Yellow Pencil has a simple interface. There are two main areas, a left bar and right panel. The left bar contains various tools and the right panel contains either the type of customization (Global, One Page and Template) or the style properties of a selected element. Selected elements are highlighted on the page by a blue border.
There are three customizing types available. These are "Global customization", "One page customization" and "template customization".
Global changes are applying to all pages. You must use the global customizing type if you want to edit elements which display on every page such as Header, Navigation, General site design etc.
Example: Use global customization if you want to customize the font size of the menu.
You will see a "global" notice if you are on the global customizing.
These changes apply to the current post type. For instance; customize the template if you want to customize all product pages or all portfolio pages, etc. You will see "Template" notice if you are customizing a template.
For instance; Click "Customize Post Template" link to customize all single posts.
These changes apply only to the target page. You will see "Page" notice if you are customizing a particular page.
Click "Edit Page - Yellow Pencil" button to customize the current post/page.
if you edit the same element in several customizing types, the plugin will apply One Page Customization changes as first priority. The priorities are applied in the order;
CSS Selectors are patterns used to select the elements you want to style. Yellow Pencil generates the CSS selector automatically when you select an element.
Element Inspector is active by default. This tool helps you to select elements by clicking on them within the page. You can disable the tool from left bar. All elements will be active for selection when Element Inspector is disabled.
Tips: Some dynamic elements are not selectable with clicks, Please mouse over the element that you want select and press to space key.
Tips: Disable the Element Inspector to turn off a popup or change tabs or slide the sliders.
Tips: The wireframe tool will help you to display the website's layout and all elements.
This tool allows you to select only the clicked element.
The default element inspector is flexible and may select more elements than one if the selector applies to multiple elements on the page, but Single element inspector will select just the target element clicked.
This tool allows you to find and select the elements by ID, classes or tag names.
Also, you can use your own selectors to select the target element. Type an CSS selector and press to enter key to select them. See the following screenshot.
"body" : It selects body of the web page. Edit main font family, font size, background color, etc.
"a" : It selects all link elements.
"h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6" : It selects all heading elements.
Example: ".my-first-class,.my-second-class". Yes, this simple. Use comma for next class name.
Example class: ".my-class"
Example id: "#my-id"
Example tag: "section"
Hold Shift key to select second element, additional elements will be selected with single Inspector.
Selects the parent element of the selected element.
Click the menu icon or right click selected element to open the menu and select ":hover" to apply mouse over style. The blue borders will be yellow on hover mode.
You must activate hover mode to show the element's hover changes in the editor.
Click the menu icon or right click the selected element to open the menu and select ":focus" to apply focus style. The blue borders will be red on focus mode.
Please note: Focus feature is available only for form elements, input, textarea etc.
You must activate focus mode to show the element's focus changes in the editor.
Define the font family, boldness, size, and the style of a text.
|Font Family||auto|value|inherit||specifies the font for an element.|
|Font Weight||300|400|500|600|700||sets how thick or thin characters in text should be displayed.|
|Color||color|transparent||sets color to the text.|
|Text Shadow||value|inherit||adds shadow to text.|
|Font Size||number|inherit||sets the size of a font.|
|Line Height||number|inherit||specifies the line height.|
|Font Style||normal|italic|inherit||specifies the font style for a text.|
|Text Align||start|left|center|right|justify||specifies the horizontal alignment of text in an element.|
|Text Transform||uppercase|lowercase|capitalize|none||controls the capitalization of text.|
|Letter Spacing||number|inherit||increases or decreases the space between characters in a text.|
|Word Spacing||number|inherit||increases or decreases the white space between words.|
|Text Decaration||overline|through|underline|inherit||specifies the decoration added to text.|
|Text Indent||number|inherit||specifies the indentation of the first line in a text-block.|
|Word Wrap||normal|break-word|inherit||allows long words to be able to be broken and wrap onto the next line.|
Define the background image, color and background effects for elements.
