Features

Architect is immensely powerful and flexible, with a huge number of features and always growing. This list is everything I could remember. Yes, there are so many features in Architect, even I forget sometimes what Architect can do!

Basic features

  • All-in-one
  • Sliders
  • Grids
  • Tabular
  • Masonry
  • Accordions
  • Responsive design
  • Device specific adaptive design
  • Extensibility allows developers to add functionality through their own plugins
  • Preset designs
  • Dummy content
  • Animation
  • Fixed or fluid height and width
  • Builtin support for more than 10 different content types
  • Flexible content sorting
  • Filter by categories, tags, custom taxonomies, dates and authors
  • Built in styles editing including custom css.
  • Display custom content, custom fields, custom taxonomies
  • Override WP Gallery shortcode display with Blueprint of your own design
  • Reusable Blueprints. No need to write for every usage.
  • Export Blueprints for use on other sites
  • Create your own Presets
  • Set your own default styling

Content layout and control

  • Drag and drop content layout editor
  • Flexible and powerful controls of content layout
  • Display featured images or videos
  • For titles, add prefixes, linking, change wrapper tags and optional responsive font sizing
  • Configurable meta fields using easy tags
  • Meta fields allow shortcodes providing secure means to add extra functionality from other plugins or your own code.
  • Date formating
  • Hide specific author’s details
  • Show author avatars
  • Change excerpts length
  • Customise “Read more” message
  • Responsive font sizes at breakpoints
  • Responsively scaling font sizes on titles and content
  • Hide content at breakpoints
  • Half a dozen image cropping options, including Focal Point cropping
  • Optionally use embedded images when feature image not set
  • Automatic retina images
  • Optionally use dummy or specific filler images when featured image not set
  • Limit image dimensions to save bandwidth
  • Link images to post, image, lightbox, or specific URL
  • Use custom lightbox
  • Display image captions
  • Trim excerpts by words, characters, paragraphs or to the more tag
  • Insert additional content into content field after nth paragraph. Useful for automatically inserting ads into content.

Animation

  • Use standard animate.css library
  • Animate each whole content panel
  • Animate individual content components
  • Flexible animation options for fine tuning

Slider layout features

  • Extensibility allows developers to add support for different slider engines
  • Navigation controls can be bullets, titles, custom labels, numbers, thumbnails or none
  • Set navigation to top, bottom, left or right of slideshow
  • Set navigation to appear overlaid on slideshow or outside of it
  • Control navigation alignment and sizing
  • Optional slide pager on hover
  • Fade or slide transitions
  • Set slideshow to begin automatically
  • Control transition durations and interval times of slides
  • Infinite looping slideshows
  • Height adaptive and pause on hover options

Grid layout features

  • Pagination including built in support for WP PageNavi
  • Easily control number of content panels across and with fluid or fixed width
  • Control display of fixed width panels with CSS flexbox standard settings

Tabbed layout features

  • Extensibility allows developers to add support for different slider engines
  • Navigation controls can be bullets, titles, custom labels, numbers, thumbnails or none
  • Set navigation to top, bottom, left or right of slideshow
  • Set navigation to appear overlaid on slideshow or outside of it
  • Control navigation alignment and sizing
  • Fade transition
  • Control transition durations of slides
  • Infinite looping
  • Height adaptive and pause on hover options

Tabular layout features

  • Custom column titles
  • Search
  • Sorting
  • Paginated

Masonry layout features

  • Live sorting
  • Live filtering
  • Column or packed masonry layouts
  • Pagination including built in support for WP PageNavi
  • Easily control number of content panels across and with fluid or fixed width

Accordion layout features

  • Option to close all on initial display
  • Custom titles

Content sources

  • Default (i.e. whatever WordPress would display for the current page)
  • Posts with options to exclude specific posts
  • Pages with options to exclude specific pages
  • Dummy (Architect generates dummy content for you. Great for development stage.)
  • Galleries – Can be specified in the Blueprint, galleries in WP posts or pages or GalleryPlus galleries
  • SliderPlus slides
  • NextGen galleries
  • Snippets (Generic built in Architect content type)
  • Testimonials (built in Architect content type)
  • Showcases (built in Architect content type)
  • Custom Post Types (any other post types added by other plugins, such as WooCommerce Products)
  • RSS feeds

Images

  • Multiple cropping options including focal point cropping, a unique feature of Pizazzwp plugins
  • Filler images when no featured image
  • Override WP Gallery shortcode display with Blueprint of your own design
  • Use custom links per image. Requires the WP Gallery Custom Links plugin.
  • Display captions

Blox specific

  • Displays alternate titles
  • Styling via Design Mode editor

Beaver Builder specific

  • Extensive filtering overrides in the Beaver Architect module
  • Extensive styling options in Beaver Architect module
  • Custom overrides in Beaver Module

Design

  • Responsive layouts
  • Responsive breakpoint font sizing
  • Responsive fluid font sizing
  • Device specific adaptive options

Developer

  • Custom presets
  • Shortcake support
  • Create your own Content Sources
  • Action hooks
  • Template tag

Display methods

  • Shortcodes
  • Widgets
  • Template tags
  • Action hooks
  • WP gallery shortcode
  • Blox block
  • Beaver Builder module