Nimble Page Builder

Description

What is Nimble Page Builder ?

Nimble Page Builder is a fast and agile page builder plugin for WordPress. Nimble Builder uses the live customizer which is the native and powerful WordPress interface for real-time design.
The plugin allows you to easily drag-and-drop modules like text-editor, post grids, images, contact forms, maps, icons, or beautiful pre-built sections with a parallax background, into any page of your site. You can edit your sections in real-time, and then click “publish” when you are happy with the result, or save for later.

Watch the video below to see how this demo page has been built !

Works on any page of your site and with all WordPress themes

Nimble Builder allows you to insert sections in any context of your site : home page, single post or page, category or tag page, even search results or 404 pages. No only that, but you can also decide to start designing from a blank page on any page of your site, and even create a custom header and footer. Nimble Builder uses native WordPress action hooks, which makes it compatible with all WordPress themes.

Live demos

Features overview

  • Drag and drop neatly pre-designed sections and customize them in real-time preview.
  • Works in any WordPress contexts : home, pages, posts, custom post types, archives, author pages, search page, …
  • Create content, style, move / duplicate / remove elements in real-time preview.
  • Includes many content modules : classic text editor, image, column layouts, contact form, button, icons, map, html code, WordPress widget area, menu, and more.
  • Insert engaging post grids on any page, looking great on desktop and mobile devices.
  • Use full width image or video backgrounds for your sections, and enable a parallax effect.
  • Easily customize your content specifically for mobile devices : change the responsive breakpoint, adapt font-size, spacing, alignment, column layouts, in real-time preview.
  • Customize any text with Google Fonts.
  • Add custom CSS to any specific page of your site ( and only to this page ) : post, page, archive, 404 page, WooCommerce product, etc.
  • Export / Import : re-use your sections in other pages and between sites.
  • Embed shortcodes from other plugins, and see the result in real-time preview.
  • Nimble Builder automatically generates responsive HTML markup for a pixel-perfect rendering on smartphones and tablets.
  • Nimble Builder leverages the WordPress live customizer features for auto-drafting and schedule publishing. You can safely build and save drafts of your content before deploying in production.

Content modules

  • Headings
  • WordPress text editor ( support blocks and shortcodes )
  • Image
  • Button
  • Icon
  • Post Grid
  • Image Carousel
  • Contact Form
  • Google Map
  • Menu
  • Social Profiles
  • Divider
  • Spacer
  • Columns
  • Quote
  • Widget zone
  • Accordion
  • Shortcode
  • Tabs ( coming soon )
  • … and more to come !

Getting started

Once installed, Nimble Builder can be accessed in the WordPress live customizer. You can start creating your first section !

Documentation

You’ll find a growing online knowledge base for 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
  • Using the section navigator

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

How do I use Nimble Builder ?

Getting started with Nimble Page Builder for WordPress.

Can I use Nimble Builder with any theme ?

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

How to troubleshoot problems with Nimble Builder ?
  1. Use the latest software versions : make sure WordPress, Nimble Builder and your theme are all up to date.
  2. Documentation : try to find a possible solution in our documentation pages.
  3. Search the forum : use the search field on top of the topic list with keywords describing your issue. Another user may have had a similar problem already resolved.
  4. Cache plugin : if you use a server cache or cache plugin, please clear it’s cache content and disable caching via it’s settings. It is recommended to disable your cache plugin when customizing your site.
  5. Check for plugin conflict : deactivate all of your plugins. If it fixes the issue, re-activate your plugins one by one, until you identify the plugin in conflict.
  6. Browser : clear your browser’s cache / history. Switch to another browser if needed. Make sure you do not use a browser extension that conflicts with the plugin.
  7. Theme : try to switch to another WordPress theme, like the default WordPress theme. If you use a child theme, activate the parent theme instead.

We have also published a detailed troubleshooting guide for Nimble Builder.

If you can’t troubleshoot your issue, please open a new thread in Nimble Builder support forum.

Reviews

February 15, 2020
Just found this (feb 2020) and had to review it. This is by far the nicest and most functional page builder out there. I'm confused by the less than 5 star ratings. I assume it's because of user confusion or error. The only problem I had, was 'Unable to install, folder already there". I just went in and deleted the plugin folder, and it installed without fuss. The flexibility of this plugin is EPIC. Pick what you want and drag it into position. You can keep your existing page and add to it, or create your own unique design. To change an elenemt, just click it. The edit dialogue box appears for that element.....Simple. The amount of features that are changeable is endless. And with the integration of Google Fonts, designing can be very creative. Thank you for a FREE page builder. Kudos
February 13, 2020
I just left a 5* review and came back to change it. It's good for making "Category" lists more attractive by adding headings and dividers. When I wanted to add a header to a static page I couldn't. I recreated the whole page with NB and published it, but it kept it as a draft and won't let me edit it. It also changed the fonts instead of using the ones I defined. Lovely for adding touches to lists of posts. Not so good for pages.
February 13, 2020
Bir çok template ile uğraştım. Ancak bunun kadar bir esnek yapısını görmedim. Teşekkür ederim.
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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

1.10.10 February 15th 2020

  • fixed : button style => “-moz-focus-inner” pseudo class breaks CSS validation
  • fixed : Wrong css rule generated ‘background-color:rgba(0));’ due to issues with php color helpers
  • fixed : [performance] don’t load font awesome when already loaded by customizr or hueman
  • fixed : [performance] “ghosts” google fonts can be loaded even when not used anywhere
  • improved : [asset] update Font Awesome to latest version
  • improved : [quote module] cite default font-size set to 14px instead of 13px
  • improved : [menu module][quote module][performance] replaced Font Awesome arrows icon by unicode characters

1.10.9 February 12th 2020

  • fixed : make sure Nimble doesn’t try to render a module not registered. This can occur after importing sections including custom modules
  • fixed : [Carousel module] Lazy load break layout of first slide
  • fixed : [Menu module] Option for full width below the menu hamburger icon is broken
  • added : [Carousel module] lazyload slider images when global or local lazyload is enabled

1.10.8 February 11th 2020

  • fixed : performance => no need to load front css / js assets when no local and global sections are rendered
  • fixed : removed letter-spacing to font affecting button style
  • fixed : [WP Editor module] image alignment is broken
  • fixed : reduced size of readme.txt to be closer to the limit of 10K
  • fixed : [Accordion module] html error => missing closing quote
  • fixed : [Button module] error in html => Element div not allowed as child of element button
  • fixed : [Accordion module] html errors => aria-controls and aria-labelledby not properly implemented
  • fixed : [Carousel module] fix html errors related to lazyloading
  • improved : performance => added ‘async’ attribute to main js front

1.10.7 January 22nd 2020

  • fixed : [Shortcode module] when flex is enabled layout can be broken => disabled flex by default
  • fixed : styling of dl dt can break galleries added with WP editor module
  • fixed : collision with Neve free theme when using tinymce editor
  • fixed : [Html markup validation] attribute duplications
  • fixed : [Form module] missing id for the form element
  • fixed : [Html markup validation] removed ‘type’ attribute for script
  • fixed : [Form module] removed self-closing syntax (/>) used on textarea
  • fixed : [Form module] “required” attribute not properly rendered