Build a WordPress Website Fast Using Elementor and Starter Templates

Unlock the secrets to lightning-fast WordPress website creation with our step-by-step guide, perfect for anyone seeking to streamline their online presence without sacrificing quality or functionality.

This quick process is great for service providers who want to build their website without hiring a web designer.

The process doesn’t require you to know how to code or be a professional web designer.

It’s the exact process I use to when I’m creating websites for my clients who want the ability to make simple content edits.

Here is the video below (or you can watch it on my YouTube channel)

In the video I talk about…

  • Building a WordPress website fast requires an existing self-hosted WordPress website, preferably with a staging area or maintenance mode enabled.
  • Essential components include a foundational theme like Astra and the Elementor plugin for easy website building without coding.
  • Installation of the Elementor plugin, along with Starter Templates plugin, is crucial for efficient website development.
  • Starter Templates plugin provides pre-designed templates categorized by business types, enabling quick setup.
  • Emphasizes the importance of using professional themes and tools like Elementor and Starter Templates for rapid website development, saving time and focusing more on content strategy.

The Software tools I Use in the Video

Please note: Some of these links affiliate links which means if you buy something I will receive a commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products I like.

Astra theme by Brainstorm Force – This is the foundational WordPress where everything is built on top of it. There is a FREE version available in the WordPress themes directory within every WordPress installation. The Astra Pro (paid) version, which has more feature can be purchased directly on the WPAstra website.

Elementor Page builder – The Elementor Page Builder plugin provides the ‘elements’ that make a website function. It’s live drag-and-drop feature makes the novice web designer look like a pro. There is a FREE version available in the WordPress plugins directory within every WordPress installation. The Elementor Pro version, which has more features, can be purchased directly on the Elementor website.

Starter Templates — Elementor, WordPress & Beaver Builder Templates Plugin by Brainstorm ForceThe Starter Templates plugin has beautiful prebuilt WordPress website layouts for almost any industry. With a few clicks, a website can be created. It works well with the page builders Elementor, Beaver Builder and Gutenberg. In the video I used the Elementor compatible Starter templates because it’s my personal favorite. The Starter Templates plugin is available in the WordPress plugins directory within every WordPress installation.

WooCommerce Plugin by Automattic – The Woocommerce plugin gives the website its ability to sell digital or physical products, services, courses and more. The Woocommerce plugin is available in the WordPress plugins directory with every WordPress installation. There are Pro (paid) versions of the plugin that are available, but the FREE on is a nice place to start.

Maintenance Plugin – The Maintenance plugin allows the WordPress site administrator to close the website for maintenance, enable “503 Service temporarily unavailable”, set a temporary page with authorization, which can be edited via the plugin settings. Easy customize the good look on all devices. Add your logo, background image, select the desired color, add text. Maintenance uses Bunny Fonts for EU GDPR compliance. The Maintenance plugin used in the video is by WebFactory Ltd, and is available in the WordPress plugins directory with every WordPress installation.


My goal is to make web design accessible for small business owners who provide health, wellness and beauty services in their community. Having a professional website doesn’t have to be too complicated to set up or maintain.

However, if you do decide to hire a professional web designer to build, maintain and update your website, you will have an idea of the process behind it.

Does this video give you ideas on how to build your website for your service business?

Need me to check out your website? Let’s hop on a video call and I’ll review it with you.

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