Nimble Page Builder

Description

The Nimble Builder is a powerful and lightweight page builder plugin for WordPress. It allows you to drag and drop pre-built sections, or create your own sections, in live preview with the native WordPress customizer. You can also start designing from a blank page, and create your header, footer, and content.

Features

  • Drag and drop beautiful and ready-to-use sections in any pages.
  • Easily create responsive column layouts.
  • Create content, style, move / duplicate / remove elements in live preview.
  • Embed shortcodes from other plugins, and see the result in live preview.
  • Embed WordPress blocks, videos, tweets or any embed types supported by WordPress, and see the result in live preview.
  • Leverage the customizer auto-drafting and schedule publishing features, and safely build and save drafts of your content before deploying in production.
  • Works in any WordPress contexts : home, pages, posts, custom post types, archives, author pages, search page, …

Documentation

You’ll find an online knowledge base for the Nimble builder here : Nimble builder documentation.

Screenshots

  • Creating a page with 3 sections
  • Dragging and dropping a pre-designed section
  • Editing content in live preview
  • Creating columns layouts
  • Customizing a section with an image background

Installation

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen. Or download the plugin, unzip the package and upload it to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the WordPress live customizer
  4. Look for a drop zone candidate in the previewed page and click on the “+” button to start building your first section of content
  5. Drag a module from the left panel and drop it in a drop zone of the previewed page

FAQ

Can I use the Nimble Builder with any theme ?

The Nimble builder works with any WordPress theme. If you experience any problem with a specific theme, please report it in the plugin support forum.

Reviews

Quite impressed.

I’m really enjoying using this tool as it offers a lot of flexibility – thank you for the great work, and for updating it quite often!

One thing I’d like to see (if possible) is being able to set the rendering order/layer of an animated gif (placed via a column’s image module) so it renders over or after a section’s background image: Most of the time the animated gif renders first and is immediately covered by the background image.

not responsive

Unable to change text within modules. I love Latin but I would like to edit text to express my own thoughts in English. Frustrating!

So far so good.

The builder is responding little slow and has minor bugs, but overall is a good tool. Thanks

Great page builder for great theme

This is a great page builder plugin. I’m using it with Customizr Pro theme and fairly satisfied so far. I’m sure it’s going to be one of the best page builders with more new features in the future.

Thank you for this plugin!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.4.0 : December 15th, 2018

  • fixed : use a different name for the various global inline stylesheets : breakpoint and inner/outer widths
  • fixed : when appending CSS rules by filtering ‘nimble_get_dynamic_stylesheet’, in Sek_Dyn_CSS_Builder::get_stylesheet, there’s no way to know if we are writing a local or a global stylesheet
  • fixed : UI of the global option is being re-generated when skope changes
  • updated : Font Awesome to v5.5.0
  • improved : deprecation of skope id ‘skp__post_page_home’. Now, when the home page is a static page, the Nimble options are the same as the page ones. Only the home with latests posts option has a specific set of Nimble options.
  • improved : various improvement of the UI and UX : clearer explanations of what the settings are doing, dynamic resizing of the UI icons when sections and columns are too narrows.
  • improved : deprecation of the “blank Nimble Builder template” in favor of a new set of options, fine-grained header and footer
  • added : the fundations for a header and footer customization

1.3.3 : December 5th, 2018

  • fixed : line breaks not automatically added when setting the content in the WP editor module
  • updated Nimble Builder logo

1.3.2 : December 4th, 2018

  • fixed : button module => set a default links hover color to avoid the default theme’s one to be applied
  • fixed : button module, icon module, image module, FP module => invalid pointer and title attribute when customizing
  • fixed : icon module => themes like Twenty Seventeen styling the link underline with a box-shadow instead of the regular “text-decoration:underline” rule
  • fixed : When typing fast in a number input, the last value is not taken into account
  • added : a gutenberg-like way to move sections up and down. convenient for big sections, painful to drag with the regular sortable handle

