Beaver Builder WordPress Installation and usage
By Adarsh Sojitra on July 31st, 2021
Beaver Builder is a flexible front-end drag and drops page builder plugin for WordPress, trusted by more than 300,000 users and 1,000,000 websites worldwide. The plugin comes full of features and is ridiculously easy to learn.
Using Beaver Builder you can integrate your website with many plugins like Gravity Forms, ActiveCampaign, TranslatePress, LearnDash, MemberPress, and many more. It also works with many popular themes like Astra and Genesis.
Building your theme takes so much time with effort and money, Beaver Builder makes it easy for you to edit any theme block by block, element by element. It helps you to create a layout for archive pages, search pages, and many landing pages. Field connection enables you to link your layout to the data contained within each template type.
Let’s take a look at the features provided by the plugin.
- Fast, Lightweight, and semantic markup for maximum performance
- Fully mobile responsive
- SEO friendly
- Client editor mode
- Multisite capability
- Pre-built rows
- Custom post types
- Allows to add your CSS classes and IDs
- WooCommerce support
- Edit additional modules like tab, slider, map, contact form, pricing table, blog post, subscriber post, social icon, and more.
- Excellent supportive team
- Beautiful pre-made layout templates
- Save and reuse full-page layouts, rows, and modules.
- Allows your own custom modules.
Let’s look at how easy it is to create a site using beaver builder
How to Create WordPress site with Beaver builder
When you use any page builder in WordPress, no matter how great it is and how many feature it has. You always get one benefit, It is the development speed. In this case too, We just have to install a plugin and start using it to create a websitr within 10 minutes. Let’s get started with the installation part first.
1. Install and activate the plugin
The plugin is straightforward to set up. go to “Plugin >> Add New” and search Beaver builder. After this, install and activate the plugin.
You can also download the zip file from wpbeaverbuilder.com and upload it from your local system or just drag and drop the file on top of the Browse button.
2. Configure settings
There are few things we recommend you to do after installing the plugin. Go to the settings page of the beaver builder WordPress plugin. You will see the following options.
If you use the premium version of the plugin then you need to activate your license key by navigating “Settings >> Beaver Builder” and click on the “License” tab. You can find your license number on the “My Account” page.
you can choose the appropriate modules to enable/disable on the “Modules” tab. But, I recommend you enable all modules because it enhances plugin flexibility.
The plugin allows you to select post types you would like the builder to work with. It includes posts, Pages, Locations, and Events. By default, Beaver Builder is only enabled for pages.
This tab allows you to enable/restrict access to the plugin’s different sections for particular users from the front-end. User roles include Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, etc.
The “Tools” tab has a cache section that includes “ Cache Cleaning Tool”, a “Debug Mode, and an “Uninstall” section.
4. Install and activate a theme
Installing a theme is an easy process. Just go to “Appearance >> Themes” and search for the theme you want for your website. We recommend you use the Astra theme because it’s fully compatible with the drag and drop page builder.
After activating your theme, click on the customize button and launch the Beaver Builder on your theme. It will redirect you to the page builder in which you can edit your theme by just drag and drop.
5. Create your site
Now you can create a site by just dragging and customizing the different provided modules. The plugin works with the WYSIWYG(what you see is what you get) model so you can see exactly how it will appear live.
You can also use one of the existing template layouts and modify it according to your needs. The plugin is designed so that your layout will look good on any device.
The free version of the plugin gives you limited features and modules. But with the standard package, you can create unlimited sites with premium modules and templates at just $99/year.
The plugin also comes with two other plans: pro plan and agency plan at $199 and $399 respectively. Pro plans include premium themes and multi-site capability.
For any reason, if you are unhappy with a premium plan, you can get your money back for any purchase made within the past 30 days.
That’s all. We hope this article helps you make a better WordPress site using just drag and drop with Beaver Builder. You can start building a fully customised WordPress site using Beaver builder within 30 minutes total. You can start a new WordPress site with our WordPress hosting in minutes, After that, Creativity is the only limit.
Let us know if you have any questions, in the comment section. We will get back to you as soon as possible with answers or solutions to the problems. We are happy to help.