Categorize your custom layout templates

You can create categories to organize your templates when they are displayed in Page Builder. You can also choose the order that they will be sorted in. This organization makes it easier for you and your clients to find the right template for a new page.


  • You can also categorize saved rows and modules, but the categories only appear when you use the Agency white labeling feature. See the Related Topics for more information.
  • You need more than one category for this procedure to work.

For example, suppose you want to create a complete set of custom templates to replace the Builder built-in templates. You still want to group them under Landing Page templates and Content Templates, so you would create two categories. The following procedure uses this example in the screenshots.

To create custom layout template categories:

  1. In the WordPress admin panel, click Builder > Categories (Version 1.10) or Templates > Categories (Version 1.9 and earlier).
    If you don't see Builder or  Templates in the admin panel, see the related article on enabling it.
  2. Add a new category name, slug, optional description, and click Add New Category.

To assign a category to a custom layout template and change the order:

  1. In the WordPress admin panel, click Builder > Templates (Version 1.10) or Templates > All Templates (Version 1.9 or earlier).
  2. Click Edit to open each layout template and assign one or more categories for each of them.
  3. If you want to order the templates within the category, assign a custom order as well.
  4. Click Update when you are done with each quick update.

When you are finished, each layout template should display its category in the list of all templates.

To check your custom categories in Page Builder:

  1. Open a page for editing in Page Builder.
  2. In the upper right corner, click Templates.
  3. Under Your Templates, your custom templates should now be appearing in categories. 

The following screenshot shows this example of how the custom templates were categorized.