Beaver Builder How-to and Intro

Talk by Cousett Hoover Pat Ramsey, and Ryan Hoover

Beaver Builder delivers on the claim to “Free Up Your Time and Unleash Your Creativity”. With just a few clicks you can create a complex layout with dynamic content and eye-catching visuals. It is powerful, robust. So we deep dived into this for our practitioner’s meetup!

During the talk, Cousett covered the ins and outs of this powerful WordPress page builder, from the basics to some of the extensions and pricing options.

Cousett did this talk for anyone looking for a solid page builder, is curious about Beaver Builder or who wants to expand their knowledge on page builders.

Here are the notes for anyone who is looking for a way to bypass the hassle of coding a complex template using Beaver Builder.

Before we go on, if you want a quick intro to Beaver Builder, you can see Chris Lema’s review here.

Here are the slides to the talk.

What is a Builder?

A Theme ▸ Controls visual aspects of website

  • Some functionality
  • Might contain a builder

A Plugin ▸ Controls the functionality of the website

  • Sometimes a builder can be a plugin

A Builder ▸ Allows user to control the visual AND functionality of the website

  • It might possibly be a theme to install
  • It might possibly be a plugin to install

It’s a Builder World

Here are some builders:

  • Beaver Builder
  • Velocity Page
  • Themify Builder
  • MotoPress
  • Live Composer
  • Page Builder
  • Visual Composer
  • DIVI – Elegant Themes
  • Cornerstone

Closer Look at the Beaver

What specific features does Beaver Builder have?

  • Layouts Available
  • Plugin, Not a theme
  • Live Editor
  • Drag and Drop

Beavers bring you a Theme, Builder, and Themer!

How Much Will It Cost

There are two flavors of Beaver Builder the lite version available in the WordPress repository and the paid version ranging from $99 – $399.

I Get Everything for Free?

The lite version of Beaver Builder does have some limitations. It is great to get started and get familiar but you will find a lot of features lacking when you dive in.

Add Ons

Beavers Unite

The Beaver Builder community is super active and has a slack channel that is open to everyone and has updates daily and a FB group that is also very active.

Still Not Convinced?


I’m convinced, what’s next?

Community Resources For Beaver Builder


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