Wow! We’re so thrilled to announce that, with all of you onboard, Essential Addons for Elementor has reached the milestone we didn’t even dream about when starting it: as of today, 1 million users are using Essential Addons to create their WordPress websites.
This is an incredible achievement and opportunity to reflect on the journey up until this point & a surprise is waiting for you at the end of this blog! 🎁
When we introduced Essential Addons for Elementor, we were one of the very first extensions to enhance page building in Elementor by expanding its elements library. Since the beginning of our journey in 2017, our goal has always been to take your Elementor page building experience to new heights.
We are excited that today, we’ve reached 1,000,000+ users and all thanks to YOU! From our earliest users to the newest in our community, each and every one of you has helped us to reach this huge milestone of 1 million users.
At WPDeveloper, we have always understood the potential of Elementor from the very beginning, back when it was just starting out. It was with immense excitement that we decided to help the community by introducing an addons library that will bring more features alongside Elementor.
From that very early stage, we began to introduce highly requested elements that you were looking for in Elementor, and went all in to make Essential Addons for Elementor the ultimate addons library for web creators like you. We started out with a few essential and most wanted widgets from the community such as Post Grid, form plugins, Testimonials, Flip Box, Pricing Tables, just to name a few.
At first, we were a very small team consisting of passionate WordPress enthusiasts. But as Essential Addons for Elementor grew, our team also grew exponentially. We now have full departments for Developer, Support, QA, Marketing, Content, and Design, so that together, we can enhance your Elementor page building experience by improving our product and introducing as many unique, creative elements as we can.
Over the course of this 3.5 years, as we added new widgets for Elementor and improved the user existing ones and we began to see a huge rise in our growth curve. In few months, we unlocked our very first milestone of 10,000 active users!
Little did we know, it was only the beginning.
December 2018: By the time 2018 came to an end, we had over 100,000 happy users who were delighted with Essential Addons for Elementor. This was one of the first of our biggest milestones, but it certainly wasn’t the last.
June 2019: Not even 6 months had passed since hitting 100K users, by mid 2019, we had reached 200,000 happy users. Since then, it’s been a constant upward rise.
September 2019: We reached 300,000 active users after 200k only in 3 months.
January 2020: By the time 2020 rolled in, we had 400,000 web creators who were actively using Essential Addons for Elementor.
March 2020: Less than 3 months later, we had reached 500,000 active installations on WordPress. And the number has been rising every few months ever since.
Now finally, as we say goodbye to February of 2021, we are also celebrating one of the most memorable milestone for our team. On 28th February 2021, Essential Addons for Elementor had crossed the 1 million users mark. This means that today, for every 5 website creators who create website with Elementor, there is at least one among them who is using Essential Addons for Elementor to take web design to the next level.
As we grew bigger, we knew we had to step up our game not only by introducing new features but also by making better user experience with Essential Addons for Elementor.
With this goal in mind, we released Essential Addons 3.0, one of our biggest and most important updates for completely improving sitewide performance.
Most notably, we made Essential Addons for Elementor faster by optimizing the whole plugin and revamping the entire coding structure so only the scripts of the elements used on a particular page would be loaded. This was done so that each of your web pages can load quickly at lightning-fast speed for the best experience.
We modified the Elements Control option and added an option for globally disabling all widgets at once when you need to.
Besides this, we also added a Clear Cache feature to help you easily resolve issues when generating new files for your WordPress website. All of this was done for one purpose only: to provide best page building experience for Elementor users.
We are lucky to have been recognized by hundreds of renowned publications and received more than 1900 five star reviews on WordPress repository. It brings us tremendous joy to know how Essential Addons for Elementor has made web designing a whole new experience for our users. In fact, reviews like these are the things that push our team to go the extra mile and try to make Essential Addons the ultimate elements library you could ask for.
What could be better than knowing we have reached 1 million users? Well, finding out that Essential Addons for Elementor is beloved in 180+ countries all over the world is the cherry on top. It’s amazing how more than a million web creators from across the globe are part of this borderless community, and Essential Addons is at its center.
Securing the top place in the hearts and minds of more than a million Elementor users means we had to step out of our comfort zone. Our team worked tirelessly over the years to expand our collection of amazing and creative elements to help you build absolutely stunning web pages without any coding.
Before the introduction of Elementor WooCommerce Builder, creating your eCommerce website from the ground up was quite a challenge, especially for those who did not want to bother with coding.
So, to help you create your eCommerce store with Elementor, we’ve introduced 4 powerful WooCommerce elements with Essential Addons so you could create your dream eCommerce website in Elementor.
To listen our users’ request, we also introduced a never-seen-before widget: Woo Checkout element from Essential Addons. With this element, you can build a stunning fully functional WooCommerce Checkout page in Elementor.
That’s not all. Recently we also released Woo Product Compare element so you can create a beautiful product comparison table in Elementor instantly without any coding.
You can create stunning forms in Elementor without any coding, using Essential Addons and its powerful form styler elements. We have expanded our elements library by introducing more than 10 form styler elements for platforms like MailChimp, TypeForm, Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms, Fluent Form, and much more.
There’s more! Due to popular demand, we also introduced an advanced Login Register Form element with which you can easily create login forms or registration forms in Elementor.
Who wouldn’t want to add their Instagram feed, Tweets, or Facebook posts to their WordPress website? It’s one of the easiest ways to boost engagement on social media and connect with your followers. To help our users to do that, Essential Addons for Elementor comes with 4 amazing social elements, including a Twitter Feed Carousel, Instagram Feed, and Facebook Feed widgets.
In addition to some of the elements mentioned above, you also get several advanced extensions with Essential Addons for Elementor to make your web pages more interactive.
For instance, you can enable Parallax motion effects on your web pages to make your images with scroll or hover animations. This is a super-easy way to make your website more interactive and truly amaze your website visitors.
In addition to this, you can also add a dynamic Table Of Contents to your posts and pages and customize it to your liking. You can also restrict access to your content with the Content Protection extension, display an interactive Reading Progress Bar at the top of your pages, duplicate your content instantly with Post Duplicator and more.
These are just a few of the 70 and more different elements that you get with Essential Addons for Elementor. There are tons of more left for you to explore, and of course, we are always adding more to our library
There is still more left to go over. Another very popular request that we received from our Essential Addons users community, was get to ready, premade website templates for Elementor. As we always believe in putting the community first, we buckled down and worked hard on developing Templately; the next level templates cloud for WordPress with over 1000 ready Elementor templates.
With these ready Elementor templates from Templately, you only have to insert your preferred page template into your website, add your personal touch, and your website will be ready to go.
In addition to this, Templately also comes with unique cloud collaboration features like MyCloud storage space, where you can save your designs and reuse them any time. You can also get your full team on board and collaborate with them on cloud with the help of Templately WorkSpace and create web pages faster than ever before.
Needless to say, this has been one epic journey so far, and we are so happy to have you stay by our side over the years.
Thanks to all of you from the bottom of our hearts! We’d love to hear your experience with Essential Addons, please tell us in the comments below & let us know which widgets you love the most. You can also let us know if there are any new addons you would love to see in Essential Addons; we will keep introducing exciting updates for you.
Now, when Essential Addons is powering more than 1 million WordPress websites, we’re super excited and celebrating but this is just another milestone in our journey. We will strive to keep adding more value to the Elementor and of course, to the WordPress Community.