|Background Color||color|transparent||sets the background color of an element.|
|Background Image||url|none|inherit||sets one or more background images for an element.|
|Background Position||left top|left center|left bottom|right top|right center|right bottom|center top|center center|center bottom||sets the starting position of a background image.|
|Background Size||auto|length|cover|contain||specifies the size of the background images.|
|Background Repeat||repeat|repeat-x|repeat-y|no-repeat||sets if/how a background image will be repeated.|
|Background Attachment||scroll|fixed|local|inherit||sets whether a background image is fixed or scrolls with the rest of the page.|
Margin properties are used to generate space around elements.
Margin is on the outside of block elements while padding is on the inside.
See Following screenshot, There is 100px margin bottom width and The green box shows the margin width.
|Margin Top||value|none||sets the top margin of an element.|
|Margin Right||value|none||sets the right margin of an element.|
|Margin Bottom||value|none||sets the bottom margin of an element.|
|Margin Left||value|none||sets the left margin of an element.|
Padding properties are used to generate space around content.
Margin is on the outside of block elements while padding is on the inside.
|Padding Top||value|none||sets the top padding of an element.|
|Padding Right||value|none||sets the right padding of an element.|
|Padding Bottom||value|none||sets the bottom padding of an element.|
|Padding Left||value|none||sets the left padding of an element.|
Border properties allow you to specify the style, width, and color of an element's border. Take a look to following some border styles.
A dotted border.
A dashed border.
A solid border.
|Border Style||solid|dotted|dashed|hidden|none||sets the style of an element's four borders. This property can have from one to four values.|
|Border Width||number|none||sets the width of an element's four borders.|
|Border Color||color|none||sets the color of an element's four borders.|
The border radius property is used to add rounded corners to an element. Following element has 25px border radius style.
A solid border and 25px border radius.
Please watch the following short tutorial video to learn how the position feature works.
Tips: Please activate the Responsive mode after editing the element's positions. Run your website in responsive mode and edit it for the best view.
|Z Index||auto|number|inherit||specifies the stack order of an element.|
|Position||auto|number|inherit||Learn from w3school|
|Top||auto|number|inherit||Learn from w3school|
|Left||auto|number|inherit||Learn from w3school|
|Bottom||auto|number|inherit||Learn from w3school|
|Right||auto|number|inherit||Learn from w3school|
The height and width properties are used to set the height and width of an element. Watch the following short tutorial to learn how to resize the elements in real-time.
|Width||auto|number|auto||sets the width of an element.|
|Height||auto|number|auto||sets the height of an element.|
|Box Sizing||context-box|border-box||The box sizing property is used to tell the browser what the sizing properties (width and height) should include.|
|Min Width||number|initial||The min width property is used to set the minimum width of an element.|
|Max Width||number|auto||The max width property is used to set the maximum width of an element.|
|Min Height||number|initial||The min height property is used to set the minimum height of an element.|
|Max Height||number|auto||The max height property is used to set the maximum height of an element.|
Yellow Pencil has 50+ ready-to-use animations, select an animation and have fun!
|Animation||animation|none||Add a animation to selected element. There is 50+ animations also you will see there your own animations too. Use Animation manager tool to add multiple animations.|
|Animation Play||yp_onscreen|yp_hover|yp_click|yp_focus||Trigger animation to play when element visible on screen.|
|Animation Iteration||number|infinite||specifies the number of times an animation should be played.|
|Animation Duration||number||defines how many seconds or milliseconds an animation takes to complete one cycle. Use Animation manager tool to add editing animation duration visually.|
|Animation Delay||number||specifies a delay for the start of an animation. Use Animation manager tool to add editing animation delay visually.|
Filter property defines visual effects (like blur and saturation) to an element. Usually web developers use filters when working with images.
|none||Default value. Specifies no effects|
|blur||Applies a blur effect to the image. A larger value will create more blur.|
|brightness||Adjusts the brightness of the image.|
|contrast||Adjusts the contrast of the image.|
|grayscale||Converts the image to grayscale.|
|hue-rotate||Applies a hue rotation on the image. The value defines the number of degrees around the color circle the image samples will be adjusted. 0deg is default, and represents the original image.|
|saturate||Saturates the image.|
|sepia||Converts the image to sepia.|
Notice: internet explorer does not support filters.
