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Build Your First Page

Jared Lutz December 13, 2020

Elementor uses three main building blocks: SectionsColumns, and Widgets.

Sections are the largest building blocks, and inside them are groups of ColumnsColumns sit inside of Sections and are used to house the WidgetsWidgets are placed inside of Columns.
You control the SectionColumn, and Widgets with their handle.

section handle

You can choose to show or hide the editing handles by clicking the hamburger menu to open Elementor’s Style & Settings Configuration menu. Click the Preferences tab and slide the switch to Yes to show Editing Handles when hovering over the element’s edit button or No to hide the handles on hover.

hamburger menu


To edit the SectionColumn, or WidgetRight Click their handle. 


NoteLearn more about Right Click


  1. Click the  icon to create a Section, or click the  icon to use a pre-designed Page or Block from our library
  2. Set your Column structure 
  3. Right click to Edit, Duplicate, Copy, Delete etc. 
  4. Use the Section handle to: add a section, drag a section, or delete.

NoteLearn more about Sections here


  1. Set the Columns Width. You can do it under Layout, or drag the dashed line between the Columns.
  2. To add more Columns Right Click > Add New Column
  3. Insert Widgets to your Columns

NoteLearn more about Columns here


  1. Insert Widgets inside your Columns
  2. A Widget width is set by the Column width