In this easy tutorial I am going to show you how to solve a bug in Elementor that causes a fatal error in WordPress.
You will learn what Elementor is, what error the 3.6 version triggers and how to fix it.
Elementor is one of the most used page builder for WordPress. Currently Elementor is used by 7.2% of all the WordPress websites globally.
In WordPress it is an error that breaks the website and doesn’t allow the content management system to work.
It’s generally flagged with a white page.
Multiple users who updated their websites to the latest versions of Elementor from 3.6 on reported a fatal error.
The error seems the result of some deprecated functions in Elementor.
The one I have experienced had this syntax:
Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class ‘Elementor\Scheme_Typography’ not found in [FILE STRUCTURE]
To to get your website back live:
This way you should be able to get your website back up.
To solve it by downgrading Elementor:
The error should not be trigged anymore.
To learn more about downgrading WordPress and its plugins, you can also check these other two articles that I wrote:
To solve it manually:
In my experience, the main problem was with the instances of ‘use Elementor\Scheme_Typography;’ and ‘Scheme_Typography::’. Some users also have had issues with ‘Scheme_Color’. I don’t exclude the problem might be caused by some other functions.
This is only a temporary solution until the team at Elementor comes back with a fix for the bug.
Please be extra careful when editing your files and make sure you can always access your website via FTP.
If in doubt, always make a backup copy of your files or entire website.