Why can't I edit the header and the footer in the Elementor?

Please note that currently, you cannot directly edit the header/footer with Elementor.

There are options to replace them with Elementor templates or use Elementor exclusive header/footer but both of these require Elementor Pro.For the default header and footer, you can change options for these sections in the Customizer panel. 
With the new Phlox Pro header and footer builder, you can replace your default header and footer with a completely customized and editable header/footer section inside Elementor. 
For more information, please read our documentation here:
Did this answer your question? Thanks for the feedback There was a problem submitting your feedback. Please try again later.