Convert a Saved Row or Module to Global

When you save a row or module, you get the option to make it global. Global rows and modules remained synched to each other when you update the content. What if you didn’t make it global when you saved it but want to convert it to global later? There isn’t a one-click way to do it,…

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Save a Row or Module

You can save a row or module for reuse on your site. You can also export them for use in other websites. You have a choice of saving your row or module as standard or global. When you save a row or module as global, each instance of it that you drag into any page…

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Manually Migrate a BizTek Builder Site

There are third-party plugins you can use to migrate BizTek Builder sites to a new domain or location, but you can also migrate manually if you are careful about a couple things: updating the database and clearing the BizTek Builder cache. See WordPress documentation for migrating sites manually. Always use serialized search & replace when migrating…

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Render Layouts with PHP

You can render BizTek Builder layouts using PHP. This is typically done in theme files to create editable headers and footers, but there are other uses as well, such as an editable callout below your posts. Use the FLBuilder::render_query method for this purpose. It accepts an array of query parameters and works exactly the same way…

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Prevent CSS and JavaScript From Loading on Archive Pages

When you have blog posts or custom posts displayed on an archive page that was built with BizTek Page Builder, CSS and JavaScript might be loaded onto the archive page. Sometimes you want this functionality, other times, not. This behavior occurs because of the way BizTek Builder taps into the loop to know which CSS and JavaScript files…

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Data Storage

Layout data for BizTek Page Builder is stored in the WordPress postmeta table in a serialized array. Live BizTek Page Builder data is stored using the postmeta key _fl_builder_data, , while draft data is stored using the postmeta key _fl_builder_draft. When you activate BizTek Builder, any content that is already in the WordPress editor is migrated to a text module…

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BizTek Page Builder and Accessibility

Even if you’re not required to make your website accessible, it’s a good idea to follow at least high-level accessibility principles. Why? Your site will be more readable For example, the site has appropriately sized print. Your site will be more searchable For example, there are text alternatives for content graphics. Your site will reach…

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Save Your BizTek Page Builder Edits

When you’re done editing a page, click Done in the upper right corner and select one of the following: Publish changes Takes the changes live, accessible to the world at large if you’re working on a public site. Save changes and exit Saves your page and exits BizTek Page Builder. The changes made in that…

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Generated WordPress Archives Versus BizTek Page Builder Layouts

To display lists of your Posts, you can use generated WordPress index or archive pages, or any of the Posts modules in BizTek Page Builder, or both. Generated WordPress index and archive pages In a typical WordPress blog, index or archive pages are generated by WordPress in a location that you specify in Customize >…

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Basics: How WordPress Handles Blog Posts and Archives

This article covers the basics of how a blog works in WordPress. Basic concepts and definitions WordPress was originally created to make it easy to organize blog posts on a website. A blog in WordPress consists of two types of pages: Posts, which contain the blog content topics. Each Post produces a separate blog post.…

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How BizTek Builder Works With Blogs and Custom Post Types (Start Here)

Both the BizTek Builder plugin and theme play a role in configuring the page and content layout of your blog or custom post types. We’ve broken down this big topic into several smaller articles. Here’s how they fit together. 1. If you’re a WordPress novice or want a simple refresher on how WordPress creates indexes…

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HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Reference

Each BizTek Builder layout has a dynamically generated and compressed CSS and JavaScript file, which is cached each time you update or save a layout. Each file name starts with the current post ID, followed by either -layout, -layout-draft, or -layout-preview. Additionally, instead of loading the CSS and JavaScript for every possible module, BizTek Builder…

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Shortcodes Reference

The Beaver Builder shortcode is really easy to use to add content to your layouts. This reference shows the syntax of the shortcode, including examples with attributes. See the Related Articles for information about what you can embed in the shortcode and how to embed it. Beaver Builder shortcode syntax Inserts a Beaver Builder layout into…

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Add a Google reCAPTCHA Checkbox to a Form (NEW in 1.9.3)

You can optionally add a Google reCAPTCHA button to your contact form or subscribe form to deter spam. Here’s an example of the Contact form with a reCAPTCHA checkbox. To use this feature, you must sign up for the public and secret key pair specifically for the domain on which this site will run. For more information see the  Google…

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