Converter

Bricks 1.4 introduces the new “Converter”. The Converter is a built-in tool that scans your database for outdated Bricks data and automatically updates it to the latest valid syntax of the installed version.

The Converter is an experimental feature! The converter performs changes of the Bricks data in your database. So please perform a full-site backup before running the converter.

To run the Converter go to “Bricks > Settings > General” and click the “Converter” button.

Depending on your server and the size of your Bricks data this process can takes a minute or two. Please do not close or refresh the page until you see the green “THE END” success message:

Converter results: Updated Page Settings & Global Custom CSS

What is being converted?

With the improved DOM structure and element ID & class names Bricks replaced the old bricks-element- ID & class name prefix with a more succinct brx- prefix.

Running the Converter goes over the following pieces of Bricks data and does an automated “Search & Replace” of those strings for you:

  • Bricks global settings
  • Bricks page settings
  • Bricks page data
  • Global elements
  • Bricks templates

If you aren’t using any custom CSS/JS you shouldn’t actually have to run the Converter.