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User Interface (UI)

Open a page for editing in Beaver Builder and here's what you'll see.

#1-7 Top bar

The following numbers correspond to the screenshot above.

1. Title bar

Shows what you're editing (page post, etc.) and its title.

2. Arrow to expand the Tools menu

See below for more information about the Tools menu.

3. Notifications icon

Click the bell icon to open notifications of news from Beaver Builder.


If you have and Agency license and have white-labeled Beaver Builder, this icon won't be displayed.

4. Editing status

This area is blank before you make any editing changes and shows as Edited when there are any unpublished changes, even from previous sessions.

5. Outline panel

Click the Outline icon to open the Outline panel, which displays the layout structure in an outline format:

Outline panel in the Beaver Builder editor

See the article about the Outline panel for more information about working with the Outline panel.

6. The Content panel show/hide icon

Click + to expand and x to close.


This icon does not appear when the panel is pinned to the left or right side of the screen. Instead, there's a show or hide icon at the bottom of the panel.

7. Done button

The behavior of this button depends on whether you've made any editing changes in this session.

  • When the Done button is gray there have been no editing changes: Click Done when it's gray and you exit the Beaver Builder editor with one click.
  • When the Done button is blue, there have been editing changes, and the status Edited appears to the left.
    Click Done to open a choice of Discard, Save draft, Publish, or Cancel.


Changes in Beaver Builder are preserved as you make them. When you click Discard, you lose all saved changes since the last time you published, and only publishing creates a revision you can go back to. For more information about discarding, saving, and publishing see Instant save - Save as draft - Publish - Discard.

#8-14 Content panel

The numbers correspond to those in the screenshot at the top of the page.

8. Drag handle

Click and hold the left mouse button on this icon to drag the Content panel anywhere on the screen. You can pin the panel by dragging it to the side of the screen and dropping it into a blue vertical strip that appears. To unpin the panel, grab the top of the panel and drag it back to the center.

9. Group selection within the tab

Each tab (#9-12) is organized into groups. Click the Group box to navigate to other groups on that tab.

10. Search icon (Modules tab only)

Click to expand the search box and start typing any part of a module name.

11. Modules tab

This tab has three subgroups:

  • Standard (built-in) modules
  • WordPress widgets that can be used as modules
  • Saved modules, organized under each module type.

Saved modules can also be accessed from the Saved tab.

There may also be groups of third-party modules, depending on other plugins you have installed.

12. Rows tab

Drag any item into your layout. This tab contains the following groups:

  • Column layouts
  • Prebuilt rows
  • Saved columns
  • Saved rows

13. Templates tab

This tab displays the built-in layout templates (landing pages and content pages) as in the following screenshot, plus any saved layout templates. Click on any template to insert it into your layout.

14. Saved tab

Displays all your saved items grouped into rows, columns, and modules.