10 Useful And Time-Saving Plugins For Elementor Page Builder

Do you use Elementor Page Builder? These 10 useful and time-saving plugins will add new functionality to your WordPress site and enhance user experience …

10 Useful And Time-Saving Plugins For Elementor Page Builder

10 Useful And Time-Saving Plugins For Elementor Page BuilderEvery business needs a website but building an online presence from scratch isn’t a simple thing. Many factors influence the website building process. The success of your business can directly depend on the effectiveness of your digital presence.

There are millions of websites on the web, so it’s vitally important that your business should try to stand out from the crowd. Some of the ways you can do this are by offering your users more advanced functionality, more engaging User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX), and more attractive overall design.

The plugins described below can help you achieve this, especially if you plan to build your website with WordPress using the Elementor Page builder.

Essential Plugins For Websites In Any Business Niche

Once you’ve set up a website with Elementor Page builder, you have access to an unlimited number of plugins to suit any type and purpose. Each of the plugins listed in this tutorial is aimed at improving a specific feature of your site:

  • Optimize your app or site for search engines.
  • Protect your online assets against spammers.
  • Improve your site’s performance and functionality.
  • Make UI more comfortable and engaging for users.
  • Boost organic traffic to your site and create additional exposure online for your products or services.
  • Protect your site from cyber attacks.
  • Reduce page load time.
  • Add social media buttons to your online platform.
  • Analyze your site’s performance.
  • Provide contact information to potential customers, and more!

Overview Of Plugins

Below are 10 essential WordPress plugins designed specifically for the Elementor Page builder:

TitleMain Features

JetBlog


JetBlog


- Smart Modules collection
- Drag-n-Drop management
- Great module design


more info

JetElements


JetElements

- Animated texts
- Multiple usable elements
- WooCommerce integrated


more info

JetTricks


JetTricks

- Parallax effect
- Animated tricks
- Animated particle effects


more info

JetEngine


JetEngine

- Dynamic content widgets
- Stylish listing layouts
- Working without programming


more info

JetReviews


JetReviews

- Effective rating showcase
- Breakthrough functionality
- Versatile typography tools


more info

JetParallax


JetParallax

- Limitless Parallax Layers
- Flexible Animation speed
- Rich Background functionality


more info

JetMenu


JetMenu

- Highly customizable menu
- Vertical Mega Menu
- Easy and Intuitive functioning


more info

JetTabs


JetTabs

- Comprehensive widgets set
- Stylish tabs
- Various Accordion blocks


more info

JetWooBuilder


JetWooBuilder

- Loads of specific widgets
- Spectacular, handy grid
- Fully-fledged carousel


more info

JetBlocks


JetBlocks

- Powerful functionality
- Sticky header styles
- Outstanding footer samples


JetBlocks

Elementor Page Builder Plugins

JetBlog – Blogging Package for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetBlog - Blogging Package for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

The JetBlog plugin is created to enhance your blog’s potential. With drag-n-drop JetBlog, you won’t have difficulty with creating content like a pro.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • No coding skills required
  • Smart list tool for displaying your content
  • Text Ticker widget to grab visitors’ attention to the featured posts
  • Attractive backgrounds to make your posts more appealing.

For more info, go here: JetBlog

JetElements – Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetElements - Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

With the JetElements addon, your page building process can become more effective and engaging. It allows you to add extensive modules to your pages and stuff them with various content components.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Visually appealing Countdown timer
  • Advanced Carousel possibilities
  • A great range of banners for effective promotion
  • Multiple e-commerce widgets.

For more info, go here:  JetElements

JetTricks – Visual Effects Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

JetTricks - Visual Effects Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

If you’re looking for a way to make your website more exciting to boost organic traffic and add great visual effects, JetTricks will make even the most ordinary element more interesting.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Adding sticky components to your content
  • Animated elements to fit every taste
  • Multiple opportunities to create flawless design
  • Incorporate visual effects on the fly.

