Elementor 3.2

How Elementor Improved Asset Loading and Made Your Website Run Faster

Performance is important to you, which means it’s important to us. This is why the Elementor engineering team is always working on new ways to make your website run faster. With each new release comes performance improvements, inspired by both user feedback and internal research to ensure we’re covering the most important areas. While some of these changes are integrated seamlessly into the Editor, others are marked as experimental features.

As performance improvements have become an even higher priority, we wanted to take you through the changes we’ve implemented in recent versions and, more importantly, discuss how it directly impacts you and your client’s website. This effort stretches over several versions, so this post will cover the most significant changes we’ve made, focusing on front-end assets loading.

In the most recent releases, we have managed to apply new techniques to how Elementor loads CSS, JS, and Font files. This improves page speed and makes your website run faster by removing unused CSS, reducing duplicate code, applying dynamic assets loading, and so much more. Let’s dive in!

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Breakpoint System Changes in Elementor v3.2.0

As we have published several months ago, we have been working on releasing a highly requested feature – additional custom breakpoints. Core 3.2.0 is another milestone in the road to achieve this goal AND achieve better performance overall in Elementor sites as part of the process. As detailed in our recent blog post, step one of our roadmap is:

Convert hard-coded usage of breakpoints (tablet, mobile, default) to a dynamic system that will utilize registered breakpoints (the two existing ones + future Additional Custom Breakpoints).

In essence, these changes, as well as a lot of UI changes and additions as listed in step 2, are all included in Elementor Core 3.2.0.

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Elementor v3.2: Additional DOM Improvements

In Elementor v3.0, we made the first step in optimizing the HTML output of Elementor pages. One of the steps in v3.0 was removing 3 wrapper elements from the Editor’s DOM output: .elementor-inner, .elementor-row, and .elementor-column-wrap.

The Optimized DOM Output feature is optional, and is configured as an Elementor Experiment. The two new wrappers being removed are also included within this experiment and will only be actually removed from a website’s markup if the experiment is active in that website.

In Elementor v3.2.0, we are continuing our optimization efforts and removing two more wrappers:

  • .elementor-image
  • .elementor-text-editor
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v3.2: Planned Deprecations

Hey all! We are getting ready to release version 3.2.

If you are a developer who extends Elementor please review the below changes to keep your plugin up and running.

Here are the planned deprecations:

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