WordPress is by far one of the most common content management systems available to developers, publishers and business owners. It’s the preferred website platform as it allows for customizations that many other content management systems simply don’t and due to its flexibility, it powers nearly 33% of websites online today.
Another unique aspect of WordPress is its wide variety of front-end website builders and themes that allow you to create nearly anything you can imagine.
What is a Front-End Website Editor for WordPress?
A front-end website editor is a type of WordPress plugin that allows for real-time editing of a website’s appearance and content without having to dive into the code. This is in contrast to the traditional method of editing a website, which would require access to the site’s files and knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Website developers use front-end website editors to bring website mockups to life and can pack them with various elements of functionality. While there are many front-end editors available, at Thrive Engine, we specialize and prefer Elementor as an editor.
Elementor for WordPress
Elementor is a popular front-end website builder for WordPress that allows for real-time editing and has an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. It comes with a wide variety of pre-made templates and elements that can be easily customized to fit any need. Elementor also integrates with all major plugins, so there’s no need to worry about compatibility issues.
Pagespeed with Elementor
Elementor has a minimal codebase that supports fast pagespeed and loading of assets like photos and videos. Because Google prefers faster websites in its search results, we prefer to use Elementor for this reason. We’re very familiar with the system’s impact on a website and can make adjustments for media-heavy websites or those with additional functionality.
Security with Elementor
Elementor is a self-hosted front-end website editor, so your website’s security is not at risk. This is in contrast to some of the other popular front-end editors that are hosted on third-party websites.
When combined with other standard WordPress security checkpoints we use, we’re confident you’ll have one of the most secure websites available.
Future Proofing & Maintenance
Once you have a website developed on Elementor, you’ll be pleased to know that future edits to the site are simplified. With pre-defined templates put in place, Elementor makes it easy to create new pages, posts and other features that you need for your business.
Additionally, due to its low code, maintenance of the platform is minimal. We still recommend keeping all plugins updated and tested with each new release of Elementor, but there are rarely any compatibility issues.
Hiring an Elementor Developer in Denver
Thrive Engine is a Denver web design agency that specializes in creating custom Elementor websites that are tailored to fit our client’s specific needs. If you’re stuck on an older front-end editor on WordPress or a completely different website platform like Wix or Squarespace, we would be happy to help migrate you over to Elementor.
If you’re interested in learning more about our process or getting a quote for your project, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and get you started on the path to a successful online presence. We also offer competitive web hosting to keep your website online 99% of the time and offer same day service if any issues come up.