Global Widget (Pro)

This tutorial explains about using the unique Elementor Pro Global Widget


What is a Global widget?

A Global Widget gives you full control over a specific widget, that is displayed in multiple places on your site. Editing it in one place will instantly update the rest. 

How It Works?

I'd like to add the Testimonial Widget on other areas on my site, which is why I'll save it as a global widget. 

Create a Global Widget

  1. Hover over the widget
  2. Click on the save icon
  3. Name it and Save.

Edit a Global Widget

Once the widget is saved as a global widget it is instantly surrounded by a yellow border instead of the standard blue border. In addition, in the panel, all of the saved global widgets are displayed as a two column widget list.

Click the Edit button

You’ll see the message “This is a global widget and is now locked”

  1. Clicking Edit global widget allows editing the global widget. Any changes made here will instantly update all the places I set the global widget on my site.
  2. Clicking Unlink from global will unlink the widget from the rest of the global widgets, and let you edit only the specific widget, without affecting all other global widgets.

Insert a Global Widget

There is a number of ways to insert a global widget to other places on your site:

Elementor Dashboard:

  1. On the new page click Global, and drag a global widget to your page.

Wordpress widgets area:

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  2. Add the Elementor Library Widget to the area you want (footer, sidebar, etc.)
  3. Click the Dropdown and pick the template or global widget you want to use.

Shortcode

  1. Go to Elementor > My Templates
  2. Copy the Shortcode
  3. Paste it in any area that supports shortcodes.

How to delete the Global Widget

  1. Go to the My Library and delete the widget. Notice that deleting a Global Widget will delete it from everywhere.