Manually reinstall Beaver Builder Plugin and Theme

Ordinarily, you can install and update the Beaver Builder Plugin and Beaver Builder Theme through the WordPress admin panel. Use these instructions if you need to manually reinstall your Beaver Builder Plugin or Theme for any reason.

Warning: The following procedure requires that you are able to FTP to your website and know the basics of deleting and uploading files with FTP.  The procedure is not difficult, but you will put your website at risk if you're not sure about the instructions. Back up your website completely before making any modifications or changes.

Reinstall Beaver Builder Plugin manually

  1. Log into Beaver Builder’s My Account page and download the Beaver Builder Plugin to your desktop. Find the zip file you downloaded and extract the bb-plugin folder.
  2. Delete the existing Beaver Builder Plugin in one of the following ways.
    Don't worry, this won't delete your existing layouts.
    • On the WordPress admin menu, click Plugins and deactivate, then delete Beaver Builder plugin.
    • Using FTP, navigate to the wp-content/plugins directory in your site installation and delete the bb-plugin folder.
  3. Using FTP, upload the bb-plugin folder from your local system to the wp-content/plugins folder in your site installation.
  4. From the WordPress admin panel, click Plugins, find Beaver Builder Plugin in the list and click Activate

Reinstall the Beaver Builder Theme manually

  1. Log into Beaver Builder’s My Account page and download the Beaver Builder Page Builder Theme to your desktop. Find the zip file you downloaded and extract the bb-theme folder.
  2. Delete the existing Beaver Builder Theme in one of the following ways.
    • On the WordPress admin panel, click Appearance > Themes. Click the Beaver Builder (parent) theme icon and then delete the theme. Don't delete the Beaver Builder child theme.
    • Using FTP, navigate to the wp-content/themes directory in your site installation and delete the bb-theme folder.
  3. Using FTP, upload the bb-theme folder from your local system to the wp-content/themes/ folder in your site installation.
  4. On the WordPress admin panel, choose Appearance > Themes and find the newly uploaded Beaver Builder Theme in the list.
  5. If you're using the child theme, you're done. If you were using the Beaver Builder parent theme that you reinstalled, click Activate.

Reinstall the Beaver Builder child theme manually

Ordinarily, you should not reinstall the child theme because you will likely lose any customizations you have made. 

If you do need to reinstall the child theme, note that it could be your customizations that are causing the problems that require that you reinstall. If you want to remove your customizations and restore a clean child theme, follow the instructions for installing Beaver Builder Theme, but download the child theme and use the wp-content/bb-theme-child folder.

Here are some tips if you want to reinstall the child theme and preserve your customizations. If you continue to have issues after trying to preserve your customizations, the best thing is to do a clean child theme install and put the customizations back one by one.

  • Make a copy of the wp-content/themes/bb-theme-child folder before you start. 
  • Don't delete the existing files. That way any extra files you added will be preserved.
  • Download the child theme from Beaver Builder’s My Account page and extract the bb-theme-child folder. 
  • Upload the new files and overwrite older files only. That way if you created any new customized files they will still be there.
  • Check the contents of the files in your copy of the previous installation to look for customizations. Compare them with the new files if necessary.