For more info, go here: JetTricks

JetEngine – Adding & Editing Dynamic Content with Elementor WordPress Plugin

JetEngine - Adding & Editing Dynamic Content with Elementor WordPress Plugin

Details |  Demo

JetEngine is intended to create unique custom post types. This effective software is a must-have if you want to produce a new taxonomy type or attractive field for content without any coding knowledge.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Create grid/listing layouts on the go
  • Ease-of-use for beginners and professional web masters
  • Special widgets allow you to modify dynamic content to suit your needs
  • Comprehensive documentation to help you learn how to use this plugin.

For more info, go here: JetEngine

JetReviews – Reviews Widget for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetElements - Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetReviews is an out-of-box plugin lets you easily create rating progress bars and impressive reviews. It provides a versatile set of tools allowing you to create many unique styles.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Responsive display works on all screens and devices
  • Rich diversity of typography elements
  • Vivid color palettes
  • Compatible with WordPress Review plugin.

For more info, go here: JetReviews

JetParallax – Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetParallax - Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetParallax is a great solution for making backgrounds and overall website’s appearance more visually appealing. This addon allows you to improve the look and functionality of your web pages while maintaining the speed of your page loading times at a low level.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Create as many background layers as you want
  • Set up different animation speed for layers
  • Efficient Mouse Move & Scroll behavior
  • Competent and reliable life-term support.

For more info, go here: JetParallax

JetMenu – Mega Menu for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetMenu - Mega Menu for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetMenu allows site’s owners to improve navigation by making menu more user-friendly and engaging.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Add components directly to the menu
  • Create complex vertical menus
  • A powerful addon at an affordable price
  • Compatible with all popular WordPress themes.

For more info, go here: JetMenu

JetTabs – Tabs and Accordions for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetTabs - Tabs and Accordions for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details |  Demo

Website owners looking for effective ways to organize content on their sites can use the JetTabs addon to help focus visitors’ attention on their main topics.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Well-structured tabs for any content type
  • Accordion widgets: Classic/Vertical/Image
  • One-click switching between blocks
  • Different color schemes to choose from.

For more info, go here: JetTabs

JetWooBuilder – WooCommerce Page Builder Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

JetWooBuilder - WooCommerce Page Builder Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetWooBuilder provides an extensive set of robust widgets designed especially for e-commerce sites powered by WooCommerce. Showcase your products to users in an attractive manner and considerably increase your conversion rates.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Display products as a grid or carousel
  • Eye-catching tiles or lists
  • Build unique product page layouts
  • Use special widgets to create organized product archive pages.

For more info, go here: JetWooBuilder

JetBlocks – Elementor Header & Footer Widgets WordPress Plugin

JetBlocks - Elementor Header & Footer Widgets WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

Use the JetBlocks extension to create stylishly beautiful, and attention-grabbing headers and footers. This addon lets you personalize any layout with your own logo, menu, web form, and other content.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Turn plain-looking headers/footers into attention-grabbing elements
  • Improve user stickability and engagement
  • Includes a collection of powerful widgets
  • Imtegrates easily with the Elementor page builder.

For more info, go here: JetBlocks

These 10 powerful Jet plugins will allow your website to stand out from the crowd and are designed to improve your site’s functionality without compromising web page loading speed. These addons are also fully compatible with the Elementor content builder and designed to be fully responsive when viewed on all modern browsers and electronic devices. Additionally, they are well-coded, easy to install and configure, and come with extensive documentation and long-term support.

Additionally …

Do you want to build your own website using the Elementor Page builder and have no web coding or web design skills? Then check out …

CrocoBlock

CrocoBlock Suite

(CrocoBlock Suite)

You can find everything you need to create WordPress sites and blogs with the Elementor Page Builder without coding skills using CrocoBlock Suite.

