How to Configure the General Settings for Visual Composer

Posted OnJun 16, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the Visual Composer, we will focus on configuring the General Settings which include:

  • Where the Visual Composer will display
  • User Group Access Rules
  • Disabling Certain Elements
  • Google Font Subsets

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, navigate to Visual Composer -> General Settings.

Content Types

Step 3) Place checkmarks in each checkbox where you want the Visual Composer to be available.

For this example, Post, Page and Portfolio were checked.


User Group Access Rules

The User Group Access area determines which Roles have access to the Visual Composer. This can be further restricted to be available only for selected shortcodes for the selected Role.

For this example, the Administrator Role will be setup.

Step 4) Click the Administrator hyperlink to expand the area and display the available shortcodes.

Step 5) From the Visual Composer Access dropdown list, select the Visual Composer Access & Default Editor option to give the Administrator full access to all features of the Visual Composer.

Step 6) Since we want the Administrator to have full access to all shortcodes, click the Select All hyperlink to place checkmarks in all the available checkboxes.


Step 7) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.

Step 8) Repeat the above steps (modifying access as needed) to configure any additional roles you want to setup.

Disable Responsive Content Elements

Step 9) Place a checkmark in this checkbox to disable content elements from stacking one on top of the other on small media screens, such as mobile devices.

For this example, this field was left unchecked.

Google Font Subsets

Step 10) Place checkmarks in each checkbox where you want a subset of Google Fonts to be available for content elements.

For this example, no changes were made.


Step 11) Click the Save Changes button to save any changes.


Prior to moving forward, we recommend that you test the Roles you configured above to confirm they work as expected.

The next step of the guide will focus on How to Configure the Design Settings for Visual Composer.


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