CM Expert Directory (CMED) - Advanced - Creating Custom Expert Page Theme

Creating Custom Expert Page Theme

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Use Child Themes Or Changes Will Be Overwritten

When you update a parent theme, the folder with template files created for the CM plugin will be deleted.

However, if you are working with a child version of that theme and update it, the files will not be deleted.

Learn more: CM Video Lessons Manager (CMVLM) - Creating Custom Template

Advanced Process

Editing or creating a template can be complex and requires some CSS and JavaScript knowledge.

Learn some general tips: General Support - Advanced - Creating and Editing Custom Templates

With  CM Expert Directory, the admin can create custom template for Expert Page.

How to install custom template

Navigate to the  WordPress page directory → wp_content → plugins → cm-expert-directory-pro → frontend → template and copy cm_default folder.

Go to the  wp_content → themes folder, find current theme folder and paste copied cm_default folder into CMED folder. The path should looks like this: wp_content/themes/your_theme/CMED/cm_default. Rename the template from cm_default to anything you like (eg. custom_template).

Navigate to the  Admin Dashboard -> CM Expert Directory -> Settings.

Click on the  Expert Page tab.

After creating your own template and creating a directory for it, the directory name will appear in the dropbox selection. Each template needs to include several files and follow the directory structure as the default template.

Choose template and  update settings.

Customizing Template

To customize template open files you copied to the  current theme folder -> CMED and apply your changes. Main file with content is expert-page-content.phtml located in the views/ folder.

You can use additional shortcodes displayed on the plugin's  Settings page.

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