The professional version of the Katka Templates for Elementor is now on sale for $49. These include page, popup, and block templates.
Premium Addons has a new Horizontal Scroll Widget. The content created using the widget is fully responsive and allows you to have pages that scroll 100% horizontally. The demo is pretty amazing.
Elementor Pro 2.9 now lets you edit your header, foot, and content areas all from one screen. Previously you would need to go into each template part separately to make a change. This is a nice time saver and makes editing the site templates easier.
Unlimited Elements has added a new Background Switcher widget. You drag it into a section or row and it gives you a set of columns. When you hover over a column the background for the row changes. This works well and provides a nice effect for content like services where for each service the background changes as appropriate.
Following on Elementor’s huge success and popularity the company has received a $15 million investment. Rumor is that the Elementor team is working on a cloud hosted version of the builder.
With all the news about the new Theme Style feature you may have missed the 7th edition of the monthly template kit. This one targets photographers with a dark, minimalist theme that emphasizes the images. There are animations and effects to to draw the eye. This is a full site kit with header, footer, home page, post, archive, about us, contact us, 404, and project pages.
PowerPack Elements just added a new Categories widget that lets you display content by category. This is a twist on the usual Posts widget in that you start with categories and taxonomies. You can display them in a regular “classic” layout, a cover style or as accordion lists.
The new How-To widget makes creating instructional pages easier by giving you a read-made step by step structure and automatically adding the correct SEO schema.
The free version of Essential Addons has a new extension that lets you add a Table of Contents to posts, pages, or Custom Post Types. The new Event Calendar widget lets you add events manually or connect with a Google Calendar.
The Astra team has released version 2 of their Starter Templates plugin. Previously this was called Astra Starter Sites. This is the first template package available that is compatible with Elementor’s new Theme Style feature. Many of the templates are part of a site kit and there may be 4-6 page templates with the same style. You can now import the kit or individual pages. The plugin also now includes the ability to import imagines into the post editor from Pixalbay. There is a free version and a premium version that includes more templates. The premium version is included with the mini or full Astra Agency package.