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Common Beaver Builder filter examples

There is a comprehensive Hook & Filter Reference but here's a list of some commonly used filters with their potential uses. This article is aimed at developers and assumes that you know where to put the code and how to tweak it.

Remove Beaver Builder filter option in WP post lists

Filter: fl_builder_admin_edit_sort_bb_enabled

In WP admin lists of pages, posts, and custom post types in the back end, there's a Beaver Builder link in the list of post display filters, which limits the display to items that have Beaver Builder layouts. The Beaver Builder link to filter the display is shown in this screenshot.

Screenshot of Beaver Builder filter link in WP lists of pages and posts

Note

This Beaver Builder display filter link appears only for post types that have Beaver Builder enabled at Settings > Beaver Builder > Post types.

If you'd like to remove this Beaver Builder display filter link, add the following line of code to the functions.php file in your child theme.

add_filter( 'fl_builder_admin_edit_sort_bb_enabled', '__return_false' );

Always open first tab in row/column/module settings

Filter: fl_remember_settings_tabs_enabled

The Beaver Builder editor remembers the last tab used in the row/column/module settings window. If you want to disable that behavior and have the row, column, or module settings window always open at the first tab, add the following line of code to the functions.php file in your child theme.

add_filter( 'fl_remember_settings_tabs_enabled', '__return_false' );

Show which modules are in use in a website

Filter: is_module_disable_enabled

You can use this filter to show which Beaver Builder modules and how many of each type are used on the front end of your website. This information is displayed on the Modules tab at Settings > Beaver Builder, as shown in the following screenshot.

Screenshot of the Modules tab in Beaver Builder settings showing which modules are in use

You can see how many times each module is used in pages, posts, and "Templates." The "Templates" category applies both to saved layout templates and to saved rows, columns, and modules.

To display these module counts, add the following line of code to the functions.php file in your child theme.

add_filter( 'is_module_disable_enabled', '__return_true' );
Important

If you uncheck modules on this tab with this filter applied, it will prevent them from being displayed on the front end of your site. See the following section about preventing modules from loading site-wide.

Prevent modules from loading site-wide

Filter: is_module_disable_enabled

By default, when you disable modules in Settings > Beaver Builder > Modules, they do not appear in the module list in the Beaver Builder editor, but any modules of that type already used in layouts are still displayed on web pages.

If you apply the is_module_disable_enabled filter, then when you clear a checkbox to disable a module, it will not be visible in the editor and existing modules of that type will not load or render on the front end either.

This filter is the same one described in the previous section about displaying module counts. After you apply the filter as shown there, go to Settings > Beaver Builder and click the Modules tab to view which modules are used where, then uncheck the box for any modules that you don't want to display either on the front end or in the editor.

Important

The Slideshow module is required for row background slideshows to function.

Disable inline editing

Filter: fl_inline_editing_enabled

You can use this filter to completely disable inline editing in the Beaver Builder editor. Add the following line of code to the functions.php file in your child theme.

add_filter( 'fl_inline_editing_enabled', '__return_false' );

Disable notifications from Beaver Builder in the UI

Filter: fl_disable_notifications

There's a bell icon in the Beaver Builder editor UI that, when clicked, shows notifications that are issued by Beaver Builder. You can use this filter to disable these notifications. Add the following line of code to the functions.php file in your child theme.

add_filter( 'fl_disable_notifications', '__return_true' );

Enable double opt-in for MailChimp integrations

Filter: fl_builder_mailchimp_double_option

Use this filter to enable double opt-in for MailChimp integrations. Returning true enables double opt-in; returning false enables single opt-in. The default return value for this filter is false.

Example:

// Enable double opt-in.
add_filter( 'fl_builder_mailchimp_double_option', '__return_true' );

Filter front-end AJAX actions in Beaver Builder

Filters: fl_ajax_* , appended with an AJAX action listed in classes/class-fl-builder-ajax.php

Use this set of filters to filter the results of Beaver Builder’s front-end AJAX actions. For example, for the save_settings action, the filter would be fl_ajax_save_settings, as shown in this example.

