Add-On: Builder Template Categories

Organize your Page Builder Templates in the WordPress Admin. Better overview, don't get lost. Time saver. With extended plugin & theme support.

Organize your Page Builder Templates in the WordPress Admin. Time saver, especially for bigger projects. Get a better and faster overview, don’t get lost. Filter templates with your categories. With extended plugin & theme support.

Live demo of Builder Template Categories in action — Video direct link

Out of the box the plugin includes integrations for a lot of awesome Page Builders, Themes and Plugins. If any supported integration is installed & active, the “Builder Template Categories” plugin just applies its additions. The plugin is really lightweight and simple. Just activate and you’re done – and can use the categorization.

⚙️ Toolbar Extras Support

Toolbar links to the taxonomy overview table is automatically added for supported integrations, for example for Elementor, Astra Custom Layouts, GeneratePress Elements, OceanWP Library, ACF Field Groups, and many more.

♥️ What the Plugin does?

  • Better organize your templates if you have many of them
  • Better overview for admins and site builders
  • Filtering in the overview table of a post type (typical WordPress overview) via Dropdown Filter, or Link filter in the row of a post type’s post
  • For WordPress 5.0+ with Block Editor (Gutenberg): make the Reusable Blocks visible in Admin and organize them – yeah, finally! Your growing collection of reusable blocks needs some organization – this plugin here makes it possible! 😉
  • Only for admins, within the admin – a great helper tool
  • No frontend, no scripts, no styles – nothing! 🙂
  • Lightweight, efficient
  • Developer friendly: clean code, inline documentation, lots of filters available

🚀 Typical Use Case of this Plugin

You are building a big site with lots of different templates across various template libraries of different plugins.

Now the “Builder Template Categories” plugin helps you organize those templates better and more efficiently. For example you have a template category “Landing Pages”.

This category is now visible in Elementor’s “My Templates”, as well as in the Theme “GeneratePress” and its “Elements” Module, as well as in “PopBox for Elementor” plugin and also in “Pods” plugin’s “Templates”.

So in every one of those libraries you can now filter and list all parts of templates for this specific post type that belong to your “Landing Pages” category.

Please note: The categories are global but when filtering only those items are listed that are connected to the specific post type. See the FAQ for more info on that

🎉 Supported Page Builders

  • Elementor Page Builder Plugin (free version is sufficient) – My Templates (for Pages, Sections, and with Elementor Pro even more template types)
  • Brizy Page Builder Plugin (free version is sufficient) – Templates (for Pages, Sections etc.)
  • Oxygen Builder Plugin (Pro) – Templates (for Pages, Layouts, Sections, Theme Builder elements…) — Note: also the old Oxygen Visual Site Builder 1.x is supported
  • Oxygen User Elements Library (for Blocks, Layouts, Sections, Theme Builder elements…) — Note: only if enabled in Oxygen v2.3 alpha 1 or higher
  • Visual Composer Website Builder (the new one, 2018) – Global Templates / Header, Footer, Sidebars Templates
  • WPBakery Page Builder (the old ‘Visual Composer’) Plugin with its Templatera template plugin – Templates (for Pages, Layouts, etc.)
  • Cornerstone Page Builder via the “Cornerstone Global Blocks” Plugin (free) – Global Blocks (for Content)
  • BoldGrid Post and Page Builder Plugin (free) – Blocks (Templates)
  • Themify Builder Plugin (Premium version) – Layouts (for Layout Parts, Pages, Sections etc.)
  • Avada Fusion Builder Plugin in the Avada Theme (Premium) – Library (for Templates, Pages, Layouts, Columns, Rows)
  • Gutenberg / Block Editor of WordPress 5.0+Blocks (for Reusable Blocks – the new core feature)

🎨 Supported Themes

  • Astra Theme with Astra Pro Add-On Plugin – Custom Layouts (for Layouts, Headers, Footers, Hooks)
  • GeneratePress Theme with GP Premium Add-On Plugin – Elements (for Layouts, Headers, Hooks)
  • OceanWP Theme with Ocean Extra free Add-On Plugin – My Library (for Layouts, Hooks etc.)
  • Kava Pro Theme/ CrocoBlock Service with JetThemeCore Plugin – My Library (for Layouts, Pages, Headers, Footers, Single, Archive)
  • Genesis Framework with Genesis Child Themes — via Blox Lite and Blox (Pro) Plugins – Global Content Blocks (for Sections, Hooks)
  • Page Builder Framework with WPBF Premium Add-On Plugin – Custom Section (for Sections, Layouts, Hooks etc.)
  • Customify with Customify Pro Add-On Plugin – Hooks (for Layouts, Sections, Hooks etc.)
  • Suki Theme with Suki Pro Add-On Plugin – Custom Blocks (for Layouts, Sections, Hooks etc.)
  • Avada Theme with Avada Fusion Builder – Library (for Templates, Pages, Layouts, Columns, Rows)

