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.

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.

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, see the article about how Beaver Builder works with blogs and custom post types.

Templates tab

When you open a new page in Page Builder, you choose a layout template – a blank template if you want to start designing your layout from scratch. There are a number of built-in templates, or you can choose templates that you've created and saved. The Templates tab 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: In 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.

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 and an Uninstall section.

Clear cache

A CSS and JavaScript file is dynamically generated and cached each time you create a new layout. Sometimes the cache needs to be refreshed, such as when you migrate your site to another server or update to the latest version of the plugin. "Clear your cache" is often the first step in troubleshooting layout problems that suddenly appear.

Uninstall

The Uninstall button located on this tab is one of two ways to uninstall Page Builder--neither of which deletes your layouts should you ever choose to reactivate it. See the article about uninstalling the Beaver Builder plugin.

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.