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Beaver Builder theme hooks map function

By Michael Davis / September 24, 2016 /

If you’re using the Beaver Builder theme and need a handy way to reference the available hooks, add this code, provided by CobaltApps to your theme’s functions.php file for a quick way to display hooks on the front end.

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Using ServerPilot with DigitalOcean for a fast, https secured SSL site.

By Michael Davis / September 21, 2016 /

Beaver Brains is hosted on DigitalOcean alongside a number of other sites we manage for clients. For $10 per month we manage 15 client sites including Beaver Brains off of one DigitalOcean server, all managed through the simple and efficient ServerPilot interface. ServerPilot is a control panel for PHP and WordPress Hosting, making it supremely easy to manage servers and applications on DigitalOcean infrastructure. With a £20 / month DigitalOcean server and a $10 / month ServerPilot control panel, we’re saving tons of money and keeping our site running super smooth!

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Beaver Builder vs Visual Composer vs Divi

By Michael Davis / September 19, 2016 /

Beaver Builder is different from other page builders in that it doesn’t use shortcode wrappers to display your content. Beaver Builder is made for live, front end editing. So you can design and view the outcome of your pages instantly. You’re not left sitting in the admin area of WordPress wondering what your page design…

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DigitalOcean Hosting

By Michael Davis / September 15, 2016 /

DigitalOcean is a simple and robust cloud computing platform, designed primarily for developers. It’s the server hosting solution we use for hosting BeaverBrains.com and other client sites. DigitalOcean sets themselves apart by offering a modern and clean interface that’s easy to understand and navigate. Their command centre makes configuring cloud servers and development frameworks simple and intuitive.…

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Highlight parent menu items when viewing sub-pages

By Michael Davis / September 15, 2016 /

I noticed recently that the Beaver Builder theme header menu items were only highlighted when I was viewing the associated page – if I navigated to a subpage of that page, the menu item would no longer remain highlighted. I like to give as many visual clues as possible to help users understand the context and…

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Add templates to pages using Beaver Builder Shortcodes

By Michael Davis / September 12, 2016 /

Use these Beaver Builder shortcodes for adding templates to pages or posts in your layouts – use either the post slug or post ID method: Post Slug Post ID

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Which add-on pack is best to use with Beaver Builder?

By Michael Davis / September 10, 2016 /

This comes down to what you’re trying to achieve. There are many advanced modules in the paid-for version of the Beaver Builder plugin that make add-on packs redundant. If your site requires an advanced post module and filter, or if you need hover or text effects, then module packs can satisfy those requirements. If you have…

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How to use the hooks in the Beaver Builder Theme

By Michael Davis / September 7, 2016 /

There are two kinds of hooks in Wordpress – filter and action hooks. You can leverage the power of these hooks to add functionality in WordPress plugins and insert custom content into defined sections of your theme layouts.

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Top Showcase Sites on Beaver Brains

By Michael Davis / August 31, 2016 /

Head on over to Beaver Brains to check out the top 10 Beaver Builder showcase sites for August. Our Beaver Builder Showcase has been running for just over a month and in that time we’ve had some amazing entries submitted. Everything from wedding planners to running clubs – we’ve seen a host of varying and creative designs submitted that showcase the power of Beaver Builder and BB addons.
Submit your site over at beaverbrains.com/showcase

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YouTube and Vimeo Row Backgrounds

By Michael Davis / August 31, 2016 /

Looks like YouTube and Vimeo row backgrounds are finally coming to Beaver Builder. Planned for version 1.8.6, the new video sources will make it much easier to embed hosted videos in your rows allowing for great header introductions. Right now it’s possible to add videos to rows by hosting mp4 and WebM files in your…

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3rd party modules available for Beaver Builder

By Michael Davis / August 31, 2016 /

There are a tonne of new modules being released all the time. Check the module table here for a list of the current modules published by various developers.

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Which themes work best with Beaver Builder?

By Michael Davis / August 30, 2016 /

The Beaver Builder page builder plugin works well with most themes and doesn’t need the Beaver Builder Theme to be able to function. Obviously, the Beaver Builder theme is 100% compatible with the plugin but many developers use Genesis and Genesis Child themes in combination with Dynamik Builder with great success. GeneratePress is fast becoming another popular choice.…

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