Are you confused, irritated at the same time because Beaver Builder not working? Read below to find out the main reason and how to correct it.
Beaver Builder Theme and Beaver Builder page builder has been the most common and user-favorite WordPress tool for the past few years. If you are among them who like to use the Beaver Builder templates and page builder on your website then you must be very happy with the explicit features that can be accessed.
We have already done a post regarding Beaver Builder you can read it by clicking on the link.
As the saying goes on- Anything in the world is 100% perfect, even the best of the best has some minor issues and has some troubleshoots. In the same way, Beaver builder has some minor issues but which can be solved easily, and if you are trying to find or fix out an issue, this article can be of your help.
There is no rough science behind why I am writing this blog. It’s pretty simple- I faced the same issue and fixed it which gained my personal experience on this.
I researched and checked every possible that would stop Beaver Builder from working. So, I am up with the best solution to all possible aspects.
The first thing is you must know that the issues you struggle with usually are not brainchildren of page builders but it is some external factor most of the time. And I am extremely fair while telling this. Without any further ado, let’s dive into the pool of knowledge.
I assure you that you will know everything that most others don’t about Beaver Builder not working. For that, stick till the end.
When Beaver Builder Not Working After Upgrading To The Latest Version
You have come to know that the latest version of Beaver Builder is available and you upgrade the page builder to its latest version without any delay.
But here the unexpected thing you face, the editor page you opened is no more working! Do I sound like you? Good!
I have got the solution…
Don’t worry, you can edit but you need to eliminate some odds before this.
Undoubtedly, the first call, in this case, will be submitting a support ticket. But if you figure out the issues beforehand, you will save a lot of time.
There is no rocket-science in this. Here is what you exactly have to do…
#1 Wipe Out Your Caches
If you are a regular system user, I won’t have to exaggerate this point. Clearing caches is a thing in which you do time-to-time to trim out minor odds.
The caches you have to clear are:
- Beaver Builder Cache
- Caches in plugins
- Browser Cache
- Cloudflare Rocket Loader cache
- Other performance caches
After clearing all of these, the load will be lesser on your page builder. Chances for the issue to get fixed exists.
#2 Check Out Your Site Language
At times, the site finds a problem when they are set to operate in other languages. If that’s the case with you, try setting it to the English language. It works fine for many users.
Not to forget, if you get the issue solved, contact the Support team regarding the same.
#3 Identify And Deactivate Plugins
Before actually proceeding with this step, I suggest you have a backup of your site.
Look, if clearing out caches and setting the site language in English, doesn’t come to your rescue, the chances are heavy that some plugins are not compatible with your site.
what you need to do is, identify the incompatible plugin and deactivate it. Not just this, you should make aware of both sides of this.
Both sides you contact are- Beaver Builder Support and Plugin developer.
The point I want to focus on more boldly is that you have to contact the Support team of Beaver Builder in both cases-
Case 1. You fixed the issue and the reason for its occurrence.
Case 2. You couldn’t fix the issue even after applying the step.
And this applies to the next steps as well.
#4 A Quick Test Of Other Sites/ Browsers/ Machines
If you have billions and trillions of plugins and you can’t afford to deactivate each of them, need not to worry, try out these things.
- Test Your Site
When you are on the verge of clearing caches, meanwhile you notice that the browser is unwilling to let you do so. I call it a browser-specific conflict.
The stratagem I recommend is you have to try to access the same site from a different browser.
If that doesn’t come to your help, test the next thing quickly.
- Test Other Site
Many users have more than one website.
If I can count you in them, then you can test your other sites. But with the same version of Beaver Builder and WordPress that you were trying on the previous site.
Don’t forget to test different plugins there. Facing a similar problem? Note down the list of plugins causing problems.
It’s time to get back to step 3. Yes, you have to deactivate those plugins first and then contact the support team of both services.
Remember, you have to contact and make aware of this issue on both sides because you may need the plugin again at some point in time.
- Test From Other Network
Do you have any other computer with you? If not, try to arrange one. Next, load your website on other computers and other networks and check if the problem persists.
It ensures you that the problem is not with your local environment.
By the way, this type of issue is least likely to occur. But I had to mention this as it is an unignorable part of troubleshooting.
