Elementor Panel in the editor is frozen and showing a spinning circle

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We have an exceptional set of widgets and features in our addons, Which requires a certain memory limit when you use all of them together. We have some tricks and tips to resolve that issue in elementor.

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How to resolve Elementor Panel Freezing issue

1. Increase memory limit to 768M

Make sure your memory limit is set to 768M or higher, If you have multiple elementor addons installed and you are having issue of elementor panel-loading icon and freeze.

Ways to increase WordPress website’s memory limit.

Option 1: Wp-config Editing Method

define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '768M' );


You need to paste above code in wp-config.php file just before the line that says ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.’

Option 2: Reach out to your hosting provider

Some hosting providers have 768M value as default value. But, Some Hosting providers have lower default value. In that case, You need to reach out to them and mention about memory limit value to 768M. They will quickly update that for you.

2. Does this is issue of The Plus Addons?

No. This is not any one’s bug/issue. It’s just because, If you want to use more widgets, Your server needs more memory limit to use everything in your backend.

3. My Hosting Provider doesn’t allow higher memory limit, What to do?

If that is the case, You just need to disable all unused widgets from The Plus Addons and all other addons you have installed. Which will reduce need of required memory limit as total number of active widgets will go down.

4. Any geeky trick available?

Yes. You can disable that from inspect element as well. You need to disable that spinning wheel by disabling/deleting below class. Though, We suggest you to go with any of above 3 tricks for a permanent solution.

Other ways to solve the Elementor loading issue while using the plus addons :

Many of the users are facing an issue when they are using The Plus addons. So, when you install and activate The Plus addons your Elementor editor goes for an endless loop of loading. When users try to troubleshoot the same and deactivate The Plus addons the issues are solved. Because of that many users feel that the plugin is causing trouble or not compatible with the Elementor. The main reason why the Elementor editor is not loading is due to the Memory issue on your server. In this guide, we will see how you can solve the Elementor loading issue while using The Plus Addons for Elementor.

1) Increase Memory Issues on your server (recommended 1024M)

This is one of the most ways to how you can solve the elementor loading issue on your site using the plus addons. The reason say to increase the memory is, if you have multiple elementor add-ons, third-party plugins, and more data (posts & pages) then your server could not handle enough resources on your site. This will lead to slow website performance and some of the features would not work properly on your site. If you increase the memory then your site performance would increase and also it would give better performance on both the admin panel and frontend of your website. With that said, even if you don’t use the plus addons for elementor increasing the wp memory limit would benefit your site. As mentioned earlier it would give better performance and increase your chances to load the website faster on your browser.

2) Disable Unused Widgets from The Plus Settings  >> Widgets section.

Since the release of the plus addons version 5, we have integrated a new feature to give our users the best possible way to load the website faster on their browsers.

If you are using the plus addons version 5 then you can find a new option on your admin panel the plus settings >> widget section. Once you navigate to that section you can see a feature where you can scan unused widgets. With that done, it will give you the number of widgets that you are not using on our WordPress site using the plus addons. You can simply click on the disable unused widgets which will disable all the widgets that you are not in use. This will also load your website faster and gives better performance to your site.

3) Disable Unused Elementor widgets from The Plus Settings >> Performance section

This is another great feature that you can find on the plus addons for elementor. If you navigate to your admin panel in the plus settings >> performance section you will find an option elementor free & pro widgets manager.

Click on go to widgets manager and this will show all the elementor free & pro versions of widgets. Similar to the san unused widgets of the plus addons this will also scan all the unused widgets that you are using with elementor free & pro version. Once you know which widgets are not in use you can disable the widgets on your site.

4) Disable third-party Elementor addons unused widgets

Many of the users are not satisfied with a single elementor addon, so they try to install multiple addons to have a different style and layout. We are not against not using third-party elementor addons, but as mentioned this will have enough burden on your server and leads to poor site performance. We can only recommend disabling unused widgets that will lead to loading your elementor editor on your site. If the plugin has a similar feature to the plus addons then you can scan the widgets and disable them accordingly.

5) Deactivate Third-party plugins that are not used.

We have noticed that many of our customers have installed a bunch of plugins. Plugins for small features and some are useful to them as well. With that said, many of the plugins are huge and need many resources on your server. This will lead to poor performance on your site and hence lead to an elementor loading issue. With that said, we recommend removing all the third-party plugins that are not so useful for your site. If you wish to have those plugins installed please make sure you increase the memory on your server to 2048m.

The above are some of the steps that had worked out for many of our customers and that could help you as well. So without further ado, we will check how you can solve the elementor loading issue on your WordPress site.

Note: if you are facing an issue only when using the plus mega menu widget then you can change the permalinks from your admin panel settings >> permalink section and save. With that done. Change the permalinks back to original and save again. The reason we need to reset the permalink as we have a separate post type for the mega menu and you need to reset the permalinks again. We hope the above solutions worked in solving the loading issues using the plus addons for elementor. In case, if you still find trouble you can contact our support team and you will get help within 24 hours.

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