Support » Theme: Hello Elementor » Love Elementor Pro and no more themes needed – BUT required sidebar workaround –

  • It is a theme for those planning to design every millimeter themselves. Every type of link, every kind of page. So it’s great it is so ‘clean and lean’, aka, EMPTY of anything. No bloat.

    However, this theme is empty – yes, fast, but need to do all in elementor Pro and can take a ton of time to do it. This theme is misleading in the sense it shows a thumb that has a nice look. Nothing like it exists. SO it can disappoint those expecting it.
    Some basics should be there IMHO. like in the image. SO it is easy to alter in theme builder and to build upon the basics. Or delete them.

    That aside:

    What a fantastic job you brainy Israelis have done with Elementor – Bravo! Best purchase in any WP related thing I ever made. Cuts out endless plugins – from privacy pops, popups, back to top, table of content, sticky banners, to custom login page, maintenance mode, social share plugin, WC builder related plugins, slider plugin, evergreen countdown for landers, forms [unless need complex conditional logic and special advanced features]. Etc etc.
    Elementor has it all and is super fast and easy to learn and work with.

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  • Has potential, requires lots of design for anything you need though.
    Disappointing also is their documentation on sidebars, since this theme offers zero sidebars and lacks the ability for multiple sidebars.

    Appearance > widgets tab is gone when this theme is activated. At first I panicked as was the first time ever this happened to me…

    Wasted a lot of time online hunting for info.
    Their support was not adequately trained on this topic and just gave me links to basic tuts on making a sidebar and adding the sidebar widget.

    Unless you add custom code to functions file or PHP inserter plugin [aka, My Custom Functions; instead of a child theme and a custom functions.php in there].

    Snippet:

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'hello_elementor_child_enqueue_scripts' );
    
    if (function_exists("register_sidebar")) {
    register_sidebar();
    }

    Of course, as a pro user I can [and anyway need to] make templates for all post types [WC, regular blog posts etc], so in them, one can make a column for the sidebar.

    Better still, make the sidebar/s as templates and add them to whatever page/post templates as needed where needed.

    No point using the Elementor sidebar widget with this theme… Unless you have added custom function and a plugin to make multiple sidebars.

    Nor much fun using WP widgets in a custom sidebar area template. You’ll need to CSS every single WP widget you drag into it from the Elementor editor panel.

    However, all they have for now as far as widgets for sidebar is posts widgets and of course video or images widgets.

    BUT, when you have an eCom site, you may want to show your shop visitors their recently viewd products.

    Elementor posts widget is cool and can bring in WC products but not recently viewed ones.

    If you want to order WC products in your sidebar you cannot drag and drop so you need another plugin ‘Post Types Order’. Once you set the order of products in WC thanks to this plugin the Elementor posts widget can be used to showcase the selected number in the order you want them to appear in your sidebar.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by TekGirlyMama.
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