Speed Up Design Process with Elementor: Tips

Elementor is a popular page builder in the WordPress community that has evolved to become a complete website builder. With Elementor, you can design fully functioning websites even with a free, basic WordPress theme without writing a single line of code. However, there are smaller details and parts of Elementor that can have a big impact on the design process of a website. In this article, we will discuss how you can speed up the design process with Elementor by making full use of the editor with third-party tools.

Start with Premade Templates

Designing new pages from scratch takes time, and you’re losing that time while constantly adjusting the layout and styles of the page. This is where premade templates come in handy. Elementor’s template library is a great resource to speed up the design process. Even if you don’t use a premade template, you can always use the template library as inspiration. Templates can be easily imported directly onto the page just with one single click.

Use Hotkeys

Shortcuts can save you a ton of time and speed up the design process of your website. Apart from the simple ones like copy and paste, you can use more advanced custom shortcuts as well. They can be extremely useful, especially if you want to navigate between the panel and preview mode, or switch to mobile editing.

Custom CSS for Pages

Custom CSS for every page is included only in the Pro version of Elementor. As a workaround to this, you can include custom CSS for each page by utilizing the HTML widget and adding your custom CSS code.

Elementor Finder Search Bar

Elementor has a built-in solution to streamline and speed up the design process. Instead of going through all that trouble, you can simply use the Elementor Finder. You can directly jump to any settings, template, page, or a theme part by searching in the search bar.

Use Navigator

Navigator is particularly useful for long pages or pages with complex multi-layered design, and for elements combining the Z-Index, minus a margin, position absolute, etc. It allows you to access element handles that may be positioned behind other elements.

Define Your Color Palette

You can define your brand colors in the Color Picker settings and reuse them every time you are accessing color options for widget styling. Just choose a preset palette or define your own custom colors to save time when designing.

Premade and Reusable Widget Styles & Templates

Elementor is one of the best page builders, but have you thought about the default and ugly buttons? Tabs? Menus? Or any other widget? Currently, you aren’t able to save and reuse widget styles for future projects with Elementor. Luckily, the free WunderWP plugin offers a few ways to solve this problem.

In conclusion, Elementor is one of the best WordPress page builders out there. Almost every day, new tools and features are added to streamline and speed up the design process and speed up project delivery time. By making full use of the editor with third-party tools, you can speed up the design process and deliver projects faster.

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