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  1. Anthony Zeoli

    I’ve been using Make by ThemeFoundry for four years. They’ve had some global styling options in the customizer for the entire time. But today, they are seemingly more focused on their forms plug-in, Happy Forms, and haven’t really advanced the Make theme and Make Plus plugin to keep up with the Joneses. It’s still a light and fast theme, which I do enjoy using. But I’ll take Elementor for a spin here and try it out.

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  2. Joseph McMurry

    I think Divi has done this with their theme builder for several months.

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    • richard Ginn

      Since Oct 17, 2019 when Divi 4.0 launched they have had a theme builder which I would say has a solid User interface.

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  3. Timo

    They (Elementor) are clearly carving their own path to success and outpacing others in the race to building websites through a visual interface.

    In May we released our first theme on Themeforest that used Gutenberg to create layouts instead of Elementor. We thought customers would would be used to GB by now. We were wrong, at least for our market.

    It’s been eye-opening how many struggle to accomplish basic tasks such as selecting the correct parent element or moving blocks where they want them to go – and we’re currently getting mediocre reviews because of it.

    I can’t see us going Gutenberg-first again any time over the next 24 months.

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    • John

      24 months will be the time they need to understand Gutenberg is a joke and move it back as plugin in WP 6.0
      Theme creators that are using the block editor as their main tool for their demo sites will soon understand their mistake the hard way.

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      • Scorpio

        When Gutenberg moved into core I tried to move over to blocks and was disappointed.
        But with the improvements made over the past few months GB is now much better. Most Page Builders will have to adopt or die in next 24 months, guaranteed!

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    • Justin Tadlock

      The ThemeForest ecosystem is a bit of its own beast. If I were designing themes for that market, I would support both Elementor and the block editor. By my estimation, you’re looking at least another year or two before the block system has gotten to the point where it is truly competitive as a site/page builder. It will be WordPress 5.6 before the beta of FSE even lands, so it’d be hard to argue in favor of going all in with the block editor in that particular market at this time.

      I’d be interested in seeing user response if you began adding block patterns, which were not available in May. Given the right tutorials/docs on how to use them and enough patterns, there’s a niche that can be carved right now while the feature is still fresh. Eventually, I’d imagine there’ll be a race to the bottom on TF and block patterns.

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      • richard Ginn

        In Themeforest land it has been only in the past couple of years have you have seen theme launched at the place that uses a page builder that is not WP Bakery one.

        Gutenberg will need at least one more year of constant updates here. I say Gutenberg is moving faster than Elementor on functionality.

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    • Matt Mullenweg

      Timo, if you drop me an email or a ping on the .org Slack, I’d love to connect you with the Gutenberg team to go through the pain points your users hit. We’d love to get those issues prioritized to be fixed as soon as possible.

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    • Anthony Lodge

      May you let me know what you Gutenberg theme on Themeforest is please? I’m looking for a GB-optimised theme to see what really is possible with GB. Thanks and good luck.

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  4. Grant

    Divi has had global settings using variables, which is one of the things Elementor core has just caught up on, but the Divi Theme Builder model where you manage headers, footers etc. is still not as versatile or powerful as Elementor’s Theme Builder features for headers, footers, page templates, single and archive views for posts types, taxonomies… not to mention differences in dynamic content.

    But it’s great to have them all improving and evolving, so we as developers/builders/designers have more options to fit our workflows and client requirements 😁

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    • richard Ginn

      Only when DIVI launched the DIVI presets update in July 2020 did we really get a solid way to deal with default settings.

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  5. Rick

    It should be noted, top and center, that 3.0 has been breaking sites left and right. Check out their forum or Reddit for the numerous complaints.

    Since 3.0.0, they’ve released 3.0.1, 3.0.2, and 3.0.3 to try to stem the bleeding, but I don’t think they’re there yet. Look for more updates imminently.

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  6. Illia Kyselov

    This is great news. I think that they are really ahead of others. I use another popular constructor, but apparently, in future projects I will work with the elementor

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  7. Cv

    “Global styles” does NOT equal “design system” (Look it up). If Elementor allowed us to create true design systems I’d pee my pants with glee. However, definitely a welcome change in Elementor, which I’ve found to be one of the most easily adoptable page builders, and I do hope that their next move is toward true (or truer) design system build methods.

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  8. Mihika

    We have been using Elementor for easy website works. However, Elementor Add On seems to be a bug either influenced by Elementor Pro or because Add on isn’t able to keep up the game.

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  9. Dominique Pijnenburg

    It’s certainly a nice addition. But I think Elementor had better worked on some other much looked for features such as custom-breakpoints, lazyloading posts on archives, support for the ACF repeater field, and so on.

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  10. Glen

    Elementor 3 has broken sooooo many sites.

    No response to support tickets.

    No response to support requests on wordpress.

    What a truly Terri le experience.

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