Elementor — as you have probably known — is the most popular page builder plugin for WordPress that allows you to create beautiful pages without dealing with CSS or HTML. Elementor offers more than 90 design elements (called widgets) that you can use to create a page. One of the widgets offered by Elementor is the Posts widget. You can use this widget to display the blog posts (articles) on your website. This widget is only available the pro version of Elementor (read the differences between Elementor Free vs Elementor Pro)
For a certain reason, you might prefer to install an Elementor add-on instead of upgrading to the pro version. Probably, you find an interesting widget offered by an add-on that is not available on Elementor. If you are looking for an Elementor add-on that has a widget to display blog posts on your website, here are some add-ons you can consider.
1. Happy Addons
Happy Addons is one of the most popular Elementor add-ons. It comes with over 30 widgets, including two widgets to display blog posts on your website. Those widgets are the Post List widget and the Post Tab widget. You can use the Post List widget display blog posts in a listing style, while the Post Tab can use used to display blog posts in a tabbed style. The Post Tab widget is suited to allow users to filter articles by category. They can select a category by clicking one of the available categories on the tabs. Happy Addons itself is released as a freemium add-on. The Post List widget and Post Tab are available in the free version.
JetBlog is a part of JetPlugins, a set of premium Elementor add-ons developed by Crocoblock. This add-on is designed specifically for dynamic websites such as online magazines, blogs, news portal, and similar site types. JetBlog comes with the following widgets:
- Smart Post Tiles
- Smart Posts List
- News Ticker
- Video Playlist
- Posts Pagination
- Posts Navigation
Two widgets that you can use to display blog posts are the Smart Post Tiles widget and the Smart Posts List widget. The Smart Post Tiles widget is great to create the hero section of an online magazine. You can use it to display articles in a grid style. There are 9 different grid styles you can choose from.
While for the Smart Posts List widget, you can use it to display articles in a listing style like Happy Addons’ Post List widget. This widget also allows you to display articles in a tabbed style, allowing your users to filter articles by category by clicking their preferred category tab.
3. Essential Addons
Essential Addons has at least five widgets to display articles on your website. Those widgets are:
- Post Block
- Post Grid
- Post Timeline
- Post Carousel
- Smart Post List
You can select the one according to how you plan to display the articles on your website. For instance, if you want to display the articles in a grid style, you can use the Post Grid widget. Or, if you want to display the blog posts in a timeline style, you can use the Timeline widget. Essential Addons itself is a freemium add-on. Not all widgets above are available on the free version. Post Block, for instance. This widget, which you can use to display articles with a variety of unique styles using the power of modern CSS Flex, is only available in the pro version.
Fyi, Essential Addons also comes with a widget to create a 360-degree virtual tour.
Raven is a premium Elementor add-on developed by Artbees. This add-on is developed exclusively for Jupiter X theme (Jupiter X is an Elementor-based WordPress theme). So, to use this add-on, you need to use the Jupiter X as well. Raven also comes with widgets to display articles on your website: The Posts Widget and the Post Carousel widget. If you want to display your articles in a carousel style, you can use the Post Carousel widget.
The Posts widget of Raven offers plenty enough styling options. For instance, there is an option called “Sortable”. Enabling this option will allow your users to filter/sort the articles on your website by category. Categories are displayed in tabs. There are two two layout offered by this widget: Grid and Masonry.
Same as JetBlog, JetElements is also a part of JetPlugins. This add-on comes with over 40 creative widgets. One of which is the Posts which you can use to display articles on your website. When displaying articles using this widget, you can set a custom query to display articles based on your own parameter. This widget has an option to set the featured image as a background. There is also an option to enable the carousel in case you want to display your articles in a carousel style.
PowerPack is a premium Elementor add-on. There is no free version offered by this add-on. It has at least four widgets that you can use to display articles on your website. Those widgets are:
- Advanced Posts
- Magazine Slider
- Tiled Posts
- Post Timeline
The Magazine Slider widget is great to create the hero section when you are creating a homepage of an online magazine. You can use this widget to display articles in a grid style. Much like JetBlog’s Smart Post Tiles widget. While for Advanced Posts widget, you can use it to display articles in a wide range of styles such as masonry, grid, and carousel. There are several skin layouts you can choose from. There is also an option to enable the pagination.
7. Ultimate Addons
Ultimate Addons is an Elementor add-on developed by the same team as Astra theme. The add-on is released as a premium add-on with a white label feature. It comes with a widget — the Posts widget — that you can use to display blog posts on your website. Although it offers only a single widget to display your blog posts, there are several styling options you can enable. You can display your blog posts in either masonry style, carousel, or grid. There is also an option to enable the filtering feature to filter articles by category.
8. Unlimited Elements
Unlimited Elements is another Elementor add-on that comes with widgets to display blog posts on your website. This add-on offers 21 widgets that you can use to display your blog posts. With those widgets, you have more choices to display your blog posts in some different styles.