Example:

function my_ajax_save_settings( $result, $args ) {
return $result;
}
add_filter( 'fl_ajax_save_settings', 'my_ajax_save_settings' );

See the classes/class-fl-builder-ajax.php file for a complete list of core AJAX actions that can be appended to the fl_ajax_* filter.

Modify the post types that are shown in Beaver Builder Settings

Filter: fl_builder_admin_settings_post_types

Use this filter to modify the post types that are shown at Settings > Beaver Builder > Post types, where you can choose which post types have the Beaver Builder editor enabled.

Add the following code to the functions.php file in your child theme and modify it for the post types you want to filter. In this example, the unset( $post_types['post'] ); line means that standard posts do not appear in the Settings > Beaver Builder > Post types list and cannot have the Beaver Builder editor enabled.

Example:

function my_builder_admin_settings_post_types( $post_types ) {
unset( $post_types['post'] );
return $post_types;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_admin_settings_post_types', 'my_builder_admin_settings_post_types' );

Modify custom class names for rows

Filter: fl_builder_row_custom_class

Use this filter to work with the custom class a user adds to a row under Row Settings > Advanced > Class. In the following example, if the user enters a custom class called my-red-class for a particular column, it appears on the front end as my-blue-class.

Example:

function my_builder_row_custom_class( $class ) {
$class = str_replace( 'red', 'blue', $class );
return $class;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_row_custom_class', 'my_builder_row_custom_class' );

Modify custom class names for columns

Filter: fl_builder_column_custom_class

Use this filter to work with the custom class a user adds to a column under Column Settings > Advanced > Class. In the following example, if the user enters a custom class called my-red-class for a particular column, it appears on the front end as my-blue-class.

Example:

function my_builder_column_custom_class( $class ) {
$class = str_replace( 'red', 'blue', $class );
return $class;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_column_custom_class', 'my_builder_column_custom_class' );

Modify custom class names for modules

Filter: fl_builder_module_custom_class

Use this filter to work with the custom class a user adds to a module in the Class field on the Advanced tab. In the following example, if the user enters a custom class called my-red-class for a particular module, it appears on the front end as my-blue-class.

Example:

function my_builder_module_custom_class( $class ) {
$class = str_replace( 'red', 'blue', $class );
return $class;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_module_custom_class', 'my_builder_module_custom_class' );

Modify the cache directory path

Filter: fl_builder_get_cache_dir

Use this filter to modify the cache directory path and URL that the Beaver Builder editor uses to store cached images, JavaScript, and CSS files.

Example:

function my_builder_get_cache_dir( $dir_info ) {
$dir_info['path'] = '/your/custom/path/cache/';
$dir_info['url'] = 'http://www.yourdomain.com/your/custom/url/cache/';
return $dir_info;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_get_cache_dir', 'my_builder_get_cache_dir' );

Modify the upload directory path

Filter: fl_builder_get_upload_dir

Use this filter to modify the upload directory path and URL that the builder uses to store things like the cache and custom icons.

Example:

function my_builder_get_upload_dir( $dir_info ) {
$dir_info['path'] = '/your/custom/path/';
$dir_info['url'] = 'http://www.yourdomain.com/your/custom/url/';
return $dir_info;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_get_upload_dir', 'my_builder_get_upload_dir' );

Specify posts to load CSS and JavaScript assets globally

Filter fl_builder_global_posts

Use this filter to specify a post or posts whose CSS and JavaScript assets should be loaded globally. This is useful when you want to display a Beaver Builder layout on every page of your site, such as in a sidebar. This filter is passed in an array to which you can add post IDs that should be loaded globally.

Example:

function my_global_builder_posts( $post_ids ) {
$post_ids[] = '123';
return $post_ids;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_global_posts', 'my_global_builder_posts' );

Add dependencies to the dependency array

Filter: fl_builder_layout_style_dependencies

Use this filter to add dependencies to the dependency array when the main builder layout CSS file is enqueued using wp_enqueue_style().

