Creating a website with WordPress becomes easier and easier. And Envato Elements is a tool that will help you to create beautiful websites. It is easy to use and has great templates to choose from.
I use it frequently and really love it, and I am delighted. You can create websites in minutes. Literally.
And it is a great tool for beginner designers because it will also help you to understand design and become more experienced.
What Is Envato Elements?
Envato is an Australian company that has different marketplaces. You can buy WordPress themes, HTML templates, stock photos, royalty-free tracks, and much more.
Also, they have a subscription-based website Envato Elements where you can get unlimited downloads. You can find themes, photos, music tracks, and more.
And they created the Envato Elements plugin for WordPress. It contains blocks or sections and also pre-made designs. The collection includes free and paid templates. So, you can install and try it yourself.
I really love this product and I want to share my experience with you. Explain what it is, how it works, and how you can use it. Let’s start.
Envato Elements Uses Elementor
Envato Elements templates are built with Elementor page builder. Maybe there are some templates for Gutenberg or other builders, but all the templates I have used were built with Elementor.
Elementor is the most popular WordPress page builder and my favorite one. And because millions of people use Elementor, Envato Elements will be good for many designers.
When you install one of the templates or blocks, it is saved as an Elementor template and you can modify it from there. You can edit and delete it from there.
Template Kits & Blocks
The way this plugin works is that it contains template kits and blocks. Template kits are pre-made websites, like demos, and blocks are just sections like hero, team, gallery, etc.
You can use premium kits but if you don’t want to spend money, you can use free kits or blocks. But don’t be afraid – free templates are as beautiful as premium ones.
And the installation is very easy. Every template and block has an import button. After the click, it imports templates in Elementor templates. Then you create an Elementor page and install an imported template or block. It is just that easy.
Before importing you have an option of the preview. So, first, you can preview the template and if you like it, then import it.
And you don’t have to import the whole website. You can install specific pages. For example, if you want only the home page, you can do it.
Besides template kits and blocks, Envato Elements has a stock photos library. But in order to use them, you have to subscribe. The subscription fee is $16.5 per month and you get unlimited downloads.
Categories you can choose from are vast. They have templates for any kind of website. However, premium kits have more categories than free ones. But you can build many styles from free templates and blocks.
Premium kits have 15+ categories and you can find demos for portfolio, blog, travel, sports, corporate, kids, non-profit, and more. Free kits have 12 categories like corporate, tech, beauty, food, etc.
But if you want to create a website by yourself and only use blocks, you can. Actually, I use blocks more than templates. Blocks categories are hero, team, about, CTA, grid, map, pricing, popup, etc. It contains every section a website needs.
But it doesn’t matter how many templates and categories this collection includes. If the quality of the designs is bad, it has no use.
But don’t worry. The quality of Envato Elements is amazing. Every template, block, or image, doesn’t matter if it is free or paid, is very high-quality.
Built by good designers and with care. The quality is crucial for Envato, and they won’t sell you a template that is bad. All the designs are fully responsive and look great on all devices.
All the designs are very modern, clean, and follow modern design principles and trends. With this plugin, you will be able to build beautiful and modern websites in minutes.
The same goes for blocks. Beautiful and modern blocks you will get. And also, each block category has different variations.
For example, if you want to use a hero section, you can choose a different style – video or image background, two-column design, etc.
And all the template kits and blocks are fully editable. You can change typography, sizes, images, texts, etc. Just choose the design you like, import it, replace the content with yours and it is done. Simple and fast.
How To Use
If you decided to try the Envato Elements plugin for WordPress, let’ me explain how easy it is to use. Even beginners, who just started learning WordPress, will use it easily. It is just very simple.
After you install the plugin, it will appear on the left side of the dashboard. You can go there and preview or import templates from there. After installation, you can edit it from Elementor templates. But there is an easier way.
Go and create a page and click Edit with Elementor. There you will see an Envato icon. Click and there you will find all the blocks and templates. You can import and insert from here, straight to the page.
Then you can edit it like any Elementor element. Add your images, texts, change colors, etc. You don’t need to know everything about Elementor to edit it. Just learn the basics and you will be fine.
You can learn Elementor basics from this video.
It is not hard to learn Elementor. You can quickly understand the basics and you will be able to edit and add your content to the pages. And if you get stuck, you can always go to Youtube or Google and find the solution.
Envato Elements is a great tool to create beautiful and modern WordPress websites quickly. It’s great not only for beginners but experienced designers too. Very easy to use and very high-quality product from Envato. I highly recommend this plugin.