Elementor Beta (Developer Edition)


Be part of our future releases

By installing the Developer Edition plugin, Elementor users can now get a sneak peek of future features before they roll out. We invite you to participate and test features on our Developer Edition. This way, you’ll help us extend our ability to perfect our product and produce experimental and groundbreaking features.

The Elementor Developer Edition gives you first access to Elementor’s newest features and improvements. Each Developer Edition release will contain experimental functionalities that developers will be able to use to get familiar with the next releases before they are published. We will use this plugin to validate new features and gain feedback before they are released.
This is why we don’t recommend using it on live sites.
We recommend using it on staging environments only, and backing up your entire website before updating.


Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 5.0 or greater
  • PHP version 5.6 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

We recommend your host supports:

  • PHP version 7.0 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater
  • WordPress Memory limit of 64 MB or greater (128 MB or higher is preferred)


  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer, or Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Pages > Add New
  4. Press the ‘Edit with Elementor’ button.
  5. Now you can drag and drop widgets from the left panel onto the content area, as well as add new sections and columns that make up the page structure.

For documentation and tutorials visit our Knowledge Base.


Why am I not seeing the update notification?

There are some instances where the notification takes a while to appear. Try to refresh it by going to “Dashboard” > “Updates”, and click on “Check again”. In addition, you can try clearing your site’s cache and see if the update appears.

Where can I report bugs or contribute to Elementor?

On the top admin bar, you will see a button with the text ‘Report an issue’. Once you click on the link you will be redirected to the issue template form.

Where do updates come from?

Elementor Dev versions are downloaded from the WordPress.org SVN repository. These versions will only be available to your site if you use the Elementor Developer Edition plugin.

Can I rollback to an earlier version?

Yes! You can always take advantage of Elementor’s rollback option and revert to an earlier more stable version, or alternatively click “Re-install Now” on the Developer Edition page.

Is it safe to use Developer Edition?

The Developer edition is an unstable version and should be used for staging sites only. We advise you to backup your website before trying the version.

Which features will roll out to the next version of Elementor?

The features that roll out to stable versions will do so gradually. This means not all features presented in the Elementor Developer Edition will be incorporated into the upcoming version. We might even remove features from this version from time to time based on the experiment status.

I’m already a beta tester, isn’t it the same?

Beta versions are the designated version for release. Developer Edition versions will include extra features for testing purposes and will be rolled out gradually.


November 1, 2023
It’s just important not to use this on live websites.I made a testing subdomain where I test new beta versions every time, so I can plan future projects in advance
November 1, 2023
As a Plugin Creator and Agency Owner, I find the Dev Edition to be an indispensable tool. It offers a sneak peek into upcoming features, enabling me to test and ensure my software remains optimally compatible. It’s a boon for my agency as well, keeping us ahead of updates and always prepared for new releases. I highly recommend anyone using Elementor or creating supporting products to utilize this edition in a test environment to fully harness its advantages. Disclaimer: I am also a long-term Elementor enthusiast and ambassador.
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1.1.3 – 2024-03-18

  • Tweak: Added Required Plugins header support for Elementor dependencies

1.1.2 – 2023-11-01

  • Tweak: Added compatibility with the new color scheme

1.1.1 – 2021-01-13

  • Fix: Wrong version detection when trying to rollback Elementor version

1.1.0 – 2021-01-12

  • Tweak: Added support for Elementor Pro v3.1.0

1.0.0 – 2020-11-26

  • Initial release