New Hosting Features: Advanced Caching, Staging Environment, and Page Duplication for Improved Workflow. | Elementor

As the leading website builder, Elementor has made it easier than ever for web creators to visually build and launch their WordPress websites without any coding knowledge. With our Elementor Hosting solution, building WordPress websites becomes even more accessible, streamlined, and secure. And now, we’re excited to introduce new capabilities that massively boost your website’s performance, simplify your workflow, and enhance your brand’s success.

With features like advanced caching, staging, page duplication, custom domain connect, email authentication, and website reset, your Elementor hosted website will be optimized for top search engine rankings and an exceptional user experience. These additions are designed to make building and managing your website smoother and more straightforward, making it easier to create a website that your visitors will love.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these exciting new features and explore the benefits they bring to you and your website.

Boosted Page Loading with Advanced Caching

First up, a real game changer: Advanced Caching. This feature is designed to significantly improve the loading time of your pages and posts. With Advanced Caching enabled, your website’s HTML will be cached and served instantly from our global Content Delivery Network (CDN), along with its static files such as images, videos, JS and CSS. This enables you to greatly reduce page load times, improve search engine rankings, and ensure better visitor engagement. 

How does it work? Well, by storing frequently requested data in a cache, the server no longer needs to regenerate content every time a page is loaded. Combining this technique with the power of Cloudflare’s CDN, your website will load quickly and efficiently from over 285 locations worldwide, ensuring an exceptional user experience.

Advanced Caching Preferences

But that’s not all. The Advanced Caching feature also gives you complete control over the caching preferences of your Elementor hosted website. Through simple and user-friendly settings from your WordPress dashboard, you can easily set up caching preferences, allowing you to set the frequency the cache will be automatically deleted. You can also decide which pages and posts to include or exclude from caching, which is useful for dynamic websites that have a combination of static and dynamic pages, ensuring that the website’s content is always fresh and up-to-date. And if you ever need to clear the cache manually, you can do that too. 

For many websites, it’s important to ensure that visitors always see the latest content. If your site has posts or groups of posts that frequently change, such as product listings, news articles, or course descriptions, you’ll want to exclude them from being cached. This ensures that visitors always see the most recent version of the content. Additionally, if your site has posts that display user-specific information, like content based on location, it’s best to exclude them from caching as well.   

Based on our tests, we have found that enabling the Advanced Caching feature on Elementor Hosted websites results in significant improvements in all core web vitals, while giving you complete control over your website’s caching preferences.

Staging: Test Your Website in a Safe Environment

We are also excited to announce that we’ve added a new Staging feature to our hosting plans. This feature enables you to create a duplicate version of your website in a separate environment. Meaning that you can make changes, test new features, and troubleshoot any issues without affecting your live site. As a result, you can prevent errors or downtime on the live site and streamline your website development process.

The Staging feature is available for our ‘Business’, ‘Scale’, and ‘Grow’ hosting plans. And to create a new staging environment, simply log-in to your Elementor account, choose the Elementor hosted website you want to create staging for, click ‘Manage this website’, and inside you’ll see a new option to “’Create new staging’. The length of this process depends on the size of your site. 

Then, after creating the staging environment, you can click to “Manage Staging”. This new environment comes with a golden top bar that indicates you are in your test site. This is to ensure you don’t accidentally make changes to the live production site.

Every staging site comes with its own address, such as
https://stg-mysite.elementor.cloud – You can use this address to view your live staging site and see how it works. Additionally, you can share the link with your teammates or clients and even use a site lock, allowing visitors to enter the site using a password. 

The staging environment contains separate WordPress and Elementor installations that only affect the staging site, which makes it a great tool to safely test new plugin updates, or try out new designs and features, such as new colors, layouts, images, and other site settings, before pushing them to the live production website with the convenient “Push to live” button.

Also, if you’ve made changes on your live website and want to sync those changes to your staging environment, you can easily pull them from your live production site to your staging environment with the “Pull from live” button. For instance, this can be extremely useful when you have extensively worked on your staging site and require an updated duplicate of your live website. 

The new staging environment not only helps with updates and error-catching but also provides a great tool for your website building process, allowing you to experiment and refine your website before applying the changes to your live site, so that it’s always running smoothly and looking its best.

Easy Page Duplication for Time-Saving Productivity

Elementor Hosting also offers another highly useful feature that saves time and increases productivity: Page Duplication. As simple as it sounds. With just one click, it allows web creators to quickly duplicate pages, ensuring that the same design, layout, content, links, and other settings are accurately copied over. 

This will save a significant amount of time by eliminating the need for repetitive and time-consuming tasks, and also ensures consistency across a website’s design, layout, and content, reducing the risk of errors. It also removes the need for dedicated third party plugins that do this specific task.

Duplicating pages is pretty straightforward. When navigating to the Pages section in the WordPress dashboard, you’ll now have the option to “Duplicate Page”. You can then give the duplicated page the name you want and customize it using the “Edit with Elementor” button. This feature is a time-saving solution for web creators who want to maintain consistency and easily create similar pages with minimal effort.

Simplify Your Website Launch with – Custom Domain Connect and Email Authentication

Alright, time for some domain talk. Having a custom domain for your website is important for establishing your brand identity and giving your site a professional appearance. Also, with a custom domain, your website becomes easier to remember, and it can also improve your website’s SEO ranking.

Connect your custom domain

Every website hosted on Elementor comes with a free Elementor address, such as “mysite.elementor.cloud.” You can also connect your own custom domain to have a unique address for your website. To make the process of connecting a custom domain to your hosting account easier, Elementor offers a feature called Custom Domain Connect. This user-friendly 5-step guide simplifies the process so you’ll quickly be able to showcase your brand to the world.

Authenticate your domain with Email

Once you’ve set up a custom domain, you can further solidify your professional brand image by having an email address that matches that domain. 

The Email Domain authentication feature enables you to authenticate your domain name with your email address. This allows you to send emails from your custom domain email address, improving the chances they reach their intended recipients. Using a custom domain for your email address can make your emails look more professional and trustworthy, avoid spam filters, and improve your email open rates. 

Both Email Domain Connect and Custom Domain Connect are designed to make the website launch process more streamlined and efficient, saving you time and reducing the complexity of technical tasks.

Reset Website: One-Click Solution for Starting Fresh

Last on the list: a “Reset Website” button. If you’ve ever found yourself in the position of needing to start from scratch with your website, you may know that manually resetting your website can be a tedious and complicated process. The Reset button makes this much simpler and less stressful.

With just one click, you can erase all of your customizations and reset your website to its default state. This feature can prove especially beneficial to web creators who may need to begin the website setup process from scratch several times due to changing client preferences or other requests.

To use the Reset button, simply access your Elementor dashboard, choose the website you wish to reset, click “Manage this website,” click the three dot menu, and choose “Reset website.” After confirming the reset process, your website will be restored to its original state, ready for you to start fresh.

It’s important to note that using the Reset button is a drastic action that should only be taken as a last resort. You can always create a backup of your website, just to be on the safe side and restore it if necessary.

To Summarize

With our latest hosting capabilities, your website’s loading speed will experience a significant upgrade and your workflow will be more streamlined, freeing up more time for you to concentrate on creating high-performing websites that captivate and engage your audience. With advanced caching, staging, page duplication, custom domain, email authentication and website reset, building and managing successful WordPress websites has never been easier or more accessible.

We invite you to try out these new features for yourself and experience the difference they can make for your website. Whether you’re looking to improve loading time, test new features safely, or streamline your website development process, Elementor Hosting has got you covered.

Sign up now and join the tens of thousands of web creators who have already joined Elementor Hosting.

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