Yes you can use Elementor and WPBakery at the same time. But I WOULD NOT suggest using 2 page builder in the same website, as it will affect the performance, slow down & plugin conflict of the website.

The reason is if your website has 2 page builders installed, your website will load extra CSS and Java Scripts from each page builder, it will increased the files size and slow down website.

Another nightmare is plugin conflict. So I strongly WOULD NOT suggest using 2 page builder in the same website.

Size of WPBakery website

Take my favorite ThemeForest theme – Bridge as example. The page size of empty website with WPBakery is 1.04MB and 128 requests.

Can I use Elementor and WPBakery / Divi at the same time?
Size of empty Bridge theme with WPBakery

When I import a basic Business demo, the page size increase to 2.06mb with 158 request, fully loaded time increase 1.4sec to 3.3sec

Bridge theme With Business Demo build with WPBakery
Bridge theme With basic Business Demo build with WPBakery

Size of WPBakery and Elementor website

Bridge With 1 Elementor Headline
Edit WPBakery website with Elementor with one headline.

Let’s try edit WPBakery website with Elementor with one headline.

Can I use Elementor and WPBakery / Divi at the same time?
Compare table of Elementor and WPBakery

With the additional of a SINGLE headline from Elementor, the page size increase 29.5KB and increase 13 extra requests, fully loaded time from 3.3sec to 4.8sec, additional of 1.4sec. You can see the impact is crazy.

Based on my test site, it have plugin conflict issue and breaks the website layout, the slider on the website no longer working.

Please note that these example is using RunCloud‘ NGINX stack with UpCloud, if you use shared hosting, the fully loaded time will even SLOWER.

The Best advice: Convert / Migrate WPBakery to Elementor

If you are using ThemeForest / WPBakery / Divi and want to use Elementor function, I’ll advice you convert your website to Elementor. With some add-on like Crocoblock or Piotnet Addons For Elementor, you basically can build any website that is more functional that WPBakery.

If you wish to convert/rebuild WPBakery / Divi website to Elementor You may follow my guide Convert / Migrate WPBakery Visual Composer to Elementor page builder.

The Best theme with Elementor Pro

If you use Elementor Pro, I would suggest you use Hello theme and make use the theme builder function to build up everything.

Size of Elementor Hello Theme
Size of Elementor Hello Theme

The Best theme with Elementor

If you use Elementor, I would suggest you use Blocksy or GeneratePress theme, which is super lightweight.

Size of GeneratePress theme
Size of GeneratePress theme