It is with great pleasure that custom field connections (a core ability needed to integrate with Beaver Themer) have been added to version 1.5 of the free plugin CB Custom Modules.
What is Beaver Themer?
If you haven’t checked out Beaver Themer, I heartily recommend it. Beaver Themer is great for:
- Custom post layouts
- Custom headers/footers/
- Custom archive pages
- And more
Basically, it extends Beaver Builder into other areas than just the post content area. You can create custom layouts for the entire screen of your website and then still load all of the correct content dynamically throughout the site.
Imagine if your portfolio has a gallery custom field. Now you could have that gallery automatically display in a module like Broadside or Slice. Or have your post titles and featured images show up in the Shade module. Pretty cool stuff.
How do I use it?
You have to purchase Themer separately from a typical Beaver Builder package (bummer, I know, but it’s worth it). It works as long as Beaver Builder is active. I also recommend using the Beaver Builder Theme for pain-free compatibility. Beyond that, I recommend checking out some tutorials from YouTube:
Also, make sure you update to version 1.5 (or greater) of CB Custom Modules to see the connections in action. This is particularly great if you’re using something like Pods or ACF to build out a lot of custom content types.
Good luck and let me know what you think in the comments!