WordPress Dashboard Options

In this article, we'll give you an overview of the WordPress dashboard menu items that you will see with X or Pro installed.

  1. Theme Dashboard
  2. Validation
  3. Status
  4. Settings Menu
  5. Pro Headers
  6. X Cornerstone / Pro Content
  7. Pro Footers
  8. Theme Options
  9. Templates
  10. Global Blocks
  11. Design Cloud
  12. Summary

Theme Dashboard

To access the settings and features of X and Pro you need to go to the home menu:

  1. Go to X > Validation to access the home menu in X.
  2. Go to Pro > Validation to access the home menu in Pro.
X / Pro Validation

You will see different menu items, which give you access to different parts of the theme and settings available, which we will discuss.

Validation

The X and Pro Validation page contains general information about the theme version and the validation status:

X / Pro Dashboard

If you already have the theme validated you will see the Auto Update section and the information about getting support. Also, you will see the Theme Options Manager which can be used to import previously exported Theme Options.

By scrolling down, you will see all the Extensions that you can install if you use the X or Pro theme and have already validated the theme.

X / Pro Extensions Section

Note that this section will only appear once the theme has been validated. For instructions on validation, see here.

Status

The X and Pro Status page is an overview of your WordPress installation details including:

  • Site: The Site and Home URL of the WordPress installation that can be changed from WordPress Dashboard > Settings > General.
  • WordPress Environment: Gives information such as the WordPress version, debug mode, etc...
  • Web Server Configuration: Gives information about the webserver that hosts the WordPress installation.
  • PHP Configuration: Gives information about the PHP language options that drive the WordPress installation.
  • Active Theme: Gives information about the theme that is activated on the WordPress installation.
  • Active Plugins: Gives information about the plugins that are activated on the WordPress installation.
  • CDN: Checks to find if the installation uses Content Delivery Network or not.

It is a good idea to click the Copy Details button on the right-hand side of the screen, to copy the information to share with the technical support team if you open up a support ticket.

XStatus Section

Settings Menu

To access the settings menu you need to go to X > Settings for X and Pro > Settings for Pro theme. The settings menu includes the following sections:

Settings

This contains general options for the builders URL, hiding the access path and enabling the old shortcode system. For the most part, you will not change this section unless you have a specific need:

X / Pro Settings

Permissions

The content builders in X and Pro are available for the Administrator user role by default. But if you need to make the builders available for the other user roles or post types you can use the Permission Manager to fine tune the access to the builders. Click here for more detailed information.

X / Pro Permissions

System

X and Pro have an internal caching system when rendering the elements and they auto-generate style related CSS code. If for some reason there is a problem on rendering the content in the front end of the website it might be caused by old cache. In this section you can clear the style cache of X and Pro:

X / Pro System

Pro Headers

For Pro customers, you'll see a link to access the Header Builder in the Pro theme menu: Pro > Headers. This builder is unique to Pro and it gives you the ability to create and design unlimited headers for your website. Click here for an introduction to the Header & Footer Builder.

Pro Header Builder

X Cornerstone / Pro Content

To access the Cornerstone in X and Content Builder in Pro you need to go to X > Cornerstone and Pro > Content. Cornerstone in X and Content in Pro is the main entry point to access your page builder. Once inside, you'll see a list of your pages that can be edited with the relevant page builder. We'll go into more detail about our builders here.

X Cornerstone / Pro Content Menu

You can also access the page builder by going to the page from the WordPress Dashboard where you have the WordPress editing pane, you'll see an option to build with Cornerstone or Pro:

Pro Launch Page Builder

Pro Footers

To access the Footer Builder in the Pro theme you need to go to Pro > Footers. The Footer Builder is also unique to Pro. Similar to the Header Builder, you can create and design unlimited footers of your website here. You can add unlimited footers and assign them to different pages of your website. Click here for an introduction to the Header & Footer Builder.

Pro Footer Builder

Theme Options

To access the Theme Options you need to go to X > Theme Options in X and Pro > Theme Options in Pro theme. Theme Options is your main control center for many global styles in both X and Pro themes, such as button styles, blog layout and much more.

X / Pro Theme Options Menu

Templates

To access the Template Manager you need to go to X > Templates in X and Pro > Templates in Pro theme. The Template Manager allows you to store your created content and use it in different locations or even other projects. You can learn more about the Template Manager here.

X / Pro Templates Menu

Global Blocks

To access the Global Blocks you need to go to X > Global Blocks in X and Pro > Global Blocks in Pro theme. The Global Block gives you the ability to create and edit content in one place, to appear in multiple places on your website. The difference between a Global Block and Template is that by changing the Global Block, all the instances of that global block will change throughout the whole website. Click here for more information about Global Blocks.

X / Pro Global Blocks

Design Cloud

X and Pro themes have a series of pre-designed, ready to use, templates that you can install and use as a starting point for your new website. Note that this is a feature that is available in X and Pro theme with the difference that Pro features Header and Footer templates in addition to Presets, Content, and Sites. Click here for more detailed information.

X / Pro Extensions Section

Summary

You are now familiar with the menus that you'll see for X and Pro in the WordPress dashboard. Now would be a great time to go to Theme Options and learn more about configuring your website's global settings.

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