Element and page builder plugins like it make it incredibly simple to build custom web page designs without needing to know how to code. Naturally, users began wanting to use these capabilities to build aesthetically-pleasing, visually-stunning blog posts.
However, it should be noted that you need to be cautious when using page builder plugins to build blog posts. This is because any design you build completely goes away when you deactivate the plugin. The fallout isn’t nearly as bad with Elementor as it is with other page builder plugins. Elementor leaves behind your content while some page builder plugins leave behind a mess of shortcodes on the frontend of your site.
It’s not likely that you’ll ever need to deactivate Elementor, but you should at least consider the possibility when it comes to blog posts. If you are a newbie, you might want to check out a more basic tutorial about building blogs. You likely aren’t going to publish nearly as many as pages as you are blog posts. Some sites have hundreds of blog posts. It would take an extraordinary amount of time to redesign all of them.
Building blog posts with Elementor
Here are a few suggestions if you’ve made your decision and are ready to begin building blog posts with Elementor.
- Limit the Amount of Blog Posts You Build with Elementor – You can eliminate some of the risk (the risk being the number of blog posts you need to spend time redesigning if you ever choose to move away from Elementor) by only using the plugin to build a certain type of post or at least keeping the amount of the posts you build with Elementor to a minimum.
- Keep a Log of the Posts You Build with Elementor – Doing this can eliminate the amount of time it takes to redesign blog posts by preventing you from having to look through each and every one of the posts you’ve published to see which ones you’ve used Elementor to build.
- Create Two Versions of Every Post – If you use Elementor to build a blog post, consider creating a second version of that post without the plugin and archiving it. If you ever need to uninstall the plugin, all you’ll need to do is copy and paste it into the WordPress editor (more or less) to redesign it.
With that said, let’s get to building a blog post with Elementor inside of OceanWP.
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