🚀 Supported Plugins

  • see Page Builder Plugins above
  • see Gutenberg-specific Plugins below
  • AnyWhere Elementor Plugin (both, free & Pro version) – AE Global Templates (for Layouts, Content, Pages etc.)
  • Kava Pro Theme/ CrocoBlock Service with JetThemeCore Plugin – My Library (for Layouts, Pages, Headers, Footers, Single, Archive)
  • JetEngine for Elementor Plugin – Listings (Templates)
  • JetWooBuilder for Elementor Plugin – Product Templates (for WooCommerce Products)
  • Blox Lite and Blox (Pro) Plugins, both for Genesis Framework – Global Content Blocks (for Sections, Hooks)
  • Oxygen Builder Plugin (Pro) – Templates (for Pages, Layouts, Sections, Theme Builder elements…)
  • Header Footer for Elementor Plugin – Header & Footer Templates (for Elementor theming areas)
  • DHWC Elementor Plugin – Product Templates (for WooCommerce Products)
  • Kadence WooCommerce Elementor Plugin – Product Templates (for WooCommerce Products)
  • PopBoxes for Elementor Plugin – Popups (Templates) (for Popups, Lightboxes)
  • StylePress for Elementor Plugin – Styles (Templates) (for Theme Templates)
  • Templementor Plugin – Templates (for Elementor content)
  • Thrive Lightboxes Plugin – Lightboxes (Templates) (for Lightboxes, Popups)
  • Popup Maker Plugin – Popups (Templates) (for Popups, Lightboxes)
  • Pods Plugin – Templates (for Post Types, Taxonomies, Fields, etc.) — Note: the “Templates” Component needs to be enabled in Pods’ settings!
  • WP Show Posts Plugin – Listings (Templates) (for Post Listings)
  • JetSmartFilters Plugin – Filters (Templates for Filter Controls, Listings etc.)
  • JetPopup Plugin – Popups (for Popups)
  • CartFlows Plugin – Flows (for WooCommerce Checkout & Thank You Pages)
  • Cherry PopUps Plugin – Popups (for Popups)
  • Themify Popup Plugin – Popups (for Popups)
  • Meta Box Post Types Add-On Plugin – Post Types (for Post Type registrations)
  • Meta Box Taxonomy Add-On Plugin – Taxonomies (for Taxonomy registrations)
  • Content Blocks (Custom Post Widget) Plugin – Blocks (for Content)
  • Reusable Content & Text Blocks (by Loomisoft) Plugin – Blocks (for Content)
  • Dev Content Blocks Plugin – Blocks (for Content)
  • Reusable Text Blocks Plugin – Blocks (for Content, Text)
  • Widget Content Blocks Plugin – Blocks (for Widgets, Content)
  • Reusable Content Blocks Plugin – Blocks (for Content, Text, etc.)
  • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Plugin (both, free & Pro version) – Field Groups (for Custom Fields, Options)
  • Custom Field Suite Plugin – Field Groups (for Custom Fields, Options)
  • CMB2 Admin Extension Plugin – Field Groups (for Custom Fields, Options)
  • Meta Box Builder and Meta Box All-In-One (AIO) Plugins (both Premium) – Field Groups (for Custom Fields, Options)
  • Custom Template for LifterLMS Plugin – Templates (for Courses etc.)
  • Custom Template for LearnDash Plugin – Templates (for Courses etc.)
  • Opal Widgets for Elementor Plugin – Templates (for Headers, Footers)
  • Epic News Elements Plugin – Templates (for Posts/ Singular, Archives)
  • Smart Footer System Plugin – Templates (for Footers)
  • Master Popups Plugin – Popups (for Popups)
  • Easy Content Templates Plugin – Templates (for Content)
  • Simple Content Templates Plugin – Templates (for Content)
  • Custom Page Templates Plugin – Templates (for Pages, Post Types) / Post Types (for Post Type registrations) / Taxonomies (for Taxonomy registrations)

📦 Supported Gutenberg-specific Plugins (Block Editor)

