Bold Page Builder

Description

Forever 100% Free page builder

Bold Page Builder for WordPress is 100% free – there is no premium version and you can use it freely in your commercial and noncommercial projects. Even in your Premium WordPress themes.

Create your premium looking website using only default Twenty Seventeen or Twenty Sixteen theme and Bold Page Builder

See Bold Page Builder in action!
Check out our demo pages built with Twenty Seventeen theme:

Check out our demo pages built with Twenty Sixteen theme:

You can easily import all our demo pages and start building website in no time. Read the instructions here.

Our demos use the following free plugins:

When you are ready for the next step, we also offer a selection of premium themes which are using Bold Page Builder: BoldThemes Portfolio.

Comes with 30+ Content Elements

Bold Builder – WordPress Page builder comes packed with loads of content elements – you can start building your layouts in minutes with drag and drop features and with no coding experience. And it is very easy to extend.

  • Accordion
  • Button
  • Cost calculator
  • Headline
  • Icon
  • Image
  • Latest posts
  • Masonry image grid
  • Masonry post grid
  • Price list
  • Raw HTML/JS content
  • Separator
  • Service
  • Slider
  • Tabs
  • Text
  • Video

Ideal for theme and WordPress developers

If you are a WordPress developer, feel free to extend it with your components – it features simple and intuitive API as well as a detailed developer’s documentation and examples to get you started right away.

Lightning fast Visual Builder

It is a speed champion and only WordPress drag and drop page builder with the instant user interface response – no more waiting and nail biting. Beats popular Visual Composer by a mile.

100% Compatible with most WordPress themes

Bold builder should work with most of the themes – free or premium. In fact, all demos are developed using free themes and plugins from WordPress.org. You can import these pages and choose from a selection of carefully crafted design elements.

Full Clipboard functionality unlike any other WordPress Page Builder plugin

Do not restrict yourself to duplicating your content elements within one page like others do. Now, you can copy any content element them from one page to another and even from one site to another. Unlike with any other page builder plugin. Finally, unleash the full power of content element clipboard and make your life do much easier.

Actively developed and supported

Bold Page Builder is actively developed by BoldThemes , authors of a number of free and premium WordPress themes and plugins. We are committed to making it the greatest free WordPress page builder plugin ever and expect constant flow of new and exciting features.

Bold Builder is supported through our support forum.

Screenshots

  • Bold Page Builder - Interface
  • Bold Page Builder - Elements
  • Bold Page Builder - Element properties
  • Bold Page Builder - Preview mode
  • Bold Page Builder - Drag and Drop interface
  • Bold Page Builder - Icon element
  • Bold Page Builder - Column layouts
  • Bold Page Builder - Settings

Installation

Method 1

Use WordPress Add New Plugin feature and search Bold Page Builder

Method 2

Download the archive here and:

  1. Unzip the archive on your computer
  2. Upload bold-builder directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

How to import demo content

  1. Once you have installed and activated Bold Page Builder, you can download demo import package here: http://bold-themes.com/local/bold_builder/demo_data.zip.
  2. Please unpack demo_data folder and upload it via FTP to your plugin’s export_import folder (the server path is usually: \wp-content\plugins\bold-page-builder\export_import)
  3. You should have \wp-content\plugins\bold-page-builder\export_import\demo_data\ with a number of xml files in it.
  4. If everything went well, once you refresh your wp-admin console you should have Bold Builder Import item in Tools menu of your wp-admin

To import demo go to Tools > Bold Builder Import and select a demo. Make sure that appropriate theme is activated (twentysixteen or twentyseventeen).

Demo pages built with Twenty Sixteen theme:

  • http://demos.bold-themes.com/demo-restaurant-2016/
  • http://demos.bold-themes.com/demo-handyman-2016/
  • http://demos.bold-themes.com/demo-wedding-2016/

Demo pages built with Twenty Seventeen theme

  • http://demos.bold-themes.com/demo-construction-2017/
  • http://demos.bold-themes.com/demo-accomodation-2017/
  • http://demos.bold-themes.com/demo-wedding-2017/

Our demos also use the following free plugins:

FAQ

How does this compare to front end builders?

