4. Creating Pages and Posts

INTRODUCTIONCreating Pages and Posts

In this section you can find all the information needed to create your pages and blog posts.

SECTION 01Creating Pages

Simple pages are usually referred in WordPress as static contents. That means that the information displayed on a page doesn’t change, or doesn’t change often. A great example of a page would be the About or Contact Us section of a website.

To create a new Page you need to follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Pages in your wp-admin sidebar and click Add New option.
  2. Input a new name for your page, then enter the content using Bold Builder.
  3. Set page settings and add Override Global Settings if needed.

When you create a page you will see Switch Editor button. If you do see classic WordPress’ HTML editor, please click Switch Editor button to get Bold Builder editor.

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SECTION 02Bold Builder Toolbar

Once you do that, you will see box with big ‘+’ button. Click on it to add a section which is basic content element in the plugin.
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In the lower part of the screen you can see Bold Builder main toolbar. Main toolbar options are:

  1. Undo – you can undo your changes to page layout using this button.
  2. Redo – you can redo your  changes to page layout using this button.
  3. Paste – you can paste clipboard contents to the bottom of the page layout. Just next to the paste button you can see a number which represents the number of items currently present on the clipboard.
  4. Clipboard Manager – This is unique feature of Bold Builder. You can easily copy and paste contents between different web sites. More info can be found in the section below.
  5. Preview – the same as Preview button on the Page edit form – by clicking on it you can preview the current page layout.
  6. Save – the same as Update button on the Page Edit Form – updates the layout of the page by saving the changes.

See in action Toolbar options in the following video tutorial. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

SECTION 03Section Options

Section is a basic content element in the Bold Builder. Each new section is added by clicking on + button. Here's a breakdown of its options.
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Section is the basic building block of Bold Builder. It is the first element added to the page, and it contains all other elements of the page.

Each new section is added by clicking on + button.

Here’s the break-down of all options in Section’s edit panel.

General settings:
  • Layout – here you can select the width of the section.
  • Top / Bottom spacing – set the top and bottom padding of the section.
  • Full screen – if full screen is selected, section will take up full viewport of the browser. Top and bottom spacing will be ignored.
  • Vertical align (for full screen section) – set the content’s vertical align when the section is set to full screen.
  • Lazy load background image – select if the section’s background image will be lazy loaded. Note that if you are using third party plugin that has lazy loading feature (e.g. Jetpack) you can disable this option.
Design settings:
  • Color scheme – select the content’s color scheme. If there is no custom background color or image set, section’s background will adjust to background of the selected color scheme.
  • Background color – set the section’s background color. Color won’t be visible if the background image is selected.
  • Background image – set the section’s background image.
  • Background overlay – here you can set the overlay of the section’s background.
  • Parallax – set if the section will have parallax or not. If the field is left empty, section will not have parallax, and if the value is added, the parallax will work.
  • Parallax offset in px – set the section’s offset.
  • Border – select if the section will have the border in accent color.
Video settings:
  • YouTube background video – paste the video’s URL to set it as a background.
  • Video settings – set desired settings for the video. You can find settings on the following link.
  • MP4 / OGG / WEBM background video – paste the video’s URL to set it as a background.
  • Show video on mobile devices – select if the video will be loaded on mobile or not. If it’s disabled add background image to the section.
Responsive settings:
  • Here you can select whether the section will be visible or hidden on certain screen sizes.
Posts:
  • Category Filter – type Post Category slugs separated by comma and show only posts in the section from that category (e.g. sport, business).
  • Post Format Filter – type Post Filter Format separated by comma (e.g. post-format-video, post-format-audio).
  • Taxonomy Filter – type Taxonomy slugs (tags etc.) separated by comma (e.g. tag:highlightmichael-jackson).
  • Post Author Username – type Author username and show only his posts (e.g. martin).
  • Date Filter – type strtotime()-compatible string (e.g. 7 days ago, 1 month ago).
  • Show Sticky Posts  – choose to Hide, Show in list or Show sticky posts on top.
  • Show Posts Already Displayed on This Page – choose to Show or Hide.
  • Show Posts in Next Post Containers – choose to show Default (use other container’s settings) or to Force Show and repeat posts on the page.
  • Order by – order posts Default (by date), Comment count descending,  Post views, Review rate descending or Random.
Custom settings:
  • Publish / expiry date – this feature allows you to set the time and date when the section will be published or when it will expire (meaning it will no longer be visible).
  • Element ID – can be used to apply new CSS for that one specific element, or to create anchor links.
  • Extra Class Name(s) – here you can add existing class to apply its CSS to the section, or create new class with different CSS.
  • Inline style – this field is used for inline CSS that will apply to the section.

