Building a WordPress website with Elementor: Guidelines

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To develop a website, as the first step towards business growth, you need to choose the right platform and website builder. While WordPress is the most popular content management system on the Internet today, non-technical web creators need a bit more guidance when developing a website. Elementor simplifies the complicated and expensive process of building a fully functional website—from scratch. Many WordPress users trust Elementor as their website builder of choice as the code-free website builder is powerful, intuitive, and easy to use. Use this guide to create your own WordPress website with Elementor. 

 

Section 1 Getting started
Section 2 Creating your WordPress website with Elementor
Section 3 Elementor websites: Best practices


Getting started

Before you can create and publish web content, you need to:

  1. Select a hosting provider and get a domain name.
    Hosting provider: A service vendor to host your website and all of its content on their server—so it’s available online for the public.
    Domain name: Your unique web address. Register any domain name for a small annual fee. You can only use a Domain name that is available. If the name you’d like to use has already been taken, you won’t be able to use it.

  2. Install and set up your WordPress website with this 5 step tutorial.

  3. Either sign up for a paid subscription or download the free version of the website builder software and install it on WordPress > Create an Elementor account.
    Tip! Familiarize yourself with some key tools within the website builder such as the template kits, themes, widgets, sections and columns, and Full Site Kits. 

Creating your WordPress website with Elementor

  1. From your WordPress panel > Templates > Kit Library
    Note: Each kit option, in the gallery, is a fully operational website that you can customize to fit your needs.
  2. Select a Full Site Kit > Apply Kit > Import the content into your WordPress site
  3. You can now customize your site. Add text, change images, and update the color schemes using Elementor’s drag-and-drop interface.
    Remember: Every single element in the kit is customizable.
  4. Publish > Start your new business!

Elementor websites: Best practices

Use Elementor’s Global Settings menu

Apply wholesale changes to all of your new web pages at once, and set sitewide Global Font and Color changes.

Deliver a clear, concise, and engaging message

Well-crafted content helps your site rank in its Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Use 2 different types of content to get your message across:
Website content: Optimized landing pages and FAQ sections. Copywriters manage this content.
Blog and articles: Long-formatted content is a different style and the right kind of specialist should handle this content. 

Less is more

Streamline the user experience by focusing on the few core functions—that matter most.

Use the pop-up builder

Elementor’s non-intrusive pop-up builder is a powerful tool for capturing leads and generating revenue. Gather visitors’ email addresses and market your site to interested visitors.

Experiment with logo placement

Elementor’s drag-and-drop interface makes changing web page structure easy. You can have a Fiverr freelancer create various versions of your logo to see which version attracts (and retains) visitors to your website.

Save your customized kit

Save, copy, edit, and share Full Site Kit files.
Suggestion: Save different versions or publish multiple versions to compare their performances with different audiences.

Optimize page load speed

Don’t use too many extra plugins or themes on your WordPress site. If pages still load slowly, consider hiring a Fiverr freelancer to optimize page load speed. 

 

For more interesting and helpful information, see A Guide to WordPress for Non-Coders with Elementor.

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