Page Builder not showing in WordPress

Using a page builder is undeniable if you prefer creating custom pages in WordPress.

For example – Divi Builder, Elementor, or WordPress’ native page-building experiences help users create, design, and manage custom pages with point-and-click options.

In this article, you’ll learn how to handle Page Builder not showing in WordPress errors.

In WordPress, such scenarios occur – if the browser’s cache, Theme updates, conflicts between WordPress assets, and maintenance routines occur in WordPress.

In this resource, let’s learn basic routines regarding page builders showing errors and how to fix page builders not working in WordPress issues.

Introduction to Page Builders

As its name suggests – page builders help WordPress users create and design custom page layouts.

For example, once you have created a page in WordPress, you can use a page builder, such as Divi Builder, to create a custom layout for it.

A page-building experience in WordPress overrides WordPress’ default page template. Unless the page builder is turned off, WordPress’ custom pages are shown in the custom, user-designed layouts in WordPress.

Page Builder is not showing in WordPress

Note: This resource addresses page builders in general. For advice regarding specific platforms, visit the page builder’s official resources.

Possibilities are diverse – WordPress can stop loading page-building editors for several reasons.

Let’s discuss various scenarios – one by one.

Case 1 – PHP updating

Sometimes, page builders don’t work with WordPress if your site runs on outdated PHP installation.

Especially if your site’s dashboard shows a warning to update the PHP installation, you should do so as soon as possible.

The reason is that software doesn’t work until the infrastructure, such as PHP, is properly supported. In WordPress, you can see if your site’s PHP is outdated.

Head over to Tools -> Site Health page in the dashboard and confirm – if your site’s PHP needs updating.

Ask your hosting cPanel representatives to update your site’s PHP. You can also update PHP in hosting cPanel options. In this case, hosting representatives may ask for verification.

Note: Personally, I’ve experienced Divi Builder starting to load correctly once I’ve updated my site’s PHP installation. The same scenario could be true for other page builders in WordPress, such as Elementor and Visual Composer.

Case 2 – Clear Browser’s Cookies

Browser cookies can cause page builders to stop working in WordPress.

In this case, as a culprit, you should check and clear your browser’s cookies to see if the problem has been solved.

See this detailed tutorial for more information on clearing browser cookies in different browsers.

Case 3 – Page Builder’s Native Cache

Like the browser’s cache, page builders include a native cache mechanism, which helps them load their point-and-click interfaces quickly.

For example, Divi Builder includes a dynamic CSS cache, allowing Divi to load CSS styles quickly.

In this case – native cache can affect page builders’ point-and-click interfaces, causing them to stop loading for WordPress users.

To ensure that a page builder’s native cache affects the page-building experience, you should clear the cache and see – if it solves the problem.

Note: To clear your page builder’s native cache, look for an option in its settings.

Case 4: Update the Page Builder package

Updating the page builder’s core package helps you fix issues – if your site’s page builder is not working in WordPress.

In this case – you may need to buy a page builder’s license to update. Most page-building options in WordPress are paid, such as Divi Builder.

Once the working license information is entered, you can update a page builder from the WordPress dashboard. You can also update page builders from official websites – if officially allowed.

Once fully updated – check if the page builder has started working in WordPress.

Case 5 – Conflicts between WordPress Plugins

As WordPress supports multiple assets, including Themes and Plugins, conflicts between WordPress assets are shared.

When multiple assets in WordPress don’t support each other’s functionality, conflicts occur in WordPress.

In this case – head over to the official resources of a Theme or Plugin and see – if forums, documentation, or support professionals can help you fix conflict issues in WordPress.

If a theme or plugin supports such functionality, you can also solve topics such as safe mode.

However – disabling plugins one by one can solve conflict issues in WordPress. For example – you can deactivate all plugins in WordPress, activate them one by one, and see – if a specific plugin is causing conflicts for page builders.

Case 6 – Platform-specific Page Builders

For several reasons, third-party page builders like Visual Composer and Site Origin may stop working in WordPress.

Here, in the case of third-party page-building options, you shouldn’t overlook the abovementioned reasons.

In this case, even updating WordPress core can cause incompatibility issues for specific plugins, which can cause conflicts between page-building options in WordPress.

In such scenarios, it would be better if you could test WordPress assets around and find if a specific culprit is causing the page builder to stop working.

Case 7 – Post Revisions in WordPress

Post revisions are entries, records, or database records created to restore content’s previous versions in WordPress. WordPress creates a post’s revision each time users update a specific page or post.

Sometimes, page builders stop working if a user is able to make changes to a page or post using multiple options, such as using a WordPress native editor and a page builder.

In this case, based on my experience in WordPress maintenance, clearing post revisions can fix page builder and not loading issues in WordPress.

In this case, install the Better Delete Revisions plugin in WordPress. This plugin helps you clear post revisions in WordPress without changing or dealing with database values.

Note: To fix the page builder not showing in WordPress issues, start with basic options, such as clearing the browser’s cache, followed by advanced methods for fixing routines.

Over to You

WordPress can help you create custom layouts with different options, such as plugins, native features, or 3rd party Tools.

In this article – we learned various reasons why a page builder is not working correctly in WordPress. Using the described routines above, you can see if changing WordPress options, such as cache – helps you fix the particular errors in page builders.

For more information on creating WordPress pages, custom layouts, and maintenance routines – ask our support channel for support plans or monthly requirements for WordPress.

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