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Question WP template error - 'the content area was not found'



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Hi everyone. First thing to say is that I am not a web developer, I've just been building my own website using elementor and so far so good. Except for a couple of issues, one of which I am hoping you can help with.

I am trying to set up the WP footer using the footer template, but I'm getting this error message: "Sorry, the content area was not found in your page. You must call the_content function in the current template, in order for Elementor to work on this page." See photo.

Screenshot 2019-07-11 at 19.46.02.png

I've looked for help on elementor but can't seem to find anything that relates to templates. Has anyone else had this experience and know how I can fix it? Or alternatively know a work around to create a new footer.

Thanks very much in advance.


Staff member
This is typically a plugin conflict, sometimes it only needs plugins to be disabled and re-enabled to make things start again. We've found that the most common cause of this is plugins which require a shortcode included in a page. Such as a plugin called everywhere slider which only requires a de-activation and everything works again.

Have you tried deactivating plugins one by one to find the one thats causing it ?

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