Thanks Charlie4282 for your input. But you are changing my story.
I never said that I am only using Elementor as the chosen Page Builder FOR ONE PAGE ONLY. That one page effort on my part was just the beginning. Of course I intend to learn more and ‘do more’. Just because I said ‘teeny-weeny’ does not mean that’s all I will be doing?
Because I am new at this game, all I played around’ with was the dummy Home Page and I managed to learn quite a bit using the Elementor Page builder. And yes, luckily I backed up nicely and in my backup I see that Elementor is dominant in the Plugins Page. But after doing that long process of UPDATING to latest version, I see that WP Bakery has overridden Elementor – The UPDATE has swapped Elementor with WP Bakery without my consent. My Home Page looks lousy! My teeny-weeny cistomization has been hijacked! Wiped off!
Upon payment, the Setup Wizard gave me the Elementor Route.
So, I am saying in a nutshell that I used Elementor in my customization. Therefore when I click on the UPDATE link to UPDATE my Theme/ Site, I expect that the Elementor choice of Page Builder to be secured in place, ESPECIALLY as I used Child Theme from the get-go! But all I see is a whole lot of WP Bakery plugins, no Elementor type plugins. Why is it all about ‘WP Bakery’ in the Plugins sector.
That’s another mystery. Why is it that my Home Page in the UPDATED version is not the same as the Home Page in my CHILD-THEME-THAT-IS-SUPPOSED-TO-BE-LOCKED-IN by way of using a Child Theme? This can only be because of the insertion of WP Bakery.
Remember, I am the newbie here, and you are the intellectual super smart guys and yet I am the one that comes with good logic and common sense!
(Believe me, so far in my experience, I notice that Moderators just don’t concentrate properly enough in analyzing/ dealing with questions, problems and errors as described by the Theme purchaser. I often have to ‘over-explain’ simple queries and even when I send graphic illustrations, some don’t even bother to read the notes on them)
Surely if your organization gives one a ‘choice’ at Setup Wizard level, as to which Page Builder to use, then you have to futuristically ‘ascertain’ which ListingPro Theme purchasers opted for Elementor Route and send them future UPDATE LINKS for Elementor based site.
Likewise those ListingPro Theme purchasers who opted for the WP Bakery Route should get their future UPDATE LINKS based on their choice of WP Bakery usage. They too, would get angry if their chosen WP Bakery was swapped for Elementor.
It makes sense to me that futuristically, your organization should ‘know’ somewhere perhaps from the ‘backend’ admin coding side of your design I suppose, which Page Builder was opted for by the purchaser. Otherwise you should send all ListingPro purchasers 2 UPDATE LINKS, (not that they must upload both) just so that they can make the choice, (after all, they know which route they chose) with a notification message labelling them as an Elementor Based Update Link, or a WP Bakery based Update Link.
Then the purchaser will choose the correct UPDATE link.
How many others out there in the vast WWW have experienced the same problem as I have? I mean I was all excited doing my first ever UPDATE and was super keen to continue with my development, but that inspiration was killed when WP Bakery hijacked and killed Elementor!
I look forward to your reply.
I look forward to whatever protocols can be put into place to ensure that futuristically the Setup Wizard’s choice of Page Builder is opted for cannot be changed period! Thank you for your assistance and that of all others.
See attached graphic illustration.!
Elementor Route chosen from the get-go with the Setup Wizard|185x500
Many thanks to all.
If you wish, I can send graphic screenshots of how my Home Page looks like before & after updating to latest version.?