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  1. Hi Carrie, thank you for the helpful case study, with meaningful reference links. It would be great to see the final website, or a mock-up. I’d also appreciate clarification of your solution. Did you end up using the Beaver Builder theme, or a the Beaver Builder plugin with your Utility Pro child theme and the Genesis framework? Thanks again.

    • Hey Ken! I’ve got a video of the rebuild I’m hoping to post soon. πŸ™‚

      I used Beaver Builder plugin + Beaver Builder theme. No Utility Pro or Genesis in this case!

  2. Hi Carrie, Best disclosure ever!!! “Alert: This post has affiliate links. If you click one and buy something, I get rich and retire immediately (thanks in advance!).” Can I steal it?

    • Hi Henry,
      I didn’t use it, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find it useful. Since Beaver Builder works with custom post types already, I didn’t find the add-on necessary.

  3. WOW you didn’t use a Genesis theme? This was as you pointed out mostly due to time, aka I mean it was way faster using BB? Great post thank you for the info!

  4. Beaver Builder is Great. I used BB for all websites. and thanks for your blog! Also, can i “steal” this line: Alert: This post has affiliate links. If you click one and buy something, I get rich and retire immediately (thanks in advance!). :bb: Thanks in advanced!

  5. I’ve tried a few page builders but never Beaver Builder. How do you find it is for unnecessary code bloat and ease of use for clients with *less than tech savvy* ability

    • There’s always extra markup with page builders, but BB is leaner than most. I think the part I like the most is that you could migrate to a different theme at some point if you want to (markup isn’t injected into your content like it is with a page builder like Visual Composer).

      As for teaching clients to make updates, I like to record a screen video to walk them through the areas they’ll most commonly need/want to edit. That helps even the less tech-savvy ones see where to go and what to click. That said, if a customer isn’t very tech savvy, I’d probably suggest some sort of retainer agreement so you can go in monthly and make any requested changes. πŸ™‚

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