Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.
|Author:||SiteOrigin (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.4|
|WordPress version tested:||5.0.1|
|Added to WordPress repository:||13-04-2013|
|Total downloads:||21 251 938|
|Active installs:||1 000 000+|
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The page builder interface.
Powerful widget insert dialog with groups and search.
Live Editor that lets you change your content in real time.
Undo changes with the History Browser.
Row Builder that gives unlimited flexibility.
How do I move a site created with Page Builder from one server to another?
We recommend the duplicator plugin. We’ve tested it in several instances and it always works well with Page Builder data.
Can I bundle Page Builder with my theme?
Yes, provided your theme is licensed under GPL or a compatible license. If you’re publishing your theme on ThemeForest, you must select the GPL license instead of their regular license.
Page Builder is actively developed and updated, so generally I’d recommend that you have your users install the original plugin so they can receive updates. You can try TGM Plugin Activation.
Will plugin X work with Page Builder?
We’ve tried to ensure that Page Builder is compatible with most plugin widgets. It’s best to just download Page Builder and test for yourself.
2.9.7 – 14 December 2018
- Add setting to use Classic Editor for new posts of types selected in Page Builder settings.
- Prevent showing the ‘Add New’ dropdown for SO custom post types.
- Display notice indicating how to disable Classic Editor for new Page Builder post types.
2.9.6 – 10 December 2018
- Default to Page Builder interface for post types set to use Page Builder in Settings.
- Add check for WooCommerce ‘product’ type to prevent output of ‘Add New’ dropdown.
2.9.5 – 6 December 2018
- Layout block: Default to preview state if block has panels data.
- Dropdown for ‘Add New’ with SiteOrigin Page Builder as an option.
- Added a label to posts list to indicate which have a Page Builder layout.
2.9.4 – 5 December 2018
- Layout block: Set default state to edit mode.
2.9.3 – 5 December 2018
- Use front end i18n for block editor.
- Ensure contextual menu works in dialogs.
- Yoast compat: Check for panels style wrappers before doing widget content modifications.
- Clone Layouts: Fix to allow for private posts and pages.
- Block editor: Show preview initially when page is loaded.
- Block editor: Show classic editor for existing pages containing Page Builder layout data.
2.9.2 – 9 November 2018
- Block editor: Call
enqueue_registered_widgets_scriptswhich will reset global
- Block editor: Only enqueue layout block scripts when using the block editor.
- WP 5: Fixed styles in the block editor.
- WP 5: Ensure the block editor scripts are enqueued.
- WP 5: Fix WP Text Widget for layout block.
2.9.1 – 23 October 2018
- Fix auto-excerpt output.
- Layout builder: Fix ‘undefined index’ when saving before having added any widgets.
- Layout builder: Prevent initializing multiple instances of widget dialog.
- Prevent notices when style field is using ‘label’ instead of ‘name’ e.g. for checkbox field.
2.9.0 – 9 October 2018
- Automatically extract excerpts from text type widgets found in the first two Page Builder layout rows.
- Allow media queries with only
- Only allow moving widgets and rows between Page Builder instances when in Gutenberg editor.
- Fallback to checking for global
$postwhen attempting to disable Gutenberg for existing posts with Page Builder layout data.
- Yoast compat: Custom widget content handler for WB Accordion and Tabs widgets.
- Jetpack compat: Fix for Jetpack widgets using the
2.8.2 – 10 August 2018
- Use post ID in content, not revision ID, when saving revisions.
- Prevent adding duplicate
panels_datametadata to posts for revisions.
- Include row labels and colors when copy/pasting rows.
- Process raw widgets when importing a layout file.
- Fix after breaking change in gutenberg API.
2.8.1 – 07 August 2018
- Fix for PHP5.2 🙁
2.8.0 – 06 August 2018
- SiteOrigin Layouts Gutenberg block!
2.7.3 – 20 July 2018
- Post Loop: Add filter to allow for custom template directories.
- Dashboard Assets: Check if $screen exists.
- Remove Page Builder button from widgets when not in admin context.
- Fix Yoast compat: Properly create rather than select an image.
2.7.2 – 29 June 2018
- Skip Yoast compat for non PB content.
2.7.1 – 28 June 2018
- Check for yoast metabox before enqueuing compat JS.
