Fusion Builder Live Global Options Management
With the release of Fusion Builder Live, we have also introduced Global Options Management directly into the Builder.
What this means, is that while you are editing a page in the Fusion Builder Live Editor, you can also access the Fusion Theme Options Panel without leaving the page, make any changes you wish, and have the changes reflect immediately in the document you are working on. This is a great timesaving workflow feature and will speed up your work considerably.
Please watch the video, or read on below to find out more about this great new feature.
How To Access Global Options In Fusion Builder Live
There are several types of Global Options you can access and manage in Fusion Builder Live.
The first ones are the Fusion Theme Options. On the Toolbar, at the top of the page, you will see a row of icons, as shown in the image below. The second one along is the Sidebar icon. Clicking this opens the Sidebar, which has three tabs – the Fusion Theme Options (global options), and the Fusion Page Options, and Element Options panel (local options).
Fusion Theme Options
The Sidebar opens, by default, in a panel on the left of the screen, as seen below. If you prefer, you can set it on the right, via the Preferences icon on the toolbar. The entire set of the Fusion Theme Options are available to you here in the Sidebar, in an easy to use interface.
Any changes you make in the Fusion Theme Options are shown directly on the page as it auto-refreshes to show you the changes. Also, after any changes, you will notice the Save Button at the top-right of the Toolbar becomes blue. This signifies changes have been made and are ready to save.
Fusion Builder Element Options
As part of the Fusion Theme Options, there is, of course, the Fusion Builder Element Options. This is the penultimate item of the Theme Options panel, and is where you can set global options for the Fusion Builder Elements.
Like the other global options, any relevant changes you make will be updated instantly on the page, and the Save button will go blue to show there are unsaved changes.
Other Global Options
Some sections of the page are not editable directly in Fusion Builder Live, in the same way, they are not editable in the back-end builder. These areas are not coming from the builder, and are controlled from the Theme Options, or other areas in WordPress.
These are areas like the Header, the Menu, the Logo, the Sliders, the Page Title Bar, the Sidebars, the Sliding Bar, and the Footer. You can identify these areas most easily by toggling the Wireframe icon on the top Toolbar. The sections that are not in the Wireframe are outside of page content.
In Fusion Builder Live, if you mouse over one of these areas, you will see a Control Bar with icons, and clicking the various icons takes you directly to the relevant section of WordPress, in a new tab, or the Theme Options, in the Sidebar Panel. Depending on the icon, and what the default settings are, these may be global or local options. In the Header Control Bar, for example, there is a shortcut to the Header layout, the Logo, and the Main Menu (all global), as well as an Add Slider Icon if there is no slider on the page (local option), and an Add Page Title Bar Icon (again, only if there is no Page Title Bar already on the page and this Icon is local or global depending on default settings).
Global Save Button
As noted above, there is no Save button at the bottom of the Theme Options panel in the Fusion Builder Live Editor. All changes are updated on the page as soon as they are made, but with Fusion Builder Live, we have combined the Save button for both page content, and theme and page options.
So now there is a Global Save Button, on the far right of the top toolbar. When no changes have been made, the icon is grey. It turns blue as soon as any change has been made, whether that is in page content, theme options, or page options, and when you click it, the button turns temporarily green to show you it has saved before turning grey again. History states are also cleared when a page is saved.