CrocoBlock is one of the best Elementor add-ons available. This suite of consists of:

  • JetPlugins Set (9 plugins)
  • Kava Pro Package (pre-made modules and pages)
  • +1000 pre-made blocks
  • Header & Footer Builder
  • Variety of Demos
  • Lifetime support

Additionally, you can download and use the free version of the Kava Pro theme from the CrocoBlock website.

More info: CrocoBlock Suite

Hopefully, this article has given you some useful resources that will add new functionality to your WordPress site and enhance user experience with the Elementor Page Builder.

For more WordPress themes and plugins for Elementor, visit Template Monster.

TemplateMonster - Elementor Plugins

(Template Monster – Elementor Plugins)

How To Create A Site Map With Post Images And Descriptions In WordPress

Learn how to create an HTML site map with post images and descriptions for your visitors without touching code in this WordPress ‘quick tips’ tutorial …

How To Create A Site Map With Post Images And Descriptions In WordPress

How To Create A Site Map With Post Images And Descriptions In WordPressSite maps are useful for helping visitors find what they are looking for quickly and easily on your site.

In this WordPress ‘quick tips’ tutorial, we’ll show you a simple and easy way to make your site map more attractive to visitors by including post thumbnail images and descriptions without modifying any code on your site.

In other tutorials, we show you how to create an HTML site map for your visitors and an XML sitemap for search engines.

To learn more about the differences between an HTML site map and an XML sitemap, what they are used for, and how to add them to your WordPress site, see these tutorials:

Most Visitor Site Maps Are Plain And Boring …

Normally, visitor site maps tend to look a little plain or boring, as most consist of a simple list of all the pages and posts on your site …

An HTML site map

(An HTML site map)

As explained in our tutorial on how to add an HTML site map to WordPress, you can easily add a site map for your visitors by installing a plugin (there are many site map plugins to choose from), and then copying and pasting the plugin’s shortcode in the page where you would like your site map to display …

Add a site map shortcode to your Site Map page

(Add a site map shortcode to your Site Map page)

Take Your Visitor Site Map To The Next Level …

Add Post Descriptions To Your Visitor Site Map

Instead of creating a site map for your visitors using a site map plugin, you can add a site map with post descriptions like this …

Add a site map with post descriptions for your visitors

(Add a site map with post descriptions for your visitors)

The above was created using a free plugin called Content Views.

Content Views

Content Views - Post Grid & List for WordPress

(Content Views – Post Grid & List for WordPress)

Content Views is a free WordPress plugin that lets you organize, filter, sort, and display content from selected posts, pages, or custom post types using different views and layouts (e.g. grid, table, list) and insert these views anywhere on your site using a shortcode …

Content Views WordPress plugin

(Content Views WordPress plugin)

The plugin is very easy to use and lets you create unlimited custom views and layouts without touching code.

Tip

‘Content Views’ is a powerful and versatile plugin that can do a whole lot more than just add an attractive site map to your site. For a tutorial that shows you how versatile and useful this plugin is, go here:

Add Images And Post Descriptions To Your Visitor Site Map

The free version of the plugin let’s you add post descriptions but offers limited functionality compared to the premium version (called ContentViews PRO), such as little control over  your post descriptions and no thumbnail images taken from your content.

To have full control of your post descriptions and the ability to display post thumbnail images on your site map, you will need to upgrade to ContentViews PRO

Site map with post images and descriptions

(Site map with post images and descriptions)

To add this enhanced site map to your site, create a “view” (i.e. a layout) that includes all of your posts and copy the shortcode to your clipboard …

Content Views Shortcode

(Content Views Shortcode)

Then paste the views shortcode into your content where you would like the site map to display …

Add the 'content views' shortcode to your Site Map page

(Add the ‘content views’ shortcode to your Site Map page)

Creating a ‘view’ is simple. Here is the process in a nutshell:

After installing the plugin, do the following:

1 – Create a new view and give it a title (e.g. Sitemap).

2 – In the ‘Filter Settings’ tab, select Content Type > Post (note: the premium version of the plugin lets you combine posts, pages, media, and other custom post types).

