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New Feature: Drag & Drop Builder

After several months of hard work, Themify is very excited to annouce our new drag & drop framework, Themify Builder. Unlike other drag & drop frameworks, Themify Builder provides easy to use user interface which allows you to arrange the content blocks on the frontend by dragging and dropping. In other words, what you see is what you get. The content blocks can be built using various modules: Text, Slider, Video, Image, Post, Gallery, Tab, Accordion, Menu, etc. It works on all post types such as post, page, and any custom post types registered by plugins such as WooCommerce. Also, shortcodes are supported within the Builder modules. Not to mention that Themify Builder is completely responsive and works on desktop and mobile devices. Watch the video below to see how it works and check this demo site built with the Builder.

Get It Now With Discounted Price!

To celebrate this awesome release, we are offering a 30% discount off all themes and club memberships. Use 'builder' coupon code on the sign up form to redeem the discount. Promotion ends on July 14, 2013. Here is the good time to join our club memberships because Themify Builder is included in all themes.

Live Edits & Previews

Themify Builder is super easy to use. To start: simply dorp in a module, configure the options and the actual content will appear instantly on the page. You can then rearrange the content block, rows, and grids by dragging. It works with static content (text, images, videos, etc.) and dynamic content such as displaying posts from the database or running shortcodes.

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Run Any Shortcodes

If you are a fan of WordPress shortcodes, you'll love Themify Builder even more! It gives you the ability to run any shortcode within the builder. For example, you can display a Twitter feed shortcode within a tab or insert a WordPress gallery shortcode in an accordion (see this shortcode demo page).

Work On Any Post Types

Themify Builder works on standard WordPress Post, Page and any custom post types created by the theme and plugins. Imagine the capability to extend the WooCommerce product page with the Builder. You can add galleries, sliders, accordions, tabs, and etc. to the product page (see this WooCommerce product demo page).

What Can You Build With The Builder?

The layouts that you can build with Themify Builder are unlimited. Check this demo site that we built with Themify Builder. You can design any layout type from a simple portfolio page to a business homepage or large complex grid layouts.

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FREE Upgrade!

Best of all, these great new features are available for existing members at no extra cost. If you own a Themify theme, all you need to do is upgrade the theme. Try it now and let us know if you have any feedbacks and suggestions.

51 Comments

  1. jjzu
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 14:53

    Woohoo, great!

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  2. Pixi
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:50

    Looks fantastic . Similar to carrington or pagelines.. Are all you themes backward compatable with the theme builder?

    Nice work guys

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    • Nick La
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 05:51

      Yes, all Themify themes are packed with Themify Builder and they work!

      Reply

  3. Pixi
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:51

    Ps .. I wish you had a mobile version of this site . Like most guys I check mail on mobile more than web :)

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    • Nick La
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 05:52

      Redesign is coming soon.

      Reply

  4. Tim
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:51

    Pretty sweet!

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  5. Matt
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 16:52

    Is it available as a plugin? Can it be used on any theme or is it exclusive to Themify themes?

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    • Nick La
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 05:52

      Currently, it is only available with Themify themes.

      Reply

  6. Jason Pelker
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 17:20

    This looks incredibly well built and thought-out.

    Unfortunately, though, because this tool is built into your themes (as opposed to the more logical choice of a plugin), the builder modules don’t seem like they’ll migrate outside of the Themify.me ecosystem. So not only will you lose your design, but your content, as well.

    I know you’ve put a lot of work into this product, but to truly benefit your customers, you may want to think about roadmapping the builder to one day live by itself outside of the theme–similar to the way WooThemes has exported its themes’ functionality (WooCommerce, WooSidebars and before that, WooMenus) to plugins.

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    • Nick La
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 05:53

      Actually, the data is stored in the post/page meta and they are exportable with WP Exporter tool. We’re considering to make a plugin version.

      Reply

  7. Chris
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 17:58

    OMG! This is the best news I could get on Monday morning! I had no idea you guys were working on this. This is TWO great announcements. 1) Builder – It works great! Can’t believe you released it with front-end control! 2) Shortcode – You added tabs and accordions, too! I’ve been dying for them. And you added them with tons of options and beautifully executed!
    Seriously… Best update to Themify themes ever! You are far superior to frameworks (like Genesis) that charge way too much.

    Reply

  8. jjzu
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 18:15

    I think by downloading an updated theme, I’ve been able to instal – it has done the trick!

    Reply

  9. jjzu
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 18:54

    WoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWoWo

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  10. Kyla
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 19:02

    Great work you guys! This is sure to be a feature all of your clients are going to love!

    Reply

  11. Steve
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 21:24

    Wow. A giant leap Really impressive approach to really making WP an A+ CMS.

    Reply

  12. cute0
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 22:18

    what a amazing!

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  13. Ivan
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 22:23

    YESSSSSS!!!!!! you guys totally rock!

    Reply

  14. Matt
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 22:37

    Is this builder exclusive / limited to Themify Themes? Not separately available as a plugin?

    Reply

  15. cute0
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 03:12

    WOW!!

    Reply

  16. Brian Chamberlain
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 03:46

    I just bought my first Themify product (parallax theme) and love it. And then a day later there is an upgrade with a great builder included!! Color me happy.

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  17. Dejan Silbaski
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 17:43

    In my opinion this is great stuff… i found temify very easy to use and only your imagination is limit here… i want to give one friendly suggestion or idea to developers… is there a way to implement wordpress widgets in drag and drop interface? then users will have big base of widgets to use with temify… to easily understand what i mean please go to this link http://wordpress.org/plugins/siteorigin-panels/ … thank you for making such a great stuff for wordpress… wish you all best! :)

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    • Nick La
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 06:03

      This is a good idea. Will add this to our todo. Thanks for the suggestion.

