Testing out Elementor’s AI

I thought I'd have some fun with Elementor's AI

I’m going to be honest here – I really enjoy these AI chats as they have been popping up. I’ve got experience with Jasper, Rytr, Bard, and Chat GPT,  and I am enjoying the pants off all of them. 

Have I mentioned I renamed my ChatGPT to Rhys? I think I will call Elementor’s AI Ellie, and let’s put her through her paces and see what happens. 

We use Elementor for our sites at Marketing Jumpstart, as it’s great for businesses, easy to use, and reliable. Elementor is our jam, so we’re super excited to see how this can help our clients in the future. 

Cute white robot

First prompt: Write a two or three point plan for how I can test how good the Elementor AI is at writing my blog post

Here are a two-point plan for testing how good the Elementor AI is at writing your blog post:

1. Generate a sample blog post using Elementor AI: You can start by generating a sample blog post using the Elementor AI. Use a topic that you are familiar with and give the AI clear instructions on what you want to achieve. Analyze the output to see if it meets your requirements in terms of tone, style, and overall quality.

2. Get feedback from others: Another strategy is to get feedback from readers or other writers. Share the post generated by Elementor AI and ask for feedback. Let them know that it was created by artificial intelligence and ask them to rate its quality. Pay attention to their feedback including any errors, grammatical mistakes or awkwardness in wording.

By following the above two-point plan, you can effectively test the efficacy of Elementor AI in producing quality blog posts.

Mindmap

The creative process for blog writing can go a number of different ways.

If I’m super stuck, I’ll just keep asking Rhys to give me more ideas, lists, facts, anything to get the creative spark flowing. In the above example, I was basically asking for background research to get a feel for the language and type of assistance I can ask for. 

Prompt: Create a blog outline on using Elementor AI (affectionately known as Ellie)

Intro:
– Introduce Elementor and the Ellie AI
– Explain the benefits of using an AI-powered tool in web design

Section 1: Getting started with Ellie
– Installation and setup process
– Creating an Elementor project
– Overview of Ellie’s AI-powered features

Section 2: Designing with Ellie
– Drag-and-drop design interface
– Using Ellie’s AI-powered design suggestions
– Customizing designs with Ellie’s recommendations

Section 3: Improving website performance with Ellie
– Analyzing website performance with Ellie’s AI-optimized tools
– Applying performance suggestions to improve website speed and responsiveness
– Tracking website performance over time with Ellie’s analytics

Section 4: Collaboration with Ellie
– Collaborating with team members using Ellie’s cloud-based tools
– Sharing and receiving feedback on designs with Ellie
– Utilizing Ellie’s version control features to streamline the design process

Conclusion:
– Summarize the benefits of using Ellie for web design
– Encourage readers to try Elementor and the Ellie AI for their next project.

That is… quite the lengthy and in depth blog post plan. 

I would say that blog post would hit about 1,000 words. That’s really quite in depth, but by providing three ideas per section, that’s how you get in depth! 

Most blog posts usually sit between 400 – 800 words, and part of that is that people skim read. The way we read online is different to how we read offline, and most people won’t sit down for a 1,000 words post unless: 

a) You’re a frigging amazing writer and every word drips with humour, value or something. 

b) They have to for some reason. 

I’m not about to torture you with finishing off this exploration with the whole thing. Thank me later. 🙂 

Ok, I lied, I used the whole text as the prompt, requesting a blogpost based on that framework. This is what it gave me. 241 words. The prompt itself was 156. 

Prompt: “Please write a blog post using this framework: “text from entire outline cut and pasted”

Do you want to create a stunning website that stands out from the crowd? Then you need to try Elementor and their AI-powered tool, Ellie. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to Elementor and explain why using an AI-powered tool in web design is beneficial.

Getting started with Ellie is easy. You can quickly install and set up the plugin on your WordPress account. Once that’s done, you can start creating your Elementor project with all the AI-powered features of Ellie. With Ellie, you can use drag-and-drop tools to create simple or complex designs with ease. Plus, take advantage of Ellie’s AI-powered design suggestions to get started and customize with Ellie’s recommendations.

Ellie doesn’t stop at design. With Ellie’s AI-optimized tools, you can also analyze your website’s performance and improve its speed and responsiveness. You can track your website’s performance over time and continue to make improvements with Ellie’s analytics feature.

