Elementor

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Elementor Ltd.
TypePrivate
Founded2016
FounderYoni Luksenberg, Yakir Sitbon, Ariel Klikstein[1]
Headquarters,
Israel
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Yoni Luksenberg, CEO[1]
ServicesWebsite development
Websiteelementor.com Edit this on Wikidata

Elementor Ltd. is an Israeli software company. The Elementor website builder allows WordPress users to create and edit websites by employing the drag and drop technique, with a built-in responsive mode.[2][3]

In addition to a freemium version, Elementor also offers a premium version of its website builder — Elementor Pro, which includes additional features and add-ons.[4]

As of January 2021, Elementor was available in over 57 languages and ranks among the 5 highest-rated WordPress page builders with over 5 million active installations worldwide.[5] It is an open-source, GPLv3 licensed platform[6] and powers 2.24% of the top 1M websites in the world.[7]

In its first round of institutional funding, the company raised $15M from Lightspeed Venture Partners.[8]

History[edit]

Elementor was founded in 2016 by Yoni Luksenberg and Ariel Klikstein.[1]

Growth milestones:

  • 1M websites built with Elementor: July 5, 2018[9][10]
  • 2M websites built with Elementor: February 18, 2019[11]
  • 3M websites built with Elementor: August 14, 2019[12]
  • 4M websites built with Elementor: January 29, 2020[13]
  • 5M websites built with Elementor: May 12, 2020[14]

As of August 19, 2021, Elementor had published its free plugin version 3.4.2 and its paid Elementor Pro version 3.3.7.[citation needed]

In May 2019, the Elementor team officially got their "Hello" theme listed at WordPress.org.[15] The Hello theme is a barebones theme framework specifically designed to pair with the Elementor page builder.[16]

On March 31, 2020, Elementor launched an Experts Network for Web Creators.[17]

Awards[edit]

Elementor was recognized by Israeli business daily Calcalist as one of the top 50 most promising Israeli startups for 2019[18]

Partnerships & acquisitions[edit]

In 2019, Elementor acquired Layers WP — a WordPress theme brand. [19] In the same year, Elementor partnered with A2 Hosting to provide a hosting account for its users.[20]

Reception[edit]

On WordPress.org, the Elementor plugin has a rating of 4.7 stars.[21] ThemeIsle.com gave it a 9.3 rating, saying that it has many templates, different content modules, and was easy to use.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c About Elementor.com
  2. ^ "Elementor website building platform opens high tech center in Sderot". www.israelhayom.com. Archived from the original on 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  3. ^ "Elementor – Striving to Be the Ultimate WordPress Drag & Drop Page Builder". HostAdvice. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  4. ^ "Elementor Addons". Archived from the original on 2019-12-05.
  5. ^ Browse: Popular, WordPress.org
  6. ^ Terms & Conditions, Elementor.com
  7. ^ Elementor Usage Statistics, BuiltWith
  8. ^ Tal Morgenstern, The Rise of the Web Creator: Announcing Lightspeed’s Investment in Elementor, Medium
  9. ^ Elementor Reached 1M Active Users: The Value of Essential Addons, WPBLOG
  10. ^ Ep. 018: Elementor's untold journey to 1 Million users!, strikegold, December 3, 2018
  11. ^ Elementor Reached 2 Million Active Installs, Within 7 Months After The First Million, CrispLive
  12. ^ WordPress website building platform Elementor now on 3 million sites, TechRepublic
  13. ^ Elementor Hits 4 Million Websites in Record Time
  14. ^ "We Just Reached the Peak of WordPress: 5 Million Active Installs! | Elementor". Elementor Blog. 2020-05-19. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  15. ^ "Hello Elementor". WordPress.org. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  16. ^ "Hello - The Fastest WordPress Theme With Minimal Styling". Elementor. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  17. ^ "Introducing Elementor Experts: The New Discovery Network For Web Creators". Elementor Blog. Elementor. 31 March 2020.
  18. ^ Calcalist's Top 50 Startups 2019: #18-#25, Calcalist
  19. ^ Elementor Acquires Layers WP to Expand Compatible Theme Options for Users, WordPress Tavern
  20. ^ A2 Hosting Partnership With Elementor To Increase Speed, Security For All Users, PR Newswire
  21. ^ "WordPress.org Forums". WordPress.org Forums. Archived from the original on 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  22. ^ "Elementor Review: How Does This WordPress Page Builder Stack Up?". ThemeIsle Blog. 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2021-04-04.

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