The Beaver Builder page builder plugin works with any WordPress theme, including custom ones. Contingent upon the purchase plan you pick, it even comes with its own theme. While there are many page builder plugins available for WordPress, not all of them are front end builders that allow you to specifically construct and alter your webpage’s layouts and content on the front end of your site.
Beaver Builder is a front end page manager and builder, so rather than working with an abstract framework that is utilized to give a representation of the layout of your pages, Beaver Builder gives you a chance to carry out your development in a way that is left up to your imagination. The main advantages of this is that the results are in real-time which reduces your need to reload pages and most of a pages content remains readily editable in the future when needing to make quick changes.
As well as the instinctive interface, one of the highlights of Beaver Builder is the addition of 12 pre-manufactured landing pages and 11 inward page layouts. The inward page layouts incorporate templates for specific page types, for example, about us, portfolios, contact, and blog archive pages, as well as a couple of other choices.
Did we mentioned pre-built modules? The modules that can be embedded into the layouts are exceptionally amazing. Among the many choices are call to actions, sliders, symbols, maps, estimating tables, and social media options, buttons, just to name a few. Builder Beaver is a feature packed alternative to fully custom development. So lets take a glance at the Beaver Builder client experience.
Utilizing the Beaver Builder Plugin
Once the plugin is activated on your site, with or without the optional theme, you can start using the plugin right away. All you have to do is activate your subscription key and adjust a few settings to your liking. From the settings, you can choose which modules to enable, which page templates to utilize, and more.
Launching the Builder
To launch the builder you simply click on the Page Builder tab when in either a page or post, or you can click on the Page Builder hyperlink from the post/page list screen.
Picking a Template
Once you’ve launched the Page Builder, the builder brings you to the front-end of your WordPress website and gives you the chance to pick one of the 12 included landing page layout templates, and 11 content page templates. You can also start from a blank canvas or load a saved template that you’ve created earlier. The saved templates are extremely helpful when designing similar pages.
There are three groups of modules available: basic, advanced, and WordPress gadgets. The builder incorporates all the gadgets that are active on your site, including the core WordPress widgets, as well as those that have been added by any plugins you’ve installed, or custom modules you may have created. When you add a module to your layout, you then access the modules controls for tweaking it by clicking the edit option at the top left in each container. Depending on the module, this allows you to enter content, add an image, and format the components of the module in a variety of ways.
Altering the Templates and Layouts
All of the components within the templates can be altered by hovering over them to access the connection menus. When working from a pre-designed template, you can add in any of the modules as you could have when starting with a blank template. Once you’ve wrapped up your custom page layout, you can click on the Tools menu to save the template or publish it to your website. Saved templates can then be utilized as a starting point while creating another page later on.
Beaver Builder Pricing
The Beaver Builder plugin has three plans available:
The main contrast between the Standard and Pro options is the Beaver Builder theme and multi-site capabilities. In this case, determining the package for you is relatively easy. Ask yourself, do I need a theme to accompany my builder? and do I have multiple sites that this tools needs to function similarly across all of them to save time? If neither of those produce a yes! answer, then I personally suggest going with the Standard package as it provides everything you need.
Conclusion and Recommendations
The Beaver Builder plugin is an easy to use drag and drop page builder plugin for WordPress. The included modules are all exceptionally helpful and since you can add your own custom and pre-developed modules, you will never come up short on ways to be creative with your page designs. The choice of templates it offers for building your pages, whether home pages, landing pages, or a variety of others for your site, are all exceptionally attractive and professional and can all be easily modified. Finally, our last raving point is that their customer support is simply amazing! They respond quickly and they are dedicated to helping those who purchase their plugin. Our advice is that you give this plugin a try if you are looking to DIY a website without a heavy amount of coding. We know you’ll be happy with it.