Most of the users had the issue with plugins. When they deactivated it and reactivated one-by-one, they reached to the culprit.
You can find a replacement for the same plugin so stress out much for it.
What If This Doesn’t Work?
Even after proceeding through the above steps, if the issue is still unsolved. It is time to crack the other part…
You have to contact your host now. It will always come to your rescue when you run out of options.
I stood in the same place and faced exactly the same.
Can you predict what I found after having a word with the contact team? The freaking firewall!
Yes, it worked against each time I made an effort to save the edit.
If you come across the same problem where the Beaver Builder can load your work finely but unable to save it, ask them to give the firewalls log a check.
I suggest this specifically if your own space in a shared hosting environment.
Stop wondering about what I did next. It is crystal-clear. I did what others in my place would do-changed the host.
It is not that you should not give them a chance, try doing it again. If nothing is improved, time to come out of the psycho firewall. Move to a new host immediately if you can’t stick to it anymore.
We already pushed it hard, didn’t we?
When to Troubleshoot Beaver Builder Not Working?
Before actually jumping on to the steps directly, put an effort to know whether you need it or not. Look if this is the scenario with your site…
- Beaver Builder page is not loading properly
- The page builder is working not like before and have interruptions in between
- The builder page cannot save your work.
- Some contents are missing
- Content not aligned correctly
- Modules are disturbed
Solve Some Beaver Builder Not Working Problems
Sometimes, you face some minor problems that you can solve yourself without hassle. Let’s see what are the common related problem of this page builder.
- Top Gap
If you encounter large space between the topmost row of Beaver Builder layout and the theme’s navbar, insert a negative margin (like somewhere around -100) to the top row of the layout.
When you are done with insertion, save the new settings.
Now space will look correct.
I understand the importance of the correct appearance of a page.
Didn’t encounter this issue? Then maybe next will be helpful for you.
- Can’t Find The Toolbar?
When you add a negative margin, the gap between the row and the navbar decreases making the toolbar move up. It moves so up that you can no longer access it.
Drag an empty row just above the row of the toolbar you couldn’t access. This way you will get the row’s toolbar once again.
- Sticky Footer color?
Before initiating this, make sure you have set a background color for all rows of your page layout.
Try checking it again. I hope no sticky footer color behind the rows is visible. Is it? Congo, we got it!
What To Do When Beaver Builder Page Doesn’t Open?
You have installed Beaver Builder but shockingly there is no trace of it on the page you open. The Beaver Builder tab and user interface is unavailable.
Try these troubleshooting methods that work wonders…
- Can’t see the tab
When there is no tab, you won’t be able to edit a page and upload the same in Beaver Builder.
Here are the two possible solutions I brought for you. Apply any one or both of them as per your requirement.
- On the WordPress Admin Panel, tap on Settings > Beaver Builder > Post Types. Now choose the exact checkbox for the page/post you want to edit.
- On the WordPress Admin Panel, head to Settings > Beaver Builder > User access under Builder access field present in the Front End section. Here, you have to enable the user role that suits you.
- Can’t see the User Interface
It looks strange when you open a page and can’t see the UI.
In Beaver Builder, you generally view a Beaver Builder admin bar on the top of the page. Something like this screenshot.
Do you find it invisible?
Cross-check these steps…
Navigate to the URL settings by clicking Settings > General. Check whether the URL settings are matching with the WordPress admin.
Let’s discuss two instances that you may face.
In the above image, www is not present in the second URL field. Something tantamount to this can occur when you use SSL (https) for one and (http) for the other.
Retype to make it similar.
How To Find The Beaver Builder Menu In The Admin Panel?
The Beaver Builder menu lets you create, edify, and delete the custom layout templates. Plus, you can save rows, modules, columns, and add categories. It helps you to the fullest to make your site look like a professional one.
When you don’t find the Beaver Builder page in your WordPress admin panel, this indicates that it has got disabled.
Now you have to enable it again.
Enabling is pretty easy. Just follow this instruction guide.
- Click Settings > Beaver Builder > User Access on the WordPress Admin Panel.
- Go to the admin section and select the Builder Admin field. Edit the user roles you want to see.
- Head to Beaver Builder Menu in the same admin panel.
