Public Ticket #2752146
Conflict between YOAST SEO and The Plus Addons widgets


  • Vincent started the conversation


    I noticed there was a bug when using an Elementor widget from The Plus Addons collection with YOAST SEO free activated. (https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/)

    When using a widget such as “Style Lists” (free) or “Image cascading” (Pro)

    When I start editing the fields to the left of the screen, after some clicking it get stuck and indicate an error in the inspector console.

    The select2('destroy') method was called on an element that is not using Select2. select2.full.min.js:1:73251 select2 [site_URL]/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/js/dist/select2/select2.full.min.js?ver=4.0.3:1 jQuery 2 select2 [site_URL]/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/js/dist/select2/select2.full.min.js?ver=4.0.3:1 destroy [site_URL]/wp-content/plugins/elementor/assets/js/editor.min.js?ver=3.1.4:2 onBeforeDestroy [site_URL]/wp-content/plugins/elementor/assets/js/editor.min.js?ver=3.1.4:2 Backbone 5 Underscore 2 Backbone 5 onSortStop [site_URL]/wp-content/plugins/elementor/assets/js/editor.min.js?ver=3.1.4:2 each jQuery onSortStop [site_URL]/wp-content/plugins/elementor/assets/js/editor.min.js?ver=3.1.4:2 jQuery 19

    The error seems to indicate a conflict between a YOAST SEO file and the widget.

    The full elementor page seems locked after that and I have to quit or refresh.

    When I descativate YOAST SEO, I can edit the widget without any trouble.

    Is there a way to fix this ? 

    (The Yoast SEO support has already been contacted and an issue has been created : https://github.com/Yoast/wordpress-seo/issues/16906)

    Thanks fo your help

  •  129
    Deekshit replied

    Hi Vincent,

    Thank you for contacting POSIMYTH Support.

    Can you please share a small video using a free tool like https://www.loom.com/ so that we can replicate the same issue on our test site?

    Also, please share the site wp-admin login details and site URL for the same.

    Note: Please make the ticket private so that the details won't be shared with third-party users.


    Warm Regards,
    Deekshit Nair

    I'm located in India. My timezone is IST.

  • okazuhira replied


    Thanks for your answer.

    I use a personal account to post an example video of the bug.
    It's really simple to reproduce with the instructions I gave.

    (Sorry about the part where the screen is reduced. I was trying to show the inspector but it doesn't appeared in the video)

  • dane replied

    i have the exact same issue. I just bought the PLUS plugin and spent a day wasted trying to figure out why it broke elementor. I am not seeing a lot of support... 

    This is an important conflict as millions of users... use YOAST. 

  •  320
    Ankit replied

    Hello Dane & Okazuhira,

    Thanks for sharing all details. 

    We are trying to identify this issue. 
    1. We are testing, If this is issue with new version of their or ours. 
    2. We are having this issue with hover card but We can not generate with any other mentioned widgets. Can you please confirm it's issue with other widgets as well such as stylish list and other mentioned by you? We need to more information for this to identify issue. 
    3. Error comes in elementor plugin due to this conflict with our addons and Yoast so everything somewhere complexly hidden. So, We are trying to go deep to resolve this issue. We will reach out to that github ticket you have shared with as well as We will have some details to share with Yoast Team. 

    Sorry for the inconvenience. We are trying to resolve this as soon as possible. 

    Warm Regards,
    Ankit Patel

    We wish world come out from this Corona Outbreak Soon, Till that #StaySafe #StayHome
    I'm located in India. My timezone is IST.

  •  3
    Pietro replied

    Let me guess, another conflict with this plugin?

    The best thing i did was delete "the plus" plugin. Not even worth the hassle using the free version.

    Latest message from another third party plugin that was clashing with elementor:

    "Hi after doing extensive test it was the plugin "The Plus" that was causing all the issues. Its a poorly written and disorganized plugin. A fix is on the way."

  • okazuhira replied


    Thanks for your efforts.

    Here is a video with the bug on tabs/tours widget

    You can also see that after the bu appears, some functions on elementor doesn't respond well until the page is refresh (click on the widget, trying to delete the section)


    Unfortuntely I cannot take videos on my work computer, so I must use the free version of The Plus on my personal computer wich does not include all plugin.

    If you meet difficulties to trigger the bug, please note that it's kind of random, sometime it appears after one click and sometime it takes 5 or 10. Also, I triggered the bug on chrome and firefox so far. I didn't test with other browser.

  • Vincent replied


    Is there any news on this problem ?

    Have you been able to reproduce the problem on your side ?

    I would like to be able to authorize again YOAST on my main site.


  •  340
    Disha replied

    Status Update : 

    We are still on this issue. We will share update very soon. 

    We will reach out to YOAST team as we will have document ready for them. In the meantime, We will try to resolve it from our end so We do not need to wait for their team to look at it and work on it (It might take so long).

    Sorry for such delay in reply and status update.

    Warm Regards,
    Disha Patel

    I'm located in India. My timezone is IST.