Customizing your theme is one of the main tasks when building WordPress websites. Since they control a site’s design, this is where many professionals spend most of their time.
Creating a custom WordPress theme usually involves working with the theme files and a code editor. Layout changes happen in the template files, design changes via CSS. Plus, there is typically a lot of refreshing the browser window to view the effect. It can be a bit cumbersome, mainly because you often need to set up a child theme first.
When you customize your theme with Elementor, you can do all of the above straight from the user interface. No need to change a single line of code or reload a browser window even once. It allows you to modify every site element quickly and easily with just a few mouse clicks and in this tutorial you will learn how.
The following post will show you how to take an existing theme and completely customize it via Elementor and built-in WordPress functionality. It will cover how to change your site header and footer, create and customize page templates for every part of your site, control their usage and optimize your design for mobile devices.
At the same time, you will learn how Elementor makes this process much easier by using dynamic content and letting you preview your pages. That way, you can immediately see how the design changes are going to affect your actual site and content.
In the end, we want you to feel confident in your ability to customize your theme with Elementor so you can shave significant time and effort off your development process. We have a lot to cover so let’s get started right away.