# Elementor EditorElementor Core Basic
The editor is the environment in which users create pages and control site settings. Editor is a general term that includes two main areas - the preview and the panel. Each of these areas contains inner areas which can be extended by 3rd party developers.
The editor refers to the entire editing screen and consists of two main areas:
# Editor Panels
The panel can be compared to a sideboard and its functionality will depend on what panel is being displayed: