Support » Plugin: Elementor Page Builder » Advanced tab format settings are relative to defaults?

  • Resolved Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)


    I see today that the formatting in the advanced tab for a text editor widget does not result in absolute values, but in values relative to the default formatting of the object. What do I mean by this?
    I type a paragraph in the text editor which happens to be in the right column of a two column section. Both columns are formatted to be vertically centered. The text in the left column is formatted as a blockquote. The text in the right column is left at the default paragraph format. I notice that the alignment is off – the text of the paragraph on the right is not visually centered vertically. OK – this is because the default paragraph has margin-bottom = 30px. So I go to the advanced tab to set the bottom margin to 0 px. But lo, it is already set that way. I need to set the bottom margin to -30px in the advanced tab to get the correct vertical centering.
    OK – so I learned that the settings in the advanced tab is only relative to the default values set in the theme. But this is potentially very confusing, especially if I change the theme. It would be much more transparent if the advanced settings showed the default settings for the object at first, rather than the settings relative to that default.
    Now for my question: Is this really how Elementor is intended to work? If no, then I have a local problem that needs to be resolved. If yes, well, that is another ball of wax. At the very least, it would be nice if the screen specified that the values are relative to the theme defaults (assuming some other style is not explicitly set).

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  • cavalierlife

    (@cavalierlife)

    I believe default theme CSS does come into play when it formats paragraphs from the text editor. Elementor’s text editor widget is the same as the default WordPress text editor widget, and I think anything that would affect the WP editor (such as theme CSS defaults) would also affect the output generated by the theme editor widget. I’m not 100% sure, but that’s my understanding, so changing the CSS default at the theme level for paragraphs for instance, would solve the issue for text editor widget paragraphs as well.

    Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)

    Actually, that is exactly what I do not want to do. I am perfectly happy with the default paragraph style.
    What I was looking for is confirmation that the formatting available via the advanced tab of the text editor widget is indeed SUPPOSED to be relative to the default formatting, or is this a bug?

    cavalierlife

    (@cavalierlife)

    I can’t say for sure, I’m sorry.

    Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)

    Is anyone else able to confirm or disconfirm this?

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