17 Nov Activating the Visual Composer Frontend Editor for the Bridge Theme on WordPress
Activating Visual Composer’s Frontend Editor
When editing a post on your WordPress website, it can be easy and convenient to use Visual Composers frontend editor. However, the frontend editor is not always default activated. In this post we explain how to activate the frontend editor and the basics of how to use it.
Start with logging into your WordPress account. From the dashboard, click on the appearance tab and go to editor. This will bring you to a page that allows you to edit the code for your themes. Make sure to set the theme to Bridge theme. On the right-hand side of the screen, scroll down until you find VC (Visual Composer). You can also click ctrl+f and search for it to find it faster.
After finding the VC (extend-vc.php), click on that and you will be given a page with a long list of coding. The coding is where you can find an extended list of features for Visual Composer. Next, you can hit ctrl+f again and search for ‘frontend editor’. You can see that there is a comment there that says, “remove frontend editor”. Next, delete everything from the bottom curly bracket (}) to the top one. This causes the frontend editor to activate. After you update the file, everything should be in place to start using the frontend editor.
When you are using the frontend editor, it doesn’t work very well for editing rows and columns and major set ups. It is very handy for quickly adding text, deleting text, and moving images around. To keep the website up-to-date, use the frontend editor.
Bridge Theme support does say that they removed it because they have seen issues arise. We have removed it on multiple websites, and have not seen any issues or problems. But there is always that possibility.
Hopefully this tutorial helps you and answers any questions you may have had. We hope to see you back here soon for more website tutorials!