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  • Resolved LesTexas60


    I’m on a number of different boards about Elementor and one common question keeps popping up, Why is Elementor slow? I don’t mean slow when users are access the website, I mean slow when you click “Edit with Elementor”. If you choose Edit with WP the page is almost instant. When you choose Edit with Elementor, I’ve heard some people can wait over a minute, many at least 15 seconds or more. I’m curious what causes this serious lag? Do all page builders have this same issue? Divi? Beaver Builder? I love Elementor, this just seems like an issue that developers would have found some sort of solution for.

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  • Hi Les,

    Unless there is some third party plugin conflict in the mix, my 50+ sites open the “edit with Elementor” in about 3 to 4 seconds.

    As the requirements for Eementor show, it needs enough memory ( front and backend! ) and php 7+ to work with its full potential. If a server can’t handle all the necessary requests, I quess it slows down the backend.

    It’s like using a low budget computer and trying to run heavy graphic sofware or gaming on it. It will slow down that computer big time or even do’nt work at all right?

    I think if people need to wait that long, something else is going on.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  LogoLogics.

    Displaying the sites for users is fine. When I go to Edit with Elementor on most every Elementor site I have, it takes at least 15 seconds to pull up the editor page.
    Did you say your edit page comes up within 3 seconds?

    Yep, 3 to 4 seconds.
    Is this happening on all the pages with Elementor or only some of them?
    If so, are these pages containing lots of moving elements or maybe even custom scripts, shortcodes, embedded video’s…?

    A few years ago I had something similar with Visual composer.
    I had too many moving carousel elements in there, making to many request for the server to handle. As soon as I removed that carousel, all went back to normal, just saying..

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  LogoLogics.
    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  LogoLogics.

    OK, I would love 5 seconds. I have sites on a couple different hosts and they are at least 15 seconds to edit a page. There are many posts from others about this same issue. I stripped down my test site to minimal plug in’s and it’s still slow. If I may ask, who do you use to host your sites? That may be the main issue.

    Hi Les,

    A good host provides the requirements for Elementor.
    It can be a good host, but someone can have the most basic hostingplan that is not sufficiant too.

    Just like a pc, the power of the server determines the speed in which it can handle multiple task/requests.

    What matters for speed are:
    the vCPU’s
    SSD is about 4 times faster than the old HDD
    internal working memory ( RAM )
    PHP 7+
    http/2 enabled servers

    Apart from that the host most allow higher memory limits for wordpress too.
    Shared hosting needs to be restricted, not to many sites on one server.
    It is crucial for speed front and backend!

    I always add this code to my wp-config:

    /** Memory Limit */
    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M');
    define('WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M');

    The first one increases the frontend
    The second the admin backend.
    Again this will only help, if the hosting package allows it.
    If the host sets a lower max, you can add whatever you want, it wont affect speed.

    Hope this helps?

    Annie, you are terrific. I just re-read this and noticed you set your memory to 512 megs. I had mine at 128 meg. I increased the memory setting and it’s down from 15 seconds to about 10. Not the 2 or 3 you have but much better.
    THanks for your help


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