Learn how and when to edit page content using Elementor and how to update page settings in the WordPress editor.
Below is a guide on the differences between how to edit your page content using Elementor and how to edit the page details using the WordPress editor.
Firstly… What is Elementor?
Elementor is the ultimate WordPress drag-and-drop editor, that lets you create beautiful WordPress websites in the easiest and quickest way possible.
The default WordPress editor is fine for simple blog posts, but it doesn’t offer very many design options and you can’t see what your design will really look like until you click the preview button.
Elementor fixes that by giving you full drag-and-drop design flexibility with a live, visual builder – no CSS or HTML knowledge needed. When you’re creating a design, you’ll see your design exactly as your visitors will, which makes it easy to quickly adjust your design as needed.
How does Elementor affect the page?
Elementor is how you edit and update your page content. Baby Blue is an Elementor Pro partner which means that all our products come with the latest features from Elementor. So if you need to update text, images, buttons, sliders and any other user-facing content, it will be done through the Elementor Editor.
But then what is the WordPress editor?
The WordPress block editor also called the block editor, WordPress editor or Gutenberg editor is the new way of publishing content in WordPress.
Following the launch of WordPress 5.0 in December 2018, the WordPress block editor was set as the default editor and replaced the classic editor.
The new WordPress block editor offers an array of blocks that can be used to create media-rich pages and posts. You can control the layout of the blocks with ease, to build visually appealing web pages.
How does the WordPress editor affect the page?
While Baby Blue Digital doesn’t use the WordPress editor to manage our page content, the editor is still important when updating page Hero Images, Page Excerpts, Page Categories, Page Tags and Search Engine Optimization settings.
How do I use both Elementor and the WordPress editor together?
We use a combination of both the WordPress editor and Elementor to ensure you get the most out of your website.
Below we have broken down a few examples to help you understand which editor you should use.
- Page Text/Copy
- Page Images
- Page Hero Images
- Page Categories
- Page Tags
- Page Excerpts
- SEO Settings
- Blog Post Content
How do I edit my Blog Post Content?
The blog post is actually a template page. This means we have created a template for you as part of your theme, and each time you publish a blog post, that information is pulled directly into the template for the user to view. This means when you create a blog post, you need to use the WordPress Editor.
In order to create modern and responsive web products, we use a combination of tools. Included in this are both the Elementor Pro platform and the WordPress Editor. If you are unsure which tool to use when editing your site, please contact us and our team will guide you through the correct steps.