They say the sequel is almost always worse than the original. Not this time. Our second WordPress plugin, the ACF Page Builder, is here to conquer lands and… well, build pages.

Alright, what is this ACF Page Builder?

Simply put, it lets you easily build web page structures with a handful of useful layout types.

This includes things like banner images, buttons, contact forms, and grid blocks. There’s also a fair bit of customisation too, letting you style it as you want and use it where you need to. ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) is a premium plugin that lets you easily create custom fields, including some flexible content tools. That’s what our plugin is built on - an adaptation that gives this already awesome plugin some more functionality and flexibility.

We’ve also now hit 100 active users in the short time it’s been up. Woohoo! You can download it here.

Why?

We’re always building something similar to what this does for different clients, so we thought it was about time we made a standardised version for others to use.

Generally our custom built ones have a bit more functionality that’s specific to the client, like specific image size and positions, etc. Our case study pages are build with our own version with some ten to fifteen layouts, so if there are any other layouts you need to use this, then let us know. We’re always open to more ideas and features to add!

What’s next?

There’s been a load of dabbling lately (prep for a new project) with the relatively young WordPress API. Combined with Facebook's React, we’re building seamless single page applications with a familiar backend CMS in WordPress. This probably means our next plugin will be something to do with this. Single page applications are likely how most websites will operate in the next five years, but that’s another article. There are enough Javascript frameworks out there to write a book about. In fact, I bet someone already has.