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The Tools menu

Open the Tools menu by clicking the arrow in the page title bar in the upper left corner of your editing screen, as shown in this screenshot.

To the right of each menu item is the shortcut symbol to access it. The symbols will are based on your desktop operating system.

This menu has the following choices.

  • Publish layout
    Publishes the layout without closing the Beaver Builder editor.
  • Save template
    Saves the layout on the current page as a template
  • Duplicate layout
    Copies the entire page and all metadata from the back end, including Yoast SEO data. Creates and opens a new page or post with “copy” in the title.
  • Preview layout
    Opens a preview screen, where you can preview as a small, medium, or large device. Click Continue editing to return to the Beaver Builder editing screen.
  • Responsive editing
    Edit your layout directly in a medium or small device view, as shown in this screenshot. Click Exit to return to large screen editing.
  • Revisions
    Display the previously published revisions available to revert to. The number of revisions available is displayed in brackets. This menu item uses the core WordPress revision feature but makes it more convenient to view and access revisions. See this article for more information.
    Note: Only published pages count as revisions. Saved drafts of pages are not available as revisions. See the Related Article below for more details about how to revert to previous versions.
  • Layout CSS and JavaScript
    A quick way to add CSS and JavaScript that only apply to the page being edited. You can assign a custom ID or class on the Advanced tab of any row, column, or module, then use it in your CSS rule.
    A green dot shows beside this menu item when custom CSS or JavaScript has already been added on the page being viewed.
  • Global settings
    Beaver Builder editor settings that apply as defaults. Most of these settings can be overridden on individual pages. There’s also a CSS and JavaScript tab to enter CSS and JavaScript that will apply to content layout throughout your site.
    A green dot displays if any custom CSS or JavaScript has been added to this menu item. Since CSS and JavaScript added here applies to all Beaver Builder pages, after you add the custom code to one page, that code and this green dot will be visible on every page.
    Note: Use this CSS and JavaScript tab for page content layouts only. If the CSS or JavaScript applies to parts of the page controlled by the theme or a theme layout, use Customizer.
  • Change UI brightness
    This option is a toggle that changes the UI skin from light (default) to dark and back.
  • WordPress admin
    This option opens a new browser tab and serves as a shortcut to get to popular spots from the WordPress admin panel:

    • The WordPress editing screen for the page you’re currently editing in Beaver Builder
    • WordPress admin dashboard
    • Beaver Builder > Templates
    • Appearance > Customize

      Be careful to close this new tab to return to your original Beaver Builder layout to ensure that any editing changes don’t get lost.

  • Help
    Play an introductory video or click links to the Beaver Builder knowledge base or to Beaver Builder Support.
  • Keyboard shortcuts
    A list of the keyboard shortcuts. Note that the shortcuts are shown in uppercase letters, but the actual shortcuts are lowercase.
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