SECTION 04Row Layout

Following element that needs to be added to the section is Row. This elements defines number of columns and their width in section.

Once you add a section, place your mouse pointer over top area to show toolbar. Click ‘+’ to add a Row which is another basic content element.

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Bold Builder allows you to set the row width independently from section’s width. In General Settings of Row element, you can select desired row width.

With this option you can box content in individual rows even if the section is set to wide. You can either box both columns, or select boxed left or right.

Note that this feature works best if section is set to wide, and there are two columns in a row.

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Please note that layout options may vary depending on which one of our themes you have.

SECTION 05Column Layout

Following element that needs to be added is Column. This element is where Bold Builder shortcodes are added.

Once you’ve added Row element, click ‘+’ in Row toolbar to add columns.
From Select Layout dialog you need to pick wanted layout of columns, e.g. 1/2+1/2 will add two columns with same width.


**Starting from the Bold Builder version 3.0.0, you can set different number of columns on each device (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile).

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Row element is based on Bootstrap’s 12 column grid, and you can have 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 12 columns in a row.


**5 columns feature was added from 3.0.0 version of Bold Builder.

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Once you select the number of columns, you can set their width as well.

For example, the following row has two columns where left column is 3/4, and right one is 1/4.

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Two new features are added to Column element from the version 3.0.0.
Column alignment on mobile allows you to set different alignment depending on a device. For example, you can have column aligned left on desktop and laptop, and then center align it on tablet and mobile.

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Second feature is column order which allows you to change order of the columns on different devices.

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Now when you have columns, you can repeat same process to add some content to columns:

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The following video explains how to add Row, Columns, and shortcodes.

SECTION 06Drag & Drop

You can rearrange elements using drag and drop, clone and clipboard commands.

To edit content element properties, click Edit icon from element toolbar. You will see Edit dialog with various options, depending on which shortcode you are editing:

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Watch Drag & Drop video tutorial:

All sections, rows, columns or elements can be copied and pasted on pages.

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SECTION 07Hide on Responsive / Expiry Date

Bold Builder enables you to hide elements on different screen sizes. It also allows you to set when an element will be published and when it will stop displaying (expire).

Video tutorial below shows how this can be done.

SECTION 08Export Section

Here is how to export Bold Builder section(s) from one page to the other, or from one site to the other.

In order to export the section you created from one page / site, and import it to another one, please follow these steps:

1. Open page you want to copy, and click on Copy button.

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2. Then, click on the two arrows at the bottom of the screen.

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3. On the pop up that appears, click export, and copy the symbols that appear.

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4. After that select to add new section to the page / site where you want to copy it. Click on the blue button to add it.

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5. Then again click on the two arrows on the bottom of the screen, paste the symbols you previously copied, and click ‘Import’ button.

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6. Close the pop up, and on the Section settings panel click ‘Paste’. Make sure to save changes and now your section should be properly copied.

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SECTION 09Front-end Editor

Starting with Bold Builder version 4.0.0 it is possible to edit most of the elements on the front-end.

Please note that not all element options are available to be edited on the front-end.
Also, at the moment, only elements from the Bold Builder plugin can be edited on the front-end. Those that are specific for the theme you are using or those that have been customized for the theme can only be edited in back-end editor.

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In order to see edit options for the Section element, hover over the section number (top left corner). Here is the breakdown of available options.

  1. Edit – clicking on this button will open front-end editor for the Section element. Please note that not all edit options are available in the front-end editor.
  2. Edit in the back-end editor – click on this option if you want to edit in the back-end editor. Note that if you hover over this button, you will see an option to open back-end editor in a new tab.
  3. Cut – click on this option if you want to cut the section from one page and paste it elsewhere.
  4. Copy – this option allows you to copy the section from one page to the other, or to different part on the same page.
  5. Paste – click on this button will paste previously cut / copied section(s) below this section. Note that if you hover over this button, you will see an option to paste section(s) above the current section.
  6. Delete – by clicking on this option you will delete entire section and its content.

