Yes you can use Elementor and WPBakery at the same time.

But I WOULD NOT suggest it, as it will affect the performance and speed of the website.

The reason is if your website has Elementor and WPBakery installed, your website will load CSS and Java Scripts from both page builders, plus tons of shortcodes and it gets even complicated if you need to debug the 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

For additional of a SINGLE headline, the page size increase to 2.09mb with 171 requests, fully loaded time increase another 1.5sec to 4.8sec. You can see the impact is crazy. Furthermore, it breaks the layout, the slider 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 WPBakery to Elementor page builder

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 Elementor Extra 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 Rebuild / Convert WPBakery Page Builder / Visual Composer to Elementor page builder.

Best theme with Elementor Pro

If you use Elementor Pro, I would suggest you use Hello theme.

Size of Elementor Hello Theme
Size of Elementor Hello Theme

Best theme with Elementor

If you use Elementor, I would suggest you use GeneratePress theme.

Size of GeneratePress theme
Size of GeneratePress theme

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