How to Undo in Elementor

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We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve accidentally clicked delete or just totally messed up your page design, there comes a time in every website owner’s life when they need to know how to undo in Elementor.

Fortunately for you, we’ve got a couple of options for this depending on what you need to undo and how far back to need to go. I’ll share both options with you in this blog post on how to undo in Elementor, so don’t worry, we’ll get you back up and running in no time!

First of all, don’t panic.

It’s rare that your mistake will be permanent, and we’ve got multiple options for you to try to recover your work, so we should have this sorted ASAP for you.

How to Undo in Elementor: Two Methods To Try

Here are two methods you can try to undo in Elementor. Make sure you follow the first step for both methods!

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Do Not Close Elementor

Once you have closed the Elementor window you will lose the ability to recover your lost work. So it’s important that you keep the browser window open that you’ve been working in, with the Elementor editor and the page still open.

Option 1: Use the undo keys on your keyboard

If you haven’t touched your Elementor page since you made the error you can simply use the undo keys on your keyboard to undo in Elementor.

This is by far the easiest method to uncover your work but it’s worth noting if you’ve made changes since then it will undo those changes first.

There’s also a limit on how far back this will let you go and it depends on what changes you have made.

To try this option, the keys you use on your keyboard will vary depending on if you’re on Mac or Windows. For Mac users, use Command-Z to undo previous steps. For Windows users, use CTRL + Z to undo previous steps in Elementor.

Using the undo keys will take you back to a certain point and it’s possible this will be enough to recover your lost work or undo any mistakes you’ve made.

Even if this doesn’t help you in this instance, it’s a good one to remember for future mistakes.

Option 2: Use the Elementor’s built-in history feature

How to Undo in Elementor

I LOVE this feature in Elementor and I use it often. Once you click on the History icon on the bottom left of the Elementor editor, you’ll be presented with a list of every change you’ve made to your page since you opened it up.

From here, you can trace back your steps to find out exactly what went wrong and make the necessary changes needed.

You may need to go back further than you think to undo the mistake however, if it’s a case of accidentally deleting something, you should only need to go back to the step before you deleted it.

For design changes, it may be several steps back before you find the point your design looks like it did before you made the mistakes or changes you’re unhappy with.

Once you’ve located the place just before you made the error, make sure you click save on your page so your mistake has been undone on your live site and in the editor itself.

From here, you’ve managed to undo your mistake in Elementor and you should be back to business as usual!

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Written by Kate Smoothy
Kate Smoothy is an SEO specialist and web designer based in Essex, England. As well as being the director of Webhive Digital, Kate shares SEO tips and guides on TikTok, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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