2.7.0 – 27 June 2018
- New setting to automatically open widget forms when they’re added.
- New row layout option to make provision for row style padding in full width stretched rows.
- Make sure prebuilt layouts path is a real path.
- Better compatibility with Yoast SEO.
- Row Cell options: Prevent Yoast from resizing fields.
- Don’t hide the upload UI before initializing it.
- Fix collapse order in legacy layout.
- Clear SO widgets’ id and timestamp metadata when cloning a PB Page.
- Fix layout imports in Edge.
- Apply bottom margin custom styles to main wrapper where PB adds it’s bottom margin, to allow users to override.
- Use https for layouts directory.
2.6.9 – 7 June 2018
- Changed dashboard feed URL to use cloudfront for caching.
2.6.8 – 5 June 2018
- Remove learn dialogs.
- Added SiteOrigin news dashboard widget
2.6.7 – 7 May 2018
- Prevent debug notice when background fallback image hasn’t been set.
2.6.6 – 25 April 2018
- Only filter WooCommerce content when on the shop page.
- Fix Background fallback URL notices.
2.6.5 – 23 April 2018
- Don’t use
mime_content_typefor external layouts if it’s not available. Just check file extensions.
- Get correct ID for WooCommerce shop page to allow PB to render correctly.
- Added image fallback url field for background images in row, cell and widget styles.
- Temporarily remove Jetpack widgets requiring scripts for admin form, until we can reliably enqueue their scripts.
- Remove loading indicator and display message when loading widget and style forms fail.
- Allow setting margins around specific widgets.
2.6.4 – 4 April 2018
- Only call widget
enqueue_admin_scriptsfunction for WP core JS widgets.
2.6.3 – 6 March 2018
delete_post_meta_by_keyinstead of direct DB query to clear old cache renders.
- Removed special handling for retrieving data from TinyMCE editor fields. Just use the field value directly.
- Show correct preview for current editor when another editor has created an autosave.
- Use minified CSS files.
2.6.2 – 23 January 2018
- Prevent Gutenberg from taking over existing PB pages.
- Remove PB metaboxes from Gutenberg editor.
2.6.1 – 18 January 2018
- Switch off output buffering when enqueueing admin scripts.
- Prevent custom post types from showing in the settings list.
- Make sure ‘SiteOrigin_Panels_Widgets_Layout’ exists before setting icon for widgets lists.
- Hide individual action links when features disabled and prevent editing by clicking directly on spanner when edit row disabled.
- Adapt PB welcome message when some features not supported.
- Column width CSS output correctly for locales which use ‘,’ as decimal separator.
- Fixed prebuilt layout directory items.
2.6.0 – 17 December 2017
- Load prebuilt layout JSON files found in themes!
- Allow post types with numeric slugs.
- Add a filter for inline styles.
2.5.16 – 22 November 2017
- Disabled the Content Cache feature until we’ve resolved all issues and conflicts.
2.5.15 – 17 November 2017
- Don’t use deprecated
loadevent jQuery function shortcut.
- Immediately switch to Page Builder if
revertToEditorfeature isn’t supported.
- Fix switching between standard editor and Page Builder.
- Removed some duplicated jQuery selectors.
- Prevent error with invalid plugin action links.
- Add compatibility for new WP core Custom HTML and Media Gallery widgets.
2.5.14 – 6 November 2017
- Content Cache: Add Enqueue hook to allow 3rd parties to enqueue cache friendly assets.
- Added raw_panels_data flag for layout imports.
- Save ratio and ratio_direction as row attributes.
- Add rel=”noopener noreferrer” for all 3rd party/unknown links.
2.5.13 – 29 September 2017
- Always enqueue parallax when in cache mode.
- Skip saving post meta for revisions in previews.
- Cast post types as string when adding meta boxes.
2.5.12 – 14 September 2017
- Learn: fixed broken image.
- Prevent JS error when PB active alongside Elementor.
- Disabling DFW mode no longer hides PB.
- Hide Cell Vertical Alignment options if Legacy Layout is set to always.
2.5.11 – 24 August 2017
- Prevent creating multiple new entries in post meta every time a post is previewed.
- Avoid using relative asset URLs which may break caching plugins.
- Import custom widget class from HTML.
