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Take-Off! Getting started with Beaver Builder

By Michael Davis / August 1, 2016 /

If you’re new to Beaver Builder and you’re not sure what it can do for you, then this simple getting started series of posts will answer many of your questions. Beaver Builder provides a solid starting point for creating powerful websites and in this series, we’re going to take you through the very basics –…

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It’s Showtime for the Beaver Builder website creators!

By Michael Davis / July 29, 2016 /

Our Beaver Builder showcase page is now live! We’ve published great submissions from wedding planners, candy makers, health and fitness organisations, web design agencies and many more. It’s great to see the many ways Beaver Builder is being put to use with the majority of the submissions using both the BB plugin and theme. You’ll also…

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What to expect in the next Beaver Builder updates

By Michael Davis / July 26, 2016 /

Here’s a list of the exciting new features and updates expected in upcoming Beaver Builder plugin and Theme. Plugin Updates for 1.9 Version 1.9 of the plugin will bring copy and paste for rows and modules and custom units for margins and padding. Included in the release will be new content page templates; a list of which you can…

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Dashboard Widget with Beaver Builder and Beaver PowerPack

By Michael Davis / July 25, 2016 /

It’s great to see Beaver Builder used in such creative ways. Clark Marshall and Chantal Marie-Laurence Edouard-Betsy collaborate on this brilliant solution to bring Beaver Builder templates to your dashboard widgets. If you’re running a network of client websites or a multisite install and need a way to add customised dashboard widgets that upsell, inform…

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Custom post type templates in Beaver Builder

By Michael Davis / July 21, 2016 /

Silent movies are often the best and this example from Thierry Pigot is no exception. In this video, Thierry creates a Beaver Builder template that displays the post title, subtitle, featured image, post content and two ACF custom fields using a feature of his upcoming Ultimate Beaver plugin. Displaying Fields The plugin will make it a…

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How to use shortcodes to add Beaver Builder modules in unsupported posts

By Michael Davis / July 18, 2016 /

Beaver Builder gives you the opportunity to decide which page and post types you’d like the plugin to be activated on. If you navigate to Settings > Page Builder > Post Types, you can specify which post type you would like the builder to work with. Not all custom post types are supported though and…

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Beaver Builder: July news and updates

By Michael Davis / July 14, 2016 /

The Beaver Builder July Update is out and some interesting revelations hint at what the BB team are planning. First, there is the news that two new members have joined the BB ranks; Nancy Hildebrandt will help put together a new knowledge base and Brent Jett will assist with putting together new user interface ideas and concepts.…

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Beaver Builder Roadmap

By Michael Davis / July 13, 2016 /

Would you like to know what the Beaver Builder team are planning for their WordPress plugin and theme? Want to stay in the loop about development features and release info? Visit the Beaver Builder Trello roadmap to find out. The team at Beaver Builder update the roadmap with upcoming features, issues they have repaired and other…

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How to make a full width 50/50 post slider with Beaver Builder

By Michael Davis / July 12, 2016 /

Post Sliders in BB work pretty well out of the box. But you can add a little magic to them to do a bit more. In this tutorial, I’d like to show you how we achieved the post slider checkerboard effect shown below. You’ll notice on the page, two post sliders stacked one on top…

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Compression, pixel sizes and responsive images in Beaver Builder

By Michael Davis / July 10, 2016 /

In this exercise, I’m looking at how WordPress and Beaver Builder handle images, compression applied, cropped sizes and display variations for responsive display settings. WordPress jpg compression When you upload a JPG image to your media folder, WordPress automatically applies an 82% compression to the file. WP does not apply any compression to your original…

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How to hide or show the sidebar on smaller devices

By Michael Davis / July 10, 2016 /

This may seem obvious to some, but it did stump me for a while. I have a sidebar to the right of these posts to display various widgets throughout the site. I add buttons, links and other items as I need them. The thing is, the sidebars were only displaying up on desktops and were…

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