1.3.1 : November 26th, 2018

  • fixed : WP editor module, editor content not updated when clicking on the module UI hamburger menu
  • fixed : video embedded not displayed when using the WP editor module, Add Media > Insert from Url
  • fixed : use the_nimble_tinymce_module_content instead of the_content when handling the “autop” option
  • fixed : video embed iframe overflowing the module wrapper
  • fixed : impossible to move a module in a freshly created new section
  • improved : added a default underline style for links inside the WP editor module
  • improved : during drag and drop, better proximity detection + only one drop candidate highlighted a time. See support topic https://wordpress.org/support/topic/few-improvement-suggestions/
  • improved : refined the way links are handled in the preview. Two cases : 1-internal link ( <=> api.isLinkPreviewable(… ) = true ) : navigation allowed with shift + click, 2-extenal link => navigation is disabled
  • improved : performances of the customizer UI, significant speed improvements when rendering the various controls for level options
  • updated : Google font list to the latest version : https://fonts.google.com/
  • renamed “Full Nimble Builder template (beta)” to “Full Nimble Builder template (beta)”
  • improved : picking content logic has been improved. The section picker is opened when adding a section ( click on + insert a new section button ), the module picker opened in all other cases

1.3.0 : November 26th, 2018

  • fixed : the customizer UI was not loaded on WordPress network installs
  • fixed : columns layout randomly broken
  • fixed : tinymce editor module could be not accessible in some cases
  • improved : use a namespaced version of the select2 javascript library to avoid collision with other plugins or themes using select2
  • improved : make sure the tinyMce module is always accessible
  • added : introduced a new Nimble full page template (beta) using global header and footer locations

1.2.2 : November 11th, 2018

  • fixed : php function_exists( ‘\Nimble\ … ) breaks in some version of php ( 5.6.38 )
  • fixed : always check if ‘do_blocks’ exists for retrocompatibility with WP < 5.0

1.2.1 : November 10th, 2018

  • fixed : php function function_exists() can return false when the tested namespaced function starts with a backslash.
  • fixed : parallax background only applied to section level
  • fixed : background smart load only applied to section level
  • improved : when dragging content, no need to print dropzones before or after empty sections
  • improved : introduce a Nimble content filter for the TinyMce editor module, in order to prevent a content “corruption” by third party plugins

1.2.0 : November 8th, 2018

  • fixed : added compatibility patch for WordPress 5.0. Waiting for core decision on : https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45292
  • fixed : parallax effect not being applied on preset section drop
  • improved : image module margins are not inherited from the theme

1.1.9 : October 31st, 2018

  • fixed : broken column width in mobiles for columns with a custom horizontal margin.
  • fixed : conflict with Anspress plugin when uploading an image on front.
  • fixed : the content picker input ( for link creation ) was broken : “Set custom url” could be printed multiple times, no search results was generating an error, some pages or posts could not be listed.
  • fixed : conflict with HappyForms plugin when customizing a form.
  • improved : simple form module, added sender’s email in the body of the message.
  • improved : simple form module, animate with a scroll action to focus on the message after a send action.
  • added : an option for a parallax effect on section’s background image. Compatible with lazy loading.

1.1.8 : October 23rd, 2018

  • improved : performance improvements with new options to lazy load images
  • added : an admin page for Nimble Builder, to display the system informations
  • added : a dismissable update notifications in admin

1.1.7 : October 11th, 2018

  • fixed : check on php and wordpress version not preventing some plugin functions to be fired.

