Visual Composer Broken with WordPress Update? Learn How to Fix It

Is Visual Composer broken for you after you upgraded to WordPress 4.5? Don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, Visual Composer broke for many sites, including this one! Yep, when we went in recently to update content on one of our pages and we couldn’t see the different sections of website within Visual Composer to edit because we had just ran the latest update.

So if Visual Composer doesn’t work for you, you are not alone. A majority of our support clients had their latest Visual Composer 4.9 version broken when they updated to WordPress 4.5.

Symptoms of the visual composer break include the inability to see content inside of Visual Composer, the inability to edit your website from within VC, and the inability to navigate fully the different sections of Visual Composer.

Popular premium WordPress themes with reported Visual Composer bugs, breaks, and problems include:
Jupiter, Brooklyn, Bridge – Visual Composer not allowing editing of the page
Avada, Enfold, Salient – Visual Composer editor is not showing content on the page
The7 (The 7 Theme), Newspaper – Visual Composer is functioning erratically
If you are experiencing this issue, in most cases you can simply upgrade your theme and Visual Composer and this will solve it. For some themes, this is harder to do when they are tightly integrated with Visual Composer and may not offer commercial support any longer.

If you find that after upgrading your theme and Visual Composer, you can follow this handy checklist for troubleshooting & debugging other issues with Visual Composer.

If you need help, please contact us and we can help you out. Or if you are under a support contract with us, fixing any issues during an upgrade is covered for you.

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  • Owen Carver
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    It’s 2020 and I’m still having issues with the visual composer for my site. Thanks for linking to the troubleshooting guide. 🙂

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