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Elementor is a bloated mess that conflicts with WordPress

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  • #6701 Reply
    Ralph
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    is it just me who thinks so?

    I had a new client recently and their site is a basic design for a local business. I saw in their footer what looks like 4 columns of various WP widgets.

    Guess what? it’s not.

    The Widgets menu is entirely disabled. And, there is a Massive bloated Templates library from Elementor in its place.

    THEY HAVE 71 FREAKIN TEMPLATES IN THERE. for a basic local business site lol

    Then, something else called Elementor Theme Builder. In that library, another dozen parts of headers, footers, and archives, etc. And it has a totally different UI than the Templates section, which means even more learning is required.

    Then you also have a new section Landing pages. Why is there Landing pages, separate from Templates, and separate from native WordPress pages?

    What in the living hell is all this

    #6702 Reply
    Brenda
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    oh and don’t forget the other new section that is Kit Library

    #6703 Reply
    Matthew
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    and all these different sections and libraries are DIFFERENT from the actual Elementor settings menus, which is another dozen pages of stuff

    #6704 Reply
    Anthony
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    Yup Elementor has become insane. It’s not a WordPress page builder anymore its just “everything to everyone” and tries to take over your entire website.

    Maybe they should acquire Wix.com and improve it instead? It doesn’t seem to really compliment the WordPress experience anymore.

    #6705 Reply
    Sara
    Guest

    I have used WP for over 10+ years, and I can’t understand how to use Elementor.

    #6707 Reply
    Raymond
    Guest

    came across this, which is spot on

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/terrible-buggy-bloated-worsening-with-time/

    “Terrible, buggy, bloated page builder which will kill your page ranking. In a simple landing page you will end up with about 1500 DOM elements! But that is the least of your worries.”

    Some of the other insults are probably overboard though. I mean, you are using a page builder plugin, so you better expect bugs and slow performance.

    #6715 Reply
    Donald
    Guest

    Every page builder plugin is destined to become a s**t show.

    #6716 Reply
    Barbara
    Guest

    hmm… what about Beaver Builder

    #6725 Reply
    Bobby
    Guest

    this is actually not a new opinion, many similar takes the past few years about Elementor.

    #6726 Reply
    James
    Guest

    The problem is my clients. Because so many clients love having DIY tools. They want to make some edits by themselves sometimes without knowing any code.

    #7638 Reply
    Susan
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    #7639 Reply
    Russell
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    #7640 Reply
    Madison
    Guest

    This is exactly why LittleBizzy released their free HoverCraft theme, for anyone tired of the bloated malware spamware crapware that WordPress has become in recent years, back to the basics with fast speed, secure and lightweight code.

    ==> https://slickstack.io/forum/topic/what-is-the-hovercraft-default-wordpress-theme-in-slickstack

    #7643 Reply
    Kayla
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    #7660 Reply
    Paul
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    Elementor is the least intuitive hot mess in the WordPress world, it has surpassed even WP Bakery and Jetpack in bloat and confusing features!!

    #10092 Reply
    Abigail
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    #21461 Reply
    Arthur
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    you are not wrong, OP…..

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