Freelancing with Elementor Pro vs Elementor Free version
Freelancing with Elementor pro is a blessing in disguise. It just makes building and managing clients sites so easy. I can build a WordPress website for a client without having to use custom code, and much quicker then a developer could and take advantage of using all of these amazing Elementor plug in extensions like Crocoblock or Elementor Pro version.
The sky is the limit when it comes to building sites using Elementor. With Pro, you get more features like the ability to add custom header and footers and display them globally through the site. You also get to use Global templates and sections, so you can edit them once and they update across your entire website wherever you have them displayed.
How does Elementor Pro compare to other page builders?
After trying other page builders like WP bakery and Avada theme, I have noticed that there wasn’t really much control over the design. The UI was not anything special as most of the features controls were edited on the backend and not very much of a visual design tool. I find Elementor Pro to be similar to adobe photoshop or XD in terms of web design as it has that feel when I am building sites on the WordPress platform.
What my clients think about Elementor
My clients love Elementor for a few different reasons, first being the easy user interface. I have been hired by clients that use other page builder like Beaver builder, DIVI and Wp Bakery. When we switch to Elementor and I have them play around with it, they are amazed at how easy it is to edit content and adjust design elements.
I think it is very important to stick a one page builder once you learn it well so you can become a master of that plugin. I notice clients reach out to me based on my ability to build great sites specifically with Elementor Pro since that is what I decided to master. You can build WordPress websites with many different plugins in which I have used them all. I have noticed that nothing comes close to Elementor and it’s amazing Interface and how much design control you have on the front end.
You don’t need to jump through hoops to adjust header and footer styles, every widget is laid out nice a neat on the left panel and it’s simple drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to load elements on a page without hopping around screens. It’s very easy to style these elements as well with so much control it’s honestly astonishing.
Client work with Elementor Pro
Attention to detail is very important when dealing with clients. Speed is another factor that I find important so you can impress your clients with an amazing job that took you 4 hours where it would have taken days with custom code. It’s amazing how fast you can produce client work with Elementor Pro.
When clients request more advanced functionality
Sometimes clients need certain functionality and specific layouts that Elementor Pro may lack at times. That is why I use the Crocoblock Subscription. This suite of plugins extends the functionality of Elementor Pro and gives you a huge jump in usability and website functionality. It adds all the good stuff clients would need like WooCommerce widgets and filters, Advanced custom post types with listing grids, custom meta boxes and taxonomies for anything you can think of. You can add AJAX search options and booking forms. The list goes on, check out Crocoblock for yourself!
The Crocoblock subscription has been a lifesaver. I have been able to create amazing websites using the plugin