Elementskit

All in One Addons for Elementor Page Builder

If you use Elementor, you already know what you can and can't do with it. And you may also already know it's an open-source project, and developers everywhere make high-quality addons plugins to extend its functionality even further.

One of these is ElementsKit, an Elementor companion plugin made by Wpmet. It offers a sizable collection of widgets, extensions, and a library of predesigned page templates and section blocks. Over 200k active installations point to its popularity among Elementor users.

How does ElementsKit work?

Elementor loads the ElementsKit libraries. So, while you're editing your page in Elementor, it pulls all available ElementsKit widgets and puts them in the Elementor widget palette. (Because it only works with Elementor, you need to have at least the free version installed and activated on your WordPress site to use ElementsKit.)

Pros and cons

Every plugin or addon has them.

Where does ElementsKit shine?

Not every Elementor companion plugin gives you the power to build your own custom widgets without writing code. And the fact that it's such a simple and straightforward process is pretty remarkable.

If you like to start with templates and predesigned section blocks, it has more than most other plugins in its category.

Drawbacks

Compared to similar plugins at the same price point, ElementsKit doesn't offer as many whole page templates. And with over 70 widgets, it's still missing some cool features we wish it had, like particle animations.

What sets Elementskit apart

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    No-code widget builder

    To build a custom widget:

    • Go to ElementsKit > Widget Builder
    • Click 'Add new'
    • Add a title, icon, category, etc., and save

    Open or create a page with Elementor, and your new widget will appear under the category you assigned it to. Drag the new widget into the drop area to begin customizing it further. That's it.

    The header and footer builders work the same way.

Free plan limitations

So what’s really up with the free version?

You can only build global headers and footers, including mobile-friendly off-canvas menus. But they’ll be visible on every page, and you can’t change that without Pro.

You can customize the width and positioning of megamenus. But not choose a parent icon, put badges in your menu, or include submenus in the mobile menu.

If you own or plan to own a WooCommerce store, you’ll need Pro to get any of the WooCommerce features. If you run a no-frills site and don’t care about parallax effects, sticky elements, or social media feed integration, you’d probably be pretty happy with the free version.

Alternatives

Features

Both the free and pro versions include the widget builder that lets you create your own widget without coding. (It's straightforward to use, and we'll give you the basics about how it works later on.)

Free version

  • 41 widgets and extensions. All tucked away in their own ElementsKit category in the Elementor widget palette.
  • Layout libraries with: 
    • 30 pre-designed blocks. UI sections like testimonials, teams, about, and a ton more. 
    • 8 professionally designed home page templates. If you're in a hurry or don't have the most outstanding design skills, try starting from one of these. 
  • Limited header and footer builders
  • Limited megamenu builder
  • Widget builder. If you know how to code, great. But if you don't, you can still build a widget.
  • Popup modals. Using popups of any kind is a hotly debated UX issue. But if you want to use them, they should at least look good.

Pro version

  • 70+ customizable widgets and extensions
  • Layout libraries with: 
    • 450+ pre-designed blocks 
    • 20+ professionally designed home page templates 
  • Header and footer builders. Ones you can set conditionally.
  • Megamenu builder with full customization options
  • Widget builder
  • All In One Sticky. A tool for making any element sticky.
  • Multiple advanced parallax effects. Scrolling eye candy.
  • WooCommerce widgets. You need a WooCommerce store to use these, so maybe it's time to start selling those bird-proof squirrel houses you make on the weekends.
  • Conditional content. You don't want to keep welcoming visitors as new if they read every blog post. Control who sees what and when.
  • Social media feed integration
  • Popup modals
  • Cross-domain copy/paste. A tool that lets you copy and paste a page, post, or template from one domain to another without uploading them manually.

Pricing

Annual price

Personal: $39 (single site)

Professional $87 (5 sites)

Agency $179 (unlimited sites)

Lifetime price

Personal: $119

Professional: $259

Agency: $489

Wpmet also offers a theme author program with four tiers of lifetime updates and support for developers who build themes. It ranges from $119-$589.

Conclusion

ElementsKit is a popular choice for users who want a more comprehensive range of widgets than Elementor offers. The pro version does boast over 70 of them and even gives you the power to build your own fully customizable widgets.

It’s missing a few widgets offered by competitors with comparably-priced products, but it makes up for that by having more predesigned blocks and the widget builder.

Let us know how you feel about ElementsKit by up- or down-voting it or by leaving a comment below!

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