What is Elementor?
Elementor is a drag-and-drop page builder for WordPress. This plugin helps you create great looking pages using a visual editor. It’s designed for you to build dynamic websites quickly. This WordPress plugin is an all-in-one solution — letting you control every part of your website design in a single platform.
How do I install WordPress onto cPanel?
1. Log into cPanel:
2. Once logged in to cPanel, youll be greeted with this page:
Scroll down to the “Scripts” tab where you will find WordPress
3. You will then be sent to Softaculous with options to install WordPress/Manage plugins for WordPress etc. Click the install button on the top-left area of the screen
This will be the next page you will be brought to to create a site name/description, create an admin username/password/email. Important note: please remove “wp” from the input field
If you continue to scroll down you will be given the options for a language and plugins, some advanced settings and the option to include a stock theme to use for your website.
Once you have filled in all the options you want for your website, click “install” at the end of the page
When everything is done, click “Return to WordPress management” and you will see everything you have done and everything you can adjust with your website
4. In order to gain access to Elementor in wordpress, you will have to change your PHP version in order to access it as the default PHP version does not support Elementor. If you get this error, it means that the default PHP version is incorrect:
To solve this problem please go to the “Software” tab in cPanel and select “Multi PHP Manager”
If the default PHP version is ver 4.4 . You should change this to PHP 8.0 (alt PHP 80) or 8.2 (alt-PHP82) to be able to install Elementor correctly in order to access Elementor for WordPress:
Then, please back to the main cPanel dashboard, and go to “Select PHP Version”
Please choose the same version of PHP here:
Then please go to “extensions” & enable:
In addition you can go to ==> “Options” and update upload_max_filesize ⇒ e.g. change from 2M to 128M or higher
How to install Elementor in WordPress?
Once logged into your website dashboard in WordPress, locate the “plugins” tab on the left side of the screen
Elementor won’t be installed on WordPress by default, so we need to install it manually. Click the “Add New” button near the top of the screen once you click into the Plugins tab
From here, you will be able to search for Elementor manually
Now Elementor should be installed and you can see it when you click back to the first plugins page
All you need to do now is press “activate” and Elementor will be up and running on wordpress.
How Elementor works:
When you activate Elementor, go to the “Pages” tab in WordPress. Click “edit” on an already existing page to access Elementor.
Click “Edit with Elementor” to access Elementors editor for your website
This is the screen that you get when Elementor is activated and operating on WordPress
All you have to do to use the widgets on the left side of the screen is to click on them, drag them and a pink bar will allow you to locate where you want to put your widget.
When the text editor widget is dragged down onto the pink bar, it will now produce a text editor and a box to show the text typed
There are more widgets that can be used like implementing images, spacers, dividers etc.
The “Publish” button publishes all your changes onto the website you have created through WordPress
The “Update” button updates the website with any additional changes.
The 3 bars on the top left of the screen guide you back out of Elementor and back into the WordPress dashboard
If you have any further questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.