  • Lazy Blocks Plugin – Blocks (Templates for Gutenberg Blocks)
  • Block Lab Plugin – Blocks (Templates & Fields for Gutenberg Blocks)
  • Advanced Custom Blocks Plugin – Blocks (Templates & Fields for Gutenberg Blocks)
  • Blocks Layouts Plugin – Layouts (Layouts for Gutenberg Blocks)
  • Square Happiness: Placeholder Block Plugin – Blocks (Placeholders/ Templates for Gutenberg Blocks)
  • Gutenberg Templates (Block Templates) Plugin – Templates (Templates for Gutenberg Blocks)

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress version 4.7 or higher
  • PHP version 5.6 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.0 or higher
  • Administrator user with capability edit_theme_options
  • Recommended: Toolbar Extras, version 1.4.3 or higher

We Recommend Your Host Supports at least

  • PHP version 7.2 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.6 or higher / or MariaDB 10 or higher

Installation

  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer (via Plugins > Add New – search for builder template categories), or extract the ZIP file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to your already active plugin or theme which has the template library and you’ll see the additional template category as a new submenu item (for example: “Template Categories”).
  4. Now enjoy organizing your templates, get better overview and save time 😉

Documentation & FAQ

Change Logs

⚡ 1.5.1 – 2019-05-03

  • New: Successfully tested with WordPress 5.2
  • New: Successfully tested with ClassicPress 1.0.1
  • New: Integrated with WordPress 5.2+ new Site Health feature: Builder Template Categories now has an extra section on the Debug Info tab – this is especially helpful for support requests
  • Tweak: Refined integration and compatibility with Toolbar Extras v1.4.3 or higher, regarding the Block Editor support
  • Tweak: Refined recommended Gutenberg-specific plugins for “Plugin Installer Recommendations” library
  • Tweak: Updated bundled library DDWlib Plugin Installer Recommendations to latest version (v1.4.0) – feature updates
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs

🎉 1.5.0 – 2019-03-28

  • New: Added integration with theme Page Builder Framework – Custom Sections via WPBF Premium Add-On plugin (Premium, by David Vongries & MapSteps)
  • New: Added integration with theme Suki – Custom Blocks via Suki Pro Add-On plugin (Premium, by SukiWP/ David Rozando)
  • New: Added integration with theme Customify – Customify Hooks via Customify Pro Add-On plugin (Premium, by WPCustomify/ PressMaximum)
  • New: Added integration with plugin CartFlows (free, by CartFlows Inc.)
  • New: Added additional integration with plugin Oxygen Builder – Oxygen User Elements Library (if enabled via Library settings in Oxygen v2.3 alpha 1 or higher)
  • New: The plugin now has its own Supporter page on Patreon.com – become a patron and support ongoing development
  • Tweak: Updated bundled library DDWlib Plugin Installer Recommendations to latest version (v1.3.0) – feature updates
  • Tweak: Minor code improvements
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here

⚡ 1.4.3 – 2019-01-21

  • New: Additional checks for Block Editor (Gutenberg) integration if one of the popular disabling plugins has disabled it completely (in that case the integration won’t be loaded at all!)
  • New: Overhauled Elementor integration to be also fully compatible with Elementor 2.4.0 or higher (while still being compatible with older Elementor versions)
  • New: Make predefined category terms also available for Elementor built-in “Categories” taxonomy (only for Elementor v2.4.0+)
  • New: Added new template content types “Flow/ Flows” and “Snippet/ Snippets”
  • New: Join my newsletter for DECKERWEB WordPress Plugins – insider info, plus tutorials and more useful stuff
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here – also added new FAQ entry

⚡ 1.4.2 – 2018-12-14

  • Tweak: Moved admin CSS into proper stylesheet, and enqueue it – this fixes issues users have reported

⚡ 1.4.1 – 2018-12-13

  • New: Successfully tested with WordPress 5.0.x major release version
  • New: Added new template content type “Section/ Sections”
  • Tweak: Make sure our help tab is restricted to our own taxonomy only
  • Tweak: Updated bundled library DDWlib Plugin Installer Recommendations to latest version (v1.2.1) – CSS fixes
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here

