I was asked to take a look at a WordPress website. The front page had a lot of content on it, that I wanted to edit, but when I opened up the page editor, there was nothing at all in the content field.

I created an exact copy of the page, and that showed completely blank except for the header and footer (which was at the top of the page). I suspected the content came from the WPBakery Page Builder plugin which was installed, but deactivating it made no difference. I also tried deactivating all other plugins one by one, but it made no difference.

Where is this content coming from?

  • please check to console if jquery was error otherwise conflict – Dharmishtha Patel Sep 13 '18 at 11:39
  • How do I do that? I'm not an experienced developer. – ReddaJoppe Sep 13 '18 at 11:44
  • I figured out what you meant. It only shows two warnings about Google Maps Javascript API. No red line with errors. – ReddaJoppe Sep 13 '18 at 12:06
  • can you please share your site link? – Dharmishtha Patel Sep 13 '18 at 12:27

The content is most likely coming from a template file. Look inside your theme folder for files such as front-page.php, page-home.php, content-home.php, etc...

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  • I'm using a child theme, and switching to the parent theme seems to resolve this. So I guess all that content is coded directly into the child theme's template files. I wonder why it was done that way. I'll have a look at it. – ReddaJoppe Sep 13 '18 at 12:35

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