We're excited to announce a major update coming soon to a Beaver Builder site near you. Beaver Builder 2.5 “Contra” – named after the epic Contra Dam notably featured in the James Bond flick “Goldeneye” – features a brand new Outline panel, many module improvements, and lots of quality of life changes throughout.
In our last major update, we added several new modules to the palette. In this update, we focused effort on modernizing and improving existing modules. A big shout out to the development team for their hard work and Nancy from our docs team for compiling this fantastic about this release Knowledge Base article.
The most significant change in 2.5 is the introduction of the new Outline panel which gives a bird's eye view of all the content on a page and a streamlined interface to edit and interact with page content. Attempting to drag a row from “below the fold” on a long page could always be a bit agonizing.
The Outline panel makes it easy to rearrange content on large pages and to quickly jump around and edit different parts of a page. All versions of Beaver Builder will have this update – it is not limited to premium versions.
Take a sneak peek at the new outline panel coming in Beaver Builder 2.5…
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See more of what it can do on our Outline panel documentation page.
Major Module Updates
The Pricing Table module has a new set of customization features to enable you to build more complex and (hopefully) effective pricing tables! There is now an option to add highlight ribbons, icons, tooltips, and the option to display different pricing options for monthly and yearly subscriptions
The Menu module is getting a major overhaul to make it much more powerful. It now has styling options for sub-menu link colors and the responsive toggle, also a new option to have a logo in the center of the menu, a new option to add search to the menu, and support for showing WooCommerce cart contents in the menu!
See the Menu module article for a more thorough breakdown.
The Separator module has new responsive toggles for both the Height and Alignment settings, with the result that you can now specify different settings for height, width, and alignment for large, medium, and small devices.
Minor Module Changes
- List: Settings were rearranged so the list items section appears at the top.
- Content Slider: Added background transparency functionality.
- Number Counter: In the bar display of the number, you can now set the height of the bar.
- Content Slider: Added background overlay option for individual slides
- Post Slider: Now has typography options
- Separator: Height and alignment are now responsive
- Contact Form: Labels can be translated.
Last but not least, if testing out cutting edge software is something you like to do, there is an alpha version of Beaver Themer out as of the time this post is published. There are several new header and footer templates to try, conditional logic enhancements, and a bunch more!