      Reply

  18. angie
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 17:57

    Love this new feature so much I just upgraded to the complete package. However I am having one problem, can’t get the page builder to work from the front end. Anyone else experiencing this? Any suggestions?

    TIA

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  19. angie
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 18:22

    This is great! I went to the FAQ’s and deactivated the plugins and found the culprit! So happy.

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  20. Chuck Spidell
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 19:00

    Slick and excellent for live wireframing.

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  21. Florian
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 12:04

    Hello great builder! But I have a problem. When i add the shortcode from forumular 7 to the text block it shows me only the shortcode but not the formular! Need help!

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  22. Rollie
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 18:46

    I posted this on your FB Page yesterday but you don’t seem to be very active there: “I just checked it out. Good effort. Two things though…On those demo pages with a slider at the top, for some reason when you are on the lower part of the page it ‘bumps’ you back up a bit. The images in the slider seem to have the same dimensions, though so that can’t be the reason. Also, while the layouts may be responsive, some posts with images seem to not quite resize as one would expect to make them fill up a smaller screen nicely. You are certainly on the right track by implementing a builder.”
    I support the previous comment that this would be more useful as a plugin, too.

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    • Nick La
      Jul 11, 2013 @ 18:22

      1) The bumps occur before all images are completely loaded and sized.
      2) Do you have a specific example on: “some posts with images seem to not quite resize as one would expect to make them fill up a smaller screen nicely”?

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  23. Al
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 12:06

    Simply the best builder ever! I’m blown away with the sleek interface, highly functional elements, unlimited design possibilities, integration into every theme! I don’t have a wish list, you covered it all i think, even the amazing, “duplicate this page” to save time and effort when you have a design you like that you want to carry on to other pages and posts.

    Did i say “AMAZING”, congratulations on the fantastic vision, innovation, and execution.

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  24. fred
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 16:42

    Hey ! Tried to update the simfo theme from the wordpress panel but… didn’t succeed.
    Here is the message i get :
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_max_upload_size() in /homez.395/versatilp/www/wp-content/themes/simfo/themify/themify-builder/themify-builder.php on line 680
    What can i do to get back Simfo,, please ???

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    • Nick La
      Jul 12, 2013 @ 21:56

      Hi Fred,

      Please contact us or post on the forum for support: http://themify.me/forum. The blog here is not intended for support. We will be happy to help via email or support forum.

      Reply

  25. Sijo Kodiyan
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 16:41

    This is the feature I was looking for, Thank yo very much

    Reply

  26. Brian Chamberlain
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 17:11

    The builder is a great addition and I love working on the front end. I would suggest having a ‘Save’ item in the Themify Builder menu on the front end however.

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    • Brian Chamberlain
      Jul 18, 2013 @ 17:21

      Um, save the whole page I meant… (if possible).

      Reply

      • Nick La
        Jul 19, 2013 @ 21:25

        Hi Brian,

        The Builder is auto saved on every change you made.

        Reply

  27. Kat
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 00:43

    Hello. I have a question before i purchase a theme. I love love love the builder but it can’t be used on the actual blog page, can it? I would like my blog page without any sidebars or header. Do any of your themes have this capability built in? I don’t know how to manipulate CSS so I would like it built in. I want to buy a theme but I don’t know which one to get. Can you help?

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  28. Asif Khan
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:56

    Great work guys, have been looking for this. The builder works perfectly.

    Reply

  29. davidbooker
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 09:38

    I’m using a Themify Builder. I’ve saved the db file for the WordPress Site. But when I move the site to a new location, the parts of the page created with the Themify Builder don’t show up at all. Is there a way to not just backup the theme settings, but to backup the Pages using the themify builder as well?

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    • Nick La
      Aug 27, 2013 @ 20:42

      The best would be using cPanel > phpMyAdmin to import/export database.

      Reply

  30. Mike
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 09:14

    Hi and firstly congratulations on a fantastic product!

    Do you know if/when the widget option will be implemented? It would be great to be able to add any widget into the grid!

    Reply

  31. barbara
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 21:07

    HI,
    I have any questions before I purchase the plugin:
    is The builder responsive with all browsers ? can I set a different background in each page ? Is the plug compatible with WPML ? Can I make the background tabs more transparent or colored by using the css ?
    thanks!

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    • Nick La
      Oct 08, 2013 @ 06:58

      The plugin is completely responsive with all browsers and it is compatible with WPML plugin. The background, tabs, colors, etc. can be customized with CSS.

      Reply

      • John Collier
        Dec 03, 2013 @ 11:29

        Themify Builder is the best page layout system I have used so far. Themify Builder works well with the TinyMCE plugin.

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  32. John Collier
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:25

    Hi
    The Themify Builder plugin has a better GUI than the otherwise excellent Visual Composer which I use. Your plugin does not have a demo page, the free themes demonstrate most of the features but do not let me to see the Builder operate by itself.

    Could I use TinyMCE plugins like Ultimate TinyMCE Pro to improve your very limited text editor? I need to be able to select font faces and sizes, special characters, anchors and other effects. Our site uses the text editor more than anything else.

    I might get a Themify Builder license if it would work with Weaver Pro.

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  33. CS
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 08:05

    any try version for builder plugin? may say 30days trial period? I want to try to construct new webpages using plugin without interrupt to my existing one at http://www.mysgprop.com.

    Reply

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