With the free version of Elementor, you can add elements like button, image, text, video, gallery, progress bar, and accordion to your page. The total of the design elements (called widgets) offered by the free version of Elementor is 30. You have two options to add extra widgets to your Elementor: by upgrading to the pro version or by installing an add-on. Or, you can do both to get even more widgets.
An Elementor add-on itself is a set of widgets developed by third-party developers. An add-on can also add extra setting options and functionalities to Elementor. For instance, JetSticky adds a setting option to add a sticky effect to a section (the setting option to add sticky effect is only available on Elementor Pro) while JetPopup adds functionality to create popups on Elementor Free.
If you don’t use Elementor for a business purpose, upgrading to Pro or buying a premium Elementor add-on might is not the choice you want to make. We have compiled some of the best Elementor add-ons that you can use for free. Here is the list.
1. Essential Addons
Essential Addons is one of the most popular Elementor add-ons with over 3 million downloads according to information on its official website. With this add-on, you can add sections like pricing table, team members or call to action to your page more effortlessly as the widgets to create those sections are available. Essential Addons also allows you to integrate your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) with your WordPress site. You can, for instance, display your Twitter or Instagram feed. Essential Addons itself is released as a freemium add-on. The widgets available on the free version include:
|Post Grid||WPForms||Advanced Tabs|
|Post Timeline||weForms||Advanced Accordion|
|Fancy Text||Info Box||Progress Bar|
|Creative Buttons||Flip Box||Feature List|
|Countdown||Dual Color Headline||FluentForm|
|Team Members||Call to Action||Facebook Feed|
|Testimonials||Pricing Table||Sticky Video|
|WooCommerce Product Grid||Twitter Feed||BetterDocs Category Grid|
|Contact Form 7||Data Table||BetterDocs Category Box|
|Gravity Forms||Filterable Gallery||BetterDocs Search Form|
|Ninja Forms||Image Accordion||Advanced Data Table|
|Caldera Forms||Content Ticker|
As you can see, there are also some widgets that you can use to add a form to your page in case you use the free version of Elementor. If you find Essential Addons useful, you can upgrade to the pro version to get about 29 other widgets. The pro version of Essential Addons comes with extensions to add parallax effect, add particle effect, and create a password-protected page.
2. Happy Addons
This is maybe the add-on that makes you happier when working on a page with Elementor as you will have 29 extra free widgets on your Elementor after installing the add-on. Happy Addons — just like Essential Addons — also allows you to effortlessly add elements like team members, pricing table, process bar, and testimonial to your page. This add-on also allows you to effortlessly add a form to your page if you use the free version of Elementor. Happy Addons is especially a great add-on if you use Calendly. There is a widget to embed your Calendly schedules to your WordPress site. Here are the widgets offered by the free version of Happy Addons:
|Gradient Heading||Ninja Forms||Calendly|
|Info Box||WPForms||Flip Box|
|Icon Box||Dual Button||Pricing Table|
|Image Compare||Testimonial||Image Grid|
|Team Member||Justified Grid||Gravity Forms|
|Skill Bars||Logo Grid||Post List|
|Contact Form 7||Carousel||Post Tab|
Happy Addons also comes with a set of icons to enrich your icon collection. There are about 500 icons offered by Happy Addons. There are also extensions like Background Overlay, Floating Effects, CSS Transfor, and Happy Clone (to duplicate a page or post).
3. Premium Addons
Despite its name, this add-on also offers a free version that offers about 22 widgets, including a widget to display the latest blog posts on your website. Premium Addons is actually a great Elementor add-on to integrate your WordPress with your social media accounts. However, the social media widgets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Behance) are only available on the pro version. Here are the widgets available on the free version of Premium Addons.
|Carousel Widget||Modal Box Widget||Fancy Text Widget|
|Blog Widget||Testimonials Widget||Heading Widget|
|Google Maps Widget||Banner Widget||Dual Heading Widget|
|Persons Widget||Button Widget||Video Box Widget|
|Image Grid Widget||Image Button Widget||Counter Widget|
|Image Scroll Widget||Progress Bar Widget||Countdown Widget|
|Image Separator Widget||Pricing Table Widget||Contact Form 7 Widget|
|Vertical Scroll Widget|
Premium Addons is also a popular enough Elementor add-on. It has been downloaded over 3.5 million times with about 200.000 active installs. In addition to widgets, Premium Addons also provides ready-to-use Elementor templates.
At the time of writing (January 27, 2020), OneElements is available as a free Elementor add-on. The premium version might is about to come soon as the developer is preparing several new features such as templates and “coming soon” widgets. At the time being, there are about 27 widgets offered by OneElements:
|Modern Icon||Team Members||Logo Grid|
|Featured Icon Box||Featured Counter||Powerful Info Box|
|Gradient Divider||Pretty Start Ratings||Brand Carousel|
|Ultimate Button||The Social Icons||Team Carousel|
|Advanced Heading||Modern Posts Grid||Testimonial Grid|
|Gradient Button||Posts Carousel||Testimonial Carousel|
|Multiple Heading||Posts Load More||Modern Icon List|
|Gradient Heading||Modern Accordion||Single Testimonial|
|Image with overlay||Minimal FAQ’s||Single Team|
5. Unlimited Elements
The way Unlimited Elements works is a bit different from the four first Elementor add-ons above. You won’t have new widgets immediately after installing the plugin. Instead, you are required to install the widgets you want to use via its widget catalog. Technically, Unlimited Elements comes with the following widgets:
|Pricing Table||Image Hover Affect||Social Network Icons|
|Team Member||Accordion||Product Box|
|Content Box||Audio Playlist||Google Chart|
|Testimonial||Content Tab||Image Gallery|
The difference is, Unlimited Elements offers those widgets in predesigned widgets. The widgets won’t appear on Elementor’s widget panel before you install them. Some widgets can be installed for free, some require you to upgrade to Pro.
6. Element Pack Lite
Element Pack is another great Elementor add-on you can try. The free version of this add-on is also available (Element Pack Lite) although with limited enough widgets. The free version of Element Pack comes with 18 widgets:
|Business Hours||Toggle||Image Magnifier|
|Flip Box||Call Out||Progress Pie|
|Panel Slider||Countdown||Scroll Button|
|Lightbox||Cookie Consent||Trailer Box|
|Simple Contact Form||Image Compare||Contact Form 7|
Element Pack Lite is enough if you want to add elements like a flip box, image comparison, and image magnifier to your page, while Contact Form 7 widget allows you to add a form to your page.
7. Livemesh Addons
If you have the free version of Elementor and need to display the blog posts on your website, Livemesh Addons is worth-trying. This add-on comes with a Blog Posts Grid that you can use to display blog posts in a responsive grid. Or, you can use the Post Carousel extension to display blog posts as a carousel. Livemesh Addons also allows you to effortlessly add elements such as team members and pricing table to your page. Here are the widgets offered by the free version of Livemesh Addons.
|Portfolio Grid||Testimonials Slider|
|Blog Posts||Post Carousel|
|Team Profiles||Generic Carousel|
|Bar Charts||Pricing Plans|
|Animated Pie Charts|