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PODS Custom Post Type not showing in the Gutenberg Editor

You added a Custom Post Type through the plugin ‘PODS’, but instead of the Gutenberg Editor you see the Classic Editor, when you edit the Custom Post Type.

This is what you do:

Edit the POD, (in my case called ‘Memories’), click on the Rest API tab, click on ‘Enable’, and then select ‘Show All Fields’ and ‘Allow All Fields To Be Updated’ 

Do the same for any other type of Custom Post Type you make through PODS, such as a Custom Category or a Custom Taxonomy.

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Missing ‘Edit with Elementor’ button

You have the latest WordPress, Elementor and Elementor Pro are updated, and basically your site is stable. Still, the ‘Edit with Elementor’ button is missing in action when you try to create a post or page.

Two things you can do:

  1. Create a Page (or Post) using the normal route of Menu -> Pages -> Add new
  2. You are now in GutenBerg (or if you use Jeff Starr’s ‘Disable GutenBerg’ plugin you are in good old classic editor)
  3. Enter a Title (optional body text), and save the page
  4. If you return to the Pages list, or if you click on ‘edit’ for a page, you will see no option to Edit with Elementor.
  5. Click on edit, now you are once again in a single page (or post) Gutenberg (or Classic Editor) page.
  6. The URL will read something like this
    1. If you use GutenBerg: https://www.e2app.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=4985&action=edit&lang=en
    2. If you use Classic Editor: https://www.e2app.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=4985&action=edit&classic-editor
  7. Replace everything behind the “=” with: elementor
  8. Result: https://www.e2app.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=4985&action=elementor
  9. Now, if you return to the Page list (or Post list) you will see the option to Edit with Elementor.
  10. Note: This does not fix getting the button ‘Edit with Elementor’ back once you are in the edit page.

Hope this helps someone.

WordPress Elementor white screen frontend after moving site

So I was breaking my head when getting a white screen error on the frontend, after moving a site from a test domain to production on another domain. The backend was accessible and had no problems.

– WordPress self hosted
– Elementor Pro
– Several Elementor plugins
– Astra theme
– WP Rocket
– Various other plugins

What I tried:

I tried saving Permalinks, ensuring there were no database leftovers from the old domain, (there were none), checking my PHP memory limit was sufficient, and a lot of other things. But the white screen remained whatever I did.


Step 1: Deactivate WP Rocket plugin, reactivate WP Rocket plugin.

After this, the site came up already, no more white screen frontpage.

Just to be sure I added a few steps:

Step 2: Elementor -> Tools -> Regenerate `CSS -> Press button ‘Regenerate Files’

Step 3: WP Rocket -> Delete cache

Step 4: WP Rocket -> Dashboard -> Press button ‘Regenerate Critical CSS’


The best WordPress Plugins – which I use often

These are WordPress Plugins I use often. Some paid, some free. Some expensive, so cheap. The point of this list is to remind myself these are consistently well coded, performing and stable Plugins, and to record briefly why I like them.




To say Pods is just a tool to create and view Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies is selling it short. Yes, it can do that, as good as paid tools, but for free. Have a look around, it is really a Swiss Army knife for codeless WordPress development.

  • Very flexible, can handle almost anything
  • Handles the display of CPTs (Custom Post Types) in various ways; integrate to the theme, use external plugin tools for it, etc
    • Note that most CPT plugins ignore the showing of your CPTs on the Frontend, (as if you wouldn’t want to use the fruit of your labor…), or make it extremely to do so.
    • Pods isn’t ‘dead simple’ in displaying CPTs, but is very complete in its offering to do so.

A good second option: Toolset Types (https://wordpress.org/plugins/types/). But it’s expensive to buy beyond the basic ‘make a CPT’ plugin.

Caldera Forms


  • From the most basic to the most advanced forms.
  • Easy to use, pleasant GUI interface
  • Works with Custom Post Types, -Taxonomies and -Fields, including Pods (and many other Custom Post Type Plugins)
  • Wide variety of plugins (e.g. MailChimp)
    • Free plugins: https://calderaforms.com/caldera-forms-add-ons/#/free

Shield WordPress Security


  • One of the few plugins that give you a sense of security as it’s easy to overview what you have set up
  • Advanced (dangerous) options deactivated by default, yet easy to set up
  • Gives granular control over WordPress auto-updates for Plugins, Themes and WP Core.



  • Easy to set up tables
  • Can import/export from Excel
    • Tip: Make some fields in the plugin, export to Excel, then build your table in Excel, then re-import. Saves time not having to figure out the heading structure in the plugin (which is easy, but still..).
  • Tables are always responsive and look good

Yoast SEO


  • Consistently performing plugin
  • Improves by making things simpler to use

White Label Plugins

White Label plugins turn the admin pages of WordPress into something you control; how it looks, who can reach them, change text used, etc.

The free plugins I found so far are not giving sufficient options or are inconsistant in performance or feature functionality.

There are two paid plugins I’ve used to date. They differ in some detailed specs, but basically do the same: