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Video: Understanding the parent source in the page builder

The latest version of the Yootheme Pro page builder ships with “parent source” functionality. This offers several benefits, however the two big ones that you’re likely to notice first off are 1) workflow improvements and 2) complex, repeatable layouts. I know, I know. It can get complicated.

In this video, I want to demonstrate how to apply and use the parent source specifically covering those two points as they are likely to improve your overall design process.

Video: Using the Media Manager

With the July 2023 release of Greenleaf ONE, we’ve introduced a new improved media manager. For many, this will be a welcomed improvement that enables users to more intuitively manage and organize media files. Still, like all things WordPress, there are some nuances to consider. In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to best use the new media manager.

Video: Using shape dividers in your design

Greenleaf ONE ships with amazing design features, including on-the-fly generation of SVG images between builder sections. Whoa, wait… what does that mean? This video will explain what these transitions are and how you can use them to improve your design.

Support for native SVG transitions on the page builder

Designers, you’re gonna love this. We’re adding a new extension that adds on-the-fly generation of SVG images between sections in the builder. You’ve got control over responsiveness, colors, layers, shadows, and a lot more. This is a fast, lightweight and native way to dramatically improve your site’s design consistent with your organization’s brand.

Video: Using the repeater field

Advanced Custom Fields ships with a few very powerful fields, one of which is called the “repeater” field. This is, in our view, a bit of misnomer in that the repeater ‘field’ is more of a container of sub-fields that you specify, all of which can be repeated as many times as you want. This video is intended to help you get a handle on this field as well as introduce examples of how it could be used.

Like all custom fields, the repeater field is “map-able” into the page builder, so it supports dynamic content. This is particularly useful as it allows you to leverage the template functionality (i.e., build one layout that applies to many pages/posts) but gives your the freedom to have a varying amount of content based on how many times you use the ‘repeater’ field on each page or post.

A good example of this, which is described in a tutorial in the video library, is using the repeater field to create sections on a blog post. Imagine that each section has a 1) headline, 2) body text and 3) an image. With the repeater field, you could have one blog post that has 3 of these sections and a second blog post that has 10 of these sections.

In this example, both blog posts would benefit from the same template (i.e., you don’t need to design them both individually, saving you time), but would display a different number of sections based on the content in the repeater fields.

The ACF repeater field can feel complex, however it’s actually quite intuitive. Still, you need to walk through it a few times to understand how it works and consider how it could be used. It’s a powerful way to organize and display data, and, combined with the page builder’s template functionality, can greatly aid in keeping your design and maintenance costs down to a minimum.

Video: Using the header and footer in the page builder

The default page builder now ships with the capability of using the builder everywhere on the site, including in the menu (to achieve a mega menu look) and in widgets. Because widgets can go anywhere, that means that the builder can now be placed anywhere on the site. It gets confusing, we know. We created a short tutorial available in the video library in order to demonstrate how to use the default “header” and “footer” positions, i.e. not using a widget for the customizations.

This method is best for sites that have fairly simple layouts in the header and footer and, above all else, that don’t require dynamic changes, particularly in site style.

Video: Creating a mega menu

The page builder in Greenleaf ONE continues to evolve and has, for the past few releases, allowed users to create a mega menu. In fact, users can essentially create a complex menu or individual dropdown using the builder’s core functionality. Wait, what? Basically, users can insert rows, elements, dyanmic content… essentially anything that can be done in the page builder, as drop downs to any menu item or link element on the site.

In reality, it sounds a lot more complex than it actually is. In any case, we’ve added video instruction on this functionality to the video library. Log in and check it out.

Add in advanced table element

The core page builder in Greenleaf ONE ships with a table element that, how shall we say, leaves a little bit to be desired. That said, tables are not as popular as they used to be, certainly not in website design anyway where they used to be a necessity. Still, a feature rich table can provide users a slick way to list out (dynamic) content easily. Enter the new “Table Pro” element!

You’ll find this in your element library under the “Flart Studio” elements. This is one of a few that provide powerful advanced features within common elements. For example, not only does the table element ship with all sorts of customizations, it has build in search and filtering that make it easy to present a large table while allowing users to drill down to the data they need.

This is a very powerful element, but it’s not as simple as many others. We’re working up a video to demonstrate some of it’s central features. Stay tuned!

Support for Post Type Switcher

We’ve seen an uptick in the use of CPT UI (for creating custom post types) and have had a request or two to support allowing users to switch a posts “type”. As a result, we’re testing and planning to support a new plugin that will allow you to easily change a post to any other post “type” in WordPress.

Adopting Permalink Manager Pro

As users add more complex content to WordPress, the default permalink system starts to buckle, making natural URL structures difficult to manage, enforce and maintain. This can be confusing for users and can ding search engine ranking performance.

In response, we’re now testing the addition of Permalink Manager Pro on staging sites and are planning to deploy it to all WordPress clients soon. This gives you full control over URL structures in an easy to use plugin.

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