Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Lore theme!

The goal of this theme is to provide a powerful set of tools for Knowledge Base websites. Being a WordPress theme, it can benefit from the whole ecosystem of this wonderful platform. There are thousands of free plugins which can extend your site's features and plenty of helpful resources where you can find answers to your WordPress related questions.

We hope you will find this documentation helpful and will enjoy working with Lore theme as much as we enjoyed developing it.

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Please note that this documentation doesn’t cover WordPress basics too extensively, so if you are new to WordPress, we highly recommend that you read through some beginner tutorials first.


Quick Overview

  1. Header settings (for example header background image) can be managed under Appearance / Customize / Header.
  2. Upload your Logo under Appearance / Customize / Site Identity. Then head to Appearance / Customize / Header to limit its max width via Logo Max Width option.
  3. Site title and description can be edited under Settings / General. You can hide them from header under Appearance / Customize / Header using the Display Site Title and Display Site Tagline options.
  4. Header Menu can be managed under Appearance / Menus. Create a new menu and set its location to Header Menu. Learn more about menus.
  5. Mega Menu can be enabled by adding lsvr-megamenu class to the menu item's CSS Classes field (it will work only with first level menu items). If you do not see this field, enable it under Screen Options in upper right corner.
  6. Language Switcher can be enabled under Appearance / Customize / Languages.
  7. Large Header Search can be enabled under Appearance / Customize / Header by checking the Enable Header Search option and setting the Large Header Search option. You can change its settings with the various options below.
  8. Page Layout can be set using the Template option in the right panel when editing a page. This applies only to standard pages though. Layout for post archive and detail pages can be set under Appearance / Customize.
  9. Page Title is a standard title of a page. Page titles for post archives can be set under Appearance / Customize.
  10. Lore Sitemap element can be added either via block editor or via shortcode. Please note that similar design can be achived also using the Lore Knowledge Base and Lore Sidebar elements. Please read the tutorial on how to create the default front page.
  11. Lore Posts element can be added either via block editor or via shortcode.
  12. Footer Menu can be managed under Appearance / Menus. Create a new menu and set its location to Footer Menu.
  13. Social Links can be managed under Appearance / Customize / Social Links. You can enable or disable them under Appearance / Customize / Footer using the Display Social Links option.
  14. Footer Widgets is a sidebar which you can edit under Appearance / Widgets. To change the number of its columns, go to Appearance / Customize / Footer and use Widget Columns option.
  15. The Text widget can be added to the Footer Widgets sidebar under Appearance / Widgets.
  16. The LSVR FAQ widget can be added to the Footer Widgets sidebar under Appearance / Widgets. This widget requires LSVR FAQ plugin.
  17. The LSVR KB Articles widget can be added to the Footer Widgets sidebar under Appearance / Widgets. This widget requires LSVR Knowledge Base plugin.
  18. Footer Text can be edited under Appearance / Customize / Footer.
  19. Back To Top button can be toggled under Appearance / Customize / Footer using the Display Scroll To Top Button option.

Installation & Setup

The very first step is to install WordPress itself. Once installed, we can proceed to the theme and plugins installation.

Please check out the recommended server requirements for WordPress. Your PHP version has to be 5.6 or higher.

Besides the recommended server requirements for WordPress, make sure your PHP memory for WordPress is set to at least 64MB. However, if you are going to use several 3rd party plugins, we recommend 128MB. You can read more about changing the PHP memory in the WordPress codex.

Theme Installation

If you haven’t already, download the full package from your downloads on ThemeForest.

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  1. Click on the Download button next to your purchased item
  2. Choose All files & documentation and download the zip file

  1. Enable email notifications if you want to be informed when the new update is available
  2. If you like the theme, please don't forget to rate it 5*. Thank you!

Parent Theme Installation

When you unzip the downloaded file, you will see a bunch of folders. The most important one is the THEME folder which contains the installable theme .ZIP.

  1. THEME folder contains the installable theme .ZIP

Open your WordPress admin and navigate to Appearance / Themes

  1. You can manage themes under Appearance / Themes

Upload the installable theme .ZIP file

  1. Click on the Add New button
  2. Click on the Upload Theme button
  3. Choose theme .ZIP file
  4. Submit the file

If you have problems installing your theme via admin (as described above), you can try to install it via FTP

Child Theme Installation

If you don’t know what a WordPress child theme is, please read this article in the WordPress codex. The article also explains how to create a child theme, but don't worry, the Lore child theme is already included in the package.

This documentation assumes that you are running the child theme, so it is highly recommended to install it. The Child theme .ZIP can be found in Child Theme folder. Install it in exactly the same way as parent theme, described in previous steps.

Once you have both parent and child themes installed, you need to activate the child one.


