Elementor is a powerful page builder plugin for WordPress. Having the option to combine it with custom scripts will make it even stronger.
The first way is by using the default HTML widget of Elementor and the second way is by installing an extension called Essential Addons.
Why Adding Scripts to Elementor?
Although WordPress plugins for any task, many website owners prefer to use small scripts instead of installing a plugin.
It’s possible to use the site kit plugin to inject the GA code, but we can also use the script itself if we know where to paste it.
Knowing how to use scripts with Elementor is essential knowledge because you will need to use it at some point or another.
- With the HTML widget.
- With a plugin.
In this article, we will explore both ways. Let’s start with the first one by using the HTML widget.
Using the HTML widget is my preferred method to add scripts because it’s a default feature of Elementor. You are not required to install any additional plugins.
Navigate into the page that you would like to edit and click on Edit with Elementor.
Inside the Elementor screen, drag the HTML widget to your desired section.
Notice that when using the HTML widget, you’ll need to wrap the function inside
<script> tags similar to the Gutenberg text editor.
Once updated, revisit the page and verify that the script is executing as expected.
Alternatively, if you’re using the Essential Addons plugin, you can use their built-in feature to inject scripts to any page.
Add Scripts with a Plugin
The Essential Addons plugin for Elementor is a viral plugin and is used by many.
Although there are many benefits to use this plugin for its extensive widgets library, I don’t recommend you to install it only for the scripts option. If you already have it installed on your WordPress website, you can use its benefit to paste scripts on every page.
From inside the WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Essential Addons for Elementor tab and into Extensions. By default, the Custom JS option should be turned on, but if it isn’t, activate it.
Once activated, edit your desired page with Elementor and click on the cogwheel icon to open the page settings at the bottom left corner.
Then, click on the Advanced tab and add the scripts into the new Custom JS window.
Unlike when using the default HTML widget, it is not necessary to wrap the code with
Update the changes and revisit the website to verify that the codes are working as expected.
In this tutorial, you learned how to add scripts to the Elementor page builder in two different ways.
Leave us a comment below and let us know which one of the methods you used.