As part of our effort to simplify and minimize the markup created by Elementor, we have decided to truncate the prefix we use for any Elementor CSS classes, from
.elementor- to just
This move is joined by another important step in our journey of performance enhancement – reducing the number of wrapper HTML elements used by our widgets and by the system in general.
What does it actually mean?
In all of our new widgets, controls, and all-in-all system markup, we will be prefixing all of our classes with
We will NOT be changing pre-existing widgets, controls, or any other system elements, in order to allow for backwards compatibility and avoid causing serious problems in existing Elementor websites.
As opposed to the wrapper removal step, this is not a breaking change, so it’s not a big deal – if you see a change in our conventions, we just wanted you to let you know that it’s legit and share with you the reasoning behind it.
How does this affect me as an Elementor user or extension developer?
First of all, there is no need for you to make any changes to pre-existing widgets or system elements. If you are developing extensions that manipulate existing system elements, controls or widgets, and used the
.elementor- prefix before – we recommend you to follow this guideline and start using
.e- instead in your new developments.