Problem: The Elementor widget panel won't load and you can't make edits to the page.
When you need to make a text change now!
The Elementor Help Center has a list of things to check to see why that is happening. It’s usually some other plugin not playing nice with Elementor.
BUT sometimes you are in a hurry and have to update some content pronto-mode and don’t have time to troubleshoot. Here is a quick hack to be able to use the Elementor Widgets Panel when it won’t finish loading.
Open your browser developer tools (Shift + Cmd + C). Highlight the offending area by clicking on it. In the inspector panel, with the offendig div highlighted (div id =”elementor-panel-state-loading”) hit delete on your keyboard and it will remove the loading state div and the editor will be available/clickable/editable.
This is not a fix, it’s a hack for a quick edit or change. You still need to do your due diligence to solve the original problem.
Solving the Problem
If it’s not another plugin causing the problem, the issue might be that there is not enough memory defined in your WordPress config file. Via FTP, open your wp-config.php file found in the root folder of your WordPress installation. Save a copy of this file just in case. Open the file using a text editor. (I use the free version of Sublime Text 2) and add define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘512M’); just above the line /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */
Save and refresh your WordPress editor to see if this solved the issue.
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M'); /* That's all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */