WordPress website builder company Elementor has launched a new people-focused offering (i.e. there’s a human element here, we’re not just talking about users) known as Elementor Experts.
This initiative, program, effort (yeah, any of those and more) is essentially a kind of ‘discovery network’ intended to allow Elementor subscribers (who are mostly professional web creators) to offer up their skills, expertise and project portfolios as developers, designers and marketers in the era of COVID-19.
Still in beta mode at the time of writing, Elementor brought forward the launch ahead of schedule due to the current global pandemic.
The company had originally planned on launching ’Experts’ on its fourth anniversary in June as a premium service to its top-tier expert customer base only.
Free, for the duration
Recognising the turmoil the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has caused web creators, Elementor has made the service available ahead of schedule to all pro plan holders free of charge for the duration of this crisis.
Since launching in 2016, the company claims that over 4.5 million websites have been built using its platform.
In terms of form and function, Elementor is an open source drag-and-drop platform used by development, design and marketing users.
“Our community [of users], who we refer to as [the] ‘Elementors’ are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty and we feel an obligation to stand beside them in this time,” said Yoni Luksenberg, CEO of Elementor. “The tech and marketing sector is potentially looking at massive layoffs with warnings of unemployment rates [going] up ahead. With freelancers and small business owners particularly vulnerable, we’ve launched a platform to help our community adjust to the new reality and not just survive but actually thrive.”
Elementor Experts lets subscribers populate their profile with their skills, work portfolio and rates while web creators and site owners seeking to complete a project can discover and connect with designers, WordPress experts, marketers and developers.