Hello there. I like the plugin very much but i’m running into a problem. I want the images to be a single image element. But when I convert it shows an empty single image element. How to fix this?
Hi there, glad you like the plugin. Is the image attached to the page or post? Single image elements in Visual Composer require the attachment ID of the image which usually comes from the image being attached to the page or post. If the image is coming from an external source or is from your site but isn’t attached to the page or post then that could be the problem.
After the conversion its worth looking at the shortcodes created in your page or post to see exactly what was generated. It can be difficult to sift through all shortcodes Visual Composer creates for a page but worth it to see exactly what was output. Feel free to send it over and I’ll analyse.
yes the image come from an external site.
That will be the reason then. Visual Composer can only do single image elements for local images. I recommend importing all external images and storing them locally. It will speed up your website too. There are some handy plugins for importing external images to Wordpress.
Hi, I would like to second the notion of adding a reverse VC-> Standard WP Content option or separate plugin. I bought you plugin last year and it worked great. I have a client now pretty serious about Facebook Instant Articles and Google AMP mobile pages and niether of them play well with WP content with shortcodes. If you know of another way to do this, or “mirror” post content to render differently for mobile views, I am all ears. Thanks.
It would be quite a big job to create a VC to standard wordpress converter. I’m not sure how much of a need there is for that but I will look in to it more.
I know the Total Cache plugin has the ability to direct specific agent types (say for smartphones) to a different theme. So you could use that and it would render different for mobile viewers. But its not really a recommended practice.
my website is currently using the Advanced Custom Fields PRO as a builder on my website.
You think it is possible to use your plugin with it?
No the plugin is specifically for Visual Composer as it converts standard Wordpress formatting in to VC formatting. ACF Pro uses an entirely different system which isn’t as powerful as VC. I would recommend using VC over ACF Pro for page building.
I recently installed the “convert page & post content to visual composer” plugin. However, whenever I try to click on “add row” or “add text box”, it’s not letting me do so. it freezes and doesn’t create a row/text box. I’m not sure if it’s a wordpress problem, or a plugin problem. I bough this plugin, but I initially had visual composer as part of a envato theme I installed, but have since switched over to a different theme. It doesn’t let me know the visual composer on new pages I created so I wanted this plugin to be able to do so. Thanks for your help!
Hi, The problem you have is related to your themes and to the Visual Composer plugin. My converter plugin could not cause the problem as it doesn’t directly access any of the parts you’re working with. It merely creates shortcodes that VC uses. Its likely your problem is related to switching themes and possibly different versions of Visual Composer. I recommend contacting the theme creator with your problem. Sorry I can’t help you further.
Thanks for your reply. Looks like there’s an issue with the theme and visual composer. Would it be possible to receive a refund because it doesn’t work for my wordpress?
Technically my plugin isn’t at fault and is working perfectly. I would recommend speaking to the theme developer to find out what they have done to break visual composer as it seems the fault is there and thats where the refund should come from.
Hi, your plugin seems to not be compatible with my theme, I’ve got the support page under the “settings menu” but the button doesn’t appear on the editing page below the vc buttons (front/back end editor) . Do you have any idea, how I can fix this issue? I use https://themeforest.net/item/total-responsive-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/6339019.
That link didn’t work. Can you send me another and I’ll take a look. I’m happy to help support my plugin and its actions. Its worth remembering my plugin creates standard Visual Composer shortcodes which your theme then displays in pages. So as long as your theme can successfully convert them (with VC plugin installed) it should work. Let me know more details and I’ll see what I can do
why does your plugin assume that every paragraph should become a row? I have about a hundred posts I need to convert, and happy for each of them to be one big text blog in one big row, rather than heaps of separate rows.
The plugin assumes this as if you look at almost every theme that uses visual composer formats the content like this. Usually because you can then animate rows and elements within them. It also allows for more flexible mobile friendly responsive layout because images can be the “single image” element rather than all text and images bulked into one text box in one row.
I would recommend this approach because it will give you more options.
We have salient theme and visual composer to go with it. Twas working AOK until a few days ago. Now all the visual composer items like blocks and items are gone but left the code for under the classic editor. Will this product work in converting everything back to normal and if it didn’t is there a money back guarantee? What is the limit of the support you provide with this product? Thanks
My plugin only coverts standard Wordpress formatting to the short-codes that Visual Composer creates. Its not actually talking to Visual Composer in any way just creating text that VC interprets as rows and elements.
So if you’re seeing the short-codes rather than the Visual Composer rows and elements its because you have a problem with the Visual Composer plugin. It sounds like its be deactivated somehow so I’d check it’s active in your plugins admin area. Or it could be that in the VC settings you have not set it to display the VC editor for you post type.
Failing that its worth contacting either the Salient Theme developers or Visual Composer developers to see if they can shed some light on the issue.
Hope this helps.
Hi the plugin is active and updated. the visual composer is showing on the pages and posts but has nothing except to add an element, meaning it lost all content that was on it…
Are you looking at your pages in classic mode? If you have pages with existing content it should still be there. This is really an issue for the Salient or Visual Composer developers though. Not much I can do to help as I didn’t create either.
there’s content when I look into classic mode but it is empty when I go to visual composer mode…
Well that makes sense. Its because your page is standard Wordpress formatted text. What you need is my plugin which converts standard formatted text in to the short-codes that visual composer reads. After converting your page you’ll see it as visual composer rows, text block items, images, headings, etc.
Your question about converting back, there’s no need to as your posts and pages have revisions. So you can just restore an earlier revision of the page before you converted it to VC short-codes.
Hope that makes sense.
would you know if visual composer is a separate entity vs. salient theme?
“What you need is my plugin which converts standard formatted text in to the short-codes that visual composer reads. After converting your page you’ll see it as visual composer rows, text block items, images, headings, etc.” <--does your product do this?
Visual composer is a plugin, often licensed to be used with premium themes you can by on themeforest and other premium theme sites. You can buy it separately on here too
“does your product do this?” Yes that’s why I said “What you need is my plugin”
thats good. I wanted to clarify because earlier u said it could be an issue with salient or vc…
Well it would be impossible for me to tell if either was causing your specific setup any issues. Like I say my plugin just lets you convert standard Wordpress content in to VC’s short-codes which the VC plugin can display as rows and items. So there’s nothing my plugin can do to fix a problem with someone else’s plugin or theme. It just does one job and does it well.
that’s great. so in short it will create those rows, items, text boxes and elements based from the standard code right? and on all pages?
You can do it page by page or you can select a bulk group of pages and convert them all at one. It adds a column to your list of post or pages so you can see which are visual composer ready and which have yet to be converted. Any problems you just restore an old revision and you have your old page back.
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