For the following tutorial, no extra PHP is required. Toolset saves you loads of time when building advanced websites.

Some examples of what you can do with WPBakery and Toolset

Build custom searches without coding
Toolset and WPBakery - custom search

Display content as markers on Google Maps

Toolset and WPBakery Page Builder - Google Maps
Create custom sign-up forms
Toolset and WPBakery Page Builder - Registration form

Create forms for front-end content editing

Toolset and WPBakery Page Builder - front end editing

 

And, a lot more. Ready? Let’s get started!

 

Installing Toolset

To start with Toolset and WPBakery Page Builder, make sure you have the following plugins installed and activated on your website:

  • WPBakery Page Builder – as a standalone plugin or bundled with a Theme.
  • Types – allows you to create custom post types, custom fields, and custom taxonomies.
  • Views – helps you display lists of your content and archives on the front-end, including custom searches for your visitors.
  • CRED – enables users to submit content via front-end forms, registration forms, and login/logout forms.
  • Access – allows you to add custom user roles and to control the access to content on the front-end for each user role.
  • Maps – allows you to display your content on Google Maps.
  • WooCommerce Views – helps you design product templates and much more.
  • Other Toolset components, according to your project.

 

 

Adding custom types, field taxonomies, and fields with Toolset

 

Toolset allows you to expand your site by creating and displaying custom content beyond that offered by WordPress and WPBakery Page Builder by default. Before building any advanced features, you need to create and organize the content of your site. This includes creating custom post types (like “Tours” or “Events”), adding custom fields to them (like “Price of the Tour” or “Event Date”), and finally, creating custom taxonomies (like “Type of Tours”) to categorize the content.

The steps to create all the custom elements mentioned above are the same for all themes or page builders. To learn more about how to do this, please visit our page on creating custom post types, fields, and taxonomies. When you’re done reading, return to this guide to continue.

To summarize, we have built the basics of our advanced site by populating it with custom post types, taxonomies, and fields as shown in the following table.

 

A custom post type Tours is created. We created a custom post type called “Tours”. WPBakery and Toolset
We added a few tours in several cities.  WPBakery and Toolset
Custom fields are added to those Tours. Price of the Tour, City, Address, Highlight of the Tour, Gallery, URL, etc.  WPBakery and Toolset
Custom taxonomies are added to those Tours. Tour types such as “Family Friendly”, “Food Experience”, “Museum and Culture”.  WPBakery and Toolset

 

What’s next?

To display your custom post type on the front-end, you need to create a content template.

Next Creating templates for custom post types

Need help?

If you need assistance with using Toolset in combination with WPBakery Page Builder, please visit our professional support forum dedicated to this topic.