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Weekly WordPress News and Updates: ELEMENTOR IS A WEBSITE BUILDER! (not a CMS); don’t get misled

Last Updated on January 9th, 2024


ELEMENTOR website builder

A web technology survey company recently declared Elementor the “Content Management System (CMS) of the Year” for 2023. While this a debate in the community.

Newbies, hold your horses! Elementor, despite its incredible page-building prowess, isn’t actually a standalone CMS. Think of it as a website building superhero who works alongside existing CMS platforms like WordPress to craft stunning pages.

So, why the confusion? The company considers website builders like Elementor under their broad CMS umbrella. But remember, a full-fledged CMS offers functionalities beyond just building pages. It handles user management, content organization, security, and more.

Here’s the bottom line:

  • Elementor rocks at building beautiful, user-friendly pages. Its drag-and-drop interface makes website creation a breeze, even for beginners.
  • But it doesn’t replace a true CMS. For managing your entire website, content, and users, you still need a platform like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.

Don’t get swept away by the “CMS of the Year” title. Think of it as a recognition of Elementor’s excellence in website building, not a complete takeover of the CMS throne.

Happy Website Building 🚀

// Team WPLift



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