Although Elementor might be the easiest page builder tool to work with, it can show some issues sometimes. We all know Elementor is popular as a simple drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Even without coding knowledge, one can create dynamic web pages with Elementor easily. Moreover, you can completely change the look of an existing page with its variety of options.
In some cases, you may come to a position where the edit with Elementor not showing in WordPress. Now thai can be a great problem when you are dependent on Elementor for website customization. For this reason, we are delivering you today’s article on edit with Elementor not showing in WordPress so that you can fix this problem easily.
General Troubleshooting Tips to Solve Edit with Elementor not Showing in WordPress
We are going to discuss some general tips for troubleshooting the “Edit with Elementor not showing in WordPress” issue. Before that, make sure the relevant posts and pages are checked.
To check that, go to the following directory from your WordPress dashboard –
Elementor > Settings > General
Make sure the relevant posts and pages are checked.
If you noticed that posts and pages are checked, but the “Edit with Elementor” link is not appearing, then you need to find the cause of this problem. Perhaps, the following troubleshooting tips can help you –
Edit with Elementor from the WordPress Admin Bar
For some reason, the “Edit with Elementor” button may disappear from your WordPress admin panel. In that case, you need to find the culprit of this issue and troubleshoot until the problem is solved.
Certain WordPress Updates Might be Responsible
If the “Edit with Elementor” link disappears from the admin panel due to a certain WordPress update, then a change in the core code may be causing this issue. In that case, you can get help from the WordPress support forum for any possible solution.
There Might be a Plugin Conflict
If you notice after activating a certain plugin that the “Edit with Elementor” link disappears, then there are chances that the plugin is conflicting with others. In that case, try to deactivate all the plugins one at a time and check if the “Edit with Elementor” link returns. If you notice that the link reappeared, then start reactivating all the plugins one at a time to determine which plugin is the culprit.
Read our blog on WordPress Elementor not Loading to find more about solving this issue.
The Theme Can be the Issue Sometimes
There are some themes that may not work perfectly with Elementor. Again, there are themes that work with Elementor, then lose their compatibility after certain updates. If you are unfortunately using such a theme, then deactivate your theme and switch to a default WordPress theme (i.e. the Twenty Twenty-Two theme) for a limited time.
If the problem stops after doing this, then go back to your normal theme to check if it reappears. If so, then you need to contact the theme developer to fix this issue or change the theme completely.
Be Aware of Adding Custom Codes
Don’t add codes when you don’t know their purpose and the proper method of implementing them. If you suspect some codes are responsible for not loading the “Edit with Elementor” link, then remove them immediately. Hopefully, removing such codes will bring back the “Edit with Elementor” link. Before implementing custom codes, you need to troubleshoot them thoroughly.
We believe the above troubleshooting tips will solve the edit with Elementor not showing in WordPress problems. However, there might be some other cases where this problem may take a turn and you will need specific solutions then. For instance, the “Edit with Elementor” link might be there but it will take you to the live page instead of the editor. Then again, the “Edit with Elementor” link may just disappear all of a sudden, and a specific solution may need to fix it.
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The Live Page Appears After Pressing the “Edit with Elementor” Link
If you notice the “Edit with Elementor” link takes you to the live page rather than opening the editor, then you should use the option switch front-end editor loader method. Many of us didn’t hear about this method since it is not so popular. Yet, it can solve the Elementor not loading issue. To apply this method, you need to go to –
Elementor >> Settings >> Advanced
Once you are here, enable the “Switch Editor Loader Method” option. After that, give a check if the “Edit with Elementor” link opens the editor. If so, then the problem will be solved.
Else, you may need to increase your PHP memory. The PHP memory can be updated by adding the following line of code in the wp-config.php file under the cPanel or FTP server –
If the problem is related to the root directory, then contact your hosting company and request them to increase your WP memory by using these recommended settings.
Web Page Becomes Gray with Endless Loading
If your webpage turns gray when trying to edit with Elementor, it is probably happening either because of plugin conflict or due to a certain script placed in the theme. For a situation like this, you should enable the safe mode first. After that, start disabling each plugin except for Elementor (or Elementor Pro if you are using it). This will help you determine which is causing the problem.
Elementor may keep on loading with a gray web page due to plugin incompatibility. If you face such an issue, report it to the corresponding departments.
Moreover, having third-party extensions on your browser may cause this loading page issue. Try switching to other browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and so on.
Sometimes, the preloader of your theme is responsible for gray web pages with an endless Elementor loading. Try disabling the preloader inside your theme and check if the issue is actually solved.
Here! We have just given you the best troubleshooting tips to fix the “Edit with Elementor not showing in WordPress” issue. Most of the time these troubleshooting tips bring back the “Edit with Elementor” link. Therefore, keep applying them one after the other until you finally solve the issue. Hopefully, one of these methods will hit the jackpot and fix this problem in no time.
We hope you found this article very useful. Let us know if these methods were effective enough to fix the “Edit with Elementor” link disappear issue by leaving a comment below.