Elementor made a name for itself as one of the leading options in the crowded WordPress website builder category, having launched just five years ago.
The team behind the plugin is constantly adding new features and improving performance. Below, we’ll take a look at three of the biggest new features to come to Elementor recently: full website kits, custom breakpoints, and the Elementor Academy.
1. Full Website Kits
A new useful Elementor feature for professionals — whether freelancers or agency designers — is Full Website Kits, introduced in Elementor 3.3. This function builds on the existing import/export tools in Elementor, adding the ability to export entire websites, including:
- WooCommerce product pages
- Custom post types
- Site settings
This enables you to create what is essentially a template for an entire website build and then import it to every new site you create — no more starting from scratch. The website is exported as a zip file, which you can then easily import to your next Elementor site, whether it’s a brand new build or a work in progress.
The primary advantage here is time saved on repetitive processes. Instead of building the same content over and over, you could simply import the framework and then tweak it from there — potentially saving dozens of hours in the process.
In addition to being able to import an entire website with just a few clicks, the underlying technology behind this feature also enables another new addition to Elementor, called the Kits Library. The Kits Library is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a library of pre-built websites using the Full Website Kits feature.
The Kits Library is a bit like an upgraded version of templates. Instead of just importing the theme design, you can import an entire website prebuilt by another user or company, including 404 pages, headers, footers, popups, and more.
Finally, Elementor has partnered with Envato to make over a thousand Elementor-ready website kits available on Themeforest.
This article was written by Gabriella Galea and originally published on WP Mayor.