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Can You Use Divi and Elementor Together

Can You Use Divi and Elementor Together?

Yes, you can use Divi with Elementor and have two or more WordPress page builders active on your website at the same time.

Most of the confusion and asnwesr about using Divi and Elementor together can be better understood when we break it down. The following points are the key to understanding how Divi and Elementor can and cannot be used together.

Divi Is Both A Theme And A Page Builder

  • A theme with Theme Builder and Page Builder
  • A plugin with the Divi Builder

Elementor Is Only A Page Builder

  • A plugin with the page builder

Can you use Divi and Elementor on the same website?

Yes, you can use Divi and Elementor together since both of these products are available as WordPress page builders. You can have two or more page builders active on your website at the same time. This is not ideal or recommended, but it is certainly possible.

The key is to remember that you can only use one page builder for each page of your website. In other words, you can’t enable and build a single page with two different page builders. You will need to choose which page builder, either the Divi Builder or Elementor, to use when you edit each page.

Can you use Elementor with the Divi Theme?

Yes, you can use the Elementor page builder with the Divi WordPress Theme. For example, Elementor can be used as the page builder and Divi as the theme. Keep in mind that the performance of your website may be slower since both page builders are active.

How to use Elementor with the Divi Theme?

Since Elementor is a page builder and Divi is either a page builder or a Theme, Divi needs to be set as the theme. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance>Themes and upload the Divi Theme. Next, go to Plugins>Add New and search for “Elementor.” Once you locate it, install and activate the plugin. After this, you may go to the page you want to edit and select the Elementor page editor.

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Matthew Friend
Matthew Friend
7 months ago

I have a specific question: You said to use only one builder on a specific page. I already own Divi (Lifetime) and dont’ want to spend 199.00 a year for elementor. But Can I use the theme builder part of Divi to create sitewide footers and headers, but use the free version of Elementor for the page content? (I have in mind mainly a blog site).
Thanks,
Matthew

Matthew Friend
Matthew Friend

I like Divi a lot (I have the lifetime license). I’ve read though on a few sites that Elementor leaves ‘cleaner’ code if it is deactivated. My thought is that while Divi is great now, if I ever need (or want) to move my sites to a different page builder it might make it easier. I haven’t personally checked the code from Elementor after deactivating it….. just going by what I read. In the past the majority of the WordPress sites I developed used Visual Composer (the version now called WP Bakery, not their even ‘newer’ version that has been… Read more »

Virág
Virág
7 months ago

Hi! My question is that is it possible to use a Divi template kit with Elementor?
A uploaded the json files but its invalid.
I hace an Elementor Pro license, do I have to buy Divi too?

Steve Krug
Steve Krug
6 months ago

Is it possible to use an Elementor widget with Divi?

I’m paying for both (at least while I try them out to see which will work best for me) and happy to keep paying for both if necessary.

For now, I’m inclined to use the Divi theme and builder. But there may be some widgets in Elementor that I’d like to use. For instance, Elementor’s Toggle widget has some additional settings that are very useful for me.

If I have both installed, can I use an Elementor widget in pages I build with Divi?

Thanks!

Ahmed
Ahmed
Reply to  Steve Krug
5 months ago

If you use the shortcode of the Elementor widget or any layout, you can just inject it within the Divi code module and it’ll show up normally.

Last edited 5 months ago by Ahmed
Geoff Bransbury
5 months ago

Hi I have a basic website using the free Elementor. I need a new theme and therefore are considering Divi. I dont want to re-do all my Elementor pages. I find the Elementor good but basic now and am not sure whether the Pro will suffer the same limitations. Perhaps not but Divi looks terrific so would like to keep the free Elementor and pay for Divi as a Pagebuilder and a theme. I’m a bit confused by your comment above. If you install Divi as a theme, do you get the Pagebuilder too? If not how to add the… Read more »

Andreas
Andreas
5 months ago

I would love to created a slide in menu using the Elementor Pro’s popup builder (like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ0UXsjlLeI)
But prefer to use Divi builder as my main page builder. Is it possible to do both… create the menu with elementor popup and build the pages using divi?

Ahmed
Ahmed
5 months ago

One main issue I experience when i use Divi as a theme and Elementor as a page builder, is that Divi theme builder not working properly. Specifically, when i need to edit a layout added as a template to the Divi theme builder, it keep loading forever. I have to deactivate Elementor and edit the layout then reactivate Elementor.

Does anyone experienced something similar?

Nora J
Nora J
5 months ago

Have you ever used Divi with Visual Composer on the same site? I inherited a site built in a custom theme (not Divi). They are using Visual Composer which I find clunky. Plus, I am used to working with Divi. Can I install the Divi Builder plugin and create new pages moving forward with that instead, without terrible ramifications. I am reluctant to do so, because of site speed, but I could certainly get my job done a lot quicker with a tool I am used to.

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