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Module 1: Create Your Website

How To Install And Configure Elementor + Elementor 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 Elementor is the 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 Buy Elementor Pro?

The Elementor Pro add-on is going to allow you to:

  • Follow along with all the tutorials in this course
  • Use more than 20 pro widgets
  • Access the pro template library
  • Design your headers and footers
  • Design blog post layouts
  • Design blog archive pages
  • Create contact forms and surveys
  • Integrate with email marketing services
  • Add social media sharing buttons
  • Add Facebook comments to any page
  • Add pricing tables and price lists
  • Save your most-used widgets (pre-styles)
  • Create targeted layouts using conditional formatting
  • Create custom post types with ACF, Toolset, and Pods
  • Design your WooCommerce pages and archives
  • Get premium support from Elementor

Elementor Pro only 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 only $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)

FAQ


Is Elementor Pro required for this course?

Yes. This course was created specifically for Elementor Pro.

You will be using Elementor Pro to design your entire website. That means you will need access to the “theme builder” features in order to design your header, footer, blog posts, archive pages, search results pages, and more.

You will also need Elementor Pro if you want to create contact forms, feedback forms, or opt-in forms that integrate with email marketing providers such as MailChimp.

Lastly, many of the templates you will be using to design your website include pro widgets, which will require Elementor Pro.

How much does Elementor Pro cost?

Elementor Pro only 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 (recommended), the cost is only $37 per year (25% off of $49).

As long as you have an active Elementor Pro license, you will continue to receive the 25% off every year you renew.

What's the difference between the free and pro version of Elementor?

The Elementor Pro add-on offers a lot of additional features that are not available with just the free version of Elementor. Click here to see all of the free vs pro features. We recommend upgrading to Elementor Pro because it will allow you to:

  • Use more than 20 pro widgets
  • Access the pro template library
  • Design your headers and footers
  • Design blog post layouts
  • Design blog archive pages
  • Create contact forms and surveys
  • Integrate with email marketing services
  • Add social media sharing buttons
  • Add Facebook comments to any page
  • Add pricing tables and price lists
  • Save your most-used widgets (pre-styles)
  • Create targeted layouts using conditional formatting
  • Create custom post types with ACF, Toolset, and Pods
  • Design your WooCommerce pages and archives
  • Get premium support from Elementor
Can I use Elementor on multiple websites?

Yes, Elementor Pro offers three different licenses (personal, business, and unlimited).

  • Personal allows you to use Elementor Pro on 1 website
  • Business allows you to use Elementor Pro on 3 websites
  • Unlimited allows you to use Elementor Pro on unlimited websites
What happens to my site if I don't renew after the first year?

Your website will still look the same and function the same, even if you cancel your subscription and decide not to renew.

However, keep in mind that if you don’t renew, you won’t receive any more updates to the plugin. This can be risky because there may be important security changes or bug fixes that you won’t receive.

In general, it is recommended that you continue to renew your license each year. Especially when it’s so extremely affordable and only costs a few dollars per month. Renewing your license also gives you access to every new feature that Elementor releases, as well as their premium support.

What's the different between a page builder (Elementor) and a WordPress theme (Astra)?

A WordPress theme is required for all WordPress websites. You can think of it as the “nuts and bolts” of your website. It’s where the main framework and functionality resides.

The Elementor page builder is a plugin that’s used on top of your theme. It gives you drag-n-drop capabilities to design your pages and posts visually. Recently, page builders like Elementor have been getting more and more advanced. Elementor can now do a lot of things that only WordPress themes could do in the past (like design your header, footer, and blog posts).

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