Case Study #3

Virtual Meeting Hero Section

MeetHub is a professional hero section design for virtual meeting websites with a modern and cheerful vibes.

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Streamlining Figma Exports for WordPress/Elementor with UiChemy and Image Group Locking

Challenge:

Efficiently exporting a complex Hero section from Figma to WordPress/Elementor using UiChemy, while maintaining visual fidelity and reducing file size.

Solution:

Leveraging image group locking to combine multiple elements into single images for export using UiChemy plugin, resulting in:

Reduced file size: Fewer individual elements translate to a smaller exported file, streamlining workflow and website performance.

Simplified maintenance: Managing grouped elements as one unit simplifies future edits and updates.

Implementation:

1. Verifying UiChemy Compatibility:

Frame Hierarchy: All elements reside within the main frame, ensuring proper export structure.

Auto-Layout: Both the main frame and inner frames employ Auto-Layout for responsive adaptability.

Frame Placement: No frames lie outside designated containers, preventing export errors.

Image Locking: Multiple images within groups are locked together for unified export.

Auto-Layout Settings: Frames utilize “Fill” or “Fixed” width for optimal rendering.

Background Images: Backgrounds are set to “Fill” instead of “Crop” to avoid distortion.

2. Optimizing the Hero Section:

Imported Envato Elements: Since the Hero section was imported from Envato Elements, some elements required placement within frames and conversion to Auto-Layout.

Grouping and Locking Images: Multiple image groups were identified and converted into frames. Text elements and other groups were also framed and locked together.

Applying Auto-Layout: Auto-Layout was applied to all individual frames and then to the main frame, ensuring responsive behavior.

3. Fine-tuning Layout:

Adjusting Auto-Layout: Direction, alignments, gaps, and paddings were adjusted within the Auto-Layout settings to match the desired design.

Locking Additional Elements: Site logo, button icons, and additional image stacks were further locked for unified export.

Results:

Successful Export: Utilizing UiChemy’s image group locking resulted in a streamlined, optimized Hero section ready for export to WordPress/Elementor.

Reduced File Size: By combining elements, the exported file size was significantly smaller, leading to improved website performance.

Simplified Maintenance: Locked image groups facilitated easier future edits and updates, enhancing workflow efficiency.

Conclusion:

This case study demonstrates how image group locking can significantly improve the Figma-to-WordPress export process using UiChemy for complex designs. By combining elements and optimizing for Auto-Layout, designers can achieve:

Smaller file sizes for faster loading times.

A more manageable design structure for ongoing maintenance.

A seamless transition from Figma to WordPress for efficient development.

Witness the transformation! Scroll down to view the template exported to WordPress/Elementor using the UiChemy plugin.

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Shopify Website Converted in WordPress using UiChemy

In this case study, we are trying to convert any website from its URL to WordPress Editable website. We will use Shopify Official website, https://www.shopify.com/in and convert that in Elementor with Uichemy.

Main steps we will take in this process :

Conversion of Website to Figma

Figma Optimisation for UiChemy

Using UiChemy to Export in WordPress

Final Touch-ups in Elementor/WordPress

Step 1 : Conversion of Website to Figma

To commence, we'll convert any website into a Figma design using an HTML to Figma converter. Here, we utilized the html.to.design Figma plugin to seamlessly convert any website to a Figma file. Our process involved accessing the https://www.shopify.com website, copying its link, and seamlessly integrating it into the html.to.design Figma plugin. Remarkably, in just moments, the html.to.design tool effortlessly produced a comprehensive Figma file, faithfully representing the entire website design.

Step 2: Figma Optimisation for UiChemy

Main Frame - Applying Auto-layouts, Width management, and Alignment

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Select Your Main Frame or Top-Level Layout:
Click on the frame or container where you want to apply auto-layout and manage width.
2. Apply Auto Layout: With the frame selected, look for the "Auto Layout" option in the top-right corner of the Figma interface. Click on it to enable auto-layout for the selected frame.
3. Set Auto Layout Alignment: After enabling auto-layout, a series of alignment options will appear. Choose the "Center" alignment option to ensure the contained elements align centrally within the frame.
4. Adjust Width Settings: Click on the "Width" settings within the auto-layout configuration.
5. Set Fixed Width: Specify the desired width for the container. For example, input "1440 px" in the width field to set a fixed width of 1440 pixels for the container.
6. Finalize and Apply Changes: Once you've set the width and configured alignment, you're done! Ensure everything looks as intended and that the layout is behaving correctly.

By following these steps, you've successfully applied auto-layout, managed the width, and aligned elements within your chosen frame or container in Figma.

Remember, this is a simplified guide. Depending on your specific design and elements, you may need to adjust other settings or properties in Figma to achieve your desired layout and design.

Transforming Header section to use Auto-Layout & Adding Background-Color

Background color was added so the header could be separated into the Header Template in WordPress.

