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How Beaver Builder works with blogs and custom post types (Start here)

Both the Beaver Builder Plugin and Theme play a role in configuring the page and content layout of your blog. We've broken down this big topic into a number of smaller articles. Here's how they fit together.

  1. If you're a WordPress novice, it's important to know the difference between a post and a static page, and which components of WordPress and Beaver Builder handle the content area versus other parts of a page or post.

  2. Follow these links for a simple refresher on what archives are and how WordPress handles blogs.

  3. If you enable Beaver Builder for posts or custom post types, you can use Beaver Builder to add layouts to the content area of single posts.

  4. The Beaver Builder Theme has a number of Customizer settings that apply outside the post's content area and determine whether or not the page has a sidebar and what types of post information are displayed. You can also change the page template on single posts to full width or no header/footer.

  5. Instead of or in addition to the standard generated WordPress index and archive pages, you can use any of the Posts modules in Beaver Builder layouts to create lists of posts on static pages. If you use a Posts module instead of a generated archive, it may change how you configure WordPress to handle your blog settings.

  6. If you're comfortable adding code, you can add Beaver Builder saved rows or modules above or below the post content area.

  7. If you have Beaver Themer (the premium add-on for Beaver Builder), you can create layouts for generated archives or layouts outside the content area for any single post, or layouts such as banners at specific locations on the page. Beaver Themer also has integrations to help you design layouts for WooCommerce, BigCommerce, The Events Calendar, and Easy Digital Downloads.