Collaborating with team members is essential for every web design project. With Ellie, you can use their cloud-based tools to work and collaborate seamlessly with other team members. Receive feedback, suggestions, and updates on designs with ease using Ellie’s version control feature.

In conclusion, Elementor and Ellie are essential tools for web design. With Elementor, you can create your website effortlessly, and with Ellie’s AI-powered tools, you can make your website more performant and collaborative. We encourage you to try Elementor and Ellie on your next web design project.

Ok, so that didn’t suck but at the same time, I barely see a relationship between what I asked for and what I got. 

I could break down the sections, and ask for each section alone, and that would be probably be great, and would give the sort of details I was expecting. I don’t know what are the algorithm parametres used by Ellie to generate text, so perhaps there’s a hidden limit there. 

So far, I’d give Ellie a 9 out of 10. I imagine there’s going to be a lot of people who just hit PUBLISH on Ellie’s material, but I strongly strongly strongly recommend you never do that. 

It’s a start, and as starts go, it’s a great start. But it’s going to be the same text for every one who uses the same prompts. Changes (if any) will be minor, and with the influx of Ellie and Rhys written content, your unique voice is going to be what makes your work stand above the crowd. 

The text as Ellie has written above is very generic. What aspects of those words show your business values and interests? 

For example: 

Original Text: 

Getting started with Ellie is easy. You can quickly install and set up the plugin on your WordPress account. Once that’s done, you can start creating your Elementor project with all the AI-powered features of Ellie. With Ellie, you can use drag-and-drop tools to create simple or complex designs with ease. Plus, take advantage of Ellie’s AI-powered design suggestions to get started and customize with Ellie’s recommendations.

Rewritten by myself for customer service audience: 

Getting started with Ellie is easy. Once you have logged into your WordPress, click on New Post, and then select the Elementor plugin. You will need to create an account if you don’t already gave an Elementor account, and then you are ready to go! 

When you drag and drop a text box into the page, in the left hand column has a pink “Write with AI” link. You can click on that and a pop up will ask you for some initial prompts, and start giving you suggestions! You also have option to rewrite, expand, or reduce the text Ellie creates, and also change the tone. 

Rewritten by myself for a tech based audience:

Getting started with Ellie is easy. Create an account with Elementor during the blog process if you don’t have an account, and start using prompts as you would ChatGPT or Bard. Ellie can generate text, custom CSS, custom code for Pro users, HTML and soon will be able to generate images. Code generated by Ellie is custom designed for Elementor sites. Cost effective and efficient, if your team isn’t using Ellie to write their code for customer websites, you need to start now.  

Word tree made of multiple languages

So, given that my speciality is words words words, why am I so excitable about AI taking my job and making me redundant?

I am 100% sure that my examples above show why I have nothing to fear. 

AI written content is generic, lifeless and trying to appeal to every one, which means it’s also a boring read. Your customers and fans want to know YOU over all else. If not you, then they want text which is interesting, exciting, or has a human point of view. 

Even if you prime it with details on your audience, nothing beats a human bean. 😂

There’s no bot that can write experience into a blog post, or show emotions in a caption. 

AI content is structurally sound, but a well written blog post or social caption should call out to the heart of your audience as well as excite or interest them. 

Bots can do a lot, but faking emotions is not their strong point. As starting points, they will be useful tools for a lot of people who don’t want to do the work of writing but can’t afford a specialist (though you should ask – our rates are very affordable!) and probably doesn’t realise the planning, strategy and work behind every post. One post doesn’t exist in isolation after all. 

If you’d like to stand out from the incoming boring, lifeless AI written blogs, socials and sites, then talk to us today. 

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About Ming Johanson
Ming works with businesses across the globe from business development to managing (with her team) complex digital strategies that deliver tangible and desirable financial returns. Recently recognised and awarded for her ongoing contribution to the technology industries in the 2019 Women In Technology Tech [+] 20 Awards, Ming is a passionate mental health Ambassador for R U OK? Day, a mentor at Startup Weekend Perth and a regular Australian Media Commentator as a Tech Evangelist on a range of topics in Mental Health, Social Media & Technology.