Have you ever used an Elementor Timeline Widget before? Well, if you haven't yet, an Elementor timeline widget is a great way to showcase different types of stories, events, processes, and so on in a beautiful timeline. As you will be designing the timeline in Elementor page builder, you will have the flexibility to use the intuitive drag and drop interface.
In case you are not familiar with Elementor, it is one of the best WordPress page builders, which allows you to build or design web pages simply by dragging and dropping elements. Additionally, you can instantly see all the changes you make on the Elementor Canvas.
There are many plugin development companies out there that offer timeline widgets for Elementor. Some of them are free to use while the others come with a price. In this article, I am going to share with you 2 amazing WordPress plugins that provide all the necessary functionalities needed to create an engaging timeline for Elementor. To be exact, those 2 plugins include a separate timeline Elementor widget using which you can easily create an attractive timeline to share different types of stories.
The plugins are the following:
Now, let me walk you through the Elementor timeline widget addon offered by the plugins mentioned above.
Elementor Timeline Widget by HT Mega
HT Mega comes with an individual timeline widget especially developed by keeping the Elementor page builder in mind. The widget is mainly focused on displaying a vertical timeline on your website to present your company history or any other event based on the year and date. There are three different layouts available for the timeline widget, so you'll have the opportunity to choose the one that you like.
With this widget, a timeline doesn't necessarily have to be in chronological order. All you need to do is insert a date, title, and content for each event of the timeline. Another feature you will find very user-friendly is that you can create events for your timeline as much as you need using the repeater fields of this timeline widget.
Despite the fact that HT Mega offers the timeline widget in its free version, the features of this widget are not limited to changing the layout and content of the timeline only. You can also customize the default styles for almost all the elements of this widget. Since the widget enables you to get complete control over the typography, text color, and other styles, it won't take much of an effort to personalize the design according to your brand requirements.
To name a few of the styling options:
- Options to control all of the typography-related properties such as font family, size, weight, etc.
- Primary color of the timeline
- Line color of the timeline
You can also watch the following video to learn how to use the timeline widget for Elementor using the HT Mega plugin.
Elementor Timeline Widget by Move Addons
If you are someone who doesn't want to compromise any customization options of a plugin, then the pro version of Move Addons could be an excellent solution for you. Move Addons is a powerful tool that comprises numerous Elementor widgets and useful features that are more than enough to build an outstanding WordPress website.
As the main purpose of the article is to teach you how to create a visually appealing timeline using a timeline widget for Elementor, I'll show you how to do so with the help of the Move Addons.
Unlike HT Mega, the Move Addons doesn't offer any widgets to create timelines on your website for free. That said, the pro version provides you with an exclusive Elementor timeline widget addon that is far rich in terms of customizability and features. If you want to maintain a modern design aesthetic while designing an awesome timeline section, you are going to love this plugin for sure.
All of the widgets of this plugin are beautifully designed with the modern trends of UI and UX in mind. Hence, you don't require any sort of design skills to build a website to grab the attention of the users. The same goes for the timeline widget. It comes with plenty of remarkable layouts and customization options that you can leverage to showcase your story or the company history in a creative way.
Let's explore what kind of customization the timeline widget of the Move Addons plugin offers. First of all, it gives you a total of 6 great-looking layouts for the timeline.
These layouts will not limit you to a vertical timeline only. This widget also lets you create a horizontal timeline using Elementor. You can even present a timeline within a draggable carousel layout.
As for the content, you can manage the title, description, date, and content for every event of the timeline.
When it comes to customizing the styles, this widget has a plethora of options. From the content background color to all the font-related settings, everything is manageable from the “Style” tab of the widget. Let's see some of the options:
- Options to manage the content background color on both normal and hover states.
- Every aspect of typography is customizable such as font family, size, weight, and many more.
- Text color for all the elements.
- Timeline bar color.
- Icon color and so on.
What are the use cases of a timeline widget on a website?
A timeline section can help you tremendously to let your audience know about the history of your brand or company.
On top of that, you can use a timeline widget on your website for multiple purposes such as:
- Step-by-step process to accomplish something.
- Exhibit your achievements in chronological order.
- Share your experience based on year and date.
- Showing a roadmap of a particular product.
- Setting up an event Schedule and many more.
So, that's all for this article. I hope you'll find both of these plugins handy. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to inform me. I'd really appreciate hearing from you guys.
Pricing Plan: HTMega and Move Addons
Check the pricing table for MoveAddons and HT Mega plugins.