- Tap on Save User access Settings.
How To Troubleshoot Font Awesome Icons?
By now, you must be knowing that FA5 is not compatible with FA4 so there are high chances that you will face font display problems.
The common problem users have to struggle with is the blank box hat that appears instead of the icon. There is a possibility that the FA5 icons are changed by CSS cases.
I don’t ensure that this troubleshooting will fix it out but it does eight out of ten times. The probability rate is on the top side, isn’t it?
- Put a change in plugin and theme settings
Are you using a Non-Beaver Builder Plugin? Does it include Font Awesome Icons? There is a setting which forces icon to load on your every page. You can check the settings through Customize > General > Layout > Font Awesome Icons.
The important thing is that only the FA5 icon set can be loaded for content layouts. If you use FA4 icons till now, they are automatically converted to FA5.
If you use CSS custom rules for FA4 icons, FA5 has different names so you have to update it now.
Now recheck those icons. Hope that blank box doesn’t appear anymore.
- Check out other Plugin Conflicts
Some plugins have problems in handling font-weight to icons. You must be familiar with this issue if you use FA5.
The free version of FA5 holds a font-weight of a mere 900.
If the above solution is incapable of putting back the icons in place of the blank box then you can opt for this solution.
Try adding the custom rule of (.fas) class.
If this doesn’t work, I again recommend trying out the all-in-one formula ‘deactivating plugins/ change themes’ whichever resolves the issue.
How to reduce or disable undo/redo ability?
Here is the point where the History Manager plays an important role. Go to the Tools Menu and Click History. Enable undo/ redo feature for the Beaver Builder Editor.
In particular, the default maximum storing capacity of the History Manager is 20. You can cause it to lessen to some extent. But for that, these interacting factors must lie…
- The site is standing on a shared hosting environment which is having a low server.
- The page is having a huge number of rows and modules.
If these cases lie, you can reduce the number of states easily.
- Reducing History Manager functionality
To your file, add the line wp-config.php.
define( ‘FL_BUILDER_HISTORY_STATES’, 10 );
Change the number 10 to the number of states you want to store. A general recommendation is, try tweaking it up and down and check the performance. It is most likely to fix the issue.
- Disable functionality
In this step, you are going to disable the History Manager entirely. Like in the previous case, add the line wp-config.php to your file.
define( ‘FL_BUILDER_HISTORY_STATES’, 0 );
In the above line, you have to put 0 in place of 10 like I did. With this value, the History Manager has nothing to store and the entire history is erased. If you encounter any admin performance problems, the root causes something else.
FAQs | Beaver Builder Not Working
🤷♂️ What exactly is Beaver Builder- a theme or plugin?
Can’t say about exactness but it is both! Depending on the package you choose, it includes both theme and page builder plugins.
🙎♀️ Does it support shortcodes?
Undoubtedly, it does. Shortcodes let you use your favorite plugins including Beaver Builder ones.
💁 I don't want comments to show up on my page. how to resolve this?
It is simple. Enable discussion from the screen options. Next, disable the comments page-by-page or all at once.
🙌 Can I switch the logo in beaver builder?
Yes, the logo can be replaced at any time during your subscription period. You just have to pop into the options panel and upload the PNG file (or a similar format file) to replace your logo. You can also decide your text title in the aforementioned panel.
👏 How does the Beaver Builder Booster plugin work?
As soon as you install the plugin, you can initiate it and the additional modules by actuating on the Beaver Builder dashboard. After you refresh the normal Beaver Builder Interface, you will be able to see all modules accessible on the sidebar of the page. The code of this plugin is designed in such a way that it is compatible with both the WordPress interface as well as Beaver Builder interface. This makes it possible for users to avail themselves of the modules of the add-on with ease.
✅ What are the refund policies of Beaver Builder?
This is a feature that gives relief to those who are planning on testing out Beaver Builder. It may seem like a daunting venture to place that much on software but it is definitely worth it, and you think otherwise; after purchasing it. No worries, Beaver Builder offers you a refund if claimed within the first thirty days.
Conclusion | Beaver Builder Not Working 2021
I hope I have covered most of the aspects (if not everything) of troubleshooting the issue when you see Beaver Builder not working.
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