Overview of Settings > Page Builder

The Page Builder Settings panel has a number of tabs, and we'll go through each one. Follow the links for more information about when you'd want to use these settings.

Welcome tab

The Welcome tab has the following information:

  • First steps in using Page Builder
  • Links to communities and support
  • Summary of changes in the last release plus links to the change logs

License tab

The License tab is where you enter your premium license key to unlock updates. This tab also lists which products are included in your license.

Modules tab

By default, all of the built-in modules are enabled, but you can disable specific ones. For example, you might want to eliminate modules you know you'll never use. For more information, see the article on disabling modules.

Post Types tab

By default, Page Builder is only enabled for Pages. You can enable it to insert layouts into the content areas of single Posts. If you have WooCommerce plugin installed, you'll see a Products post type, and if you have other custom post types, they'll appear here also.

For more information about working with Page Builder to design Post content areas, see the article about how Beaver Builder works with blogs and custom post types.

Note: Page Builder applies to layouts in the content area of your page or post. Standard headers, footers, and sidebars are controlled by your theme. See the article on what you can do with Beaver Builder for more information about the content area.

Note: If you have Theme Builder installed a create a Singular layout for Posts or Pages, you cannot edit the content area in Page Builder. See the primer on WordPress content and theme areas.

Templates tab

The Templates tab refers to the landing page, content, and custom layout templates that you can add to a page when you're designing your layout in Page Builder. 

In Page Builder 2.x, these layout templates can be accessed from the Templates tab in the Content panel, or with the keyboard shortcut l (lowercase L).

In Page Builder 1.x, when you open a new page for editing in Page Builder, the layout templates are displayed automatically, or you can change the template at any time by clicking the Templates menu in the upper right corner of the Page Builder editing screen.

The Templates tab in Settings > Page Builder lets you choose whether to display or hide the standard layout templates, your custom layout templates, both or neither. If you have the Agency version, you can replace built-in templates with your own set, making it easier to provide your clients with your own custom solution. See this article for an overview of templates.

Note: As of Page Builder Version 1.10, the Enable templates admin and Enable template data exporter options have been moved to the User access tab and are now granted access per individual user role. See the next section.

User access tab (NEW in Version 1.10)

You can enable or restrict access to various areas of the Beaver Builder user interface for each of the four WordPress user roles independently: Administrator, Editor, Author, or Contributor. For more information, see the article on granting user access.

Note: This tab replaces the Editing tab in Version 1.9 and earlier, which is described below.

Icons tab

Page Builder comes with the Font Awesome, Foundation, and WordPress Dashicons icon sets. You can also add your own icon sets through this UI, by helping you upload custom sets from Fontello or IcoMoon to your Media Library.

For help and tips creating custom icon sets, see the article about icon sets.

Editing tab (Version 1.9 and earlier)

You can set editing capabilities so that your clients can edit the content of a layout, but cannot change the layout itself. See the article on Page Builder editing capabilities.

Note: In Version 1.10 of Page Builder, the Editing tab changed to the User access tab, with control of user roles rather than user capabilities.

Branding tab (Agency version only)

Agency versions only have a Branding tab, where you can change the name of the Page Builder plugin as it appears in the user interface, as well as the Beaver Builder theme if you're using it. See the Agencies collection for other ways to white label your websites.

Help Button tab (Agency version only)

Agency versions only have a Help button tab, where you can customize what your clients see when they click Help. See the article on customizing the Help button.

Tools tab (Version 1.10)

The Tools tab has a Cache section, a Debug mode section (New in Version 1.10.8), and an Uninstall section. See the Related Articles below for more information about clearing the cache and Debug Mode, and see this article for information about various ways to uninstall.

Cache and Uninstall tabs (Version 1.9 and earlier)

The Cache and Uninstall tabs have been merged into a new Tools tab, described in the previous section.