Frequently Asked Questions
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What do you recommend to use? WPBakery or Elementor? And why?
We would recommend to use Elementor:
- Elementor is one of the fastest frontend page builders with intuitive and easy editing process. It guarantees a pixel perfect design: your page looks exactly the same both in edit mode and live. With Elementor you will build your pages faster, getting instant pixel perfect results.
- With Elementor and TheGem you have a full control of responsiveness as almost each setting can be easily adjusted for different screen resolutions and devices
- Elementor offers you plenty of settings and options to take full control over your page layout. Sections, columns, margins, paddings, spacings, positions etc. – every inch of your page is under your control and can be easily adjusted.
- Elementor includes many handy features like copy/paste, undo/redo, duplicate, hotkeys which will accelerate your work
If you prefer fast working frontend page builder with plenty of cool options, we would go with Elementor.
Could you compare WPBakery and Elementor? Does Elementor has the same features like WPBakery?
Elementor has the same features as WPBakery and even more (check here https://codex-themes.com/thegem/documentation/elementor/#useful-features )Both builders are good, however Elementor is an excellent choice for frontend content editing and WPBakery could be a good choice for those, who prefer backend editing. Though WPBakery comes with frontend editor as well, in performance and responsive aspects Elementor is a definite winner offering faster editing and more customization options.
Both Elementor and WPBakery are enriched with the same set of unique TheGem content elements. Visit our demo website codex-themes.com/thegem/ to check the wide selection of elements coming with TheGem theme.The Elementor’s version of TheGem elements plugin is optimized for Elementor’s approach. It means mix of easiness and flexibility. On one hand you have “skins” – pre-made designs and presets for content elements, which you can insert with one click and that’s it. On the other hand, all elements have been reworked and extended with much more customization options. You can customize any skin & preset in any imaginable way. And you have definitely better control over responsiveness.
Will there be updates and features for WPBakery in future?
Hi, yes, sure. As TheGem theme evolves, both versions (TheGem for WPBakery and TheGem for Elementor) are being updated consequently with the same features. Both WPBakery team and Elementor team continue to work on their builders. Elementor’s team makes tremendous progress in extending their editor.
Everything on my page is written with WPBakery so on. Is it possible to switch to Elementor seamlessly?
WPBakery and Elementor are not compatible with each other. WPBakery uses the shortcode principle, Elementor not. So there are no automation tools to migrate. The only way is to make it manually. The question is how much customization did you make? In case you have used our prebuilt demos and only replaced images and text, so you can recreate it in Elementor very fast. If you have made deep design customization, it could take bit more time, but the cool thing in Elementor is its easiness and speed, so it should take less time to migrate your pages in Elementor as you have spent on building it with WPBakery.
Do I need to buy Elementor Pro?
No, you don’t. TheGem requires only the free version of Elementor. TheGem comes with TheGem Elements plugins, which enriches the free version of Elementor with many cool features and elements. So you don’t really need to purchase a pro version of Elementor. Read more about TheGem Elements plugin here https://codex-themes.com/thegem/documentation/elementor/#thegem-elements-plugin.If you still want to use Elementor Pro, you can purchase it separately. TheGem theme is 100% compatible with Elementor Pro. TheGem offers some features that do not exist in Elementor Pro and the opposite is also true meaning that Elementor Pro may have some features that are not available in TheGem.
Can I use Elementor's Theme Builder and TheGem Templates Builder at the same time, combining and mixing templates from this two builders?
The short answer is: yes, sure. For example, you can build your header and your footer with TheGem Templates Builder and you can build your single post template with Elementor's Theme Builder. TheGem Elementor is 100% compatible with Elementor Pro.
However, if you wish to use TheGem Templates Builder to build the templates for different parts of your website, you need to check, that no templates built with Elementor's Theme Builder are currently active for this parts of the website as these Elementor's templates override templates built with TheGem templates builder. For example, if you have activated and assigned a single post template built with Elementor's Theme Builder, this template will replace the single post template built with TheGem Templates Builder.
Kindly note: if you have enabled and assigned the header OR the footer template built with Elementor Pro, this action will override BOTH the header and the footer of TheGem. This means, that if you wish to use Elementor's Theme Builder for building your header, you need to build your footer with Elementor's Theme Builder as well. Elementor Pro cuts out both the header and the footer of TheGem in case Elementor's header OR footer template are active.
Can I use Elementor's site settings for global website settings instead of using TheGem's theme options?
In Elementor's settings you have a section with "Site Settings"
divided in three groups:
- Design System
- Theme Style
As all global TheGem style settings are controlled via TheGem's Theme Options, We DO NOT recommend to use "Theme Style" settings in Elementor to set global styles. Some of thеsе settings might work, some not (as they could be conflicting with TheGem's global styles). Simply put: better avoid using this Theme Style settings in Elementor and use TheGem's Theme Options for all global settings.
My fullwidth sections are not working, why?
In case you have set some sections to "fullwidth" in Elementor
and it doesn't work, kindly check the selected page/post PHP template. In Elementor, switch to "Page Settings" and check the selection in "Page Layout" field - you need to select "TheGem Full Width":