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Are You Using Pre-Made Layouts?

When you are looking for a multipurpose WordPress theme that will best serve your needs, you are quite naturally going to be checking out such features as responsiveness, ease of customization, SEO, optimization, and others, with fast page loading being one of the most important of all. Fast page loading, coupled with ease of customization, are significant website development time savers. Not to be overlooked however, is the importance of having a pre-made, easily customizable, layout at your fingertips.

Why Pre-made Layouts Are an Important Asset

When you are looking for a multipurpose WordPress theme that will best serve your needs, you are quite naturally going to be checking out such features as responsiveness, ease of customization, SEO, optimization, and others, with fast page loading being one of the most important of all.

Fast page loading, coupled with ease of customization, are significant website development time savers. Not to be overlooked however, is the importance of having a pre-made, easily customizable, layout at your fingertips. This can be the greatest time saver of all.

All too many themes offer one, two, or a handful of these layouts, not realizing perhaps, that more is often better. A theme that provides you with more than 100 quality, pre-made layouts, is one you would definitely want to take into consideration, especially if you prefer to avoid the necessity of creating a layout from scratch.

Getting Started with Pre-made Layouts

The layouts shown here have several things in common. They are slick, they are modern, and they are more than elegant pictures. They are concepts, and they offer the versatility you need to get any project off to a rapid start. Take the time to give any one of them a closer look and see what ideas might pop into your head in the way of customization. Your website may indeed end up looking different, and even much better, than you originally envisioned.

Examples of Pre-made Layouts

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Now that you have an idea as to the possibilities pre-made layouts bring to the table, the next question is obvious. How do you put them to work? How easy, or how difficult, is it to install, edit, and customize them? The answer, as you will see, is that the entire process is not difficult at all.

Installing and Editing a Be WordPress Theme Layout

This video will show you how easy it is to install and edit a Be Theme layout. Watching the video will take but a minute of your time, and going through the process on your own, for the first time, will not take much longer.

Performing the editing necessary to put your chosen layout to practical use will obviously take more than a minute or two, but you will find yourself acquiring a significant amount of expertise in a relatively short time. The following tutorial show you just how easy the pre-made layout installation process is. It is basically a 3-step process, which will take no more than another minute of your time.

Step 1 – After Be is installed, the initial step is to select Appearance, and click on Be Theme Demo Data.  

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Step 2 Selecting Be Theme Demo Data takes you a dashboard. Step 2 is to scroll down the drop-down menu, select the pre-made layout of your choice, and click on Import Demo Data.

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Step 3 – Now you are almost done. Your pre-made layout has been imported, and it is ready to edit. Select Pages on the WordPress dashboard and begin editing, using Visual Composer, Muffin Builder, or both.

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To sum up: Installing a pre-made layout involves only three steps, and you can complete the task in less than a minute.

Core Features

Be is loaded with powerful features, making it by far one of the best premium multipurpose WordPress themes on the market. To fully describe all of the features this theme brings to the table would require more pages than you would likely care to browse through.

The fact that Be has been used by more than 29,000 satisfied customers, speaks for itself, and if we limit our discussion to the core features that focus on the ease of single-click page building, the following paragraphs should give you an  adequate overview.

Pre-made Layouts

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With its more than 100 ready-to-use pre-made layouts, Be Theme is by far the largest of the WordPress multipurpose themes, and it is little wonder that, with so many easily customizable layouts to choose from, it makes it so easy to get a website development project off to a running start.

Since every layout is completely customizable, it takes but a minimal effort, and very little time, to create a web page with the precise look and feel you want. You can choose different layout schemes for different pages by selecting box or full-width layouts, different grid sizes, and different header sizes, skins, and logos.

Muffin Builder/Shortcode

Muffin Builder is an extremely practical web development tool. When used in conjunction with the 200+ Be Theme shortcodes, it presents an attractive alternative to those having limited coding experience.  Muffin Builder can be used in combination with Visual Composer, if you would rather avoid coding altogether. This powerful combination enables you to create web pages extremely rapidly.

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Visual Composer

Its ease of use is what most website designers like best about Visual Composer. This plugin is one of the more powerful page builders available; it is the page builder of choice for many developers, and it will be found in many of the higher-quality themes. VC enables you to create any layout without resorting to a single line of code. You can even avoid shortcodes if you wish. You have complete control over your layouts, and if you choose, they can be saved for later use as templates.

Layer Slider

With the powerful Layer Slider feature at your disposal, you can embed videos into your web pages, create slideshows of your image galleries, and design a slider down to the most miniscule of details. You will find learning to use the layer slider admin interface, every bit as easy as editing a layout.  As is the case with Be Theme, Layer Slider is responsive, and supports touch features, and other operations common to many mobile devices.

Summary

The features discussed here are the most widely used and powerful features Be Theme has to offer, but they represent only a few of a multiplicity of features this hugely popular WordPress theme has to offer. Taken together, these features enable you to choose a pre-made Be layout and use it to your best advantage.

Much of the work involved in creating a web page involves dragging, dropping, and single-clicking your selections. Visit the Be Theme Site for an even better demonstration of how easy it can be to convert a pre-made layout into a highly customized, informative, and perfectly stunning web page.

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Alyona Galea
Alyona Galea
Alyona is a WordPress enthusiast, focused on sharing interesting things she comes across during her work with this great CMS. She loves exploring new destinations and maintains a travel blog at www.alyonatravels.com

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2 Responses

  1. In my experience I try and avoid themes that insist on using Visual Composer have found it very buggy in the past and the support was next to useless. This is annoying as usually it’s essential for many themes to run. I think the WordPress page editor is easy enough to use with normal shortcodes and doesn’t need additional plugins like this.

    The other issue is that when an update is released for Visual Composer it can’t be updated without a license meaning the theme needs to be updated and often theme updates don’t tie in with plugin updates, in fact I have been told by one developer that we shouldn’t update VC as the latest version won’t with with their theme,

  2. I’m not sure why James says that Be Theme relies on Visual Composer, because it doesn’t. It has it’s own builder – Muffin Builder and tons of shortcodes. I bought the theme and I found the combination of Muffin Builder and pre-made layouts to be very good. Therefore, saying that Be Theme relies on Visual Composer is inaccurate and misleading.

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