Only use Beaver Builder where you have to
I only use Beaver Builder on a few of the most important pages on any site.
This protects me from problems if Beaver builder ever gets removed from the WordPress plugin repository. Most articles and blog posts look perfectly OK as standard WordPress blog posts. So they just don’t need Beaver Builder.
Worst case scenario, if Beaver Builder ever disappears, only four or five pages on my entire site will be affected.
I only enable Beaver Builder for Pages
This is the default setting but you can enable Beaver Builder for posts as well if you wish.
In the Beaver Builder settings you can enable Beaver Builder for posts, pages or both.
Go to: Dashboard > Settings > Page Builder > Post Types
How do you activate the page builder in a page?
With the default settings Beaver Builder is only available for pages, not posts. That can be changed using the settings above.
For this tutorial I’m assuming you’re building a WordPress page, not a blog post.
When you go to: Dashboard > Pages > Add New
You’ll see a new tab that wasn’t there before you installed Beaver Builder. At the side of the Text Editor tab there is now a tab that says page Builder.
Click the Page Builder tab to activate all of the Beaver Builder options for this page
Don’t forget, if you want your page layout to span the full browser window you’ll also need to choose the No Sidebars layout and the FW Fullwidth template. Do this before you click the Page Builder tab above.
After clicking the Page Builder tab, Beaver Builder is enabled
To show or hide the Modules, Rows and Templates. Click the + or x icon.
Beaver Builder is now activated on this page
You can now use all of the Beaver Builder layout and design options.
Returning to a previously made web page and reopening beaver Builder
There are two places to look when you want to reactivate Beaver Builder and make changes to a Beaver Builder page.
First look in the WordPress Admin Toolbar. It’s at the very top of your screen.
But usually you will see a big blue button in the WordPress editor.
Beaver Builder is now activated and all of the available design and layout tools can be used on this page.