3 – Make sure that the ‘Include Only’ field is left blank to select all posts published on your site. To exclude posts from displaying on your site map, add the post ids of the posts you would like to exclude into the ‘Exclude’ field.

4 – Leave the ‘Limit’ field blank to display all posts on your site map.

5 – You can sort your list of posts if you like (e.g. alphabetically, by published or modified date, by comment count, etc.)

Content View - Filter Settings

(Content View – Filter Settings)

To configure how the site map will display to visitors, switch to the ‘Display Settings’ tab and change the settings to suit your preferences.

For example, to display a list of posts with one item per row, a  thumbnail image on the left, the post title and the post excerpt, do the following:

6 – In the Layout section, select ‘Grid’ view.

7 – Select 1 item per row.

8 – In the Format section, select ‘Show thumbnail on the left/right of text’ and adjust any other settings to suit (e.g. wrapping text around image), including Thumbnail Position (Left or Right)

9 – Configure your settings for Post Title, Post Thumbnail, and Content.

Content View - Display Settings

(Content View – Display Settings)

Below are screenshots of how the Fields Settings options have been configured for the Thumbnail image, Post Title and Post Description used in our example site map (using ContentViews PRO).

Useful Info

You can change the order of how your post images, post titles and post descriptions display in your views using drag and drop to reposition element layouts.

Post Title

For site map post titles, we just left the default settings (H4 heading) …

Content Views: Fields Settings - Title

(Content Views: Fields Settings – Title)

Post Thumbnail Image

For our example site map, we have configured the following settings:

  • Selected 150×150 thumbnail image size,
  • Enabled ‘Show all images in same size’ checkbox,
  • Added a style to the image (Shadow)
  • Selected to show an ‘Image’ if no featured image found (this automatically grabs an image from your content) …

Content Views: Fields Settings - Thumbnail

(Content Views: Fields Settings – Thumbnail)

Post Description

For the site map used in our example, we have configured the following settings:

  • Selected ‘Show Excerpt’,
  • Limited excerpt to 25 words,
  • Selected ‘Use manual excerpt (without modifying)’. This displays the post excerpt for each entry in the site map (instead of grabbing the first 25 words of each post, which the free version of the plugin does).
  • Enabled the ‘Read More…’ text to display for each entry (the premium version of the plugin lets you customize this section, including text, typefaces, button colors, etc.) …

Content Views: Fields Settings - Content

(Content Views: Fields Settings – Content)

As you can see, we have gone from adding a plain looking site map for your visitors like this …

Visitor site map created using a site map plugin

(Visitor site map created using a site map plugin)

To adding a site map with post descriptions like this …

Visitor site map created using Content Views plugin

(Visitor site map created using Content Views plugin)

To adding a site map with an attractive layout for visitors that includes post thumbnail images and customized post excerpts like this …

Visitor site map created using ContentViews PRO plugin

(Visitor site map created using ContentViews PRO plugin)

We hope that you have found this ‘quick tips’ tutorial on how to create a visitor site map with post images and descriptions in WordPress useful.

Tip

For loads of useful WordPress tips, sign up to our FREE 101+ WordPress Tips, Tricks & Hacks For Non-Techies e-course!

How To Create A Site Map With Post Images And Descriptions In WordPress

(Source: AustralianPrints.com)

***

"This is an awesome training series. I have a pretty good understanding of WordPress already, but this is helping me to move somewhere from intermediate to advanced user!" - Kim Lednum

***

Using Post Categories To Improve WordPress SEO, User Navigation & Content Layout

Learn how to improve SEO, user navigation, and the content layout of your website or blog using post categories …

Get Thrive Leads for WordPress

Using Post Categories To Improve WordPress SEO, User Navigation & Content Layout

WordPress post categories help keep your website and your content organized, boost your search engine rankings, and make it easier for site visitors to find what they are looking for.

WordPress post categories can also be used to improve your content layout.

In this tutorial, we’ll look at ways to improve SEO, user navigation, and the content layout of your website or blog using post categories.

