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2.2 Essential Plugin Settings

Welcome to the second lesson of this short course, where you’ll learn how to set up the plugin properly for your own workflow. Let’s begin.

2.2 Essential Plugin Settings

Welcome to the second lesson of this short course, where you'll learn how to set up the plugin properly for your own workflow. After installing the plugin and opening up WPBakery Page Builder, you end up on this page, which is essentially for general settings. Now, just by looking at all of these options and all of these tabs, you can quickly realize that there are a lot of options to go through. So I'm gonna show you kind of the essential ones that you'll want to change to properly adjust this plugin to work with what you want to do. First is this, disable responsive content elements. If you don't want the elements created by the plugin to stack on small screens. In translation, if you don't want them to be responsive, then you can check this box. Although, I wouldn't recommend it. I would recommend you keep it unchecked because having a responsive website nowadays is essential. So keep this unchecked. Next, we go to Role Manager. Now, here you can basically enable or disable certain options for different role types. You can see administrator, editor, author and contributor. So for each one, you have the same set of options. I'm only gonna walk you through the administrator options here. First of all, post types. This is where you basically set what kind of content you want to be editable by Page Builder. By default, it's Pages only, but if you also want to edit posts, then you would set Custom and you would check the post check box. So now, you can edit both posts and pages using the Page Builder. Next, you can decide which editor you want to use. The page builder has two editors. It has a back end editor, which works right here in the WordPress back end, but also a front end editor, which works on the front end. The back end editor basically replaces the classic WordPress editor that you've worked with so far. So if you want to disable that classic editor, you would check this box. And if you want for some reason to enable or disable one of the back end or front end editors, simply do that using these select inputs. Then we move on to Custom CSS. If you have your own CSS code that you want to use alongside the styling of the WPBakery Page Builder components, it can paste that right here, Save Changes and that will be added to your page as well. And finally, if we go to Product License, this enables you to activate the Page Builder in order to receive all benefits. And those benefits include direct plugin updates, access to template library and the official support. Now, if you have access to the Page Builder plugin as part of a WordPress theme you purchased, so if the plugin came bundled with the theme, then you cannot activate it. Instead, you would have to purchase a Page Builder license instead. So those are the essential settings that will get this plugin up and running and kind of molded to your own workflow. Now, since we're ready to go, let's see how you can actually use the plugin to create pages, because this is a page builder, right. So as I mentioned previously, there are two editors, a back end and a front end editor. In the next lesson, we're gonna tackle the back end editor. Coming right up.

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