‘Page Builder’ Videos

  • Jason Orellana: Page Builder Magic

    Jason Orellana: Page Builder Magic

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019Speaker: Jason Orellana

    June 20, 2019 — April 5, 2019, 9 am, University Center, College of the Canyons — With the new Gutenberg editor, WordPress has created a new format with blocks that do a lot of what page builders have traditionally offered. So why would anyone still want to use a page builder? Jason will talk about:
    – The biggest difference between Elementor and Gutenberg and why I use Elementor for the foreseeable future;
    – The advantages and disadvantages of using my favorite page builder – Elementor (free version). Other page builders are similar;
    – How Elementor works with themes and which one should be used;
    – Using free plugins to extend Elementor;
    – A quick overview of how to use Elementor; and
    – Build a quick example of a home page

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  • Jeremy Scott: I Built a Site with a “Page Builder” Called Gutenberg

    Jeremy Scott: I Built a Site with a “Page Builder” Called Gutenberg

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Jeremy Scott

    March 8, 2019 — While large swaths of the WordPress community were protesting the arrival of Gutenberg with mixed feelings, I chose to embrace it early and often, but even late into its development, I felt unable to produce the same level of work my clients expected–so it was always back to the old ways: page builders and custom fields. In fall 2018, I finished a project that relied way heavily on custom fields; it was slow and its admin UI was confusing and it made like 150 custom fields per post, but it worked and looked great. After, though, I paused and I asked myself “am I sure I can’t do this with just Gutenberg?” So I set out to try. Spoiler alert: its possible, and I did it.

    In this presentation, I’ll show you the old way vs the new way, and explain how I needed to change the way I do and think about things to deliver an identical site while shucking the crutches of page builders and custom fields and custom templates that has propped up my work for so long.

  • Gerald Glynn: Build a bespoke Page Builder

    Gerald Glynn: Build a bespoke Page Builder

    WordCamp Dublin 2017Speaker: Gerald Glynn

    November 14, 2017 — Page Builders free WordPress from the constraints TinyMCE Editor. However, you don’t have much choice over what they render, and left in the wrong hands, designs can get messed up past the point of easy untangling! By piggy-backing on the Post Meta Data we can build feature-rich Page’s in a bespoke manner with full control of the end product.

    This talk will walk you through how to build an in-house Page Builder that fits your particular needs using Advanced Custom Fields. By deconstructing a Page into its constituent parts, we can render the frontend in a very flexible manner so you and redesign as necessary and future-proof your content. With the addition of Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation, a fully responsive design can be easily achieved.

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  • Wendie Huis in ’t Veld: Pagebuilder Galore

    Wendie Huis in ’t Veld: Pagebuilder Galore

    WordCamp Nijmegen 2017Speaker: Wendie Huis in ‘t Veld

    October 15, 2017 — Aaah, Pagebuilders.
    Voor veel developers een doorn in het oog voor veel gebruikers een ware uitkomst.
    In deze talk leg ik precies uit wat een pagebuilder is, wat je er mee kunt en hoe je een pagebuilder het beste kunt gebruiken. Ook vertel ik over de risico’s, de meest gemaakte fouten en wat je vooral niet met een pagebuilder moet proberen. Persoonlijk heb ik een behoorlijke hoeveelheid pagebuilders getest en de resultaten daarvan deel ik natuurlijk ook graag.

  • Maxime Culea: ACF un page builder pas comme les autres

    Maxime Culea: ACF un page builder pas comme les autres

    WordCamp Marseille 2017Speaker: Maxime Culea

    September 23, 2017 — Le marché des constructeurs de page fait rage et l’arrivée de Gutenberg sonne le glas d’une bataille qui s’annonce rude entre tous ces concurrents. Malheureusement, il y en a souvent un qui est oublié : Advanced Custom Field. ACF n’est pas à proprement parlé un page builder, mais lorsque l’on maîtrise ses mécanismes et que l’on connaît bien son écosystème ainsi que son potentiel, il est possible de réaliser des back offices très poussés.

    Nous verrons ensemble comment l’extension fonctionne et quels sont les différents types de champs afin de réaliser un back office intuitif et surtout répondant à tous (ou presque) les besoins de vos clients.

    Bien évidemment, choisir cette solution offre beaucoup d’avantages mais aussi quelques inconvénients, nous les évoquerons en détails.

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  • Gregory Schoppe: Picking a Page Builder

    Gregory Schoppe: Picking a Page Builder

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Gregory Schoppe

    August 14, 2017 — There are many page builders to choose from these days, both as premium themes and dedicated plugins, but what really sets one apart from another? In this talk, we’ll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various popular page builders, as well as touching briefly on non-page builder techniques for creating custom designs quickly.

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