Info

For a detailed step-by-step tutorial on WordPress post categories and how to set up and use categories in your posts, see the tutorial below:

Improve WordPress SEO, User Navigation & Content Layout With Post Categories

Categories are normally assigned to WordPress Posts, not Pages , so we’ll focus on posts in this tutorial (if you are unsure about the difference between posts and pages, see our tutorial on WordPress Posts Vs WordPress Pages).

Tip

If you need to add categories (and tags) to your WordPress pages, you can install a plugin like Post Tags and Categories For Pages.

Planning Your Categories

Even though WordPress is flexible enough to let you add new categories ‘on the fly,’ if you don’t plan your categories (and subcategories) properly, you will find it harder to keep your site organized and manageable as more content gets added to your site.

If you need help planning your website, your content, or your categories, see our website planning tutorials and our guide on keeping your website manageable and organized.

Improving WordPress SEO With Post Categories

The simplest and easiest way to improve WordPress SEO with post categories is to:

  1. Set up permalinks to include categories, and
  2. Install and configure an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO

Include Categories In Your Permalinks

Permalinks are a feature of WordPress that lets you set up search-engine friendly URLS (for more details, see our tutorial on how to set up and use WordPress permalinks).

When configuring your permalinks, all you need to do is make sure that post categories are included in the URLs …

Include categories in your permalinks

(Include categories in your permalinks)

This will automatically display search-engine friendly URLs with your categories (and subcategories) and post title keywords …

Search-engine friendly URLs with categories and subcategories included

(Search-engine friendly URLs with categories and subcategories included)

Use An SEO Plugin

Installing an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO will not only improve the SEO of your content, it also lets you optimize your post categories, category archive pages, etc. …

Optimize your post categories with an SEO plugin

(Optimize your post categories with an SEO plugin)

Adding category descriptions will display on some WordPress themes and can help to boost your content’s SEO …

Category descriptions can help boost your content's SEO

(Category descriptions can help boost your content’s SEO)

Once your permalinks and SEO plugin settings are configured for your post categories, WordPress will then automatically start delivering you the SEO benefits of search engine-friendly URLs and better content indexing.

Improving User Navigation With Post Categories

Post categories can be used to improve user navigation on your WordPress site in different pages and different sections of your site, on site maps, menus, sidebar widgets, archive pages, even different RSS feeds.

Here, for example, are some of the ways you can help users navigate your content using post categories …

Categories Widget

Adding a categories widget to your sidebar lets users find related content assigned to a category …

Add a categories widget to your sidebar

(Add a categories widget to your sidebar)

When users click on a category link on the categories widget, they are taken to a category archive page.

Category Archive Pages

Category archive pages group together all posts assigned to a category …

Category archive page

(Category archive page)

Breadcrumb Navigation Links

Breadcrumb navigation links display on some WordPress themes.  Displaying categories in breadcrumb navigation links not only helps to improve user navigation, but also SEO …

(Display categories in breadcrumb navigation links)

Clicking on the category section of the breadcrumb link will take users to the category archive page.

Info

If you use the Yoast SEO plugin and your WordPress theme does not support breadcrumb navigation links by default, you (or your website developer) will either need to edit your theme’s templates and add a snippet of code to display breadcrumbs, or choose a WordPress theme that supports features like breadcrumb navigation links (e.g. the Avada theme) …

Themes like Avada support breadcrumbs

(Themes like Avada support breadcrumbs)

Improving WordPress Content Layout With Post Categories

Post categories and subcategories can be used to help organize and improve the layout of your content.

For example, WPCompendium.org’s WordPress tutorials are organized into the main categories below:

If you click any of the above links, you will see pages displaying a list of tutorials for each category organized in a grid view layout …

List of posts grouped by category

(List of posts grouped by category)

Some sections, like our WordPress Plugin Tutorials, display a list of post sections grouped by subcategories …

List of post sections grouped by subcategory

(List of post sections grouped by subcategory)

Clicking on an item in the ‘WordPress Plugin Tutorials’ page will take you to a page displaying all the tutorials grouped under one of its subcategories, such as:

We use post categories and subcategories to organize, filter, and display content on WP Compendium’s tutorial sections using a premium plugin called Content Views Pro.

