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How to Add JavaScript to Elementor (2 Methods)

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Elementor is a powerful page builder plugin for WordPress. Having the option to combine it with custom scripts will make it even stronger.

In this article, we will teach you how to add JavaScript to Elementor in two different ways.

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?

When using WordPress, often, you’ll find the need to use custom JavaScripts or jQuery. One example can be a Google Analytics tracking code.

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.

Add JavaScript to Elementor

Whether you would like to add JavaScript or jQuery, the process is identical, and we can approach it in two different ways.

  • 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.

Add JavaScript with 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.

Paste the JavaScript or jQuery script inside the widget editor and click update.

Elementor widget libraries

Enter custom JS in the HTML widget

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.

The function was executed good

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.

Custom JS with the Essential Addons plugin

Once activated, edit your desired page with Elementor and click on the cogwheel icon to open the page settings at the bottom left corner.

Elementor page settings

Then, click on the Advanced tab and add the scripts into the new Custom JS window.

Enter JavaScript and update the page

Unlike when using the default HTML widget, it is not necessary to wrap the code with <script> tags.

Update the changes and revisit the website to verify that the codes are working as expected.

The JavaScript is working with EA

Essential Addons is only one plugin out of many others that will enable you to add JavaScript codes to Elementor.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to add scripts to the Elementor page builder in two different ways.

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