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How to Enable/Disable Elementor While Importing Starter Templates

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You can select the page builders you want to use with Starter Templates and skip the ones you don’t need.

You can also decide if a particular page builder shows up in the dropdown or not. This dropdown is displayed while importing the starter templates.

You can do this by turning them on or off in your WordPress settings or using a quick filter in your functions.php file.

This article will walk you through both of these methods.

Let’s begin!

Enabling/Disabling Elementor From Your WordPress Dashboard

Head over to your WordPress dashboard and follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Settings > General.
  • Check the box next to the Disable Elementor Page Builder Templates in Starter Templates.
  • Click on the Save Changes button to apply these changes.

The Elementor option will now disappear from the page builder dropdown.

Adding a Filter

Note: It’s advisable not to directly edit the functions.php file in the parent theme. If you prefer to modify the functions.php file directly, it’s recommended to do so on the child theme.

Alternatively, you can do this by modifying your functions.php file with the following code:

update_option( 'st-elementor-builder-flag', 1 );

You can also consider using free plugins like Code Snippets or My Custom Functions to add the above custom code without editing the file directly.

You can refer to the steps outlined in this article for detailed guidance.

Preview Your Changes

Check if these changes were applied successfully in your Starter Templates plugin.

To do this, go to Appearance > Starter Templates.

Move on to the next steps until you see this screen. Click on the page builder dropdown:

As you can see, there are only three options here and the option for Elementor is no longer visible.

If you want to make Elementor visible again in the dropdown, just remove the check next to the “Disable Elementor Page Builder Templates in Starter Templates” again.

That’s it! If you face any issues enabling/disabling Elementor, please reach out to us. We’re always here to help!

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