🎉 1.4.0 – 2018-11-21

  • New: Integration with plugin Epic News Elements (Premium, by Jegtheme) – an Add-On for Elementor, Block Editor (Gutenberg) and WPBakery Page Builder (old Visual Composer)
  • New: Integration with plugin Master Popups (Premium, by CodexHelp)
  • New: Integration with plugin Block Lab (free, by Block Lab) — for WordPress Block Editor, also known as “Gutenberg”
  • New: Integration with plugin Gutenberg Templates (Block Templates) (free, by Konstantinos Galanakis) — for WordPress Block Editor, also known as “Gutenberg”
  • New: Integration with plugin Visual Composer Website Builder (free/Premium, by The Visual Composer Team) — Note: this is the new plugin version from 2018, not the old one (now renamed), “WPBakery Page Builder”
  • New: Integration with Page Builder plugin Avada Fusion Builder in Avada Theme (Premium, by ThemeFusion)
  • New: Integration with plugin Smart Footer System (Premium, by Meta Plugin) – compatible with Elementor, Gutenberg, Genesis, Beaver Builder etc.
  • New: Integration with plugin Easy Content Templates (free, by Japa Alekhin Llemos)
  • New: Integration with plugin Simple Content Templates (free, by Clifton Griffin)
  • New: Integration with plugin Custom Page Templates (Premium, by Pavlo Reva)
  • New: Added integration with “Elementor Finder” – interactive search since Elementor v2.3.0+
  • Tweak: For some integrations (manually) added taxonomy column to the post type list table (overview table) where the automatic adding didn’t work (because of customized post types…)
  • Tweak: Set proper ‘parent file’ / ‘subemenu file’ relations for all integrations – therefore our taxonomy is now highlighted correctly as submenu in the Admin
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here

🎉 1.3.0 – 2018-10-30

  • New: Integration with plugin Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) (free & Pro, by Elliot Condon)
  • New: Integration with plugin Custom Field Suite (free, by Matt Gibbs)
  • New: Integration with Add-On plugin CMB2 Admin Extension (free, by twoelevenjay) –> Note: This is the UI plugin for the CMB2 library plugin!
  • New: Integration with Add-On plugins Meta Box Builder and Meta Box All-In-One (AIO) (both Premium, by Meta Box) –> Note: This is the UI plugin for the Meta Box (fields) plugin!
  • New: Integration with plugin Custom Template for LifterLMS (free, by Brainstorm Force)
  • New: Integration with plugin Custom Template for LearnDash (free, by Brainstorm Force)
  • New: Integration with plugin Opal Widgets for Elementor (free, by WpOpal) – for Header and Footer templates
  • New: Integration with plugin Reusable Content Blocks (free, by Safeer)
  • New: Integration with plugin JetSmartFilters (Premium, by Zemez Jet/ CrocoBlock)
  • New: Added new template content type “Filter/ Filters”
  • New: Added 2 new screenshots to show Reusable Block support in Block Editor (Gutenberg)
  • New: Successfully tested with WordPress 5.0 Beta 1
  • New: Video of plugin walkthrough and live demo
  • Tweak: Updated bundled library DDWlib Plugin Installer Recommendations to latest version (v1.2.0) – which brings enhanced CSS styles, including for the “Dark Mode” plugin
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here – also added some new FAQ entries

🎉 1.2.0 – 2018-10-12

  • The Gutenberg Block Editor Support Release 😉
  • New: Integration with “Gutenberg plugin” / (upcoming) WordPress Version 5.0+: Block categories for new default wp_block post type, plus admin enhancements – this lets you manage the “reusable blocks” feature better
  • New: Integration with plugin Lazy Blocks (free, by nK) — for WordPress Block Editor, also known as “Gutenberg”
  • New: Integration with plugin Advanced Custom Blocks (free, by Rheinard Korf, Luke Carbis, Rob Stinson) — for WordPress Block Editor, also known as “Gutenberg”
  • New: Integration with plugin Blocks Layouts (free, by Jordy Meow) — for WordPress Block Editor, also known as “Gutenberg”
  • New: Integration with plugin Square Happiness: Placeholder Block (free, by Square Happiness) — for WordPress Block Editor, also known as “Gutenberg”
  • New: Integration with plugin StylePress for Elementor (free, by David Baker (dtbaker))
  • New: Integration with plugin Content Blocks (Custom Post Widget) (free, by Johan van der Wijk)
  • New: Integration with plugin Reusable Content & Text Blocks (free, by Loomisoft)
  • New: Integration with plugin Dev Content Blocks (free, by Allon Sacks)
  • New: Integration with plugin Reusable Text Blocks (free, by Hal Gatewood)
  • New: Integration with plugin Widget Content Blocks (free, by Danny van Kooten)
  • New: Added new template content types “Field/ Fields”, “Box/ Boxes”, “Bar/ Bars” and “Hook/ Hooks”
  • New: If Fields, Box, Bar or Hook template related integrations are active before plugin installation/activation add predefined terms for “Fields”, “Boxes”, “Bars” and “Hooks” appropriately
  • New: Facebook Info Page for my WordPress plugins, this one included 🙂
  • Tweak: Code, plus code documentation improvements and tweaks
  • Tweak: Improved special “translators” comments in code
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here