List styles allow you to edit the list marker. Set different list item markers for ordered lists or set an image as the list item marker.
|List Style Type||disc|circle|decimal|lower-alpha|upper-alpha|upper-roman|none||Specifies the type of list-item marker in a list.|
|List Style Image||image|none||replaces the list-item marker with an image.|
|List Style Position||number|none||Specify that the list-item markers should appear inside the content flow.|
The box-shadow property attaches shadow to an element. Take a look at following tutorial video.
The extra section is for advanced users. You can learn the properties from the following table. You can also get detailed information about Properties from w3schools.com
|Transforms||-||The transform property applies a 2D or 3D transformation to an element. This property allows you to rotate, scale, move, skew, etc. See more|
|Opacity||number|auto||Specifies the opacity/transparency of an element.|
|Float||left|right|none||specifies whether or not a box (an element) should float.|
|Clear||left|right|both|none||specifies on which sides of an element floating elements are not allowed to float.|
|Display||none|inline|block|inline-block||specifies the type of box used for an HTML element.|
|Visibility||visible|hidden||specifies whether or not an element is visible.|
|Overflow X||visible|hidden|scroll|auto||specifies what to do with the left/right edges of the content - if it overflows the element's content area.|
|Overflow Y||visible|hidden|scroll|auto||specifies what to do with the top/bottom edges of the content - if it overflows the element's content area.|
Click and hold the mouse button down over the selected element and drag it. Positioning uses the CSS positioning 'relative' property for dragged elements.
You must be careful while using this feature since it may cause compatibility problems in mobile devices in case of any misuse. Please check your website with the Responsive Tool after using drag & drop elements and use Responsive Tool to make sure the page looks correct on all devices.
Resize any element in real-time. The Resize feature uses CSS Width and height properties. If you can't resize the element, Check maximum/minimum width/height properties.
There is an excellent CSS Editor for those who would like to code! You can code live with the CSS editor and see the effect of the generated CSS rules in real time.
Notice: CSS comments not supported.
Yellow Pencil comes with an advanced responsive design tool that lets you customize your website for any device such as mobile, tablet, desktops and more.
Responsive Web Design makes your web page look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones). Responsive Web Design is about using CSS and HTML to resize, hide, shrink, enlarge, or move the content to make it look good on any screen:
Slowly resize your website width with the responsive tool and be sure this looks good on all screen sizes.
Some images and information from w3schools.
Measuring tool helps you to see the element sizes. Activate Measuring Tool from the left bar and mouse over any element to display size information.
Wireframe tool hides the colors from the design and helps you to focus on the layout. Thus, you can easily see the structure of your website.
The Design information tool provides you with basic and advanced design information such as typography.
It gives you these information;
Create custom animations with scenes! Animation generator records your styles as an animation! Add more scenes, more styles and have fun! Provide mobility for your website with your unique animations! Take a look at the following tutorial video.
Manage all Yellow Pencil animations! Use 50+ ready-to-use animations or use your own custom animations. Control animation durations and delays. Animation manager supports multiple animations! Yay! It's a unique feature in web technology!
"Live Preview" feature is an excellent tool to see your changes before saving. You can see all animations in action.
Take a look at the following screenshot:
The Smart guide allows calculating intersection alignment while you are dragging and resizing the elements. You can enable/disable smart guides with CTRL + G.
