Advanced General Settings
Settings for the plugin can be found at the bottom of WordPress dashboard menu, you will see Live Composer there, clicking it takes you to the settings page. Keep in mind that you do not need to change any settings in order to use Live Composer.
The settings panel is separated into 10 sections:
- Widgets Module
- Features Control
- Access Control
- Archives and Search
- Navigation Module
The width of the Live Composer content area. If a specific width is not supplied then the value of the theme’s $content_width variable will be used. That is a variable WordPress requires themes to have, but sometimes that value is not correct (can be lower than what the theme has for content), in which case you can set the value yourself.
Force !important CSS
Apply !important rule to CSS values generated by Live Composer. Default value is “disabled”. Note: Only enable this if the theme’s CSS is too specific (using !important) and causes the styling changes you make in Live Composer modules not to work.
Dynamic CSS Location
Choose the location where CSS generated by Live Composer will be placed, either the end of <head> area or just before the end of <body> area. Default value is “end of <head>”
2) Widgets Module
As the name would suggest this is only for the Widgets module.
This is where you can register new WordPress sidebars. Click “Add New”, then click on the “Click to edit” text and enter the title of the new sidebar, then click “Save” button to confirm.
After doing so you’ll notice the new sidebar area is available in WP Admin → Appearance → Widgets where you can add widgets. You can then display those widgets with the Widgets module.
A slug is what appears in the URL for a custom post type. For example if you are on a project page the URL would look like http://website.com/project-view/project-name where project-view is the slug for that post type.
This is where you can change the slugs for all the custom post types that come with Live Composer ( projects, downloads, galleries… ).
4) Features Control
This is where you can disable certain modules of Live Composer. For example if you do not need “Projects” functionality (the module and the custom post type) you can disable it. If you later decide you do want it simple enable it. By default all the modules are enabled.
5) Access Control
If you want to limit who can use the builder feature or who can add new posts to custom post types (projects, downloads, galleries…) this is where you can change that. By default author is the minimal role required for those actions. But if you don’t want authors to be able to do those actions you can change it toeditor or administrator.
At the moment there’s only one option available called Font Subsets. Live Composer allows you to use Google Fonts, which means when a page is being loaded a font needs to be loaded as well and if you use several of them on a page it will affect the loading time. Choosing only the font subsets you need will minimize that extra loading time. For example if you need only latin and not cyrillic characters, only enablelatin.
7) Archives and Search
Page builders don’t typically allow you to alter these kind of pages (archives, search, 404…) but Live Composer does.
If for example you’re making an archive page for blog posts, create a regular page ( WP admin → Pages) with a Blog module on that page. Then choose that page in the select option for post archives. The module will automatically display only posts related to the shown archive page.
The archives for all the custom post types can be powered by LC. Other than post archives you can also power Search Results, Author Archive and the 404 Page.
You’ve probably seen the interactive tutorials for LC. You can have those tutorials on your own installation if you want. Just create 4 pages (WP admin → Pages) without any content in them and choose those pages in the 4 select options (4 tutorials). When you visit any of those pages and click Activate Editor the tutorial will start.
9) Navigation Module
As the name would suggest this is only for the Navigationmodule.
This is where you can register new WordPress menu locations. Click “Add New”, then click on the “Click to edit” text and enter the title of the new sidebar, then click “Save” button to confirm.
After doing so you’ll notice the new menu location is available in WP Admin → Appearance → Menus → Manage Locationsto which you can assign your menus. You can then display those menus with theNavigation module.
In case you’re not familiar with the WordPress Menus feature you can read more about it in the WordPress Documentation
Options that don’t belong in any of the previous sections or are not important enough for their own section are located here.
Text Editor Type
This affects the text editor in the page building functionality (for text editing). The editor used in LC is the same editor WordPress uses. It has 2 different modes, one is Visual and the other is Text (HTML). If you do not want the Text mode to be available you can set that here.
Default Options Section
When editing a LC module, options are separated in 2 main sections: Functionality and Styling. By default the Functionality section is the one that’s shown and you can switch to Styling, but if you want theStyling to be the one shown first then you can set that in this option.
Numeric Option Type
When editing a LC module there are plenty of number based options such as font size, line height, paddings, margins… By default that’s a slider, which you can pull left and right to increase the number. But if you prefer to have a simple input field to manually enter the value you can set that in this option.
Modules Listing Order
This is for the ordering of the modules listing ( the one from where you drag modules to add to a page ). If you find the original ordering confusing you can set it here to be alphabetically ordered.