While front end builders are nice and easy to use with simple content, there is no substitute for robustness of good back end builder in case you want to build complex layouts. Once you get to know it, Bold Builder, with its advanced capabilities (like stacked clipboard and non-AJAX instant editing), is the fastest way to build your pages.

Is there a premium version?

No. Actually this is premium version, only difference is that it’s free. 🙂

Which themes are supported?

It is not possible to test Bold Builder with all themes – it should work fine with most but we recommend Twenty Sixteen and Twenty Seventeen themes. Also, in case you want to use our premium themes, you can find them here: BoldThemes Portfolio.

Reviews

Not a Plugin

This isn’t really a plugin. Yes, it may be free but what do you expect? something like a composer, or any other famous builder? nope.. not by a long shot. Oh, as for the screenshots. I saw nothing of sort in this plugin.

Great and fast plugin

I got the plugin together with few themes I bought on Envato market from the same author. I was really surprised to see that it had as many options as you can think of for a free plugin. It works fast, is easy to get the hang of an most importantly it had copy/paste functionality to work across multiple websites that use the same page editor. I mean, I don’t ask too much from an editor (hell, I really hate when they have a gazillion of useless options) but this one was just perfect. Would really recommend others to try it, as it’s both free and of great use.

Very Easy to Use – Great Job!

It has exactly what you need to get tho job done! I loved Drag&Drop feature and Copy/Paste from one page to another … comes in very handy.
Outstanding support as well!

Makes ordered and unordered lists invisible

I installed BB with the 2017 theme and a little later noticed that ordered and unordered lists no longer appear as lists (the bullets and numbers don’t show). Deactivating the plugin solved the problem. Not sure how this comes about obvs. but his is clearly something that needs fixed.

Free, but not well-documented

We received this builder plugin with a theme (written by the same company that wrote this plugin) purchased from Envato. While it is free, and reasonably supported on the plugin’s WordPress page, it is not well documented. This means you really don’t have a resource to help you learn how the plugin works, so it becomes mostly a trial and error exercise. The plugin is awkward, as pointed out by another reviewer, and in many cases is not intuitive (well-written documentation could help with this). It’s difficult to understand the plugin’s capabilities and idiosyncrasies without out some sort of guide.

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Contributors & Developers

“Bold Page Builder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.0.5

  • Fixed Headline URL.

2.0.4

  • Fixed Button URL.

2.0.3

  • Added Instagram image alt attribute.

2.0.2

  • Fixed dialog height.

2.0.1

  • Improved WordPress 5.x compatibility.

2.0.0

  • Improved Instagram widget and content element.

1.9.9

  • Fixed number of posts in Latest Posts content element.

1.9.8

  • Fixed Image alt attribute.

1.9.7

  • Removed Google Maps scroll prevent script.

1.9.6

  • Fixed Recent Posts widget PHP notice.

1.9.5

  • Fixed Inner Row layout.

1.9.4

  • Fixed Post Grid hover bug.

1.9.3

  • Fixed JS error when adding some content elements.

1.9.2

  • Improved Gutenberg compatibility.

1.9.1

  • Fixed Recent Comments widget.

1.9.0

  • Fixed responsive lightbox and parallax.

1.8.9

  • Fixed parallax on Chrome.

1.8.8

  • Fixed Google Maps CSS.

1.8.7

  • BB is now default editor for pages.

1.8.6

  • Fixed Google Maps in Tabs.

1.8.5

  • Added text domain to header.

1.8.4

  • Fixed Post Grid and Latest Posts.

1.8.3

  • Fixed back end CSS.

1.8.2

  • Added bt_bb_content_elements filter.

1.8.1

  • Improved PHP 7.x compatibility.

1.8.0

  • Fixed Icon content element.

1.7.9

  • Fixed Latest Posts content element.

1.7.8

  • Fixed lightbox CSS.