🎉 1.1.0 – 2018-09-30

  • New: Category labels now fit to the content type (post type) of the integration – popup integrations are now labelled as “Popup Categories”, and the same for other types like Blocks, Layouts, Elements etc.
  • New: Integration with Page Builder plugin Themify Builder (Premium, by Themify) – note: this applies only to the premium version of this plugin
  • New: Integration with plugin JetPopup (free, by Zemez Jet/ CrocoBlock)
  • New: Integration with plugin Cherry PopUps (free, by Zemez)
  • New: Integration with plugin Templementor (free, by Lcweb)
  • New: Integration with plugin Kadence WooCommerce Elementor (free, by Kadence Themes) – for single product templates
  • New: Integration with plugin Kadence WooCommerce Elementor Pro (Premium, by Kadence Themes) – for product archive templates and checkout templates
  • New: Integration with plugin Themify Popup (free, by Themify)
  • New: Integration with Add-On plugins Meta Box Post Types and Meta Box Taxonomy (both free, by Meta Box)
  • New: If WooCommerce template related integrations are active before plugin installation/activation add predefined “Products” term
  • New: If Popup/Modal template related integrations are active before plugin installation/activation add predefined “Popups” term
  • New: In post type list tables for bulk actions the “Edit” label was tweaked to “Edit, add Category etc.” to make it more clear for users that template categories (of this plugin) can be added as well in bulk mode
  • New: Added help tab with additional info – appearing on the plugin’s taxonomy page as well as all edit screens from post types of any active integration
  • New: Added a new screenshot to show Bulk Actions – to add template category to more than one template in one action
  • New: Created special Facebook Group for user community support for all plugins from me (David Decker – DECKERWEB), this one here included! 😉 – please join at facebook!
  • Tweak: Partly refactored the WPBakery Page Builder integration – now by default the Grid Builder Templates are integrated, and optionally, if the Templatera templates are active (premium Add-On), these as well — that way, all makes more sense
  • Tweak: Smaller code and inline documentation tweaks, plus improvements
  • Tweak: Updated bundled library DDWlib Plugin Installer Recommendations to latest version (v1.1.0) – which brings smaller additions and enhancements, like CSS styles to the upload areas and plugin cards, plus plugin version number on plugin cards
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced and improved Readme.txt file here – also added new FAQ entry

⚡ 1.0.1 – 2018-08-30

  • New: Integration with Brizy Templates for Brizy Page Builder – template feature was released in their free version v1.0.25
  • New: Added plugin update message also to Plugins page (overview table)
  • New: French translations by the community
  • Tweak: Added plugins recommendations library by deckerweb to improve the plugin installer tips (old filter function got removed)
  • Tweak: Updated .pot file plus all German translations (formal, informal) and language packs
  • Tweak: Enhanced, improved and corrected Readme.txt file here – also tweaked FAQ entry

🎉 1.0.0 – 2018-08-20

  • Official plugin launch on WordPress.org. Everything’s new!
  • New: Including integration for 15 Plugins: Elementor, AnyWhere Elementor, Header Footer for Elementor, Popup Maker, PopBox for Elementor, Thrive Lightboxes, Oxygen Builder (2.0+), Pods, JetEngine for Elementor, JetWooBuilder for Elementor, DHWC Elementor (WooCommerce Templates), WP Show Posts, BoldGrid Post and Page Builder, WPBakery Page Builder (Visual Composer), Global Blocks for Cornerstone
  • New: Including integration for 5 Themes: OceanWP, GeneratePress, Astra, Kava Pro (CrocoBlock), Genesis (Blox)
  • New: Includes a composer.json file in the plugin’s root folder – this is great for developers using Composer

⚡ 0.9.1 – 2018-08-17

⚡ 0.9.0 – 2018-08-16

5-Star Reviews from WordPress.org

Plugging the missing template taxonomies
Building a site using GeneratePress and the Elements module running into over 40 custom templates. Covering conditional page heros, call to actions, page layouts and many custom hooks. Adding taxonomies makes managing this ever growing list a breeze. As well as documenting them for the client. Now looking into taxonomy conditions to restrict user role editing. So simple you would think it was part of the WordPress core. Thank you.
@David B. //
User on WordPress.org
Simple and efficient

Thank you for making my life easier :0)

@ianstudio //
User on WordPress.org
Amazing plugin

Plugin helps to organize all the templates made with Elementor. Thank you.
Very good support.

@alexshram //
User on WordPress.org

Version: 1.5.0

Active Installs: 1000+

Average Rating: 5 of 5 stars