Our agency has been designing websites for over two decades and we’ve been working with the WordPress platform for the past 10 years. Our experience with many themes and builders is extensive and we take always look for the best solution from the SEO, design flexibility and client updates perspective. After developing our first few sites with Elementor we were captured by the flexibility and the speed of development. Many seamless integrations allow us to create very complex sites with extensive custom functionality.
If you are not familiar with Elementor, it is a popular WordPress builder that allows users to design websites without the need for extensive coding.
There are endless reasons why we recommend using Elementor, but generally, we always focus on how the platform is going to help our clients and improve their overall web design experience.
- User-Friendly Interface
Elementor is a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy to create and customize website layouts. It instantly delivers a visual representation of the design in real time.
- Customization and Easy Adaptations to Client’s Requirements
Elementor delivers extensive styling options, including typography, colors, and backgrounds, allowing us to create unique and striking websites. Without the need for coding, you can incorporate various levels of animation and movement. It’s really easy to create a website that is in-line with your client’s brand and message.
Without a doubt, Elementor is the easiest platform to work with when it comes to screen optimization. You can add custom screen sizes, preview them and adapt nearly any element to display correctly on certain devices. It is the most flexible approach to responsiveness and device optimization.
- Third-Party Integrations
Due to the huge popularity of Elementor, access to integrations with many popular WordPress plugins and tools is very easy. This often allows us to add advanced features to client’s websites. From e-commerce to pushing contact forms data into custom CRM systems, we are able to deliver outstanding solutions for our clients.
- Development Time
Elementor simplifies and improves the website design process and allows for faster design. Creating custom sections and templates, the ability to copy sections between designed pages and creating global elements allows us to deliver websites much faster then when coding them.
- Client Updates
This is the biggest benefit of working with Elementor and the main reason why we originally switched to using it. We often work with corporations and organizations that have a large in-house marketing team. Our clients look for a website developer that will give them the flexibility to expand the content of the site, add portfolio items, update team members and write blogs without the need of relying on us to do all of the updates. And although we support and update about 75% of the websites we develop, having this flexibility as an option for our clients is a huge benefit.
Search Engine Optimization is behind everything we do at the Lion Tree. We’ve already developed hundreds of websites with this builder and we’ve had some great success in the SEO realm. We understand that SEO of course mainly depends on content, structure and other factors, but we also know that the right themes and plugins may affect the search performance. We’ve been really pleased with the performance of Elementor and we continue to deliver great and well-performing sites to our clients.
Just to clarify, we work only with the Elementor Pro version as many of the features are not available with the basic installation of the plugin. We also provide all of the plugin updates for our clients. It is crucial to pair Elementor with a high-quality server and a great speed-optimization solution. The plugin is not necessarily light-weight and it requires a good amount of resources when working on the site.
To learn more about our website development process and see our award-winning Elementor websites, please watch the below interview of our CEO, Marlena Cavanaugh with Ashley Whitehair, Elementor’s Global Community Content Manager.