Page builders have become an integral component of the WordPress platform. The early versions of page builders were focused solely on helping WordPress users create beautiful content, however, modern page builders have taken responsibility of essential functionality once found in WordPress themes.
The WordPress block editor is technically the most used page builder as it is the default editor in WordPress. Despite its improvements, the block editor remains a simple solution that lacks the design and styling features found in advanced page building solutions.
Elementor is the most popular page building solution on the market, being used by over 8 million WordPress users every day. The plugin is free to download from WordPress.org and features a user-friendly drag and drop interface, a large collection of pre-made designs and dozens of content elements to help you construct beautiful pages.
Due to the popularity of Elementor, many developers have created dedicated WordPress themes that support the plugin. The Elementor plugin was developed to be used with any WordPress theme, though themes that have been optimised for Elementor have many features and settings which compliment the page builder.
So if you are using Elementor to create websites and style content, it is in your interest to use a WordPress theme that works in harmony with it.
The developers of Elementor created Hello Theme specifically for Elementor, describing it as a “plain-vanilla & lightweight theme for Elementor page builder”.
Free to download, Hello Theme is the definition of minimal. It is simply a blank canvas for Elementor and does not have a dedicated settings page or add any options to the WordPress theme customiser. Instead, it leaves Elementor to handle every aspect of your website design.
Litho is a multipurpose WordPress theme that designed specifically for Elementor users. It features 36 website demo designs, a host of unique page templates and a collection of new content elements. The theme also adds portfolio and project custom post types and a collection of over 300 pre-made templates too.
There’s a great variety of designs on offer in Litho. These can be used for portfolios, blogs, company websites, online shops and more. Mobile navigation menus have also been created to ensure your website looks great on tablets and smartphones.
Litho retails at $59, but was reduced to only $29 at launch. Check out their demo website to get a better understanding of what the theme can do.