How to fix the Publish/Update button not working error in Elementor

How to fix the Publish/Update button not working error in Elementor

Are you facing the Publish/Update button not working error in Elementor while editing your page? Here in this article, we will guide you to fix the Publish/Upload button error in Elementor.

After completing or editing your page with Elementor you click on the Publish or Update button to publish the page or save the changes. But what if the update or publish is not working, how could you save your changes? Sometimes Elementor users face this error for memory issues. Another reason for this error is a security issue.

Most of the time lack of memory is responsible for this error. If you check your WordPress website PHP error log then you can see the memory limit issue.

Fix the Publish/Update button not working error in Elementor

Check memory limit and increase it

To use Elementor properly you need to have at least 128 MB of PHP memory. But the recommendation is 256 MB or higher. So if you face this error check your PHP memory limit and if your memory limit is less than the recommended you can ask your hosting provider to increase your PHP memory limit.

You can check your WordPress website PHP memory using the Site Health tools. For this go to Tools > Site Health and then click on the info tab where you will find many dropdown menus. Click on the server dropdown menu to see the PHP memory limit.

Publish/Update button not working error in Elementor

Server Parameters

Sometimes server parameter value is responsible for this update/publish button not working error. You can avoid server parameter value conflict by adding an SSL certificate to your website. If your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate you can add it easily. Most popular hosting provider companies provide provides SSL certificate features by default. Contact your hosting provider and add your SSL certificate to your WordPress website.

Script timeout

When your WordPress script admin-ajax.php goes time out and didn’t load, it may affect the Elementor update or publish button. You can check this by using your browser Inspect Tools features. Right-click anywhere on your website and click on the inspect option. Now move on to the console tab, if you found any error message like “Failed to load resources” then script timeout is the issue.

You can solve the issue by adding this line of code to your website .htaccess file.

<IfModule mod_dtimeout.c> <Files ~ ".php"> SetEnvIf Request_URI "admin-ajax.php" DynamicTimeout=150 </Files> </IfModule>

Wrapping up

Following the process, you will be able to fix the Publish/Update button not working error in Elementor. You can see our other articles to learn How to fix Elementor blank page error

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