2.5.10 – 4 August 2017
- Fixed WP widget wrappers broken by WP4.8.1 changes.
2.5.9 – 27 July 2017
- Post Loop widget: Use correct base widget properties for post loop helper on Widgets page.
- Post Loop widget: Set default width of post loop widget control.
widget_idwhen cloning widgets.
- “Reset” fixed background image display setting on mobile.
- Previews work without saving panels data to parent post meta.
- Removed tutorials view.
- Learn dialog fixes.
2.5.8 – 4 July 2017
- Replaced themes link with tutorials.
2.5.7 – 27 June 2017
- Get post from DB before saving for ‘copy content’ to avoid overwriting changes by other plugins.
- Switched toolbar links.
- Skip cache rendering for password protected posts.
2.5.6 – 13 June 2017
- Pass empty post id to ‘siteorigin_panels_data’ filter to avoid potential fatal errors.
- Remove unnecessary output of JS widget templates.
2.5.5 – 8 June 2017
- Ensure form fields name attributes are correct when using the Widgets Bundle post loop helper.
- Prevent display of unimplemented preview button for Post Loop widget.
2.5.4 – 1 June 2017
- Compatibility with WordPress 4.8 widgets.
- Refactored core widgets.
- Compatibility with Widgets Bundle 1.9 posts selector.
- Ensure custom CSS added in element styles is properly formed.
2.5.3 – 9 May 2017
- Added legacy function wrapper for siteorigin_panels_generate_css
- Added more cache render checks
- Handle translation of Learn submodule strings
- Added screenshot argument to preview URL
2.5.2 – 19 April 2017
- Fixed RTL layouts for new flexbox layout.
- Renamed front.css to ensure cache busting.
- Allow cache with auto legacy layout.
- Use HTTPS for layout directory screenshots.
- Fixed namespaced widget escaping.
2.5.1 – 18 April 2017
- Added null function for Sydney theme compatibility.
- Added method for including additional external layout directories.
- Added fix for old Vantage PB layout compatibility.
- Fixed Firefox layout issues.
- Fixed positioning of edit row dropdown.
- Fixed warning coming from legacy widgets.
- Added legacy layout rendering for old browsers.
- Switched to using calc for cell sizing.
2.5 – 11 April 2017
- Large code refactoring for improved performance.
- Added row and widget labelling, and color labels for rows.
- Added cell specific styling.
- Redesign of main interface.
- Fixed performance issues with larger pages.
- Changed layouts to flexbox to remove need for negative margins.
- Added various cell vertical alignment settings.
- Add loop check to prevent rendering from running too soon.
- Page Builder can now more easily go to and from the WordPress editor.
- Added row and widget copy/paste. Currently only within a single site.
- Allow row and cell styles to be edited in add row dialog.
- Fixed visual jump before making rows full width.
- Added option to cache generated content. Can improve compatibility with shortcode based plugins.
- Added option to cache generated CSS in post_content. Allows page rendering without Page Builder active.
- Fixed namespace widgets in Live Editor.
- Increased maximum cell count to 12.
- Added prominent legacy widgets notice.
- Accept negative values in measurement style fields.
- Fixed Live Editor conflict with Layout Widgets in footer.
- Added mobile CSS style settings for rows, cells and widgets.
- Added a mechanism for including theme layouts as JSON files.
- Added buttons for free courses. Removed all references to premium addon.
- Removed translation files. These will be pulled from Glotpress instead.
- Widget update function is properly passed old widget instance.
- Various filters added for theme/plugin developers.
- Various minor bug fixes.
- Various small UX tweaks and improvements.
2.4.25 – 21 February 2017
- Fixed how widget wrapper IDs are generated.
2.4.24 – 3 February 2017
- Add row ID to style wrapper instead of actual row.
- Use more specific selectors for padding CSS.
2.4.23 – 31 January 2017
- Fixed padding issue introduced by new mobile padding setting.
2.4.22 – 31 January 2017
- Add WP Color Picker as a dependency for admin script.
- Include and check post ID in Live Editor. Fixes some issues with widgets using the_excerpt in Live Editor.
- Added mobile padding settings.
- Made all learning links/buttons removable in Page Builder settings.
2.4.21 – 19 December 2016
- Removed course toolbar links.