Plugins Installation

Before we proceed to plugins installation, let's talk about them a little bit first. This theme comes prepackaged with several plugins. Basically any major functionality (like Knowledge Base or FAQ) has a separate plugin. This has one big advantage - you can choose which one you need. For example, if you don't need the FAQ functionality for your site (or you plan to use a 3rd party plugin for that), there is no reason to install the LSVR FAQ plugin. But let's do a quick overview of all of those plugins so you can decide for yourself which ones you need:

  • LSVR Framework - this plugin contains a lot of custom functionality used throughout the theme and LSVR plugins, such as custom metaboxes and customizer fields. You should definitely install this one.
  • LSVR Lore Theme Toolkit - it contains the theme's custom blocks and shortcodes (for example those used for the default front page). It is recommended to install this plugin.
  • LSVR Elements - this plugins adds some basic shortcodes and widgets like Definition List, Progress Bar and Feature.
  • LSVR Knowledge Base - probably the most essential post type plugin for this theme. Allows you to add your own knowledge base articles and use its widgets. However, if you don't need this functionality, feel free to omit the installation of this plugin.
  • LSVR FAQ - this plugin handles the FAQ custom post type functionality and all its widgets. If you don't need the FAQ functionality or are going to use a 3rd party solution for that, don't install.
  • Envato Market - it allows automatic theme updates for themes purchased from Envato Market. This is probably the easiest way to keep your theme up to date. However, it is not the only way. You can always just download the latest version directly from your account on Envato Market and either reinstall the theme or overwrite files via FTP. So if you prefer to update the theme manually, you won't need this plugin.

One last thing. You may be worried that so many plugins can have a performance impact on your site. The truth is that the number of plugins alone has no real impact on the performance. It's the way they are coded that's important. Since all of those plugins (with exception of Envato Market) were coded in-house, their optimization and performance is fully under our control. Also, don't forget that the quality of your hosting plays a very significant role in overall performance of your site.

Bundled Plugins

Let's finally install some plugins. Once you've activated the theme, you should see a prompt message at the top of your admin informing you about recommended plugins.

  1. Click on Begin installing plugins

  1. Select either all plugins or just the plugins you need
  2. Choose Install
  3. Hit Apply

  1. Wait for plugins to be installed and then click on Return to Required Plugins installer

  1. Select all plugins
  2. Choose Activate
  3. Hit Apply

After you activate plugins, head to your Dashboard and that’s it. Plugins should now be installed and activated. Remember that all bundled plugins can be found in the Plugins folder in full package, so you can install any of those plugins manually anytime you need (via Plugins / Add New / Upload Plugin).

Recommended 3rd Party Plugins

Here is a list of some useful 3rd party plugins. You can install them by typing their name in the search box under Plugins / Add New:

  • Wordfence Security - very popular WordPress security plugin.
  • W3 Total Cache - a must-have caching plugin.
  • bbPress - the most popular forum plugin, it was used to create a forum section on the demo. This theme comes with a custom styling for bbPress plugin.
  • Contact Form 7 - great plugin for creating simple contact forms. It was used to create a contact form on the Contact demo page.
  • Intuitive Custom Post Order - allows you to reorder your posts and categories via drag & drop.
  • TablePress - plugin for creating custom tables.

Demo Setup

Please note that demo images are not included (placeholder images will be imported instead).

Demo data were created with the block editor (Gutenberg). Imported pages won't be compatible with 3rd party page builders.

Let us start by saying that we do not recommend to import the demo data at all. Why? Because you are basically bloating your site with data you will eventually want to to get rid of sooner or later. You may be tempted to have your site to look like the demo quickly and then start customizing it to your needs, but you are actually making a lot of unnecessary work for yourself. Our professional advice on how to build the site using this theme (or any other WordPress theme for that sake) is to read the documentation first (at least just browse the titles). Then (after you install the theme and all its plugins) head to Appearance / Customize and browse through all the available options to familiarize yourself with the theme. Then go back to the documentation, head to Post-Installation Setup and simply follow all the steps, read all chapters thoroughly and apply all that knowledge to your own site. That said, it is up to you of course. If you want to proceed with the demo import, read further.

Quick Demo Import

Please note that demo content created via a 3rd party plugins like forums and contact forms is not included in the quick demo import. You can import this type of content manually.

The quickest way to import the demo data is using the One Click Demo Import plugin. To install it, simply go to Plugins / Add New and type "One Click Demo Import" into the search field. Once installed and activated, go to Appearance / Import Demo Content where you can import content, customizer settings and widgets separately (they should be imported exactly in this order).

  1. Import Lore content first
  2. Then import Lore Customizer
  3. Import Lore Widgets last
  4. If you have problems with importing, you can try to upload all files manually. All import files can be found in the full package in the Demo Data folder (content.xml, widgets.woe and customizer.dat).

Once you've imported all three (content, customizer settings and widgets), continue here.

Manual Demo Import

If you want to have more control over imported data, you can do it manually. Demo data can be found in the Demo Data folder in full package.

