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How to remove the Total WPBakery Row Modifications

The Total theme by default makes some adjustments to the Visual Composer rows to fix some design issues and also to add some extra options that weren’t precent in older versions of the plugin. This however, may cause some issues with 3rd party plugins or with your personal preferences. Luckily it’s very easy to remove the theme adjustments/additions and use an un-modified version of the Visual Composer rows via some child theme edits.

Important: All the modifications included in the Total theme are on purpose to work well with the theme and provide fixes and additional enhancements. If you follow the guide to use the default template file and run into some issues it is outside my scope of support.

The Steps…

The WPBakery Page builder works by using template files for the output of all elements which can be overwritten via themes. So you’ll need to place the original file in your child theme then add some functions to remove any modifications by the Total theme.

  1. Create a new folder called vc_templates in your child theme
  2. Locale the file inside the plugin at /js_composer/includes/templates/shortcodes/vc_row.php
  3. Copy and place this file in the new vc_templates folder of your child theme
  4. Disable the Total modifications by adding the snippet below to your child theme’s functions.php file:
class WPEX_VC_Row_Config {}

This code will define an empty class and prevent the theme’s class from running thus removing all the theme’s row customizations.

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