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How To Use WordPress Builders With Oxygen Builder?
But, there's a little problem.
Oxygen Builder is known for not working well with other WordPress theme builders in the market. You cannot just install a WordPress theme and hope that it plays nicely with Oxygen.
Often time, this WordPress guide is extremely important for those who had a large site and use one or more WordPress theme builder. Migrating everything to Oxygen not only takes time but a lot of effort too.
There's a little trick over it. Now, if you love watching video, hit the play button to watch how you can get Oxygen to work with any WordPress theme builder.
How To Use Oxygen With Other WordPress Builders?
By default, Oxygen Builder is a WordPress builder by itself. Therefore, I highly recommend you to use Oxygen with other WordPress builders only if you have a large site and it would be massive hassle to convert everything into Oxygen.
It takes over $1,000 to complete the entire site migration to Oxygen. If this is something you are keen on, you can reach out to me and I'm happy to help you in anyway possible.
There are two simple steps you need to take in order to use Oxygen with other WordPress builders:
- 1Build a layout template for current/existing layout
- 2Build a layout template for new posts and pages using Oxygen
Part 1: Build A Layout Template For Existing Layout
This is an important step to ensure that your website design do not break when you activate Oxygen Builder. Here are the steps you need to take.
- 1Get a copy of Oxygen Builder
- 2Install and activate Oxygen Builder license
- 3Disable all cache plugin
- 4Head over to Oxygen » Templates » Add New Template
I am a huge fan of Thrive Architect and therefore, the following example will be integrating Thrive Architect into Oxygen Builder.
“Building an Oxygen template for all your old blog post is the first step and to avoid any distorted layouts when using Oxygen Builder.”
- Reginald Chan -
- Add title: Put in a name for your Oxygen Template.
- Inherit design from other template: None
- Where does this template apply?: Singular (check Posts and Pages only)
Once the above is done, click "Edit with Oxygen."
This template is to ensure that your website layout is not broken in anyway. Thus, you will be using Inner Content element on Oxygen Builder.
By default, you will see an empty page. Select the panel on the left and search for Inner Content. Click on it to have the element imported to the layout.
For easier navigation, you can use Structure to have a bird's eye view on the entire page.
Now that this is done, you can perform additional setups such as screen layout.
I set different layouts on different screen size. In order to do so, you need to ensure that the Inner Content element is location inside a Divider.
Part 2: Creating A New Template With Oxygen For New Posts And Pages
Once you had completed the above steps, you need to create a new template with Oxygen. This will be used for ALL blog posts and pages that you create.
“Templates in Oxygen Builder is like using Global Widgets for Elementor. When you use them right, you are going to save a lot more time in WordPress design.”
The process of creating a new template on Oxygen is similar with the steps above. The next time you are creating a blog post or page, select the template that you had created with Oxygen and click on Edit with Elementor or Edit with Thrive Architect.
By doing this, all the saved templates will be imported directly into your content and you don't have to worry anything about the header, top and bottom menu, etc.
Summary: Using Oxygen With Other WordPress Builders
This WordPress tutorial is only best when you are using Oxygen on a large WordPress site (such as over 500+ posts and pages). This allows you to inherit all he previous designs and not breaking anything on your site.
The best part, you will be able to use Oxygen Builder on all your latest blog posts and at the same time, using Oxygen with other WordPress builders.