If you’re getting started with CoreResources and need help setting up the plugin, start here.
Yes! The CoreResources plugin can be installed on any WordPress site with PHP 7.0.0 or greater (PHP 7.2.0 recommended) using the Elementor Page Builder plugin.
All you need is a license key and the plugin file itself, which you can get here.
CoreResources requires your server to be installed with the following:
Although CoreResources will run on PHP 7.0.0, we recommend at least PHP 7.2 or greater.
By activating your CoreResources license you will automatically receive updates for CoreResources. Licenses can be purchased, renewed and managed at my.creativemms.com.
There are two ways to install CoreResources.
Manually Through Dashboard
Manually Through FTP
Elementor Templates are an essential building block for your Resource Center. You can style your entire Resource Center just by utilizing three various types of templates – archive, category archive, and single post. In this article, we will go over how to set up an archive page for a specific Resource Type. This is a page that displays all posts of a specified Resource Type. For example: yoursite.com/resources/videos.
To start, login to your WordPress site and navigate to the “Templates” section under Elementor on the left sidebar. From here you’ll click on “Theme Builder.” It’s important not to confuse this section with “Saved Templates.” Saved Templates refer to templated sections of a page, or a templated page you can reuse on different individual pages. The theme builder allows you to build a template for specific Post Types, like Resources.
You can learn more about the Theme Builder here. There are three main templates you will want to set up for CoreResources and you can learn about those in the following articles:
While logged in, navigate to the main Resources page and click “Customizer” on the top admin bar. This will bring up the Customizer settings on the left with the view of the Resources page on the right. As you change the settings inside the Customizer, the right side will refresh so you can visualize the changes in real time.
Here you can edit the Resource Archive, Resource Cards, Resource Single Template, and Resource Type archive.
FacetWP is a WordPress plugin that provides the ability to easily set up customized filters for your content. CoreResources has built in support for FacetWP to integrate with the resource library on the front-end.
To get started using FacetWP, first make sure FacetWP is installed in your site plugins. If you are using Elementor, you will also need to install the FacetWP Elementor Integration add-on.
An additional add-on you can install but is not necessary is the FacetWP Flyout add-on which adds the ability to turn the filters into a flyout menu on mobile devices. Support for custom styling on this is included with CoreResources when using Elementor.
For more information, see our Knowledge Base Article on integrating CoreResources with FacetWP
Standard resource type field set up the resources data.
Learn more about resource types, creating custom resources, schema builder, and more.