Bold Builder elements can be edited by hovering over them.

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*As mentioned above, not all options are available to be edited on the front-end.
Also, at the moment, only elements from the Bold Builder plugin can be edited on the front-end. Those that are specific for the theme you are using or those that have been customized for the theme can only be edited in back-end editor.

Once you make changes to the Section or any other element, save icon will appear in the bottom right corner.

In order to save the changes made on the page, you need to click on the save icon before refreshing the page or going to other pages.

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Please note that when you edit in one of the editors (back-end or front-end) you need to save changes before switching to the other editor, otherwise they won’t be saved.
E.g. If you are editing in back-end editor, first click on ‘Update’ button, and then go to front-end of the page where you can further edit in front-end editor.

SECTION 10Override Theme Settings on Pages

As mentioned in section 3 – Theme customization, all global settings can be overridden on any single post or page. In the Settings box, you will find Override Global Settings dropdown which allows you to choose which setting you want to override.

To override menu, just enter menu name in the Menu Name field.

The possible values for the settings can be found in the Theme Customization part as a preformatted text below the setting name. If you want to reset a setting to default value, just enter ‘null’ (without quotes). Click ‘+’ button to add new override and ‘-’ button to remove previously entered override.

Please have a look at the following example:

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SECTION 11Excerpt text and Header background image

In order to edit / remove excerpt text, navigate to the Page editor, and in Screen Options (at the top of the dashboard) enable Excerpt field.

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After that, scroll to the bottom of the page editor where you’ll find Excerpt text.

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The Header background image represents featured image added to the page. In order to replace existing image with your own, click on the image, and when redirected, select image from Media Library.

In order to entirely remove the image, click on ‘Remove featured image’ button.

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In order to remove entire Header from pages, make sure to check ‘Hide Default Headline’ field in Appearance >Customize >General Settings panel, or in Override Global Settings at the bottom of the page editor:

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SECTION 12Creating Blog Posts

Posts are based on standard WP functionality with some additional settings:
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Custom Primary Menu Name

Enter name of the menu that you want displayed as the primary menu on specific post.

Custom Footer Menu Name

Enter name of the menu that you want displayed as the footer menu on specific post.

Images

Click Select or Upload Images to create gallery or add just a single image.

Grid Gallery

Check Grid Gallery to create grid gallery, otherwise gallery is displayed within a slider/carousel.  Do not forget to upload the images you want to display as gallery and check Gallery Format in the Format box (on the right part of the page).

Video

In order to add Video post, enter Vimeo video URL, YouTube video URL or custom video shortcode in the Video field. Do not forget to check Video post format in the Format box.

Audio

If you want to create the Audio post, Audio field is where you enter audio shortcode or SoundCloud iframe embed code. Do not forget to check Audio post format in the Format box.

Link and Link URL

In order to create Link Post, enter link title in Link field and link URL in Link URL field. Do not forget to check Link format in the Format box.

Quote and Quote Author

To create quote post enter data in Quote and Quote Author fields. Do not forget to check Quote format in the Format box.

Override Global Settings

As with pages, here you can override global settings – for more info refer to the previous section “Override Theme Settings on Pages”.

Review Summary

Here you can write the summary of your review article.

Review rates

Enter any number of key/value pairs, e.g. Technology/100, where 100 will display as percent.

Custom Fields

Enter any number of key/value pairs, e.g. Year/2018, etc.

SECTION 13Creating Category Page

Category pages can be based on standard WP functionality or with some additional theme's settings:

NewStar theme includes several layout options for Category posts page:

1. Default Category Archive Page – inherits all the General settings (Headline, Menu position, Sidebar etc.)

2. Custom Category Archive Page – Similar to Footer Page Slug, entering full URL or page slug into the field in Posts > Categories section on the WP Dashboard, category page will inherit all the elements from that page. This setting provides you to set category page according to your needs.

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Category URL will link to this page (instead of the default one). If the field is empty Category page will be default.

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Example: Category Money

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3. Category Archive Header – Another option is to edit just the header of Category page. Entering full page slug into the field in Posts > Categories section on the WP Dashboard, category page will inherit all the elements from that page and manage header area.

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Header will include all the elements from certain page – for example “General Category Header page” (general-category-header-page). If the field is empty Category header will be default.

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