Wednesday, March 4, 2020

5:20 AM

Beaver Builder (BB)is an additional plugin for WordPress that can be acquired for free or for some particular amount of money. You are not going to find a more versatile page builder for WordPress anywhere on the internet, whether you are a WordPress Web Designer or a frequent user of custom WordPress plugin development .Beaver Builder’s uniqueness and specialty lie in the fact that it permits a user to play with a website page, add, remove or modify existing content without the need of brainstorming complicated HTML and various coding languages. Imagine a website building world that worked on dragging and dropping of widgets and content editing tools, fantastic right? 

You can either download the free version or opt for one of the 3 paid versions of Beaver Builder –  

    • Standard - $99 
    • Pro - $199 
    • Agency - $399 

Three vital tools that come with the Beaver Builder package are – 
  • Beaver Builder plugin – Permits a WordPress Web Designer to manipulate layout designs within the content holding section of a page. Rather than manually writing code, you can simply choose from the hundreds of layout designs or drag and drop textual boxes as you please. 
  • Beaver Themer – This specific plugin allows a website designer to directly modify and alter the header and footer of pages and posts. When combined with the BB page building plugin, it offers complete flexibility to alter any and every part of your WordPress page. 
    • Beaver Builder Theme – This is the ultimate weapon for individuals who want hands-on-access to front end factors such as font size, themes, text size and colors, alignment, indentation, and writing styles. 

Step 1 – Install and Upload the Beaver Builder plugin. Once installed, head to your WordPress admin panel, followed by add new and then upload. Click on the Beaver Builder zip file that is saved on your local system.  

Note – If you have a licensed version then head to admin panel🡪settings🡪Beaver Builder🡪License and insert the license key you obtained from the Beaver Builder website while purchasing the plugin. This enables remotes updates and constant technical support. 
Useful for Free or Licensed 
Lessons on getting used to BB, links for BB communities and a brief list of alterations from last BB version 
Free and Licensed 
User access 
4 unique users – Administrator, Editor, Contributor, and Author can be restricted or permitted access to a diverse section of the BB user interface. 
Free and Licensed 
Post Types 
As BB is only enabled for pages, you have a choice to enable BB for posts and documents to insert text, layouts, headers, footers, etc 
Free and Licensed 
Customization of a client’s visuals under the help tab (what the client will see) 
Licensed (Agency version only) 
Contains widgets, tools, and modules that can be enabled or disabled 
Free and Licensed 
Users can choose from hundreds of icon sets and set a tone for their website 
Free and Licensed 
The product key can be entered and additional features included with the license can be viewed 
Branding Tab 
Alter the name of the BB plugin as per what you would like to see on the interface 
Licensed (Agency version only) 
Gives the flexibility to choose the visibility of either core or custom layout templates or both. 
Free and Licensed (lets a user add personalized templates) 
Step 2 – Beaver Builder tools and tabs – head to settings🡪Beaver Builder panel and navigate through the following choice of tabs. 
Step 3 – Build a custom page layout with Beaver Builder custom WordPress plugin development by clicking on Pages🡪Add New🡪’+’ sign in the top menu and begin playing around with multiple modules to curate what has already been thought out. 

Start by deciding on a template so that you can then begin using the tools and widgets to churn a perfect page layout. Beaver Builder plugin offers immense flexibility in terms of template customization. Make sure to use the drag and drop feature as much as possible.  

Create a Home, Blog and Contact Me page and include headers and footers in all of them. Make sure to test their URLs to assure they are functioning. Now –  
  • Select the most suitable module for your blog page 
  • Navigate through templates and modify them as per what suits your home page 
  • Use Gravity Forms to ensure all submission data and automated emailing information is stored onto your WordPress database when someone visits your ‘Contact Me’ page. 
Beautify and work towards creating an attractive layout with the help of row addition, background, margin, padding, audio, video, slideshow and image modifications. A user can also click on a specific item and customize its individual properties. These new rows can be saved for later or executed immediately. 

Finally, you can either publish, save or discard your newly built page. After reading about its features, benefits and optimization capabilities, which WordPress Web Designer would not want to include the Beaver Builder plugin in their projects?