The plugin also has a free version, called Content Views.

Content Views

Content Views - Post Grid & List for WordPress

(Content Views – Post Grid & List for WordPress)

Content Views is a free WordPress plugin that lets you organize, filter, sort, and display content from selected posts, pages, or custom post types using different views and layouts (e.g. grid, table, list) and insert these views anywhere on your site using a shortcode …

Use categories to display posts using different layouts

(Use categories to display posts using different layouts)

The plugin is very easy to use and lets you create unlimited custom views and layouts without touching code.

The free version of the plugin provides 3 basic layouts (Grid, Collapsible list, Scrollable list). The comprehensive premium version (Content Views Pro) provides the basic layouts and a whole lot more, including many advanced features  …

Display your content using different views and layouts with the Content Views Pro plugin

(Display your content using different views and layouts with the Content Views Pro plugin)

Although this tutorial focuses mostly on post categories, with Content Views Pro installed, you can create different views using posts, pages, and custom post types and filter these using a combination of different criteria including post categories, tags, publish date, post author, keywords, and custom fields.

You can also sort and organize your content using a wide range of methods, including post or page IDs, published date, modified date, drag & drop, post slug, comment count, menu order, custom fields, and even random sort (content displays in random order every time the page is refreshed) …

Create customized views to display content on your WordPress site

(Create customized views to display content on your WordPress site)

Views are created by selecting different options in the view-building form …

Create different content views by selecting options

(Create different content views by selecting options)

You can live preview your content as you build or edit your views …

Preview as you build

(Preview as you build)

After creating and saving your views, the plugin generates a shortcode which you can use to insert into your posts, pages, widgets, etc. …

Use shortcodes to insert views into your content

(Use shortcodes to insert views into your content)

The Content Views or Content Views PRO plugin gives you complete control over how your content is grouped and displayed to visitors. Views are 100% mobile responsive and the plugin is optimized to help improve SEO.

Tip

You can also use the Content Views plugin to add an attractive site map for your visitors with post thumbnail images and descriptions. To learn more, go here:

For more details about using the plugin, check out the video below, visit the FREE version plugin page here, or check out the Content Views Pro website for a full list of features, comprehensive demo site, plugin pricing and FAQ section, and more.

(Overview of WordPress Content Views)

We hope that you have found the above information useful. Feel free to check out the tutorials on the demo view below …

WPCompendium WordPress Tutorials Chrome Extension

WordPress Tutorials Free Chrome Extension

Install WPCompendium's WordPress Tutorials extension for Google Chrome browsers and access our FREE WordPress tutorials with one-click! ...
RoboForm - Password Management Tool

RoboForm – Password Management Tool

RoboForm is a powerful password management tool that lets you easily store all of your login passwords and generate secure passwords ...
How To Store, Plan And Organize Your Content Ideas

How To Store, Plan And Organize Your Content Ideas

Here is a simple, inexpensive, and effective system you can use to store, plan, and organize your content ideas ...
TreePad Plus

TreePad Plus – Content Planning And Organization Tool

Use TreePad PLUS to store all of your notes, letters, images, emails, texts, hyperlinks, passwords, code snippets, etc. and to keep all of your information easily and readily accessible, organized, and searchable ...
Link Redirection Management

Trackerly – Link Redirection Management And Tracking Tool

Learn how to manage thousands of redirect links on multiple domains from one central location using a powerful link management and tracking tool called Trackerly ...
Loading...

***

"I am beyond impressed with what you have put together. I can tell that you put a ton of hard work into building what you have. You have the absolute best content on WordPress I have ever seen!" - Robert T. Jillie

***