Why does Elementor give the error “Content Was Not Found”?

Is Elementor giving you the error message “Content Was Not Found.”? This error can be caused by several different issues; but not to worry, there are lots of different options below for fixes.


If you’re seeing this error, you can fix it by changing your permalinks (the full URL you see in the bar on the pages and posts within your site) and clearing your browser’s cache. Your internet browser (whichever you may use) uses a ‘cache’ tool, which helps speed up the process of loading a web page. ‘Cache’ means to hide or store something, usually covertly, for use at a later date. This is what your browser does by storing your history – by clearing this, you can avoid any clashes between what you have in your cache, and the code of the website you are trying to access.
Also, the Elementor page builder may cause errors because it confuses WordPress permalinks. For best results, try limiting your page builder plugin (this allows you to customise, edit, and construct your layout) to just one. To simplify things further, try using different slugs for your category and your page. The ‘slug’ is the secondary part of your URL for each page, which allows you to easily recognise its contents. For example, in this URL: https://elementor.com/category , the slug is the word ‘category’. Use a separate slug for each element, such as the category and the page, to maintain precision.
By refreshing your permalinks and clearing your browser’s cache, you can also fix the error “Content Not Found”, if this is the error message you are receiving.


Another way to try and fix this would be to check for plugin conflicts and server issues. Plugins are pieces of software that add features and different functionalities to existing websites and applications; conflicts arise when two plugins do not bode well together. For example, if two plugins are simultaneously trying to update something like text, or an image, and are active at the same time, an error will occur. These errors can unfortunately affect the performance of your website, so it is best to get through these checks to figure out where the issue is.


More often than not, the error is caused by an issue with the server; such as a glitch within the programming. If you check through your server logs, you can find more information on what those issues might be and how to get around them; other routes to fix can include contacting your website host for more specialised advice.
Alternatively, the issue could be originating from your memory limit setting; you may need more memory space to execute the code. If you’re getting a blank white page when you load Elementor, you’re probably experiencing a fatal error, which means the plugin has not been updated. If this is the issue, you’ll see a white screen with a message that says, “PHP Process has reached memory limit.” Again, contacting the website host could be helpful as some hosting companies will allow you to request a higher memory limit if it is causing issues.
If you are seeing an error that says “Content Area Not Found.”, check your theme template file. To do this, go to: WP – Content – Themes. The theme is the design of your entire website, and the layout is a single page within your site. You may need to modify this file to include the “Content” function, which will display your post data.
If none of the above work, you can also try clearing your CDN cache (Content Delivery Network) or Memcached (Free and open-source software), in the same way as in the first paragraph.

Magic Page Plugin:

If you are using Magic Page Plugin and the FREE Elementor Themes that we give you, then it’s a good idea to check these issues first. If problems persist, then please contact our support desk ([email protected]) and we will look into any issues for you further.

Mike Martin
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