October hasn’t been a quiet month in the Beaver Builder world – Fall / Autumn for our northerners, Spring for the southerners, festivals and holidays for all and yet there are still so many great new Beaver Builder goodies to talk about.
Beaver Builder has released more news about their upcoming plugin and theme releases and 3rd party developers have been busy with their own new updates. Here’s a rundown of the latest and greatest…
Beaver Tunnels 2.0
The awesome plugin, Beaver Tunnels just updated to version 2.0 and got a total brand makeover and a new website too. This is one bit of software we could not do without and the new updates extend the power of Tunnels even further. The new Tunnels includes an updated user interface in the admin back end making it easier to define display rules. There are a few new display conditions including page types, cust0m post types and time-based conditionals. If you’re running Beaver Builder in a white label environment, Beaver Tunnels now respects those settings too. More about Beaver Tunnels on our product page and watch David Waumsley’s YouTube review.
Free theme from Beaver World
Beaver World released an amazing new e-commerce theme for Beaver Builder users called BSHOP based on WooCommerce. The theme is very clean and well laid out and incorporates a nifty cost filter too. If you want to set up shop quick, with a minimal, modern, responsive e-commerce theme, then download the free BSHOP theme now.
Subscribe Form Stylesheets
The clever folks at BeaverAddons have created a simple series of CSS stylesheets for getting those subscribe forms looking great. Like their contact form stylesheets, these CSS rules are brilliant for adding unique effects to your forms. Check out the 5 free styles here.
Beaver Builder October Update
Beaver Builder released an Alpha version of the soon to be released plugin version 1.9. The full release notes are available here. One of the top requested features included in this release is columns in columns. Included is a great update to the responsive settings for row, column and module padding and margin settings allowing for greater control of elements at varying device sizes. Here’s Justin with a rundown of the new features…
Powerpack updates and Discounts
There is no doubting the power of Powerpack and up until the 30th of October you can get PowerPack at 30% discount. That’s $49 Unlimited Sites, 35+ Modules, 20+ Page Templates & 100+ Row Templates, Support & Updates for 1 Year – bargain! Powerpack just updated to Version 1.1.8 and it now includes a new module called content tiles. Tiles displays a block of posts in a grid view with overlay post titles and comes with a few pre-defined layouts – great for blog headers.
Ultimate Addons Releases new templates
Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder keeps getting more and more powerful and the recent update to Version 1.3.1 brings a new cloud-based template library which includes 40 page templates and 195 section templates. The new Cloud Templates library makes downloading and adding the pre-built page and section designs to your site really simple and reduces the plugin weight enormously.
NEW! Creative Beaver
Creative Beaver is a new initiative by Martin Nickisch Conde that aims to crowdsource ideas for Beaver Builder templates. Martin will build out designs from the submitted requests based on their support through upvotes. It’s a novel approach to creating resources for Beaver Builder and helps to ensure that the community gets relevant resources that include unique ideas. Cast your vote and add your ideas here.
Interviews by David Waumsley
There is no doubt that Beaver Builder makes running a web development agency a whole lot easier. However, web development is an extremely competitive and tough business, requiring dedication, nerves and perseverance to achieve success. David’s interview series takes a look at the workings of a number Beaver Builder based agencies, offering an incredible insight into the success of each of these businesses. In the latest interview, David talks to Dutch-based developer Peter Luit about his work and how his incredible curiosity enables him to get to grips with the real issues facing modern web development.
Finally, Grant over at BeyondBeaver has updated his site – it’s looking amazing and you’ll find plenty of great Beaver Builder tips and tricks on his blog and awesome YouTube channel. Grant publishes plenty of great child themes and templates to help you get your own site up and running fast. Check them out here.
That’s it, folks! If you’re enjoying the many festivals around the world, play safe and have fun and for those of you enjoying the first buds of spring – send us some sunny smiles!