Elementor is the most popular WordPress builder plugin with over 5 million active installs and counting. As a website designer, you're always looking for inspiration for your next site or a more efficient way to complete your projects.
Elementor lets its users create, import, and choose templates, and in this post, I'm going to tell you where to get a ton of them absolutely free. These templates are high-quality that will impress your clients, and all you'll need to do is adjust some of the content and branding to fit your client's needs. Let's get started.
Before jumping into 3rd party solutions, I figured I'd state the obvious if you aren't familiar with Elementor or maybe haven't poked around at all it offers.
Elementor provides a large catalog of layouts and blocks you can use in any of your projects. Layouts being a whole page's design and blocks being individual sections. I like to think of blocks as Legos for a website.
While in the Elementor editor, you'll either add a new section and then click on the folder icon. You likely won't have the green icon shown in the image below, or at least not yet!
Once opened, you'll be presented with a number of layouts to choose from. Most of the layouts shown have alternate page counterparts so if you find a home page you really like, chances are other pages like contact and about will be somewhere in the list as well.
You can also check out any of the layouts before installing by mousing over the image and then clicking preview at the bottom.
At the top of the templates modal that popped up, you'll navigate between blocks, layouts, and my templates. You can filter by different section categories to narrow down by the area you need on the blocks section, whether it's a hero section, faq, or even testimonials.
One of my favorite features of Elementor is the ability to create and save my own templates. As I build different sections that I want to use later, I can save them and access them from the folder icon when creating a new section.
Envato Elements is a tool I discuss in this post, but they provide incredibly awesome Elementor Templates. Just by installing their WordPress plugin, you get access to 151 template kits for free, each with various template layouts ranging from headers, footers, single pages, archives, and more. Their premium subscription gets you access to a whole lot more.
First, you'll need to download the plugin Envato Elements. You can either download the plugin from the WordPress repository or through your WordPress dashboard.
After activating the plugin, you'll find a new option in your dashboard, "Templates" below Elementor and Templates. Once you're there, you'll see Free Kits, where you can browse around the incredible templates you now have available at your disposal.
When you find a template you like, choose install kit. This does not install every single layout but will let you pick and choose which layouts you'd like to install, ensuring you don't download content you may never use.
Astra is a popular WordPress theme that provides several templates for the default Gutenberg editor, Beaver Builder, Brizy, and Elementor.
You can view all templates that are available with this theme here.
To get access to these templates, you will first need to install the Astra theme. Once that is installed, you'll then need to install the plugin Starter Templates. Then you'll find the templates under Appearance > Starter Templates.
These templates can be used for any of your client's websites absolutely free. My advice is that you don't focus on the template's niche too much but worry more about the overall aesthetic and flow of the website because all content can be changed to fit your client.
I hope this helps give you inspiration or helps you become more efficient with your projects!