2 years, 2 months ago waterbowlParticipant
I’ve been struggling with the buggy Page Builder. I was nearly done with the home page after a lot of problems and now it is a mess. I need help understanding if I can wrap a new row around what was an inner row containing 3 columns. How can I save the work I have done with these columns without deleted and starting over again.
Today I wanted to add a row near the bottom of the work I have finished. I wanted it to contain 2 things: a special header in an inner row and below that another inner row with 3 columns, one column with text on the left and the other two columns with lists. I struggled for hours trying to get this to work. I could never get the special header into a inner box inside the row properly, the header would only be as wide as one of the columns. I gave up and put that aside for a while and went on to get the content put into the 3 columns.
It seems like I am always chasing down handles trying to get them to show me the various things I want to do. It’s like chasing a greased pig to get an inner row into a row. Saving is near to impossible, publishing first and then trying to get to SAVE takes forever. And I don’t get a “saved” message so I can never be sure if my work is being saved. Sometimes the row save box comes up, after I have published the page, and even if I click SAVE it just sits there as though it didn’t do anything.
Finally I thought I could use an already made element on the page that had a special header in the inner row inside the row so I made a clone of the entire box. It also contains a row with 2 columns. I though I could just delete the stuff inside the columns, make it three columns and put in my own information.The header only needed the text to be different. That was a mess also so I just deleted the clone and started fresh with a new row. I wasn’t able to get the special header inner row into the box and struggled getting a 3 row column.
I managed to get the 3 columns in an inner box and made the first text box. I was going to select “list” in the next column. But when I did this the page flashed and jumped. The “list” was missing and I couldn’t figure out where it was. I finally found it at the top of the page, just under the slider but above my first 3 columns. It had copied the first finished list of the three lists that are in a group of columns at the top of the page (so a duplicate) and put it above the 3 column lists, floating alone. So it was like a screwed up row, just below my slider.
I deleted it and then all the other three columns at the top of the page disappeared that I had spent days making. Luckily I didn’t save this but backed out. Where is the WordPress revisions history for the page??? If that was available I could just go back to the beginning of today.
I went back in and explored this “rogue list container” that flew up the page. It appears that in trying to enter a new list template into one of the columns below, it just made a copy of a single finished list at the top of the page and then grabbed the “row” container that had surrounded the 3 columns. Thus isolating the remaining 3 columns without a surrounding row. So there are two of the same list items, one floating above the other one, almost as if I had cloned it.
Is there some way to recapture this row around these three columns? They are now floating free without a row around them as far as I can tell. I think if I can capture them into a row I can delete the single item that “stole” the row.
2 years, 2 months ago EldoKeymaster
Please can you share with us your wp credentials in a private reply?
Let me know.
2 years, 1 month ago waterbowlParticipant
I’m sorry, I am developing this locally on my computer. It is not up for you to view. So I can’t do that.
In any case I didn’t think anyone was going to write back so I just rebuilt the whole thing as I couldn’t figure out how to clear the extra ordered list off the page.
I finally realized there are three ways to work on a page, in the dashboard with classic mode, Gutenberg editor, and codeless editor takes me to the customizer. It’s confusing where changes should be made, especially styling. But some things require me to go into standard WordPress settings.
However I could really use some help figuring out how to copy elements from demo pages and then pasting them to the page I am working on. I am currently making just one page with a variety of elements on it. Eventually I will make full pages, but now I am using single elements of pages.
If there is a large error I have to scrap the whole element and then start from scratch again to rebuild the element. It would be easier to copy the demo section I need. So far that has been hit and miss.
Also, I have messed up some of the demo pages, essentially changing the page. How can I reinstall these demo pages without a problem? Or do I need to set up another dummy site to do that?
2 years, 1 month ago EldoKeymaster
You can work with Codeless Builder or WpBakery Visual Composer that comes with theme.
We recommend Codeless Builder.
The first solution is to save each row with elements you want in the Content Block area https://imgur.com/a/HdLrUwU. So you can use those elements in every page you want.
In case you want to use some of the elements of other pages and you don’t want to create them from scratch you have to copy the shortcodes in the text mode.
So can edit the pages in the WordPress text mode copy elements shortcode that start with [cl_row] and finish with [/cl_row].
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