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Expectations from ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode Beta Release

ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode has now become available in Beta version. The Beta version is an early version of the upcoming public ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode  release. It has all the major features and passed the most important checks, but is still under development.

NoteShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode was formerly known as Visual Builder and Grid Mode was formerly known as Wireframe Builder.

In this article we will highlight the expectations from the ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode  Beta. 


Before we begin

  • We recommend using modern browsers (like Google Chrome) for trying the Live Mode.
  • Please note that you cannot use Live Mode on IE browser - it is not supported.

Supported platforms

  • Office 365 (SharePoint Online)
  • SharePoint 2019

How to get the ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode Beta

To try out the ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode Beta, open the ShortPoint Dashboard from your Site Contents and go to the Upgrade page. 

Upgrade tile in ShortPoint Dashboard

From here, you will find the Sandbox Mode option. You can select Sandbox Mode (Beta) and test it in a sandbox environment. 

Another option is to Upgrade to Beta. You can go to the Upgrade tabs and select Beta. Here, you can press the Upgrade to Beta button and switch to the new building experience.

Note: If you have Auto Upgrade enabled, you will need to disable it temporarily in order to access the Sandbox Mode or Upgrade to Beta options.

Upgrade to Beta and Sandbox Mode (Beta) options in the Upgrade page

Note: Check our solution articles to know more about the ShortPoint SPFx New Upgrade for Office 365 and SharePoint 2019 and how to use the ShortPoint SPFx Sandbox Mode Feature.


To use the ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode on your existing pages, you will need to migrate its content. Please check this solution article for more details: Migrating into ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode.

Known issues and limitations

There are a couple of known issues and limitations in a new ShortPoint Page Builder Grid Mode:

  • Text content inside the content-holder Design Elements is now added as a Text Design Element. All the previously added text content will be converted to the Text Design Elements after the migration, including the empty spaces. To know more about text editing experience, check our solution article: Text Editing Experience in Live Mode and Grid Mode.

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