Example:

function my_builder_layout_style_dependencies( $deps ) {
$deps[] = 'font-awesome';
return $deps;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_layout_style_dependencies', 'my_builder_layout_style_dependencies' );

Add custom module categories before default module categories

Filter: fl_builder_module_categories

Use this filter to add custom module categories that will show up before the default module categories in the Beaver Builder UI. These categories only display if they contain modules.

Example:

function my_builder_module_categories( $categories ) {
$categories[] = 'My Custom Category';
return $categories;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_module_categories', 'my_builder_module_categories' );

Modify the post types that can use Beaver Builder

Filter: fl_builder_post_types

Use this filter to modify the post types that the Beaver Builder editor works with.

Example

function my_builder_post_types( $post_types ) {
$post_types[] = 'post';
return $post_types;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_post_types', 'my_builder_post_types' );

Override modules enabled in Beaver Builder

Filter: fl_builder_register_module

Use this filter to override the modules that are enabled in the Beaver Builder editor.

Example:

function my_builder_register_module( $enabled, $instance ) {

$disable = array( 'accordion', 'button', 'separator' );

if ( in_array( $instance->slug, $disable ) ) {
return false;
}

return $enabled;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_register_module', 'my_builder_register_module', 10, 2 );

Customize a Beaver Builder settings form

Filter: fl_builder_register_settings_form

Use this filter to modify the config array for a settings form when it is registered. See this article on customizing settings for a more complete description of the code.

Example:

function my_builder_register_settings_form( $form, $id ) {

if ( 'row' == $id ) {
// Modify the row settings $form config array.
}
else if ( 'button' == $id ) {
// Modify the button settings $form config array.
}
return $form;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_register_settings_form', 'my_builder_register_settings_form', 10, 2 );

Modify the CSS compiled and cached

Filter: fl_builder_render_css

Use this filter to modify the CSS that is compiled and cached for each Beaver Builder layout.

Example:

function my_builder_render_css( $css, $nodes, $global_settings ) {
$css .= '#my-selector { property:value; }';
return $css;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_render_css', 'my_builder_render_css', 10, 3 );
Tip

Modify the JavaScript compiled and cached

Filter: fl_builder_render_js

Use this filter to modify the JavaScript that is compiled and cached for each Beaver Builder layout.

Example:

function my_builder_render_js( $js, $nodes, $global_settings ) {
$js .= 'console.log( "Hello World!" );';
return $js;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_render_js', 'my_builder_render_js', 10, 3 );

Modify the config array for a field

Filter: fl_builder_render_settings_field

Use this filter to modify the config array for a field before it is rendered.

Example:

function my_builder_render_settings_field( $field, $name, $settings ) {
$field['default'] = 'My Default Value';
return $field;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_render_settings_field', 'my_builder_render_settings_field', 10, 3 );

Don't render shortcodes in the Beaver Builder editor

Filter: fl_builder_render_shortcodes

Use this filter to prevent Beaver Builder from rendering shortcodes in the editor. It is useful if you don’t want shortcodes rendering while the builder UI is active.

Example:

function my_builder_render_shortcodes( $render ) {

if ( FLBuilderModel::is_builder_active() ) {
remove_filter( 'the_content', 'do_shortcode', 11 );
return false;
}
return $render;
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_render_shortcodes', 'my_builder_render_shortcodes' );

Change defaults for editor settings

Filter: fl_builder_settings_form_defaults

Use this filter to change the defaults for any of the settings forms in Beaver Builder, including global, row, column, and module settings.

Example:

function my_builder_settings_form_defaults( $defaults, $form_type ) {

if ( 'global' == $form_type ) {
$defaults->default_heading_selector = '.my-heading-selector';
}

return $defaults; // Must be returned!
}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_settings_form_defaults', 'my_builder_settings_form_defaults', 10, 2 );

Modify the upgrade URL in Beaver Builder Lite

Filter: fl_builder_upgrade_url

Use this filter to modify the upgrade URL in Beaver Builder Lite. This is useful to add an affiliate ID.

Example:

function my_bb_upgrade_link() {

return 'YOUR_LINK_HERE';

}
add_filter( 'fl_builder_upgrade_url', 'my_bb_upgrade_link' );