I'm excited to announce that the new post modules have been completed and are now ready for beta testing! Those include the Post Carousel module and Post Slider module that were created to compliment the existing Posts module.
This is the first release by the Favolla team and one of many to come that we're excited to bring to you. Current members can head on over to their account to download the latest beta of the Beaver Builder plugin.
A Note About Beta Testing
This release marks the first time that we have released a beta of the Beaver Builder plugin. We've done that with the theme in the past, but now that we have made some minor infrastructure improvements to the site, we'll be frequently releasing beta versions of the plugin as well.
Our plan going forward is to push all major features/enhancements as beta releases for one to two weeks with a major version such as 1.6.1. Minor features/enhancements and bug fixes will be released immediately with a minor version such as 184.108.40.206.
Please keep in mind that with beta releases we are mainly looking to squash bugs, but we are open to your feedback. We'll do our best to implement any enhancements based on feedback during the beta period, but we can't make any promises.
Keep an eye on the change logs and our blog for info on the latest beta releases. There is a lot to come!
The Post Carousel module comes packed with a number of different settings that allow you to create different carousel layouts for your posts. Like the Posts module, it comes with a content settings tab (aka the loop builder) that allows you to pull in the content from your posts (and custom post types) based on a number of different criteria.
Below you'll find a screenshot of the default grid layout for the Post Carousel module as well as the gallery layout that has the ability to create seamless carousels that go edge to edge and show the post info on hover. To achieve these different layouts, all you need to do is adjust the Layout setting under the Slider tab. You may also need to check out the Post Spacing setting under Layout > Posts to create a seamless look.
Like the Post Carousel module, the Post Slider module comes packed with a number of different settings that allow you to create different slider layouts for your posts, including the content settings tab.
Below you'll find screenshots of the default layout with the post text overlaying the featured image, as well as a layout with the post text beside the featured image. To achieve these different layouts, all you need to do is adjust the Image setting under Layout > Featured Image.
I'm happy to say that development of the ability to save row and module templates is well under way! The current version of that feature is almost done and we are about to start working on the ability to save rows and modules as global templates. Keep an eye out for the beta of this highly anticipated feature within the next few weeks.
Let Us Know What You Think!
As always, I leave the floor to you. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you’d like to see us work on next and what you think about what we're working on so far in the comments below.