1.1.6 : October 11th, 2018

  • fixed : normalized the text style of the user interface when previewing, so it’s not impacted by the theme or other’s plugins style
  • improved : added a way to make links unclickable. partially fixes #193
  • added : a “Contact-us” category of sections, including 2 new pre-designed sections

1.1.5 : October 10th, 2018

  • fixed : columns of a pre-designed sections not resizable after a drop
  • fixed : don’t animate when duplicating a column or a module
  • fixed : added the missing button text option for the form module
  • improved : better support for https secure protocol when building the stylesheet URL

1.1.4 : October 9th, 2018

  • fixed : code typo generating a php error ( https://wordpress.org/support/topic/unable-to-activate-44/ )
  • fixed : use ‘https’ when building the dynamic stylesheet url when is_ssl()

1.1.3 : October 9th, 2018

  • fixed : user interface not generated on the first click in some cases

1.1.2 : October 8th, 2018

  • improved : the content picker should be available when expanding the main Nimble panel for the first time.
  • improved : the collection of pre-designed sections is fetched earlier for better perforamnces.
  • improved : a set of params can now be passed to a custom location when registering.

1.1.1 : October 7th, 2018

  • fixed : wrong error message, indicating a missing “ver_ini” property for column and module generated when dropping a module in a section to create
  • added : a filter ‘nimble_get_locale_template_path’, used for example in the Hueman theme to define a custom Nimble template path

1.1.0 : October 5th, 2018

  • This version includes major improvements. Many new modules and pre-designed sections are now available to create your pages.
  • New modules : heading, icon, button, Google map, Html content, quote, spacer, divider, contact form.
  • The user interface has been enhanced with a non intrusive top bar, including do/undo buttons, and global settings for the Nimble builder.

1.0.4 : June 14th, 2018

  • fixed : when margins and paddings are not defined ( number field emptied ), no related CSS properties should be printed.
  • fixed : sek-sektion-inner should not have a padding of 15px on front.
  • fixed : a nested sektion should reset its parent column padding.
  • fixed : empty sektions wrapper should only be printed when customizing.
  • fixed : prevent element in the wp content to be displayed out of the wp-content-wrapper when previewing.
  • fixed : dynamic CSS can be printed twice : inline and enqueued as CSS file when user logged in.

1.0.3 : June 9th, 2018

  • fixed : missing dropzones around nested sections
  • fixed : reseting the spacing of a level was not changing the main setting.
  • fixed : the tinyMceEditor not collapsing on ‘sek-notify’
  • improved : tinyMce text editor => attach callbacks on ‘input’ instead of ‘change keyup’
  • improved : module dynamic ui => print the module name instead of ‘module’ at the bottom
  • improved : when clicking more than one time one the + ui icon, visually remind the user that a module should be dragged, with a light animation on the module picker container
  • added : encapsulate the singular post / page content inside a dom element so we can generate a dynamic ui around it when customizing + add an edit link to the post or page
  • added : introduced a loader overlay printed when the markup of any level being refreshed.
  • added : a “+” icon to add module from the sections dynamic UI

1.0.2 : June 7th, 2018

  • info : Nimble has been approved to be hosted on the wordpress.org plugin repository!
  • fixed : the background overlay should not be applied to a level when there’s no background image
  • added : a border-radius css rule to the pickable modules
  • added : the location type printed at the bottom of the dynamic ui when hovering
  • improved : the ui icon size gets smaller when number of columns is >= 4
  • improved : the “Insert new section” is revealed when mouse is coming 50 pixels around

1.0.1 : June 6th, 2018

  • fixed : submission issue on wordpress.org. Apply various fixes to the code in order to use unique function names, namespaces, defines, and classnames.
  • fixed : location levels need the css rule clear:both
  • fixed : clicking on the pencil icon of the tiny_mce_module should expand the editor
  • fixed : impossible to resize a fresh new column
  • fixed : impossible to move a fresh new module
  • fixed : alpha color input unwanted expansion when 2 instances displayed at the same time
  • fixed : before (after) loop sections might be duplicated in some edge cases
  • improved : reconsider behavior on mouse click (release) in the preview

1.0.0 : June 1st, 2018

  • initial submission to the wordpress.org plugins repository