In this article, we are going to cover some must have Elementor Pro add-on plugins that any user should purchase after picking up the professional license of the most popular WordPress page builder. We've created this article because while the professional version of Elementor is good, it becomes a million times better when you incorporate the following three plugins. Therefore, these three add-on plugins for Elementor Pro are must have for any creator looking to build a professional website with the tool.
Each of these cover a different area, but all culminate in increased functionality, better usability, and a better workflow when it comes to building websites with Elementor. In fact, we believe that the Elementor company should integrate many of these features into their Elementor Pro offering, but because they have been, these three must have plugins for Elementor Pro are a perfect place to start.
There's a reason why Dynamic Content for Elementor ends up on the top of our must have plugins for Elementor Pro users list. That's because it's really the only plug-in that you need to purchase after going ahead and getting Elementor Pro.
It adds a ton of advanced features, but also has a very easy to use graphical user interface that integrates with the native Elementor editor. Because of this unique combination, users with no knowledge of code can access incredibly complex conditions and more. There are also a ton of additional utilities designed to help you make more complex but usable websites for the end user. For example, Dynamic Content for Elementor has a ton of utilities that help you extend the element to a pro form, giving you all of the functionality you need, and allowing you to replace many premium third party plugins. To learn more about this plug-in, read our feature review of it from early 2021:
Designer Powerup for Elementor is a plug-in that isn't well known throughout the community, but one that can seriously increase your workflow when creating your website. Many add-ons for Elementor are created for front end features and functions, but this one is made primarily for the website creator, and designed to speed up your workflow by offering you the tools that any professional website creator would need.
There are a bunch of features, and to take a look at all of them we recommend heading over to the designer power of her element or website, but these several features that we have used the most in the past couple of months are the (new) grid feature which allows you to create complex layouts without touching a single line of code, The quick visual spacers feature, And the unique elements that are included with the tools such as SVG blobs, and shape dividers.
This pack comes with a unique blend of features created specifically to increase your workflow and save you time when creating an element or website, and a smaller selection of widgets that pretty much no other add-on has to offer for Elementor. The reason this one is on our must have plugins for Elementor is because of the time savings that you can access when this is installed. By making use of the design oriented extensions that this plug-in comes with, the time saved in website development immediately pays back the initial purchase price.
If you're looking for a huge collection of design based widgets for Elementor Pro, the plus add-ons is one of the largest packs out there, and in our opinion, it's one of the best designed and developed ones too. If you read through our article rounding up all of the add-ons for Elementor Pro, you'll know that there are a ton of them, and there is a ton of overlap between the functions that they have to offer. Therefore, your left trying to figure out what the best solution is for you.
For us, we take a look at the development quality, support quality, and number of widgets that come with the pack, and the plus addons for Elementor comes out on top. If you're looking to extend the front end functionality and design of your website, this is the must have plugin for you. It comes with essential widgets that are left out from the core element or pro tool, like countdown and count up timers, mega menus, Elementor preloaders, Tons of listing options, such as dynamic listing grids for custom post types, and more.
I don't think any Elementor article can be complete without mentioning the Crocoblock suite of plugins, but the reason it wasn't included in the three must have plugins for Elementor Pro users is because there is a ton of overlap with the Dynamic Content for Elementor. If we're taking a look at the overall purchase price between the two products, Dynamic Content for Elementor comes out on top, but Crocoblock can also be more valuable for some use cases. So, it's definitely worth taking a look at period let's run through several of the Crocoblock plugins that add super unique and complex functionalities to an Elementor website.
A big feature that is missing from Elementor is a mega menu, which many websites can benefit from. If you're looking for an easy and simple way to add that, Jetmenu is a plug-in designed specifically for that. It integrates directly with Elementor, and allows you to create beautiful mega menus.
If you run a content website, chances are these standard Elementor blog elements will not cut it for you. To get around this issue, Crocoblock has created the Jetblog plugin. Jetblog is a great tool that allows you to create complex repeaters, layouts, and queries specific to your content.
The final one that we really like is the JetEngine, which integrates with all of the additional plugins that Crocoblock has made, and acts as an advanced custom fields alternative that is created specifically for Elementor. If you're looking to create complex websites for you or your client, JetEngine is the sole plugin that you should be taking a look at.
These are the must have extensions and plugins for the Elementor Pro page builder. They save you a ton of time, and add advanced functionalities that pretty much anybody is going to require when creating a WordPress website. We wish that Elementor would add many of these features into the native builder, but these are definitely the best options because of the fact that the features that they have to offer are not included in your core purchase.
The defining factor of all of these plugins is time savings and industry leading features. For example, the plus has the best designed and largest library of widgets out there. Dynamic Content for Elementor is in a class of its own, offering incredibly complex functionalites with a super easy to use graphical user interface. Designer Powerup for Elementor is a workflow specific plug-in, something that many developers do not focus on.
But combining these three must have plugins for Elementor, you can seriously speed up your design, and create a better website and product (For yourself or for your clients).