🚀 Significant speed improvements in Nimble Builder v1.8.7 !

Dear Nimble Builder users,

In this latest version of Nimble Builder ( 1.8.7 ), the customizing user interface renders faster, which greatly improves the page building experience.

We’ve also fixed some bugs and improved a few things :

  • fixed : global stylesheet ( for global styling ) might not be printed when the page has no global sections
  • fixed : customizer preview was not refreshed on page reset
  • improved : the text of the Nimble Builder edit button has been reduced and adapted to smaller devices
  • improved : significant performance improvements of the the customizing user interface

Nimble Builder has also been successfully tested with the latest WordPress, version 5.2.2.

Other features recently introduced

New module for your Social Profiles

You can now easily add your social profiles with a neat new module.

 

 

Global text options

Nimble Builder now includes a new set of Global Text options for text content, links and headings, allowing you to define default font families, font sizes, colors, etc, for Nimble sections site wide.

Those new options are located in the Site wide options panel

 

New About us” pre-built section

See it in live demo here.

About us section

Post Grid module

Documentation here : How to add post grids to any WordPress page with Nimble Builder ?

Export / Import

Documentation here : How to export and import templates with Nimble Builder ?

Rich text editor for the heading module

Revision history : preview and restore

There’s a new option to preview and restore a revision from the revision history. You can now select a revision from the drop-down list to preview it. You can then restore it by clicking the Publish button at the top of the page.

Custom CSS classes to elements

This was a recurring request in the support forum. You can now add custom CSS classes to elements.

 

Information note when a cache plugin is enabled

Cache plugins can generate issues when activated while customizing. Nimble Builder print a notice to recommend a deactivation of the plugin while customizing.

and also :

 

Upcoming features

Slider module

Full page templates

WordPress variables

The next important release will include a simple way to display WordPress contextual variables in your pages. As for example the title of the post. Variables can be included wherever you can create textual content with Nimble. The syntax will be to wrap the variable between double braces. Like this for example: {{the_title}}

This will pave the way for a simple template system for your pages. The workflow will be to create a page template, save it and reuse it another page, or for all your pages.

New pre-built sections

New pre-built sections are being designed for the next important release : for features presentation, testimonials and team.

 

How to try the beta features ?

  1. Open the live customizer, and navigate to Nimble Builder > Site Wide options
  2. Open the Beta features accordion, and check the box
  3. Publish and refresh the page

Header and footer customization

Nimble Builder allows you to build your own header and footer, or to use the active theme’s ones. You can create a header and footer that you’ll apply site wide, and then set it on a page basis when needed.

 

We have added 2 new simple pre-build sections, one for the header with a logo placeholder, and another for the footer, with a simple 3 columns layout.

New modules : Menu and Widget Area

With the beta features enabled, you’ll see two new modules. The widget area allows you to insert a widget zone anywhere, and then use the WordPress widget in it.

The menu module let you pick one of your created menus, or the default WordPress page menu.

 

 

 

Documentation

Nimble Builder documentation is constantly improving. Let us know if you would like us to add an article or a guide on a specific topic, we’ll be happy to include it to the knowledge base.

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