Known Beaver Builder incompatibilities
We try our very best to make Beaver Builder compatible with everything you throw at it, but sometimes there’s nothing we can do. Software changes rapidly, so if you want to give these plugins and themes a try anyway, let us know if the developer made them compatible with Beaver Builder.
Here's a list of items that are currently incompatible with Beaver Builder. Some have workarounds lislted, others have issues that we can't fix on our end.
See the Related Article below on how to troubleshoot possible plugin conflicts.
Tip: Check your browser extensions as well. Some browser extensions have been observed to interfere with editing and saving Beaver Builder layouts. An easy way to test is to use your browser's Private Window/Incognito mode, which normally skips using the browser cache and extensions.
Advanced Custom Fields (Extra Widget Fields only)
Any additional fields added to widgets using ACF will not show up in the Beaver Builder interface.
This is reported by a user, who was in contact with the developer:
This plugin works with Beaver Builder if both of the following conditions are met:
- jQuery is excluded
When this plugin is active, the Beaver Builder editor does not fully load. This issue does not seem to affect the free version of this plugin.
The only solution we have found is to dequeue (unload) two of the scripts in this plugin when the Beaver Builder editor is active. Add the code below to the functions.php file in your child theme or in a plugin that you create yourself.
Google Maps Bank (Shortcodes only)
Shortcodes from this plugin break Beaver Builder because
document.write is used to render them. Everything else about this plugin should be fine.
Jetpack (Gallery Widget and VideoPress)
The settings panel for Jetpack’s gallery widget doesn’t fully load in Beaver Builder because it is only coded to load in wp-admin/widgets.php and wp-admin/customizer.php. VideoPress calls admin-only code that breaks the media uploader on the front end.
Incorrectly loads in jQuery, causing a second version to be loaded which breaks many scripts on the page, including Beaver Builder scripts.
Currently coded to only work in wp-admin.
Timber is a plugin that enables the use of twig, a templating engine that eliminates the WordPress loop and allows for simpler code when creating templates. Given their names, you'd think that "Timber" and "Twig" would be a perfect match for "Beaver Builder," but they're incompatible.
The problem is that Timber doesn’t use
the_content, which is the basic WordPress loop. This causes an incompatibility between Timber and any other plugin that relies on the WordPress loop.
If your theme allows it, calling
the_post(); in your page.php file above the Timber code will enable the loop and allow Beaver Builder to function correctly.
Varnish on Cloudways hosting
If you use Cloudways with a multisite setup, their Varnish configuration causes issues with saving Beaver Builder settings. Turning off Varnish fixes the issue.
The WP Job Manager plugin is not compatible with Beaver Builder because it takes over
the_content, which doesn't allow Beaver Builder to run.
However, you can solve the problem by adding the following line of code to the functions.php file in your child theme.
add_filter( 'the_job_description', 'FLBuilder::render_content' );
At the time this plugin was tested for this incompatibility (with WordPress 5.0.3), it hadn't been updated for two years.
When both this plugin and Beaver Builder are activated, then existing Beaver Builder layouts can be edited, but when you try to add a new page or click Edit to open an existing page in WordPress, you'll see the following error: "The editor has encountered an unexpected error." If you enable Beaver Builder for Posts, you'll see the same behavior.
Reported by a user in contact with the plugin developer, Beaver Builder works with WP Retina 2x Pro as of Version 5.4.1. Some earlier versions of this plugin conflicted with the Builder UI loading due to a fatal error.
Issue was posted on their support forums with no reply.
See the Related Article below with tips to test for a theme conflict.
Blox Theme is a fork of Headway. In recent releases, it prevents smooth scrolling in Beaver Builder from working. Version 1.01 of the theme is known to be compatible with smooth scrolling.
There are multiple incompatibilities, depending on the Cherry Framework theme being used. Of many issues, the one that cannot be fixed by Beaver Builder is a hardcoded script in header.php that interferes with Beaver Builder functions such as opening module settings.
Versions prior to 1.1.8 of the Icelander Theme are incompatible with Beaver Builder Version 2.1. Icelander Version 1.1.8 or higher is compatible.
The module/row settings windows are blank with this theme active. It appears to be caused by one script. To fix it, try adding the code below to your child theme's functions.php, or incorporate it into a plugin if you know how to create one.
Tesseract appears to have dropped support for Beaver Builder and taken away the templates they were originally offering. As an alternative we recommend either the Beaver Builder Theme or any alternative theme known to integrate well with Beaver Builder, such as GeneratePress.
CloudFlare’s Rocket Loader
This CloudFlare feature can interfere with Beaver Builder when building sites, but it’s fine to turn it on after a site is finished.
The issue comes in when you have Form Stack load jQuery. This conflicts with Beaver Builder when it loads the same version of jQuery that is loaded by WordPress.
To avoid this issue, check the "I don't need jQuery" box when getting your Form Stack embed code.
However, Google AMP should work with posts, even if they have Themer layouts.
Anything that uses
document.write will break the Beaver Builder interface, because Beaver Builder content is loaded via AJAX when you make updates. Calling
document.write after the page loads will cause it to overwrite all of the page content with the content passed to