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:

PHP

Functions & Methods

Soft Deprecation

When a function/method is in the soft deprecation phase, it means that the function/method will still work while it’s in this phase, but a comment will be placed in the code mentioning the upcoming deprecation.

Function / Method NameChanges Made

is_built_with_elementor()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
Plugin::$instance->documents->get( $post_id )->is_built_with_elementor()

Located in: includes/db.php

Hard deprecation Version: 3.6.0

Deletion version: 4.0.0

Deletion

When a function/method is on deletion phase, it means that the function/method will not work anymore, and will most likely throw a Fatal Error when it’s called.

Function / Method NameChanges Made
Core\Base\Document::get_container_classes()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
Core\Base\Document::get_container_attributes()

Located in: core/base/document.php

Soft deprecation Version: 2.4.0

Hard deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Core\Base\Document::get_remote_library_type()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
Core\Base\Document::get_remote_library_config()

Located in: core/base/document.php

Soft deprecation Version: 2.4.0

Hard deprecation Version: 2.8.0
Core\Documents_Manager::get_groups()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
none

Located in:
core/documents-manager.php

Soft deprecation Version: 2.4.0

Hard deprecation Version: 2.8.0
Group_Control_Posts::on_export_remove_setting_from_element()

Pro Plugin
Replaced by:
none

Located in: modules/query-control/controls/group-control-posts.php

Soft deprecation Version: 2.4.0

Hard deprecation Version: 2.8.0

CLI Commands

Hard Deprecation

CommandChanges Made
sync_library / sync-library

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
library sync

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
import_library / import-library

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
library import

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0

JS

Functions & Methods

Hard Deprecation

When a function/method is on hard deprecation phase, it means that the function/method will still work while it’s in this phase, but will add a PHP notice if the website WP_DEBUG property is set to true.

Function / Method NameChanges Made



startTransport()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/copy' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
copy()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/copy' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
cut()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/cut' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
paste()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/paste' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
duplicate()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/duplicate' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
pasteStyle()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/paste-style' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
resetStyle()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/reset-style' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
addChildElement()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/create' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/views/base-container.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0

Modules

Hard Deprecation

Module / Class NameChanges Made
startTransport()

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.run( 'document/elements/copy' )

Located in: assets/dev/js/editor/elements/views/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0

Events

Hard Deprecation

Event Name Changes Made

elementor.channels.data -> drag:before:update

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> Before -> 'document/elements/create'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> drag:after:update

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/elements/create'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:before:add

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> Before -> 'document/elements/create'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:after:add

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/elements/create'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:before:remove

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> Before -> 'document/elements/delete'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:after:remove

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/elements/delete'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:before:paste:style

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> Before -> 'document/elements/paste-style'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:after:paste:style

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/elements/paste-style'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:before:reset:style

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> Before -> 'document/elements/reset-style'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> element:after:reset:style

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/elements/reset-style

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> section:before:drop

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> Before -> 'document/elements/create'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> section:after:drop

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/elements/create'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> template:before:insert

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$.run( 'document/import' ) || $e.events -> Before -> 'document/import'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0
elementor.channels.data -> template:after:insert

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
$e.events -> After -> 'document/import'

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0

Vars

Hard Deprecation

Var NameChanges Made



this.elementSettingsModel

Core Plugin
Replaced by:
this.container.settings

Located in:
assets/dev/js/editor/controls/base.js

Soft deprecation Version: 2.8.0

Deletion version: 3.6.0

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Shilo Eish Yemini
Shilo Eish Yemini
Shilo is Elementor’s Editor Product Lead. He loves innovative products, pays attention to the small details, and is passionate about solving puzzles.

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