary

  • Log into your WordPress dashboard (0:38)
  • Go to Plugins > Add New (0:43)
  • Install and active the “Elementor Page Builder” plugin by Elementor.com (0:47)
  • Go to Elementor > Settings (1:20)
  • Disable default fonts and default colors (1:25)
  • Go to the Style tab and change the content width to “1400” pixels (1:41)
  • Go to the Advanced tab and enable the switch editor loader method to prevent the white screen of death (1:53)

(I installed the free Elementor plugin)

Step 2: Purchase And Install The Elementor Pro Add-On

Elementor Pro is required for many of the tutorials in our course

Why This Step Is Important

Elementor Pro is a paid add-on that gives you access to all of Elementor’s Pro features. Some of these features include headers and footers, blog post templates, archive templates, global widget styling, Pro template blocks, custom forms (contact, survey, MailChimp), call to action boxes, pricing tables, share buttons, and much more. The Elementor Pro add-on is going to make building your website a lot easier and save you a ton of time.

Elementor Pro costs $49 (one-time fee) and includes one year of support and updates. If you want to continue to receive support and updates after the first year (optional), the cost is $37 per year (25% off of $49).

Our website is supported by those who purchase Elementor Pro through the links on our website. The small affiliate commission we receive is what allows us to keep our tutorials completely free.

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to purchase, download, install, and activate the Elementor Pro add-on.

Video Summary

  • Visit the Elementor Pro order page
  • The Elementor Pro add-on is required for many of our tutorials (0:38)
  • Elementor Pro pricing explained (1:02)
  • 50% off renewal discount explained (1:50)
  • 30-day money back guarantee and refunds (2:20)
  • Business plan and Unlimited plan explained (2:37)
  • Start the checkout process (3:00)
  • Download the Pro plugin from your “My Account” page (4:09)
  • Upload, activate, and install the Pro plugin in your WordPress admin (4:40)
  • Go to Elementor > License (5:14)
  • Copy and paste your license key and click “Activate” (5:21)

(I purchased and installed the Elementor Pro add-on)

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Module 1

Setting Up WordPress

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Our course is 100% free forever because of our special partnerships with SiteGround Hosting and Elementor Pro.