Support » Plugin: Popup Maker - Popup for opt-ins, lead gen, & more » Compatibility with Elementor

  • Resolved fourfoot


    Hi there,
    would you consider adding compatibility with Elementor Page Builder? Currently I get this error when using the page builder on a popup.

    “You must call ‘the_content’ function in the current template, in order for Elementor to work on this page.”

    This appears when switching from WordPress Editor to Elementor editor on the Add a Popup page.

    As Elementor is becoming quite popular, I assume others would benefit from this too.


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  • Hello @fourfoot,

    Popup Maker will work just fine with the Elementor plugin. I suspect that either an add-on plugin to Elementor, or a different plugin is interfering with the performance of Popup Maker.

    You’re going to need to isolate the source of the problem by deactivating plugins and changing themes on your site. Please refer to this article to get you started.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by Robert Gadon.
    Thread Starter fourfoot


    Hello yogaman,
    thanks for the info. I went ahead tested with Health check and still get the same error message when only activating Elementor and Popup Maker.

    I also did a sandbox test using Twenty Seventeen theme, Elementor add on and Popup Maker. These were the only things I installed, still get the error message.

    I also tested Elementor page builder on a page and it worked fine. So it appears Popup Maker is not compatible at this stage.

    BTW I used as the sandbox creator.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Plugin Author Daniel Iser


    @fourfoot – The issue is that popups are not a public post type, IE they don’t have page templates or urls. Further Elementor is a front end only builder. So it boils down to this, we don’t offer any front end views, they require one to show the editor.

    The only way currently to do it is via their paid version or a plugin that allows you to use Shortcodes to insert elementor saved layouts.

    Further we do not use the_content and won’t be in the future. It causes all kinds of unpredictable issues with popup content, such as author bios being added to optin popups for example. Too many plugins hook in and manipulate the_content but as we are not pages/posts it doesn’t make since to leave them all interacting with our content.

    Hope that helps.

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