Visual Composer Module
Building in the WCMS
Creating a VC Module
You can create a Visual Composer module just as you would any other type of reusable content: From the WCMS content browser, click the “New Content” button. You must use this approach when packaging multiple content elements together. To preserve the rows and columns when the module is embedded, check the option “Retain Rows and Columns when Embedded in a Page” (Basic Options panel).
Certain Visual Composer elements can be converted to reusable Visual Composer modules, for example: text blocks, text box modules, dynamic lists, and YouTube videos. (View the full list in Best Practices.) If you wish to convert an existing Visual Composer element into a reusable module, follow the instructions below.
Converting an Existing VC Element
To determine if an existing element is convertible, hover over the element and look for the conversion tool in the green toolbox (second icon from right):
To proceed with conversion, save the page. Then select the conversion tool and, when prompted, provide a title for the new reusable Visual Composer module and select a folder location.
Note that the source element (the element you converted) is no longer editable. To edit its contents, you must locate the new reusable Visual Composer module and make the edits there. (Keep in mind that the changes apply wherever the module is used.)
To create a Visual Composer module from scratch, use the “New Content” option in the WCMS content browser.
To determine whether a Visual Composer element can be converted to a reusable Visual Composer module, hover over the element and look for the conversion tool in the green toolbox. (See illustration on the left.)
Once you convert an element to a reusable Visual Composer module, the source element cannot be edited directly. You must edit the new module.