Elementor is awesome. That comes from a user has just begun to use the tool. However, when you start creating a page with Elementor, you may see the default header and footer from your theme. In my case, I use twenty seventeen theme and the editor would look like below. As I am going to create a dedicated page, I would like to hide header and footer in Elementor. What can I do about that?
Why does this happen?
Elementor uses the default template file from your theme. In the default template file of most themes, there are header and footer. That’s why you will see the header and footer of your theme in Elementor’s editor. If you deactivate Elementor, you would see the page template at the right sidebar:
Now, as you may guess, the solution would be using a different page template that doesn’t contain your theme’s header and footer. That’s what we are going to do.
Here are what we are going to do:
- Install a plugin called Blank Slate
- Go to your page/post created with Elementor
- Edit its template to use Blank Slate
Let’s go into more details below.
As mentioned above, we need a template file that doesn’t have the theme’s header and footer. If you know a bit of PHP, you can do it easily. However, for people who don’t know code, that would be a difficult task. What we are going to do is simple for everyone. We are going to install a plugin that creates that template for us. The plugin is called Blank Slate.
After installing and activating the plugin, if you go back to edit your page and click on the page template select box, you will see there is a new template file called Blank Slate. That’s what we are going to use. All you need to do next is to click on publish (or save draft) and click on edit with Elementor:
Now, you can see that in Elementor, there isn’t header or footer:
That’s it! You’ve successfully hidden the header and footer for your Elementor editor. It’s time to create some awesome pages with this page builder. If you enjoy my WordPress tips, don’t forget to share this post.