Visual Composer

Guest blogger Jacob Humerick talks about a great tool for getting more layout options out of WordPress.  Contact us if you'd like to learn more! The thought of a new website can oftentimes be overwhelming. WordPress has made that process much easier, because you do not need to know how to code complicated lines in order to create a professional layout for your website. There are also plugins out there that will make it even easier to display content on your website. One that I have found very helpful is the Visual Composer. Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 1.28.13 PM Using Visual Composer, customizing your website has never been easier. With Virtual Composer, you have the ability to create custom layouts. There are many options and tools that you could use to really give your website that one-of-a-kind look. The Visual Composer has many different input options for the display. From layout options to inputting customized widget areas, these elements will allow you to move your content into any position you would like. Screen Shot 2013-06-15 at 11.42.40 AM As you can see, there are many different options that you can insert into your website. Some of these features you may even have already installed in your theme. By using Visual Composer, you unlock many new ways to use some of these plugins, and you can visibly see what you are doing while you edit. When inserting new content areas, you also have the option for columns, to give your website more of a professional feel. As a result, you can make custom sidebars for each individual page. One of the elements that we can add into a page with Visual Composer is the “Widgetised Sidebar”, so that you can use a pre-made sidebar, or a sidebar with one or more of the other elements above. Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 1.28.38 PM The possibilities are endless! You have all of the same options as you would normally, but they are in one centralized location. There is no need to search for the functions, so if you are just starting out, you can see everything right in one place. As with anything, there is a slight learning curve, but once you get used to adding new content, creating a professional looking custom page is quicker than ever.   Jacob Humerick graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Music Education. Aside from working on WordPress websites, he can be heard playing his trumpet, whenever he gets the chance.

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