I finally got around to installing Elementor Pro on my localhost and much to my surprise I was presented with an error right off the bat. The very first page I tried to edit in Elementor attempted to load and eventually gave the message “The preview could not be loaded.” Bummer!
Fortunately, the error message came with a recommendation to learn more about the error and how to fix it. The article suggested several different things to try to get rid of the error.
- Deactivate plugins.
- Switch theme.
- Check the structure of your permalinks.
- Edit in incognito mode with your browser.
- Check conflicts with membership plugins.
- Solve possible theme conflict.
- Solve Rocket Loader issue.
- Verify that you do not have a redirect on the page.
- Solve hosting issues.
I tried all 9. None of them worked for me.
This led me to poke around in the Elementor settings in the WordPress admin. Under Elementor > System Info, one line was highlighted for me.
We recommend setting memory to at least 64M. For more information, read about how to Increase memory allocated to PHP.
So, I bumped the memory_limit up to 64M in my php.ini, restarted Apache, and Elementor loaded up just fine. Problem solved.