In Massive Addons, we introduced a brand new, author’s presets system which speeds up and makes the creation process of website a lot easier.
What are Presets?
With presets you can create different styles and layouts for your shortcodes. Use them globally with a single click. A preset is a set of predefined values for each of the shortcodes attributes. Apart from tones of predefined presets you can create your own or edit the ones we’ve created.
For starters, 1600+ presets are available for install and further use. You can create your own presets and use them through whole website. Presets work best in connection with an Easy Mode.
How to install Presets?
In order to get presets installed, please navigate to Massive Panel and scroll down for Presets section. There are two options to choose from: Install all presets or Select Shortcode. First option, will install all available presets at once. Please be patient during this process because installer must download all images used inside selected presets.
Second option, allows you to select which presets you want to install. Most of them comes with a preview image so you can make a better choice. Already installed presets have a mark/ribbon at top right corner.
How to use a created or installed Preset?
Installed and created presets are available for later usage inside a corresponding shortcode. For example, Button presets are available inside Button shortcode but also inside Callout (Callout integrates Button).
To load a preset to shortcode, please create or edit a shortcode (Button in our example) then select preset which should be installed from dropdown list and click Reload. You can also select presets by clicking Preview and Load Preset and selecting an interesting preset from popup. Please notice that loading a preset will remove any changes made to this shortcode earlier. It should be a first step in editing a shortcode.
When preset loading is finished you are able to modify it’s settings. When you’re done, please click Save changes and refresh the edited page to see applied changes.
How to create a new Preset?
To create a new preset, add a corresponding shortcode or edit an existing one. In popup, you can load an existing shortcode to use it as a base for your own, or create a new one from scratch.
When you’re pleased with the outcome, please click at Create New button inside the popup and provide a new name for your preset. What kind of name it should be? Preset name should describe the purpose or/and design in few words. After clicking Accept your new preset is ready to use inside other shortcodes.
How to modify a Preset?
Preset can be modified from shortcode edit popup. To make changes to existing preset please modify shortcode options inside the popup then select a preset from dropdown list which you want to update (if different from already selected) and click Save Changes.
There are few things that you should remember:
- if other shortcodes are using the modified preset you would need to Reload changed preset inside each of them or repeat the changes manually
- instead of editing a predefined presets (our presets) we recommend to Load preset settings and create a new one which will contain your modifications
What are Content Presets?
In update 2.0 we introduced new type of presets. Content presets, as the name suggest, allows you to save whole VC row or columns with content located in them. This way you can easily recreate same layouts and style on different pages. We created over 400 content presets, including page sections which will be better explained below.
How to install Content Presets?
Installing content presets is same as installing style presets. You have to navigate to Massive Panel. There on the bottom of the page you will find Content Presets section. You have two options – you can install all athe same time (be patient during this process because installer must download all images used inside selected presets) or select specific shortcode and presets you want to install.
How to use created or installed Content Presets?
Content Presets are available for use in any VC row or in it’s columns. To load a content preset edit row and navigate to tab called Extras. There you will find section called Content Presets where from dropdown you can choose layout you want to use. You can also select desired layout under preview & load button. Once you have made your choice, click load content button. A popup will appear where you can choose content placement:
Prepend content – sets your content before items in specific row
Append Content – sets your content after items in specific row
Replace Content – deletes content in row and substitutes it with chosen layout
You can perform same actions in tab Extras located in column options.
Remember: You don’t have to worry about row & colum styles like for example row stretch, full height, paddings, backrounds, overlays, ect. They are saved automatically.
Other actions for Presets
- Rename: In order to rename a preset, click ‘Pencil‘
- Delete: Each preset can be deleted from the shortcode popup by selecting it from dropdown list and clicking ‘Trash‘ icon.
- Clear: After clicking this button the edit popup will be reseted to default settings.
- Reload: After clicking this button the preset selected in dropdown will be loaded again.
Please check the video tutorial showed below for better reference.