Using the “Direction” property in Elementor’s Container widget allows you to control the arrangement and flow of elements within the container. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Elementor Container Direction. This is particularly useful for creating dynamic layouts and customizing the positioning of elements on your webpage.

Step 1: Add a Container Widget

  1. Open the page you’re editing with Elementor.
  2. Locate the section where you want to add the container or create a new one.
  3. Drag and drop the “Container” widget from the Elementor widget panel into the desired section.

Step 2: Access the Container Settings

  1. Click on the newly added Container widget to access its settings in the left sidebar.
  2. Navigate to the “Layout” tab.

Step 3: Set the Direction Property

  1. Look for the “Direction” property under the “Layout” tab. You’ll find options like “Column,” “Column Reverse,” “Row,” and “Row Reverse.”
  2. Choose the direction that best suits your design needs:
    • Column: Elements are stacked vertically from top to bottom.
    • Column Reverse: Elements are stacked vertically but in reverse order.
    • Row: Elements are placed side by side horizontally from left to right.
    • Row Reverse: Elements are placed side by side horizontally but in reverse order.

Step 4: Customize Additional Properties

  1. Depending on the direction chosen, you may also see additional properties like “Horizontal Align” and “Vertical Align.” Adjust these settings to fine-tune the alignment of elements within the container.
  2. Explore other styling options such as padding, margins, background colors, and more to enhance the visual appeal of your container.

Step 5: Add and Style Elements

  1. Now that your container’s direction is set, you can start adding elements inside it.
  2. Drag and drop widgets or other content elements into the container.
  3. Customize each element’s styling and layout options as needed.

Step 6: Preview and Adjust

  1. Preview your page to see how the container’s direction affects the layout.
  2. If necessary, go back to the Elementor editor to make adjustments, experimenting with different directions until you achieve the desired layout.


  • Responsive Design: Keep in mind that the chosen direction may impact how your layout responds to different screen sizes. Test your design on various devices to ensure a responsive and user-friendly experience.
  • Nested Containers: Experiment with nesting containers within each other to create more complex layouts with different directional arrangements.

Using Elementor’s Container widget with the “Direction” property provides you with the flexibility to craft unique and visually appealing layouts tailored to your specific design requirements. Experiment with different directions to find the arrangement that best suits your website’s aesthetics and functionality.

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