Set a Default Page Builder

Since Toolbar Extras version 1.4.0 you can set a default Page Builder in the plugin’s settings.

Set a Default Page Builder

With this feature and setting it is controlled which items are primarily displayed within the Build Group (see general info on Items & Groups). This affects settings and resources as well as the default setting for the Main Item’s URL.

Example use case:

You have Elementor Page Builder installed and activated and you are using WordPress 5.0 or higher AND the new Block Editor (Gutenberg) is active (not deactivated via plugins).

Then you can decide which of both is your default builder. Note, that the Block Editor (Gutenberg) is considered a builder as well for this setting in Toolbar Extras.

  • Elementor as default: its settings, resources, community and developer resources are displayed; also any supported Add-On appears under “Add-Ons” sub item or within the Build Group.
  • Block Editor as default: its settings, resources, community and developer resources are displayed; also any supported Gutenberg Add-On/ Extension appears under “Add-Ons” sub item or within the Build Group.
  • “None” as default: no settings and resources for a builder are displayed.

Questions and Answers:

What if no supported Builder is active?
If no supported Page Builder is registered then no such items appear within the Build Group at all. The setting for Default Page Builder in the plugin’s settings is also set appropriately.

Does this setting effect any other area beyond the Toolbar’s Build Group?
No!

I use Elementor AND Gutenberg side by side what happens with active Add-Ons from both?
Both are displayed automatically under the sub item “Add-Ons” in the Build Group.
Both Add-On groups can be disabled individually: the Elementor Page Builder Add-Ons under General settings tab (“Add-On Items”) – the Block Editor Add-Ons under General settings tab in the Block Editor section (“Display Block Editor Add-Ons”).

Why has the Block Editor special support?
Since it is the default WordPress environment since WordPress 5.0 it just is a natural part of your install. Therefore (if not explicitely deactivated globally) its special supported items will appear by default. That is the reason there is a special section in General settings tab to deactivate also these items. — The reasoning behind is simple: It was made for Site Builders working with Elementor but also using Gutenberg for the content of blog posts for example. That way it makes total sense and one can have the best of both worlds together (a Page Builder + Gutenberg).

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