- Added filter for post loop query.
- Replace TinyMCE _.isUndefined() check with a typeof to prevent JS errors.
2.4.20 – 7 December 2016
- Removed Premium and contribution links.
- Added course links.
2.4.19 – 22 November 2016
- Added fixed background support.
- Cycle addon and contribution link.
- Small type and translation fixes.
2.4.18 – 7 November 2016
- Fixes for PHP 7 checker.
- Properly provide post ID on custom home page.
- Fixed CSS and JS URLs.
- Corrected post__not_in issue for query builder.
2.4.17 – 14 October 2016
- Removed old Stellar JS library.
- Added parallax setup after small timeout.
- Added way to add affiliate ID.
- Added tips signup link.
2.4.16 – 27 September 2016
- Added disableable upgrade notice.
2.4.15 – 6 September 2016
- Fixed legacy widgets check.
2.4.14 – 1 September 2016
- Fixes to sidebar emulator to prevent early rewrite rule building.
- Added option to completely disable sidebar emulator.
2.4.13 – 18 August 2016
- Fixed: layout directory imports in WordPress 4.6
2.4.12 – 17 August 2016
- Fixed layout directory requests for WordPress 4.6
2.4.11 – 15 August 2016
- Added esc_url to all add_query_arg calls.
- Improved measurement style field to handle multiple values.
- Hide empty columns after mobile collapse.
2.4.10 – 4 July 2016
- Made Live Editor quick link optional from Page Builder settings page.
- Added option to specify parallax motion.
- Fixed settings help link.
- Renamed Prebuilt to Layouts
- Reverted sidebars emulator change.
- Skip empty attributes in CSS generator class.
2.4.9 – May 26 2016
- Improved parallax library to upscale images to ensure enough of a parallax.
- Allow negative values in measurement fields.
2.4.8 – May 13 2016
- Reverted Wordfence fix from 2.4.7 – it raised other issues.
2.4.7 – May 13 2016
- Replaced parallax with custom implementation.
- Added more filters and actions.
- Allow other plugins to enable/disable certain builder functionality.
- Added unique IDs (UUID) to all widgets.
- Added fallback previewer for Live Editor.
- Prevent double filtering of $panels_data.
- Developer support for read-only widgets.
- Fixed issue that resulted in Wordfence blocking some Page Builder requests.
- Small interface improvements.
2.4.6 – April 13 2016
2.4.5 – April 13 2016
- Only trigger contextual menu for topmost dialog.
- Improved design of Live Editor preview.
- Added Live Editor link in the admin menu bar.
2.4.4 – April 6 2016
- Fixed ordering of new rows, widgets and cells in builder interface.
- Fixed Layout Builder widget sanitization error. Was causing fatal error on older versions of PHP.
2.4.3 – April 6 2016
- Fixed measurement style fields.
- Properly process raw widgets in Live Editor.
- Remove empty widgets from raw widget processing.
2.4.2 – April 4 2016
- Improved error handling and reporting.
- Don’t add widget class for TwentySixteen theme.
2.4.1 – April 2 2016
- Fixed: Copying content from standard editor to Page Builder
- Fixed: Plugin conflict with Jetpack Widget Visibility and other plugins.
2.4 – April 1 2016
- Created new Live Editor.
- Changes to Page Builder admin HTML structure for Live Editor.
- New layout for prebuilt dialog.
- Now possible to append, prepend and replace layouts in prebuilt dialog.
- Fixed contextual menu in Layout Builder widget.
- Added row/widget actions to contextual menu.
- Clarified functionality of “Switch to Editor” button by renaming to “Revert to Editor”.
- refreshPanelsData function is called more consistently.
- Various background performance enhancements.
- Full JS code refactoring.
- Fixed cell bottom margins with reverse collapse order.
- Improved window scroll locking for dialogs.
in_widget_formaction when rendering widget forms
- Custom home page now saves revisions.
2.3.2 – March 11 2016
- Fixed compatibility with WordPress 4.5
2.3.1 – February 10 2016
- Fixed fatal error on RTL sites.
- Made setting to enable tablet layout. Disabled by default.
2.3 – February 10 2016
- Delete preview panels data if there are no widgets.
- Added a collapse order field.
