Elementor User Power on GitHub
By Anne-Mieke Bovelett on March 24, 2022
Status: updated on March 7, 2023
You, as a user, have been given the power of voice on GitHub. Use it!
Numerous people take the time to complain about bugs or missing features in Elementor on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and other Social Channels. If you are one of them and you just want to vent, fine. However, if you really want change, send your input to the right channel: GitHub!
If you feel there’s something missing, it means you have a feature request, the best way to let the Elementor Team know that, is through the Elementor roadmap page. On this page you can see what’s already in the planning, and what is in progress. If your desired feature is not mentioned there, you can hit that big dark green button in the of the page that says: “Submit Your Idea on GitHub”. It takes you to straight to the spot on GitHub where you can submit your feature idea for Elementor.
That is on the Elementor GitHub Issues page. Before you add your report, it is best to use the search field first, to see if someone else already reported it. If so, you can add your voice it. If not, you can click the green “new issue” button on the top right of the page.
These two places are where the developers read your remarks
GitHub is THE place where we, as a community, really get to communicate with Elementor. And it’s not happening nearly enough. The last time I checked (March 7, 2023) the highest number of comments on an open issue or a feature request in Elementor was 211. Given the number of installs worldwide (over 15 million) and, at the time I write this post, 139,000 members in the international Elementor Facebook Community, this is underwhelming. Really. You, as a user, have been given the power of voice on GitHub. Use it! Spread the word on your posted issue or feature request.
Signing up on GitHub
There’s a potential hurdle to take though: you need to sign up first. The process is a one time process and in itself it is not complex.
- Fill out your E-mail address.
- Create your password.
- You land on a page where you need to fill out a code. GitHub sends you that code upon sign-up.
- Open your mail, copy the code GitHub sends you.
- Paste it.
- You’re in.
However, if you are sensitive to movement on screen, you may want to set your system settings to “prefers reduced motion”. The signup is fast and fancy, but contains massive animations. I have approached them about this. If you would like to add your voice to that, you are welcome to comment on my suggestion to provide an alternative visually simplified sign-up on GitHub!
Engaging the community to support your request
Once you post your feature request or bug report on GitHub, there are ways to engage other members in the huge Elementor Facebook Community to add their voice to those feature requests.
You may not realize it, but a huge number of Elementor users are DIY (Do It Yourself) web creators who are not as tech focussed as you and I are. It means the jargon in requests may elude them. But when ways are found to also explain to them why and how they can profit from a requested feature, they may be less inhibited to join on GitHub and put up their vote. You could help by making them more familiar with GitHub, for example. You could write a blog post, create an explaining video, whatever floats your boat for traction of these requests.
Just my 2 cents…
PS, I’m not employed by Elementor, I’m a volunteer moderator, and proudly part of the Elementor Community Leaders team.
PS About this article
This article was originally posted on March 24, 2022, on geekonheels.com. It used to be my pet project for quick tips & tricks for Elementor and WordPress in general. However, there was so much overlap with this website that I decided to move the content over.