tagDiv Composer tutorial

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Important notes

  • The tagDiv Composer is a required plugin for the proper functionality of the theme so it must be activated after each theme install or update.
  • Please do not use both the tagDiv Composer and other page builders such as the WordPress editor or WPBakery page builder simultaneously on the same page.
  • Please do not edit a page originally created with WPBakery or other page builders.
  • To transition between the 2 builders please use this guide.
  • When you create pages with our theme we recommend using our custom-made page builder called the tagDiv Composer. This handcrafted page builder comes with a drag and drop functionality.
  • You can access the tagDiv Composer when editing a page by pressing the “tagDiv Composer” button:

 

  • The theme will immediately switch into front-end edit mode:

 

  • You will see a front-end preview of your page and the tagDiv Composer on the left of the screen. In this welcome screen, you can see two additional options apart from the page builder functionality. They let you choose the page template and the header style you want.
  • The builder has a top control section that offers the following options: Add Element, View Page, Save Changes and the Close button:

 

  • Press the Add Element button, and the dropdown list will appear with all of the elements you can add to the homepage.

 

  • You can drag and drop each and every one of these elements to create the layout you desire.
  • You must first start with a row as the Composer works with rows and columns. You can add a row simply by dragging the row icon in the empty space on the page.
  • Once drag into the page, if you click the element, a settings panel will open on the left side of the screen. This functionality applies to every content or structural element, not just rows.

The row

  • Rows have two special section designed to help you create layouts. After you dropped the element on the page, in the top left corner, you can access the row settings or column configuration:

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: Row Settings 2

 

  • The row settings allow you to select the layout of the row meaning you can have a set number of columns in different styles. The row can be split in one of 6 possible column layouts so you can style your pages creatively.

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: Row Layout

 

  • The General row settings also include a column gap, alignment, background, YouTube video background, opacity, and the stretch row option.
  • The General tab also includes the viewport options which allow you to set options based on the user device. Use this to have separate settings for each device selected.

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: Devices

  • The second tab under the row settings allows you to place dividers between rows in unique styles. You can select the type of divider for the top or bottom of the row, and you can adjust their width, height, colors, shadows and so much more.

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: Divider tab

 

  • The CSS tab is an essential part of the page builder as it allows you to change the position of the row and adjust the margin, padding, and border for your rows.
  • You can also set background images or colors, shadow, color overlay as well as hide a particular row for specific viewports. Use this to show or hide a specific element on a particular device.

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: CSS tab

 

  • You can add the different blocks either directly inside a row or inside an inner row if you want to create a more complex structure.
  • Each block has its own settings presented in the Block Settings Guide
  • Once you add a block to the row/column of your choice, you’ll see it live. This means you can see the actual content live. Changing its settings also changes the live representation of the page making it easier to see what every setting does.
  • Deleting an element is similar to removing a row. Simply drag the element to the bottom right of the screen or just hit the delete icon found on the top right of the block element.

How to delete an element with the tagDiv Composer

Delete elements

  • If you want to delete a row or element, you can grab it from the top left “Row” button.
  • Drag it to the bottom right of the screen in the “Drag here to DELETE” box, or select the row and press the delete button on your keyboard.
  • You can also use the right-click menu, where you have access to different commands including the delete option.

Inner row

  • The row can also be structured in a sub-division called an inner row if you want to create a more complex structure of rows and columns for better control over your content.

Block Elements

  • Block elements are the content elements you should use to present your content inside the rows.

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: Block Elements

  • Once you add a block to the row/column of your choice, you can see the actual content rendered live.
  • Changing its settings also changes the live representation of the page making it easier to see what every setting does.
  • Deleting an element is similar to removing a row. Merely drag the element to the bottom right of the screen or just hit the delete icon found on the top right of the block element.

! Important note: Shortcodes and ads are not rendered in the live preview of the composer screen so, to see them applied to your page, you have to press the save button and view the page itself on the front-end.

Full Width Content

  • The stretch row option allows you to change the row width to different sizes making your content full width or a fixed width selected from the available row sizes.

tagDiv Composer Page Builder: Basics Row Width

Homepage

By default, WordPress sets the blog page as the main page, and this isn’t what most of us want, we need custom pages. To change WordPress default settings you have to:

  • Step 1 – Create a new page, go to Pages -> Add New
  • Step 2 – Set the page title, configure the page by editing it with the front-end tagDiv Composer. Add the desired elements and select the desired page template.
  • Step 3 – Go to Settings -> Reading and set the newly created page as a homepage.

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