Dynamic Content for Elementor: How and Why

Do you wish to create dynamic websites with Elementor? Then you should definitely try out Elementor’s dynamic content feature. This feature allows us to insert dynamic elements of our websites like posts, pages, categories, tags, etc. anywhere on the editing screen.

However, in order to use this amazing feature, you need to upgrade to Elementor Pro since dynamic content is not available in the free version of Elementor.

In this guide, I will explain in detail how to use dynamic tags in Elementor. So, let’s get started.

How to use dynamic content in Elementor Pro?

Using dynamic content in Elementor Pro is quite easy. Once you drag and drop a widget that supports dynamic tags, you can click the dynamic tags icon to see the available options.

Must Read: My comprehensive review of the Elementor page builder.

For instance, the text editor widget offers the following dynamic tags to insert on the editing screen.

As you can see, multiple dynamic tags are available, including post date, post excerpt, post terms, post title, etc.

Dynamic tags are also available for archive description, meta, and titles to set up a custom archives page.

For this example, I selected the Post Date dynamic tag, and the published date of the post was inserted automatically. It can then be styled and customized just like any other element.

Now that you know how easy it is to use dynamic content in Elementor Pro, let me explain why you should use dynamic tags to craft your website.

Why use dynamic content in Elementor?

As you probably know, Elementor is not just a page-building plugin, it’s a complete website builder. Many users build their entire sites using Elementor without involving their theme or the default WordPress block editor.

However, the free version allows users access to just a handful of widgets and that too the dynamic tags option is out of bounds in the free version.

But to craft your website, you will need access to different dynamic tags like taxonomies, meta, post content, titles, images, menus, etc. These tags are required everywhere, including, navigation menus, widgets, pages, and posts.

Without the ability to use dynamic tags, you are looking at a very limited set of options while working with Elementor.

For this reason, if you use Elementor on your website, I strongly advise upgrading to Elementor Pro to unlock the power of dynamic content on your website.

Was this guide clear and were you able to use dynamic content on your website? I would love to read your feedback in the comments below.

About Trishan Mehta

Trishan Mehta is a WordPress fanatic since 2009. When not WordPressing, he is busy exploring hidden natural getaways whenever he can grab an opportunity. You can grab his WordPress SEO eBook to get up to speed with WordPress SEO.

2 thoughts on “Dynamic Content for Elementor: How and Why”

  1. Trishan,
    Yes, your guide and explanation are pretty clear. I use Elementor Pro, and it’s a great way to add dynamic content to your pages without having to know any coding. I have created a lot of templates and used them across different websites. Using dynamic content cuts down on my design time as well as lets me see if my ideas for a layout work with the content I am trying to present. Thanks for sharing!

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