The7 comes with Visual Layout Builder. This software allows you to forget about shortcodes and create most complex layouts within minutes without writing a single line of code!

Our Visual Layout Builder is based on widely popular WPBakery Page Builder by mixey. It has very simple and intuitive interface, but before getting started with building layouts, you may find it useful to get accustomed with WPBakery Page Builder documentation:

By default, Builder is enabled for all post types except Slideshows and Logos. These settings can be overwritten via “WP-admin > Settings > WPBakery Page Builder”.

To  start creating new layout click “BACKEND EDITOR” button (see fig. 1) on the top left of WYSIWYG (text editor). You can also edit layouts in front-end using the “FRONTEND EDITOR”. But please note that front-end editing tool is still just a bit sloppy (though it improves constantly) and we still recommend using back-end editor over it.

Fig. 1. Enable WPBakery Page Builder.

Fig. 1. Enable WPBakery Page Builder.

WYSIWYG editor changes to WPBakery Page Builder canvas (see fig. 2). You can work with it as you do with regular WPBakery Page Builder.

Fig. 2. WPBakery Page Builder canvas.

Fig. 2. WPBakery Page Builder canvas.

It is easy to edit columns and rows: just click the “pen” icon on corresponding row or column (see fig. 3 for details):

Fig. 1. Edit row/column button.

Fig. 3. Edit row/column button.

After clicking Add element button and applying “by Dream-Theme” filter, you’ll notice vast set of interface elements (shortcodes) developed exclusively for The7 Theme (fig. 4). Their interface is build on same principles as standard WPBakery Page Builder shortcodes. Therefore if you’re already familiar with WPBakery Page Builder, working with our shortcodes will be a breeze for you!

Fig. 3. WPBakery Page Builder elements by Dream-Theme.

Fig. 4. WPBakery Page Builder elements by Dream-Theme.

You can use the CSS button on the right to insert custom css rules to a page/post; those rules will only apply to that specific page/post.

Note that you can use the search filed and filter to easily find required elements.