Getting Started


The brief overview of the Novi Builder plugin.
Welcome to Novi Builder!

Novi interface:

  • Main panel
  • Novi modes switcher
  • Page Manager
  • Main menu
  • Visual Editor area
  • Developer's toolbar
Working with pages
  • Page manager trigger
  • Pages Search filter
  • Adding a page
  • Existing pages list
Developer's toolbar
  • Developers tools area
  • HTML code editor
  • CSS code editor
  • JS code editor
  • Presets - presets manager
  • Plugins - plugins manager

System Requirements

To ensure comfortable work with Novi Builder, your system should meet the following requirements:

  • Browser: Chrome 50+ or Safari 10+
  • 4GB RAM or more
  • Display with minimal resolution of 1024 x 768
  • CPU with minimal clock rate of 1GHz
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • The minimum speed of the Internet network connection - 1 Mbit.

Package Structure

After extracting Novi builder package you'll see the following files structure:

  • documentation/
  • demo/
    • builder/
      • config - builder configurations files folder
      • plugins - builder external plugins folder
    • ...Locally published website files


Installing on a local server

You can install Novi Builder on a local server in a few simple steps:

  • Download and install the software to launch your local server, e.g. WAMP, MAMP, or XAMP.
  • Set up the local server according to the requirements of "Web server requirements" section.
  • Extract the contents of the compressed Novi Builder archive into one of local server directories, e.g. your-disk/wamp/www/novi/.
  • Launch Novi Builder using the link, which corresponds to the local server path, e.g. http://localhost/novi/
Installation on a remote server

To install Novi Builder on a remote server, you need to:

  • Perform remote server installation according to the requirements described in "Web Server requirements" section.
  • Download and install the software for work with FTP, e.g. Total Commander 7+, FileZilla etc.
  • Upload the contents of the Novi Builder archive to your hosting server. Let us consider the example of Total Commander:
    • Establish the connection with the server:
      • Navigate to the tab Net->FTP connect... (Ctrl + F)
      • Press the "New connection..." button
      • Fill in the fields, specifying the data given you by your hosting provider:
      • Session (the name of your connection, not granted by the provider, specify any suitable name)
      • Host name[Port]:,
      • User name:,
      • Password
    • Press "OK"
    • Upload the necessary files to the server:
      • Navigate to the tab Net->FTP connect... (Ctrl + F)
      • Select the previously created connection name, "Session" field
      • Press "Connect ..."
      • Copy Novi Builder archive contents
      • Navigate to the proper directory (root directory of your domain name by default).
      • Paste Novi Builder archive contents.

Web Server Requirements

To ensure the correct work of Novi Builder, your server should meet the following requirements:

  • Apache 2.2+
  • PHP 5.4+
Apache Settings
  • Turn off ModSecurity module or other security module
  • Turn on mod_rewrite module
PHP Settings
  • php_memory_limit = 64M
  • upload_max_filesize = 64M
  • post_max_size = 64M
  • max_input_time = 60
  • php_max_input_vars = 1000
  • max_execution_time = 30
  • short_open_tag = 1
  • error_reporting = E_ALL ^ E_WARNING