The YOOtheme Pro page builder allows you to build and design your website visually, without writing a single line of code.
Create layouts with an intuitive drag and drop interface and see its preview in real time. Display content by using a huge collection elements, from text and images to slideshows and galleries. You can start from scratch or load one of the prebuilt layouts from the layout library.
The YOOtheme Pro page builder is available for different parts of the website.
|Pages and Posts||Create individual page and posts layouts in the Builder panel.|
|Templates||Create site-wide template layouts in the Templates panel.|
|Footer||Create a site-wide footer layout in the Layout → Footer panel.|
|Modules||Create layouts for the top or bottom module positions in the Modules panel.|
To create a new layout from scratch click the New Layout button and start adding sections and elements to your layout. Alternatively, import an existing layout from the layout library by clicking the Library button.
Every time a layout is changed, sticky Save Layout and Cancel buttons appear at the top right corner. Clicking Cancel or leaving the page builder will discard all layout changes since the last saving. Mind that saving the layout of the page will not save the theme settings.
Layouts are organized in three different types of building blocks.
|Sections||Sections group content in larger visual blocks. They contain one or multiple rows.|
|Rows and Columns||Rows consist of one or multiple columns which in turn contain elements.|
|Elements||Elements display the actual content.|
A new layout always starts with a section which contains a row with an empty column. Click the column to add a new element.
Hover a section, row or element to see the available actions. Here is a quick overview of all actions.
|Edit||Edit a section or row. To edit an element, click on its name.|
|Copy||Duplicate a section, row or element including all its content.|
|Delete||Delete a section, row or element including all its content.|
|Save in library||Save a section layout or an element in the corresponding layout or element libraries.|
|Add||Add a new section, row or element.|
Hover a section, and the actions will appear right next to the section name. To add a new section, click the Add icon in the bottom left corner.
Hover a row, and the actions will appear in the top right corner of the row. To add a new row, click the Add icon in the bottom right corner.
To edit an element, simply click on it. Hover an element, and the actions will appear in the top right corner of the element. To add a new element, click the Add icon at the bottom.
To easily find elements within your website, just hover an element in the sidebar, and all its representations in the live preview will be highlighted with a blue border. Similarly, hovering any content in the live preview will highlight the corresponding element in the sidebar. In addition, all available element actions also appear at the top and bottom of the element in the live preview. This shortcut allows you to quickly edit, copy, save or delete elements or add a new element.
Sections, rows and elements can be ordered with drag and drop.
To change the order of sections, grab the section name.
To change the order of rows, grab the space below the row.
To change the order of elements, simply grab the element.
Status icons show important information about sections, rows or elements. Here is a list of all status icons.
|Disabled||Indicates that the section, row or element is only shown to the editor while the customizer is open. The Disabled option can be found in the Advanced settings.|
|Dynamic Content||Indicates that the section, row or element is loading dynamic content from a content source. If the icon is red, it indicates that the content source or a mapped field is invalid. Learn more about invalid sources and fields.|
|Position Absolute||Indicates that the element is positioned absolutely and not according to the normal content flow. Therefore, it doesn't expand the height of a column, row or section. The Position option can be found in the general settings.|
|Visibility||Indicates that the element is only shown or hidden on a specific device width and larger. If all elements are hidden, columns, rows and sections will hide accordingly. The Visibility option can be found in the general settings.|
Note Sections, rows and elements which are marked red are only shown to the editor while the customizer is open and are not rendered on the actual site.
The status icons of a section appear on the right of the section name.
The status icons of a row appear in the bottom right corner of the row.
The status icons of an element appear in the bottom right corner of the element.
YOOtheme Pro prevents overwriting layouts when multiple authors are working on the same layout simultaneously. If a layout has been updated by a different author, a notification will appear. Either reload and update the page or close it and resume working.
If the page was not reloaded to the newer version, a modal dialog will appear when trying to save the layout. Either save the changes and overwrite the changes of the other author, or discard your changes and reload the page.