Pulse Builder help needed


#1

I was really looking forward to getting a new site built with builder this week but have got really stumped.
Okay so I can open the program, and drag a header, content area and footer onto the page and go ahead and preview it from the program window and there it is, a great instant responsive page.
What I am not clear about is how to turn that into a Pulse template.
I can make a bunch of pages, but not Pulse pages. I really think that we need some extended documentation on this.
Is it still in Beta? When is official release going to be?
Thanks


#2

Great - glad you like it :slight_smile:

Yes it’s launched and you should be able to build a template with it.

Just to confirm to others also, there are a few ways to build a Pulse template:

  1. By hand code
  2. Using Blocs on the Mac
  3. Using RapidWeaver on the Mac
  4. Downloading an HTML site from places like HTML5UP and pasting / adding in Pulse tags
  5. Using the Builder to either export a Pulse page or as the basis for Step 4 above and paste into the Pulse template with tags

I can make a bunch of pages, but not Pulse pages. I really think that we need some extended documentation on this.

Agreed, there needs to be more videos. So far we just have this

Cheers


#3

Thanks for your reply.
I feel that as part of a paid for product then it really needs much more documentation. It was pushed out as part of the package. Its not a shareware freebie like some software where one needs to figure it out, its actually a product that is sold.
I think it needs at least that page you showed me updated and fleshed out. Speaking of which I see no option to save as template. Only export as a theme, which of course will not actually work as a theme.


#4

Thanks we will but the builder is actually a Free Addon - Pulse CMS is the paid for product and the Builder is a complimentary add-on (and not necessary to run Pulse). Some people will never use it as they will use Pulse by hand coding, or using Blocs or something else to make a template.

But thanks for the feedback and we’ll add more on the docs when we can.


#5

Okay fair enough and apologies if I sounded a bit stroppy, had a frustrating day with it. If I could just figure out how to save page as a layout then I might be on course. There seems no way to do that.
Thanks


#6

Best is when I make my own website library.
A few years ago, I bought several html web themes.
You get a lifelong update (even today = black Friday).
Here are some html topics that I use.


And many other html themes.
Check out the price and amount of pages that the topic contains.
In a few minutes, create blocks for Pulse.

You do not have to spend the whole day with a tedious job and the result no one.
It’s also an inspiration to create your own plug-ins (Social Cages) and many more.

I wish you many success !!!

PS.
I just discovered it in my mail.


#7

Thanks @IvaRo - yes it is quick to add those sorts of templates into Pulse. Glad you have found a nice workflow :slight_smile:

And Bootstrap is a great way to build quickly also.

No problems @jdloudon - the saving layouts is working in testing. Have you tried another browser or do you get an error to appear?

Thanks


#8

Hello, I cannot see any option to save as template. Just save, then I can export as website.zip which contains html files and assetts folder, no way to save a layout.php - unless I have missed a crucial step somewhere,
Thanks


#9

Hmmm - maybe this has not been applied to your account. We’ll need to look into this…


#10

Checked the page builder again… The export button - arrow in a box pointing NE, second last on the right of the screen - should show a popup with the doctype selector. Exporting generates the zip file.

The save template is a dropdown arrow on the save button.

For the export - make sure to have added the Pulse elements to the page also as in the start up doc


#11

There is no dropdown arrow on the save button.
So to walk through what I am doing as example:

  1. create empty block
  2. add a 50/50 grid to it
  3. into one side of grid drop a pulse block tag
  4. into other side of grid drop a different tag {{blog}} for instance
  5. Save - there is no option apart from Save
  6. Export - no option other than

clearly I am missing something or my installation is.


#12

I have tried this in Chrome as well as Firefox so its not a browser or cache issue.


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