If you’re reading this post, you’re likely interested in designing legacy layouts in WordPress using Elementor Page Builder. Well, you’re in the right place. This comprehensive tutorial will guide you through the process of integrating the old with the new by creating a legacy layout with one of the most powerful tools available for WordPress – Elementor Page Builder.
Before we get to that, you might be wondering: what exactly is a legacy layout? Simply put, it’s an old or existing layout of a webpage that you want to keep intact when redesigning or updating your website. This is usually done to maintain SEO rankings, preserve the aesthetic of the page, or because the layout has proven to be effective.
Let’s dive in.
Step 1: Install Elementor Page Builder
The first step is to install the Elementor Page Builder plugin if you haven’t done so already. Navigate to your WordPress dashboard, then click on ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’ > search for ‘Elementor’ > ‘Install Now’ and then ‘Activate’.
Step 2: Create a New Page or Post
Next, you need to create a new page or post where you’ll design the legacy layout. From your WordPress dashboard, select ‘Pages’ or ‘Posts’ and click ‘Add New’. From here, click ‘Edit with Elementor’, which will launch the Elementor page builder.
Step 3: Adjust the Elementor Page Layout
In Elementor, you’ll notice the default layout includes a title and sidebar. To get a blank canvas for your design, click ‘Settings’ (gear icon on the lower-left corner) > ‘Page Layout’ > and select ‘Elementor Canvas’.
Step 4: Choose a Template or Start From Scratch
Elementor has a wide variety of templates you can choose from and customize. These range from landing pages to contact pages and more. Click on ‘Add Template’ (the grey folder icon), browse the templates, and insert the one you like. However, if you’re recreating a specific legacy layout, you may need to start from scratch.
Step 5: Design Your Elementor Layout
The drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to build your layout. On the right, you’ll find your working area, and on the left, all the widgets you can use. Depending on your legacy layout, you can use text, images, videos, and other widgets to mimic the old design. Simply drag and drop any element you need into your working area.
Step 6: Customize Your Elements
Once you’ve got your elements in place, customize using the ‘Edit’ tab when you click on an element. Here, you can edit text and images, change fonts and colors, resize elements, and so much more. Try to match your legacy layout as closely as possible.
Step 7: Save and Publish
Once you’re done and satisfied with the design, click ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’ to save your changes.
Step 8: Test and Optimize
Lastly, ensure that the new design works seamlessly on different devices by testing responsiveness. You can preview what your page looks like on desktop, tablet, and mobile directly from Elementor’s interface.
Your Elementor Legacy Layout is Ready to Go
And voila! The process can be a fun throwback to the days of yore or a practical way to maintain consistency.
Just remember: design is more than aesthetics. It’s about functionality and user experience. And while preserving legacy layouts is important for many reasons, don’t hesitate to make tweaks and improvements that might enhance performance and usability. Happy designing!