ElementsPlus! is a free Elementor addon from the CSSIgniter team. CSSIgniter is a longstanding theme shop known for create high quality niche themes and plugins. They have more than 80 themes and from early on added Elementor support.
ElementsPlus! is their Elementor plugin that has about 30 widgets and extensions. The plugin is available for download from the WordPress plugin directory. It has more than 10,000 active installs and 20 5 star reviews.
I have a test site setup with the CSSIgniter Spencer theme installed. I have Elementor core and ElementsPlus! installed.
When you install ElementsPlus! you get a new menu item under the main Elementor Admin menu. Here it lists all of the widgets and extensions. You can check a box to enable or disable them individually, which I think is a good feature. Some of the features require another plugin to be installed, such as forms plugins for styling a form in Elementor.
Let’s take a look as some of the more interesting widgets and extensions. I created a new page and opened it in the Elementor editor.
Heading Plus! Widget
The Heading Plus! widget is a heading widget with three parts for text. You can style each part separately.
I gave each part a different background color. Here is the final result.
Countdown Timer Widgets
ElementsPlus! has two countdown timer widgets. The first is the flip clock version, which shows the digits with a split flip card design.
The second countdown time is the more traditional display.
They both have a message to display when done and style options for each element.
ElementsPlus! comes with an AJAX search widget that is very nice. Here are the Content settings and Style settings.
Here is an example. There is no page submit as it is AJAX.
Sticky Video Plus!
Sticky Video Plus! is an extension to the Elementor video widget. After you add a video widget to the page then there is a toggle for the sticky video settings. The settings allow you to place the video on the right or left and set the offset from the side and bottom.
Then when you scroll down the page the video moves to the side and bottom of the page.
CSSigniter has a plugin called Audioigniter that is a music player. It has both a pro and a free version. The Elements Plus! addon includes a widget for adding the player to an Elementor page.
You start by first creating a playlist in the WordPress admin. Here I’ve created a playlist for the musician Trombone Shorty. Under the list of tracks on that page there are settings to customize the player.
Then in the Elementor page I added the Audioigniter Plus! widget. There is a dropdown in the widget settings to pick the playlist. Even though customization settings were made in the WordPress admin, you can override some of the player customizations in Elementor.
Hover Image Effects Plus
The Hover Image Effects Plus widget is pretty cool. You select two images and a hover effect from a list of 17 options. When the user hovers over the image there is an animation, such as a ripple effect, as the image switches from one to the other.
Content Toggle Plus!
The content toggle widget lets you define the content for two panels and switch between them. You can use the text widget or use a template.
The Button Plus widget is a two line button where you can enter text for each line. You can style the button and each line of text separately. Here I’ve styled the second line to be italic, underlined, and smaller text.
Hotspots Plus Widget
The Hotspots Plus widget is an image hotspot widget. These allow you to add text or a market over an image and the user can then hover or click on them for more information. You place the markers using sliders for the horizontal and vertical position. There is an option for a tooltip. You can manually add a link into the tooltip using the “Text” tab of the classic-style editor. Here are the settings for a hotspot item.
And here are image of the frontend and of a tooltip.
Something to point out is that there are limited styling settings if, for example, you wanted to add padding to the tooltip title.
Conclusions and Discussion
The ElementsPlus! addon has some very nice features:
The one possible issue is that some of the widgets don’t have a lot of layout and styling options. It seems to be the philosophy to try and keep the settings to a minimum to make it easy for the user, but the result is there may be times when you need to add some CSS of your own.
Overall, I found the ElementsPlus! addon to be a good one with nice features. Also, it is created by a team with a good reputation.