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Select the "Navigation Menu - Icon": Begin by clicking on the icon element within the navigation menu.
2. Add Auto Layout Frame: Click on the "Auto Layout" option to create a frame for the icon, ensuring elements within it can be organized and adjusted together.
3. Set Auto Layout Alignment to "Center": Configure the auto-layout frame to have a "Center" alignment to ensure the icon stays centered within its container.
4. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 for Other Navigation Menus: Create frames for the remaining navigation menu items by selecting both the text and icon elements, then applying auto-layout to these combined elements.
5. Combine Navigation Menu Frames into One: Select all the individual navigation menu frames created previously and combine them into a single frame by applying auto-layout. Ensure to set the alignment to "Center" for this combined frame.
6. Apply Auto Layout to Text & Frame (Navigation Menu): With both text and frame selected, apply the "Auto Layout" feature to them, allowing better alignment and management within the navigation menu.
7. Combine Navigation Menu Frame with Logo and Button Frames: Select the navigation menu frame along with the logo and button frames. Combine them into a single frame using auto-layout and ensure the alignment is set to "Center."
8. Adjust Header Frame Width: Select the parent frame containing all the elements and stretch it to the full width of the design frame.
9. Set Padding Values: Apply top and bottom padding values of 14 to the parent frame to create spacing between its contents and the frame edges.
10. Apply Background Color: Click on the "Fill" icon and choose a suitable background color to apply to the parent frame, providing a distinct visual separation for the header section.
11. Finalize: Review the changes, ensuring the elements are aligned, spaced, and colored as intended to create the transformed header section.

Following these steps will help you effectively transform the header section by utilizing auto-layout and incorporating a background color in Figma. Adjustments can be made based on specific design needs or preferences for your project.

Union / Locking

Instead of using two separate vectors/SVGs, combining them into a union results in importing as a PNG.

Converting Header & Sections Frames to Auto-Layout (Container)

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Select the Header Section Frame: Identify and click on the designated frame that represents your header section in your Figma design.
2. Enable Auto Layout: Once the header frame is selected, click on the "Auto Layout" option located in the top-right corner of the Figma interface.
3. Check Width Property: Verify whether the width property is set to "Fill." This step ensures that the header spans the full width of the container.
4. Set Width to Fill: If the width property isn't set to "Fill," select the "Fill container" option to ensure the header occupies the entire width of its container.
5. Apply Center Alignment: Configure the auto layout by setting the alignment to "Center." This alignment ensures that the elements within the header are centrally positioned.
6. Remove Left-Right Padding: Set the left and right padding values to 0 to eliminate any unnecessary spacing at the edges of the header, ensuring it fits seamlessly as a full-width element.

Repeat the Method for Other Sections: Follow the same steps (from selecting the frame to adjusting settings) for other sections where you want full-width headers or similar configurations.

Remember, adapt these steps based on your specific design needs and layout requirements. Making headers or sections full-width using auto-layout ensures a consistent and visually appealing design across your Figma project.

Converting Absolute Frames to Auto-Layout (Container)

By following these steps and referring to the GuideJar interactive demo, you'll successfully transition from absolute Frames to Auto Layout, creating a more flexible and responsive design.

Removing Unnecessary Frames

Removing unnecessary frames/containers speeds up the editing experience and improves web performance.

3. Using UiChemy to Export in WordPress

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Select the "Main Frame":
Identify and click on the main frame or container that holds your complete Figma design.
2. Access UiChemy Plugin: Look for the "Resource Icon" associated with the UIChemy plugin. Click on this icon to activate or run the UIChemy plugin.
3. Initiate Conversion Process: Within the UIChemy plugin interface, locate and click on the "UiChemy - Convert Figma to WordPress" option. This initiates the process of converting your Figma design into a WordPress-compatible format.
4. Convert to Elementor: After the conversion process begins, find and click on the "Convert to Elementor" button within the UIChemy plugin interface. This action prepares the design for use within the Elementor plugin in WordPress.
5. Open Live Preview: Once the conversion and integration are complete, locate and click on the "Live Preview" button. This action allows you to view the exported Figma design within the Elementor plugin interface in WordPress.
6. Verify Exported Design: Check the live preview in Elementor/WordPress to ensure that your Figma design has been successfully exported and integrated into the Elementor environment.

By following these steps, you can utilize the UiChemy plugin to seamlessly export your Figma design into Elementor for WordPress. This integration enables easy use and customization of your design within the WordPress platform, leveraging the functionalities provided by Elementor.

4. Final Touch-ups in Elementor/WordPress

Some Touch-ups in Elementor/WordPress

While importing from the HTML.to.design plugin, the background video and overlay color are not missed to the Figma. Therefore, we need to make final touch-ups by editing it on the Elementor/WordPress.

Removing Unnecessary Containers From Elementor/WordPress

On the Elementor/WordPress side, Identify frames that are not needed or are causing clutter in your exported design.