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Easily build theme layouts for your archives, posts, 404 pages and more with Beaver Themer.
I installed Beaver Themer, now what?
Let's take a quick tour of Beaver Themer.
Beaver Themer and Theme Builder
We're referring to Beaver Themer as the plugin, and Theme Builder as the tool it installs that you use to build your layouts. It's identical to the distinction between the Beaver Builder plugin and Page Builder, the content layout tool. So mostly we'll be talking about using Theme Builder.
Which themes does Beaver Themer support?
We've initially included support for the Beaver Builder theme, Genesis, and GeneratePress. We'll be adding support for other themes as time goes on. If your theme isn't currently supported, see the Related Articles on how to add custom headers, footers, and parts to your theme.
Where do I find Theme Builder after I install Beaver Themer?
Theme Builder has been integrated with Page Builder, and you'll see it mainly in two places.
1 WordPress Admin Panel and Admin Bar
The Templates admin panel in previous versions of Page Builder has been reworked and it's now called Builder, with a new submenu:
If you're familiar with the old Templates admin panel, you'll notice that Saved Rows and Saved Modules are now listed separately from Templates. Theme Layouts is specific to Beaver Themer, and you'll only see that menu choice if you have Beaver Themer installed. See the Related Links for a quick tutorial on how to create a layout.
You'll also see Theme Builder options in the WordPress admin bar:
- The New menu has a Theme layout selection.
- When you're working with a Theme Layout, there are edit/view options in the admin bar. If you're editing the theme layout's settings, you'll see the option to view the theme layout. When you're viewing the theme layout, you'll see options to edit the theme layout's settings or to open Page Builder to modify the layout itself.
When you open a module for editing, you'll notice a plus sign next to some of the setting fields, as you can see in the following screenshot.
These plus signs indicate that you can set field connections to eligible data from another area of your site. If you click the icon, a list of eligible connections is displayed. For example, the Heading field in the Heading module has a number of eligible field connections. The following screenshot shows a portion of the list.
These field connections are available wherever you use Page Buildr – in theme layouts, Pages, or Posts. See the Related Articles for more information about field connections.