How to Build a WordPress Website with Elementor?

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) around, and for good reason. It’s extremely easy to use, yet powerful enough to give you anything you could want from a website. In this lesson, we’ll teach you how to build a basic WordPress website using the popular Widget Elementor plugin. Don’t worry — you don’t need any specialized knowledge to follow along!

The Basics Of Building A WordPress Website

Before we get started, let’s discuss the basics of building a WordPress website. You’ll need a good FTP account (free) to launch your site into the world, and you should have a hosting account already set up as well (you can use Bluehost if you’re looking for a free hosting solution with great load times and features).

Once you’ve got that taken care of, you’re ready to dive into the fun part — putting WordPress into action! Let’s get started.

Step 1: Install WordPress

The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress on your web server. To do this, navigate to (or if you have your own WordPress host) and click Download WordPress. You should find a green button offering you the download!

Once downloaded, unzip the WordPress archive and move the wordpress directory to the root directory of your web server.

You can now open up a browser and point it to your web server’s root directory to access your WordPress installation. For example,

Step 2: Activate The WordPress Theme You Want To Use

The next step is to activate the WordPress theme you want to use on your website. To do this, navigate to (or if you have your own WordPress theme) and click the Activate Theme button. You’ll then be redirected to the activation form. Enter your email address and click the button to continue.

Once activated, you can head back to and begin building your site!

Step 3: Build Your Blog Post

WordPress offers multiple ways to structure your blog posts. For our purposes here, we’ll use the classic Blog format. To begin, create a new blog post by clicking the Add New button near the top of any page. You’ll then see the default post format, which looks something like this:

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To begin making changes, you can click the Formatting tab on the left-hand side. You can adjust several settings here, including Post Thumbnail, Categories, and Tags.

From here, you can choose which thumbnail size to use for your posts. The default is Medium, but if you want your posts to look more like gallery layouts from a magazine, go with Large. You can also choose the category for your post, as well as add or remove categories at any time.

To add a tag to your post, simply click the Add New button next to the Tags text area and enter the name of the tag you’re adding in the blank space. WordPress will then automatically fill in the tag for you.

When you’re happy with the way your blog looks, click the Publish button at the top of the page to release it into the world.

Step 4: Add More Content

WordPress offers many different ways to add more content to your site. For our purposes here, we’ll focus on using the Timestrip plugin. This is a great solution if you’re looking to set up a blog to match your travel adventures or life as a digital nomad. With the Timestrip plugin, you can create an event-driven blog that will automatically update whenever a new event occurs — like your visit to a distant country or a solo road trip across America!

After you’ve activated the Timestrip plugin, you can click the Add New button in the top-right corner of any page to begin creating your content.

As mentioned, WordPress offers many different formatting options for your posts. One of the best things about this CMS is that the settings are all easily customizable from a single place. To make your life easier, the developers of Elementor have created a wonderful Layout Builder tool that makes it easy to build and design website layouts that look exactly like you want them to! Let’s take a look.

Step 5: Create A Design In Less Than Five Minutes

If you’ve ever run a business or blog, you’ll know that maintaining a designer’s eye for artistic styling can be a pain. Imagine having to search for hours, only to find a design that you don’t like, but can’t seem to avoid!

Thankfully, Elementor makes creating a stylish layout a simple task. As soon as you install the plugin, you can click the + icon in the top-right corner of any page to access the Elementor Layout Builder. Simply enter a name for your new design in the text field, select a default theme, and start building!

As you can see from the image above, the Elementor Layout Builder makes it easy to style your blog or business website. Just click on the different components (like headers, footers, and sidebars) to edit them and the way they appear on your site. You can also simply drag and drop elements to reorder them or take them out altogether. Creating a unique and stylish design for your site is as simple as clicking on a few buttons!

The Conclusion

Even if you don’t plan on becoming a full-time blogger or website designer, building a WordPress website is still a valuable skill to have. It’s the perfect place to store all of your content, and it gives you the flexibility to add more content and new features anytime you want. Plus, you can always head back to to ask questions about anything you might need or want to know more about.