Page Builder modifies wpautop function? Conflict with shortcodes plugin

Hi, I use Symple Shortcodes on my site to make accordions and other UI elements, e.g.

As you can see from the link above, the accordion is broken. There is an extra <p> tag before the header for each pane.

But if I deactivate the Page Builder plugin, the shortcodes work fine -

You can confirm that Page Builder is off because the Services page is now all messed up - :frowning:

I’m guessing there is a function in Page Builder that modifies wpautop. Can you please tell me what this function is for and how I can disable it please? Thanks

Hi David,

Thanks for contacting us and apologies for any inconvenience! Would you mind sharing admin access so we can take a look at what could be causing this? Feel free to set your response with credentials as a private reply.


Hey David,

I think I may have figured this out. Can you try changing line 510 in classes/FLBuilder.php from…

return do_shortcode($content);


return $content;

Let me know if that works for you. We should only be running do_shortcode if the builder is active, so this will be fixed regardless.


Hi guys, sorry for the delay. I only remembered about this when I saw the new update to Beaver Builder. (Super busy week)

Yep that fixed it. However I’m not able to update to v1.3.2. WordPress tells me it downloaded and activated the plugin, but it remains at v1.3.1. I downloaded a copy from the My Account page and it was v1.3.1 too.

Hi David,

Thanks for letting us know. There was an issue with our export script not working since it still had our old domain name. I just fixed that and pushed the new versions live.