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Architect action and filter hooks

Architect has many hooks to enable developers to extend and modify it. Last update: v1.4.0   File Filter Name Arguments /application/admin/php/arc-options.php   arc-extend-options apply_filters(‘arc-extend-options’,$this->sections) /application/admin/php/arc-save-process-blueprints.php   arc_blueprint_css apply_filters(‘arc_blueprint_css’, $pzarc_contents ) /application/admin/php/class_arc_blueprints_designer.php   arc_editor_tabs apply_filters(‘arc_editor_tabs’, $fields)   arc-slider-engine apply_filters(‘arc-slider-engine’, array(‘slick’ => ‘Slick’)   arc-transitions apply_filters(‘arc-transitions’, $transitions)   arc-extend-slider-settings apply_filters(‘arc-extend-slider-settings’, $sections[ ‘_slidertabbed’ ])   arc-extend-masonry-settings apply_filters(‘arc-extend-masonry-settings’,$sections[ ‘_masonry’…

Building your first Architect layout – a 3×3 grid layout

Goal: A 3×3 grid of excerpts The goal of this tutorial is a three by three grid of excerpts, using the dummy content type as shown. Create a new Blueprint 1: Create a new BlueprintArchitect provides two means of creating a new Blueprint. For this tutorial, we are going to start with a blank Blueprint, rather…

Building your first Architect Slider layout

Building your first Architect Slider layout

This tutorial will help you build a slider using Architect. There is a strong school of thought against the use of sliders on websites for various reasons. One of the main reasons is later slides don’t get viewed as often as the first couple. Therefore, it is wise when using sliders to order the slides…

Contacting support

Things to try first Besides reading the documentation and tutorials on this site, please try these things before contacting support: If updates are not showing, try looking in Dashboard > Updates. If they still don’t show, try deactivating and reactivating the product licence and trying again If Blueprints are not displaying as expected, please try…

Custom post types pages going to a 404 page

If you are trying to display the actual pages of Snippets, Testimonials, Showcases (or any future custom post types built in to Architect) and you are getting the 40 page, try resaving the permalinks. Resave permalinksResave permalinks Go to Settings > Permalinks  Click Save Resave permalinks

Displaying Blueprints

There are seven methods to displaying a Blueprint. In order of required technical know-how (easiest first), these are: Headway Block : If you are using Headway, simply place the Architect block, and then select the Blueprint to display. Widget : Select Architect widget on WP Admin widgets screen Shortcode : Place your cursor in the…

Displaying custom fields

In this tutorial, we will show just the steps for displaying and configuring some custom fields. There is an advanced tutorial that goes into more depth that shows a specific project involving Advanced Custom Fields (from which these steps have been extracted): Using Advanced Custom Fields and Snippets to make a Pricing Table So, if…

Exporting Blueprints and Making your own Presets

As of Architect v1.4, you can now import Blueprints and Presets. This also means, you can make your own Presets. If you are a designer, you could even sell them!   Getting startedGetting started A Blueprint is saved in a text file that you can then import later, or include in a Preset. A Preset requires…

Featured Images – Aligning

Architect provides several ways to display and align the featured image. This short tutorial will explain each. Within the body or excerpt content, left aligned Within the body or excerpt content, left aligned1. Set the Feature location to In body/excerpt left Within the body or excerpt content, right aligned Within the body or excerpt content,…

Fields not saving

Architect is very powerful but this means Blueprints have many options. This can cause a problem with PHP’s default setting  “max_input_vars”. In case you encounter this problem with other plugins, I’ve retained this info: This is a problem that could affect any plugin that saves a lot of information, such as WooCommerce, Gravity forms or Advanced Custom…

GalleryPlus gallery in Architect

In this tutorial, we will look at how to use GalleryPlus galleries in Architect. GalleryPlus was an add-on for the Headway theme framework. It should be noted that Architect does not include layouts for the horizontal accordion or the rotating carousel. Of course, you can do grids, sliders, sliding carousels, masonry, tabbed, vertical accordion and…

Importing Blueprints and Presets.

From Architect v1.4, you can import Blueprints and Presets within Architect itself. Previously you could only import Blueprints through the WP Import menu. Read the Exporting Blueprints and making Presets tutorial for information on that part of the process. Go to the Architect Tools screen Go to the Architect Tools screenIn your WordPress admin, go…

Making a grid using the alternating feature option

Architect v1.4 introduced an Alternating Feature option that swaps the featured image (or video) left/right with each successive post.   Single column Single columnAt the moment, the single column alternating feature is very popular, and not surprisingly, as it adds interest and energy where previously there was rigid repetition. Two column Two columnAnother nice grid…

Masonry filtering and sorting

Architect 1.5 added the ability to have filtering and sorting options on Masonry layouts.   Enabling Filtering and Sorting Enabling Filtering and SortingOnce you set your Layout type as Masonry, you will get a Masonry tab. In that you can enable Filtering, Sorting or both. Filtering FilteringEnable Filtering to see all the filtering options. Note:…

Plugin conflicts

Although Architect attempts to be compatible with all other plugins, with 40,000 or more out there, that is impossible to achieve. Any widely used plugin will encounter conflicts with others. To determine if there’s a conflict,. Deactivate all plugins and checkDeactivate all plugins and checkDeactivate all plugins except Architect and Redux, check if the problem…

Setting and using Focal Points

What is a Focal Point? In any image, the photographer intends one point in that image to be the most important. Therefore, when you crop an image, you want to be sure you retain that point in the image. WordPress has a set of arbitrary focal points built-in, but these are often ineffective especially with…

Sharing Blueprint slides with the arcshare shortcode

Architect 1.5 introduced a method to share specific slides (or any panel actually). This can be useful for site visitors who wish to share images in galleries.   [ arcshare ] shortcode [ arcshare ] shortcode To add sharing links to your Blueprint, include a meta field in your layout, and then add the acrshare shortcode…

Updates not working

Sometimes, for reasons unknown, updates either fail to install or don’t show up as available. If that happens, try deactivating and reactivating your licence, and then try doing the update thru WP admin Dashboard > Updates.  

Using Advanced Custom Fields and Snippets to make a Pricing Table

In this tutorial, we will learn about using the custom fields feature of Architect by using the very popular Advanced Custom Fields plugin and Architect’s own Snippet post type, to make a product pricing table. In this tutorial we’ll learn about: Custom fields Custom CSS Custom taxonomies Snippets This tutorial covers custom CSS which involves…

Using Architect’s Animations

The most requested feature – since even before Architect was officially released – was animations. And in Architect 1.2, they are here. Animations in Architect animate the panels containing your content, or the individual content components. They do not allow you to add and animate content within their settings.   Animation demo Animation demoVisit Architect…