Elementor Pro version works as an add-on to the lite version and adds more functionality to the builder. Many feature sets make the Elementor Pro useful, let’s have a look at them.
The Theme Builder is the most prominent tool as it allows you to take control of almost every section of the website. The Elementor standard version allows you to make changes to the content part only but with the Pro version, you can practically edit the whole site. You can create a custom header, edit sidebars, redesign your footer, and even create custom layout pages.
Theme builder can be a massive advantage for you if you are a website design agency or want to design more than just the content part. With this tool, you will be able to do more and that too in lesser time.
Professional Page Templates and Blocks
The Elementor has loads of Pre-designed templates and blocks which you can use to design pages faster. In addition to those templates, Elementor Pro offers more professionally designed templates and blocks. If you rely mostly on pre-designed templates, then Elementor Pro is the choice for you.
Every website needs a contact form and many other forms for that matter. The Pro pack of the builder comes with a very impressive form builder that you can use to create Forms on your website quickly. The reason this single widget holds so much importance is that it is entirely visual! You can design your form from the front end and can connect it with any automation marketing platform or a CRM of your choice easily.
Global widgets come handy when you are planning on showing the same widget in multiple places on the website. The Pro version gives you the power to customize a widget from a single location, and it will take effect on all the global widgets on the website. This feature makes the design faster and reduces redundant tasks of making changes all over the site.
Elementor Pro Elements
This is an obvious one, yet it cannot be overlooked. The Elementor plugin comes with a pretty good set of widgets but if you are an agency developing websites for your clients, you are going to need more, and that is where the Pro version comes in. The Elementor Pro version adds more than 30 other impressive widgets including the theme elements which will offer you much more customization and design options.
More elements give you the freedom to design the website the way you want, and if you wish to take this customization one step further, you can check out PowerPack Elementor addons. It comes with 50+ impressive widgets, and more are on the way!
Live Custom CSS
Well, this one is not a biggie as you might not be using it given deep customization from the Elementor builder but as a developer or designer, this can come handy at times. This feature of the Elementor Pro allows you to add custom CSS to any widget or a block and see the changes you made there live on the editor.
If you are familiar with coding and often find yourself engaging in scenarios where you need to make changes that are not in the reach of drag and drop builders, then I recommend you to get the Pro pack.
The Elementor Pro features an option that allows you to embed the widgets or the rows anywhere you want with the help of shortcodes. It can be beneficial as you can use the shortcodes to display widgets in the footer, sidebars and even on blog posts.
This feature can be useful for anyone depending on the requirements. It can also be used to add subscription box, banners or any other widget using the shortcode on the blog posts. That way you can write your blog you usually do and embed the shortcode where needed.
With the Pro version, you can easily customize your e-commerce store as it comes with multiple WooCommerce widgets. You can drag and drop the widgets to customize the WooCommerce store parts.
With the Standard Elementor plugin, you can store row templates with the save button easily, but you do not get the option to save widgets. The option to save widgets is only available with the Elementor Pro. Although it might not seem to be that much of a requirement, in case of more complex widget such as tables and post grids, it can be very time consuming to customize the same thing again and again when you can load it via a saved template.
Saving option is more of a useful feature for developers compared to end users as this can be used to create default templates and designs of widgets and can be later altered according to needs.
Elementor Pro Pricing
The Pro version does offer a lot, but it comes with a price tag. In this factor, the Elementor lite takes it all as there is no price tag attributed to it. If you are not familiar with page builders and want to try your hands on with the product, then this is a good option for you as you can try what it is like to work with page builders and later when you want to take more control of the builder get the pro version.