1.7.7

  • Fixed lightbox.

1.7.6

  • Added option to close all Accordion items initially.

1.7.5

  • Fixed Service title and target.

1.7.4

  • Improved Image hover.

1.7.3

  • Fixed lightbox.

1.7.2

  • Fixed front end script enqueue issue.

1.7.1

  • Improved speed.

1.7.0

  • Fixed PHP notice.

1.6.9

  • Improved speed.

1.6.8

  • Fixed wpautop filter issue.

1.6.7

  • Improved compatibility with dsIDXpress IDX Plugin.

1.6.6

  • Fixed Google Maps JS error.

1.6.5

  • Fixed PHP notice in BB Icon widget.

1.6.4

  • Added option to disable auto loading in Post Grid.

1.6.3

  • Fixed PHP notice.

1.6.2

  • Fixed AJAX loading in Post Grid.

1.6.1

  • Added AJAX loading in Post Grid.

1.6.0

  • Fixed Column background image.

1.5.9

  • Improved compatibility with some themes.

1.5.8

  • Fixed Twitter widget.

1.5.7

  • Fixed Slider height.

1.5.6

  • Fixed Masonry Post Grid.

1.5.5

  • Fixed PHP warning.

1.5.4

  • Improved Instagram widget.

1.5.3

  • Fixed BB Icon widget saving.

1.5.2

  • Improved Cost Calculator plugin compatibility.

1.5.1

  • Improved IE compatibility.

1.5.0

  • Improved backwards compatibility.

1.4.9

  • Added new animations.

1.4.8

  • Fixed IE/Edge Counter CSS.

1.4.7

  • Added icon picker in BB Icon widget.

1.4.6

  • Fixed slider in tabs.

1.4.5

  • Fixed iOS resize bug.

1.4.4

  • Fixed IE animations.

1.4.3

  • Fixed animations.

1.4.2

  • Added content elements CSS filters.

1.4.1

  • Fixed color schemes.

1.4.0

  • Fixed PHP notice.

1.3.9

  • Fixed animations.

1.3.8

  • Added responsive options.

1.3.7

  • Added slider fade animation.

1.3.6

  • Fixed post content if BB is disabled for post type.

1.3.5

  • Fixed Counter content element.

1.3.4

  • Fixed text editor dropdowns.

1.3.3

  • Improved unit test compatibility.

1.3.2

  • Fixed OAuth namespace.

1.3.1

  • Fixed IE layout bug.

1.3.0

  • Fixed Image content element.

1.2.9

  • Added class filter in Section.

1.2.8

  • Fixed Instagram widget.

1.2.7

  • Added Countdown content element.

1.2.6

  • Fixed Heading link target.

1.2.5

  • Additional Image options.

1.2.4

  • Improved Masonry layout.

1.2.3

  • Added some widgets – Instagram, Twitter, Weather, Time, etc.
  • Improved Masonry Image Grid layout.

1.2.2

  • Added Google Maps icon.

1.2.1

  • Added Counter content element.

1.2.0

  • Fixed Section navigation.

1.1.9

  • Improved WP 4.7.4 compatibility.

1.1.8

  • Improved Custom CSS compatibility.

1.1.7

  • Added Slider content element.

1.1.6

  • Fixed front end script enqueue issue.

1.1.5

  • Added color scheme filter.

1.1.4

  • Added Section background color.

1.1.3

  • Fixed default layout in Section.

1.1.2

  • Fixed preview of images in edit dialog.

1.1.1

  • Improved wpautop filter handling.

1.1.0

  • Fixed theme config file path.

1.0.9

  • Fixed image preview caching.

1.0.8

  • Improved image preview.

1.0.7

  • Improved image preview.

1.0.6

  • Fixed color scheme preview.

1.0.5

  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Removed import files (can be downloaded separately).

1.0.4

  • Improved image preview.

1.0.3

  • Improved image preview.

1.0.2

  • Minor bug fixes.

1.0.1

  • Minor bug fixes.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.