You can see all customized pages and generated animations from the WordPress Panel and you can also export all CSS codes as ready-to-use. Manage CSS Styles from WordPress Panel > Yellow Pencil > CSS Styles.
Select the element that you want reset, Open Menu > Reset > The Element.
Notice: it resets changes of the selected element only for the current customizing type.
Notice: it also resets responsive changes of the selected element.
Red bordered box shows the reset button in the following screenshot. The reset button will delete all styles in current customizing type.
Example: It will reset all global changes if you reset changes in global customization.
Notice: Please check "you are customizing" area before you reset the changes. Take a look at the following screenshot:
Please note: You can't undo changes after reset.
Click "CSS Editor" icon from left bar or press on é " key to open CSS Editor and you can use esc key to close CSS editor.
Tips: Yellow Pencil automatically adds the CSS selector of the selected element.
Tips: Yellow Pencil automatically adds @Media queries in responsive mode.
Notice: CSS comments not supported.
Use (undo) icon to reset the property to default.
Go to WordPress Panel > Yellow Pencil > CSS Styles and click "Download" button. Open downloaded stylesheet file with any text editor, copy all codes and paste to Custom CSS field in WordPress Panel > Customize > Additional CSS.
Notice: You can export CSS data as a stylesheet file but some features as background patterns, parallax, the plugin animations are not available in exported styles and may cause some styles not to work well.
Notice: We recommend that you keep the plugin activate. The plugin loads the styles only when needed so this is faster than exported stylesheet method. The plugin will not slow down your site.
This section is for advanced users, please skip this section if you aren’t comfortable with CSS.
Don't add CSS3 Prefixes, It’s automatic.
background-image:url("background.png"); background-parallax:true; background-parallax-speed:4; background-parallax-x:10;
Yellow Pencil uses a different CSS hover system.
This replaces ":hover" with PHP when it is included on the website.
Yellow Pencil supports any media queries. (Since 5.3.0 version)
Technically this is not possible to edit :before and :after selectors.
The plugin checks if the CSS rule needs to important tag and will add it if needed.
Please check the page with Responsive Tool to be sure its works well on all screen sizes before saving changes because position and width changes may break a responsive page.
Please check the page with Responsive Tool to be sure its works well on all screen sizes before saving changes because Position changes may break a responsive page.
Some form elements are not draggable. You must edit the element position from Yellow Pencil Panel -> Position.
Don't use any classes or IDs of body and HTML tags without including the tag name as "body.page", "html#site" otherwise some CSS selectors may not work well using the external CSS option.
Yellow Pencil will work perfectly if your theme is well coded and clean. I tested Yellow Pencil on many themes. I will always make new updates to provide the best experience.
You must show the page as visitor to customize register, login pages, please click your gravatar on the right panel to toggle the view mode.
Please go to WordPress Panel > Yellow Pencil > Product License and activate your copy with your Envato Login.
Also, you can download the latest version from CodeCanyon > downloads page.
Yes, you can. Click here to request a refund.
The plugin states that it saves the changes successfully, but cache plugins may still load the old page. If you are experiencing this problem please clear your cache.
Tested on Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. Always Use Latest version of your browser. Use Chrome for best performance and experience.
The Lite version is completely free, and you can download it from wordpress.org. Font family, animation, size and some properties are not available in the free version.
Each Regular license is for use with one project/website. More info
Extended license for WP developers. Use in a single Theme that's sold. More info
Yes, you can. You need one "Extended License" for each of your themes. Please see more about CodeCanyon licenses.
You must add the following code to theme function.php file:
This code disables "the activate plugin" notifications.
Add the following code just to the Theme Demo.
This code will activate Demo Mode and show "Live Editor" button but Live Editor button will not work if you are logged in. Please log out to test demo mode.
Please add the following class to the theme demo option element to hide the demo choices in the editor.
You can use custom CSS for Yellow Pencil Editor.
If you have any questions, please use our Support Forum. I will answer all questions within 2 business days.