How to Use the Drag and Drop Magento Page Builder
Magento has been a lot of things for brands over the years, with its vast feature set lending to the major adoption of the platform and its place as one of the leading eCommerce platforms globally.
One of the things it has not been, unfortunately, is easy to use.
Open customization meant store design and development was typically left in the hands of tech-savvy developers who could easily navigate the complex interfaces and development environments.
As Magento grew more popular among startup brands, Adobe and Magento have worked to make it more accessible and budget friendly including the expansion of a hosted solution (Magento Commerce) and the addition of the drag-and-drop page builder.
In the Magento page builder user guide below, we'll show you exactly how to use this tool.
The New Magento Page Builder
Magento’s main goal was to give brands a lot more control over the narrative and content within their stores.
In their words, “effortless control”.
That’s important, because the more time you spend trying to fine-tune image placement and content layout, the less time you have to focus on running your business. And smaller brands don’t have the budget for expensive design and development teams to be on call every time landing pages need to be created or products updated.
Enter the Magento page builder.
This built-in editor provides a suite of tools that allow merchants to edit individual pages and content in a simple point, click, drag, type visual interface without having to tamper with code.
Magento Page Builder Features
The built-in page builder for Magento Commerce includes a number of key features:
- In-line editing
- Reusable dynamic blocks
- Scheduled content updates
- Live content previews
- Banner creation tools
- Button creation and editing tools
- Image and video placement
- Drag and drop content management
- Product page content integration
- Drag and drop product additions to content pages
- Customizable content on category pages
- Complete control over content layout
- Customization on element positions without code
- Create new content types from scratch
- Fully responsive elements
- Form editors for entering and customizing content
How to Add Content With the Magento Page Builder
Adding content with the page builder is simple. Just open the Magento Dashboard and navigate to create a new page.
In the new page creation screen, click on the content section and you’ll have access to the visual elements.
This is where you can use the visual drag-and-drop interface to work with a variety of visual elements including:
- Layout for rows, columns, and tabs
- Various page elements like text, headings and buttons
- Media including images and video
- And additional custom content
Magento Page Builder Product Layout Control
Page builder makes it easier than ever to change the way customers browse your store. You can even use the Magento page builder to adjust the layout for complete control over how your products are displayed on category and brand pages, all with a few simple clicks.
Magento Page Builder Media Control
The Magento page builder also includes a number of options to help your store stand out above all the other stores that are little more than online product catalogs.
With the media elements available in the Magento page builder, you can create a more engaging and attractive shopping experience designed to capture clicks and conversions.
The media options include the ability to create banners and interactive sliders for promoting specific products, categories, brands, or any type of campaign you want to feature on a landing page.
How to Find Magento Page Builder
You can navigate to and access Magento Page Builder in several locations within your admin dashboard, since there are several places where content can be edited. This includes:
- Catalog Product
- Catalog Category
- CMS Page
- CMS Block
The following example shows Page Builder active within the Home Page by selecting Content > Pages > Home Page > Edit, as shown here:
Other Magento Page Builder Options
Magento Commerce comes with a pre-installed version of Magento Page Builder that has the above options.
For additional customization and control, we recommend our Shogun Page Builder App that now integrates with Magento!
Magento users can now gain extended customization of page layout, content, and a variety of elements with a much-simpler drag-and-drop interface. Likewise, all the changes you make within the visual editor can be applied without directly editing the code in Magento. With Shogun, you can even schedule AB testing to improve conversions in your store.
Open Source Page Builder for Magento
While Magento Commerce comes loaded with a basic visual page builder, you have more freedom with the open source Magento to choose from a variety of page builder apps. This includes the Shogun page builder app as well as a variety of other popular, approved extensions.
In fact, at the time of this writing there are more than 50 various page builder apps ranging from free to premium for Magento 2.
Some apps include complete visual editors while others are designed for editing specific page elements.
- Magezon Page Builder ($199)
- Gaboli Digital Sunny Landing Page Builder (free)
- Responsive CMS Page Builder ($129)
- Mega Menu Page Builder ($179)
- Blue form Page Builder ($99)
- Contact Page Builder ($99)
- Custom Thank You Page Builder ($99)
Customization of your online store just got a lot easier with the Magento page builder. Combined with the Shogun Page Builder App, you’ll be able to create stunning landing pages and more engaging content throughout your store guaranteed to capture conversions and set you apart from competitors.