In this issue we have 3 new tutorials, new widgets from several vendors, and one theme update. Yes, this is the end of year sale season, but rather than stuff the newsletter with all of the many (20+) Elementor-related sales, I’ve included links to the posts where you can go and look them over, should you desire.
End of Year Sales
There are a large number of Elementor-related sales. I took a look at them all and selected the 10 best ones, in my opinion, with an eye to a price / value ratio.
Current Black Friday Sales – Elementor Related
This is the list of all Elementor-related Black Friday Sales for Elementor users. Currently more than 20 are listed.
I created two tutorials. One was about using the JetSmartFilters plugin from the Crocoblock Suite with the Elementor Pro Posts widget. You can see it in action on the Elementor360 website where it is used for filtering the latest news items.
The other tutorial I created provides a walk-through of using the Gutenberg Blocks for Elementor plugin. This is a free plugin from the Elementor team. I show some examples of why you might want to use it to extend Gutenberg with Elementor features.
Another tutorial that was recently released is a video from the Elementor team. This tutorial shows, step-by-step, how to turn one of the Pro Elementor Design Kits into an Elementor theme layout.
The GeneratePress theme saw a large number of accessibility improvements. The team was hoping for the accessibility tag on WordPress.org, but that requires that all links be underlined by default and they didn’t want to push that change on existing customers. They also performed a number of code enhancements to speed up the Customizer, added the ability to remove a site that was previously imported, and added several new hook locations.
The latest version of Pro version of Unlimited Elements adds a new Image Shapes widget. The widget applies a share mask to the image, you can use blend modes to create artistic renderings and there is an option to make the image a link. The widget is easy to use and the shapes are mobile responsive.
Unlimited Elements Adds 3 More New Widgets
Unlimited Elements added several new widgets. They added a Hotspot widget for creating image hotspots, a new Masonry Post Grid widget, and a new Text Rotator Widget. One of the differences between the Unlimited Elements widgets and those from other widget packs is that you can edit the UE widgets in the Widget Creator.
ElementsPlus Adds New Widgets
ElementsPlus is a free addon pack for Elementor. They have recently added four new widgets: an Accordion widget, a Hotspot widget, a Contact Form 7 widget, and a Sticky Video widget. This is a nice widget addon from the team at CSSIgniter.
Microthemer, which has special integrations with Elementor, has just released version 6. The new version adds the ability to create custom grid layouts using drag and drop. You can drag-draw to create rows and columns and then use the drag handles to position or resize individual items.
New Extensions from Happy Addons – Live Domain Copy
Happy Addons has added 3 extensions: Column Order Control for ordering columns in mobile view, the ability to specify column widths in pixels, and a live copy and paste extension. The Live copy and paste feature allows you to copy elements from the Elementor editor on one domain into a page in the Elementor editor on another domain.
The PAFE form builder received several updates which added new features. A new signature field type was added, a pattern option for phone numbers was added, and the allowed upload file types were expanded to include zip file archives and Excel file types.
The new Ultimate Addons Login widget gives you lots of styling options and a number of new features. You can add social login using Google and Facebook, there are custom redirects on login and logout, and the option to show a registration form.
The fourth template kit from Elementor is designed for law firms. It is a conservative black and white template set with gold accents. Note that Elementor Pro is required for using the Template Kits.
That’s it for this issue. Happy Elementoring.
Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. You will still pay the same amount so there is no extra cost to you.