- Added custom row ID field.
- Fixed copy content setting.
- Added tablet responsive level.
- Fixed admin templates.
- Fix to ensure live editor works with HTTPs admin requests.
- Fix for Yoast SEO compatibility.
- Removed use of filter_input for HHVM issues.
- Added panelsStretchRows event after frontend row stretch event.
- Minor performance enhancements.
- Merged all separate JS files into a single Browserify compiled file.
- Added version numbers to some JS files to ensure cache busting.
2.2.2 – December 09 2015
- Fix tab name for WordPress 4.4. Was displaying undefined.
- Fix to ensure siteorigin-panels class is added to Page Builder pages.
2.2.1 – October 22 2015
- Various fixes to widget class names.
- Added option to remove default
widgetclass from Page Builder widgets.
- Added action to saving home page.
- Added support for defaults in widget and row styles.
- Improve check for the homepage in sidebars simulator.
- Changed parallax library to improve theme compatibility.
- List privately published posts and pages under the prebuilt layout dialog Clone options.
2.2 – September 7 2015
- Added prebuilt layout directory.
- Added contextual menu for quick actions.
- Added parallax background images.
- Properly handle missing widgets when saving forms.
- Don’t revert to default page template when using custom home page interface.
- Various minor bug fixes and improvements.
2.1.5 – August 19 2015
- Fixed handling of checkboxes and array fields.
- Properly position Page Builder tab in WordPress 4.3.
- Fixed handling of raw forms.
- Removed use of filter_input for compatibility with HHVM
- Fixed checkbox handling in forms.
- Removed unnecessary sprintf calls to lower chance of translations causing issues.
- More generic handling of builder instances to allow them to be used in different places.
- Use implicit check for whether editor is undefined or null.
- Added optional $widget_id parameter to siteorigin_panels_render_form.
- Improved checking for home page in sidebars emulator.
- Added a builder “type” to allow more targetted instances.
- Removed rendered content cache introduced in 2.1.1
- Added translations for 16 additional languages
- Modified strings to improve translatability.
- Row and Widget style measurement fields now allow multiple values.
- New rows now added below row of currently selected cell.
- Orphaned widgets in edited rows are now moved into remaining cell.
- panels_info array now passed into widget rendering function.
- Removed unnecessary action triggers from customizer that was breaking some themes.
- Disabling Page Builder on a page now properly creates history entry.
- Small fixes to sidebars emulator.
- Fixed import/export on custom home page interface.
- Removed call to filter_input from global space.
- Fixed bundled widgets conflict with Yoast SEO.
- Prevented double rendering issue with Yoast SEO.
- Improved Page Builder settings page.
- Added sidebar emulation, which makes a Page Builder page appear to be a sidebar. Improves compatibility with other widgets.
- Removed jPlayer. Self hosted widget (legacy) now uses MediaElement.
- Small usability improvements.
- Added legacy widget migration for gallery widget.
- Layout file based import/export feature.
- Added widget title setting to change widget title HTML.
- Added setting to control full width container.
- Fixed: Handling of namespaced widgets.
- Fixed: Layout Builder widget now works in the Customizer.
- Fixed: Custom home page interface now properly uses page_on_front.
- Fixed: Page URL for home page in custom home page.
- Fixed: Custom home page encoding.
- Fixed issue that prevented prebuilt layouts from showing up.
- Added nonce to all admin requests.
- Fixed live editor for missing widgets.
- Fixed handling of multi-line row/widget custom CSS.
- Fixed issue with encoding of panels_data.
- Added proper escaping in widget form.
- Changed how data is json encoded to prevent malformed Page Builder data.
- Fixed import/export.
- Added layout widget notification (doesn’t work in customizer).
- Fixed translation domains.
- Additional hooks and filters.
- Fixed issue with double calling sidebar_admin_setup that was breaking some widgets.
- Fixed fetching content from TinyMCE in text mode.
- Fixed fatal error in validation for PHP < 5.5
- Fixed issue with preview causing content loss in standard editor.
- Fixed issue with Black Studio TinyMCE
- Changed templating tags in js-templates.php to prevent fatal errors with some server configurations.
- Complete UI redesign.
- Grid Engine rewrite for more efficient CSS.
- Various performance enhancements and bug fixes.