WordPress & Elementor – A Quick Introduction

By Store Setups Services Team at Printful 

Nowadays, creating a website is easier than you might think. But if you’re only starting out it will take you a considerable amount of time to learn it by yourself. And that’s totally fine. Knowing which tools to use and where to look for is key. 

This quick guide is intended for beginners. It’ll give you a good understanding of how you can use a few flexible tools to build a beautiful website.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) designed to create and manage your content on your site. Simply put, it is a tool that allows you to create a website without the need to code everything from scratch (which is pretty time-consuming). It’s one of the largest, if not the largest content management systems out there.

It’s one of the largest, if not the largest content management systems out there. When you’re visiting an online website, chances are, it’s built on WordPress. WordPress is free to use, but you should consider hosting costs.

What is Elementor?

Elementor is an advanced, drag-and-drop page builder plugin. It is one of the best page builders out there that allows you to create stunning websites. While you can use WordPress to design your site and create content, Elementor offers much more flexibility.

Why should I use Elementor to design my site?

If you’re looking for a complete and professional website, this is your go-to tool. With Elementor, you will be able to take advantage of the different types of design elements, ranging from custom buttons, sliders, banners, and more. You can create any type of website using this plugin.

  • Elementor’s Help Center – offers a wide range of resources to guide you through the entire website building process.
  • It’s also backed up by a large and active Community of professionals that build websites and also beginners that want to learn more about the tool.

What can I build and design with Elementor?

With Elementor, you can create any type of page. Fully customizable landing pages, product pages, collection pages, blog pages, and also custom forms! On top of this, you can use pre-designed templates when you start designing your site for any page. You can edit those as well if you want to change some features or add new ones. 

Another great and a very important feature is that you can design your own custom header and footer. With traditional, pre-designed themes you won’t get this kind of flexibility. There are only so much options to choose from.

You can also use template designs you’ve created for any other stores you wish to build. This way, you don’t have to create everything from scratch if the design is close or the same. Be it a page, a product page, or even a landing page. You’re in control here!

Elementor pricing

Elementor offers a free plan and 5 paid plans. With the free plan, you can build a beautiful site by taking advantage of the 40+ basic widgets, and 30+ templates. If you wish to take your site to the next level you’ll need to upgrade to the Elementor Pro Plan which offers even more design features. 

We’ll not go into too much detail this time but we suggest taking a look at Elementor’s Plans and Pricing.

Is there anything else I should know?

If you’ve decided to take the next step, we highly suggest choosing Siteground as your website host. Siteground is affordable and a reliable website host and they also offer many different services that you can take advantage of.

To be able to sell your products with Printful, you will also need to install WooCommerce, which is another plugin that can be installed in WordPress. WooCommerce can be connected to Printful which will automate order fulfillment. Click here to learn more.

We talk more about how you can set up Siteground and WooCommerce here (INSERT LINK – INSTRUCTION PAGE)

How do I get started?

If you’re interested in hiring help to build your website, let us know by writing a message to Printful’s Store Setups Services Team here. We’ll contact you back as soon as possible and see what we can do!

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Last updated November 26, 2021

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