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WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress
This WordPress page builder plugin can turn your WordPress site into a fantastic looking website in no time. But how easy is it really to get along with the individual functions and how quickly can your own ideas really be realized?
I took a closer look at the WPBakery pagebuilder and am now taking you on an excursion into the world of this pagebuilding plugin.
What exactly does a page builder do?
With page builders, you can create, edit, and customize your site layout without writing any code. After all, many WordPress beginners find it difficult to change or adapt the page layout on their blog.
While many of the best premium WordPress themes today come with different page layouts, these are often difficult to customize. Therefore, we have several great plugins available that enable a wide variety of functions via drag and drop. With them you can adapt all components of your posts and pages – sometimes even completely individually and thus independent of other posts and pages.
These components can be something like adding multiple columns, parallax backgrounds, full-width images, or even content sliders. Users can use these components as blocks to create their own layouts in their WordPress theme.
The page builder market is very competitive today. But you come into contact with one of them almost everywhere; the free WPBakery Page Builder.
More information – a bit of background story
WPBakery is a very popular plugin with over 94,000 copies sold and an average rating of 4.7. Over 500,000 websites around the world have this plugin installed.
There are many popular pagebuilder plugins for WordPress. Both free and paid. But this is recommended by most of the WordPress users.
WPBakery and the Visual Composer
WPBakery Page Builder was formerly called Visual Composer Page Builder and is one of the original page builders for WordPress.
The Visual Composer brand has since been used for an entirely different project: a full website builder now called Visual Composer Website Builder.
While CodeCanyon is still selling the original WPBakery Pagebuilder, the Visual Composer Website Builder is a separate plugin and is sold on its official website. Important: Both are independent products.
Functions – that’s what WPBakery can do
With the nulled WPBakery Page Builder plugin, you can create unique pages from building blocks of content. Some page builders call these as so-called block modules, while others call them widgets. WPBakery calls them content items. They all relate to blocks of content that can be dragged and dropped into any part of a page.
Over 40 content elements are included in WPBakery. This includes text blocks, buttons for social media, video players, image carousels, post grids or even diagrams.
With nulled WPBakery Page Builder you can format your pages both in the frontend (i.e. in the mode of the live website) and in the backend (the WordPress administration area).
You can also choose whether a specific user group is allowed to use both WPBakery and the standard WordPress editor. Or limit the use accordingly; however you please.
How to use WPBakery
You install and activate it like any other WordPress plugin (see plugin installation instructions). You may need to enable WPBakery for posts in the plugin settings as it is usually disabled by default right after installation. Other than that, there isn’t much work to do in the settings.
A brief overview of the most important functions includes:
- Light and user-friendly interface
- Front-end and back-end editor
- Multiple languages possible
- You can save templates for later use
- Individual option for theme editing for desktop and mobile devices
- Contained content items
- Object oriented code
In the following I will introduce you to the most important ones again in detail.
At the top of the page, you can choose which post types WPBakery Builder can be used with: posts, pages, or other active post types.
Once you’ve activated WPBakery, two buttons will be added to your post editor. With one you can format the pages with the backend editor. The other leads you to the front-end editor. Which of these two variants is useful for you is actually a matter of taste. Some people just find it easier to be able to visually view the possible changes right away, and the frontend mode is of course very helpful for this.
If you just want to try it out at first, you should make a note or at least take a screenshot of what the respective page looked like before. This is because there is no process for restoring previous states.
Four buttons lead to the goal
There are four buttons at the top of the user interface in the backend editor. With the plus sign you can add a new content element – the gray field with a white “T” inside loads the template field. The gear icon loads a custom CSS field where you can define CSS classes for that particular page. The last button takes you to the front-end editor.
The first time you load the backend editor, you’ll see a welcome page with links to general options. That can be quite helpful; especially if you have never come into contact with such a plugin before.
You can add a new element, add a block of text (is a kind of content element) or choose one of six predefined layouts (i.e. load a template). These templates are a good starting point for creating pages such as landing pages. If you load in a standard template, the layout will be added under your existing adjustments. You can then replace the dummy text with your own content.
These settings are available to you
The backend editor is very easy to use. As with most WordPress plugins, it can take you some time to get used to how it works. The most important are the following:
- Which settings are always available to you depends on the type of content item you want to change.
- With simple content elements you can only define the size of the button, while advanced content elements can offer many different options and settings.
- New lines can be added by clicking on the plus symbol in the line header. There is also an option to place content in multiple columns.
- There are 11 column layouts available. For example 2/3 + 1/3, 1/4 + 1/2 + 1/4 and 5/6 + 1/6.
After adding columns, you can freely move content items from other rows and columns into the newly created columns.
WPBakery also lets you customize the appearance of columns and rows.
On the General tab you can change the default font color and define additional CSS classes.
The size of the margins and individual spacing will be on the tab for the design options. The color of borders and backgrounds are also changed here.
If you want to switch from the frontend to the backend area in between (or vice versa), it is important that you save all changes that you have made beforehand. Otherwise they can be lost.
Backend or frontend – which is better suited for processing?
The back-end editor is best suited for structuring a page, the front-end editor, on the other hand, is better for subsequent optimization.
Otherwise, plug-in content elements can also be changed directly from the functions.php file, but you should be a little more experienced when it comes to writing your own code snippets. You can also add your own shortcodes here at any time, which you can then use in the backend editor.
There are also a large number of third-party addons that can be connected to WPBakery.
Basically, there are many options that are given to you with WPBakery. I have described the most important functions to you and that alone shows how flexible you can work with them. But now comes the big but; it takes a while to get used to all the functions.
WPBakery is probably the most widely used page builder plug-in and accordingly one of the most reliable when it comes to security updates and the like. But it is not necessarily ideal for beginners, no matter how happy this impression is to be conveyed.