Manual Content Import

You will notice there are several .xml files in the Demo Data folder. You can decide to import either all posts and pages or just specific post type posts.

To import the content, navigate to Tools / Import and click on WordPress. You may be prompted to install the Importer plugin if you don’t have it already. After you install and activate it, go back to Tools / Import / WordPress. Now choose which content you want to import. If you want to import everything, choose the content.xml file. If you want to upload knowledge base only, choose knowledge-base.xml. You can of course do multiple imports if you want to import more than just one .xml file (for example knowledge-base.xml and then faq.xml).

If you haven't installed all bundled plugins but are trying to import the content.xml file, you may notice several errors during the import process. Those are caused by the fact that posts related to missing plugins can't be imported (for example knowledge base posts without LSVR Knowledge Base plugin installed). You can ignore those error messages, as they shouldn't affect the import of the other posts.

Manual Customizer Settings Import

You will need the Customizer Export/Import plugin to import customizer data. Once installed and activated, go to Appearance / Customize / Export/Import and upload the customizer.dat file from the Demo Data folder.

Manual Widgets Import

You will need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin to import widgets data. Once installed and activated, go to Tools / Widget Importer & Exporter and upload the widgets.wie file from the Demo Data folder.

Manual 3rd Party Content Import

Some content seen on the demo was created using 3rd party plugins and it is not included in the complete import file (content.xml). You can import this content separately.

bbPress plugin was used to create forums. You can download dummy data here.

Contact Form 7 plugin was used for the contact from used on the Contact page. Once you install and activate the plugin, manually import the cf7-contact-form.xml file. Then make sure the imported form ID matches the one used in shortcode in the Contact form page (e.g. [contact-form-7 id="123"]).

After Demo Import

Front Page

You will need to set your front page and news page under Settings / Reading.

You may notice that some of the menu links won't work because they were saved as absolute URL. To make them work, either edit them manually under Appearance / Menus, or use a plugin to change them to the correct URL. Basically you need to change "http://localhost/wordpress/lore-demo" to your site's URL.

Menus and Widgets

Due to some limitations of the importing functionality, some sidebars and menus may not be set properly after the import. Just go to Appearance / Widget to configure your sidebars and widgets.


Post-Installation Setup

General Settings

Your first post-installation steps should head into Settings / General.

Time Zone, Date Format and Time Format settings will be used to display date info for all post types.

Permalinks Settings

Now head to Settings / Permalinks and change Common Settings to Post name. You can also change URL slugs for all LSVR custom post types and their taxonomies below if needed.

Front Page / Blog Page

Head to Settings / Reading, set Front page displays option to A static page and choose which pages should be used as your Front page and Posts page. More info.

Managing Menus

If you already have some pages / posts on your site (for example via importing demo content), you should check out Appearance / Menus to manage your site's menus.

Media Settings

Head to Settings / Media and change the settings to the following values:

  • Thumbnail size - 300x300 (crop enabled)
  • Medium size - 700x700
  • Large size - 1024x1024

If you already have some images on your site, use a 3rd party plugin to regenerate new image sizes based on the settings above.

Typography

If your site is running in a language other than English, you should check out Appearance / Customize / Typography and set the Font Subsets option accordingly. Please note that not all font families support all font subsets.

You may also notice that not all Google Fonts are available - we handpicked only the most popular ones. If you need to use font which is not available, disable Google Fonts (uncheck Enable Google Fonts option) and use some 3rd party plugin instead.


Content Editing

Standard Posts and Pages

Posts and pages are part of the core WordPress functionality. The best place to learn more about them is the WordPress Codex.


Knowledge Base

LSVR Knowledge Base plugin has to be installed and active for this feature to work.

  • Default knowledge base URL is yoursite.com/knowledge-base. You can change it under Settings / Permalinks.
  • You can manage your knowledge base articles under Knowledge Base.
  • Global knowledge base settings can be changed under Appearance / Customize / Knowledge Base.
  • This post type comes with several custom widgets which you can find under Appearance / Widgets.

FAQ

LSVR FAQ plugin has to be installed and active for this feature to work.

  • Default FAQ URL is yoursite.com/faq. You can change it under Settings / Permalinks.
  • You can manage your FAQ posts under FAQ.
  • Global FAQ settings can be changed under Appearance / Customize / FAQ.
  • This post type comes with several custom widgets which you can find under Appearance / Widgets.

Customization

Front Page

Please note that this is a custom post type driven theme. Which means that all core content like knowledge base articles and FAQ posts is managed via special post types (very similar to standard blog posts). Many front page elements rely on those post types, so unless you've already created some articles or other posts, there may not be much to display on your front page. Learn more about theme's custom post types.

The following tutorial assumes that you want to create a front page similar to the "Classic Home" from the demo. The preferred way to create a front page is using the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg).

  1. Our default demo home page is using the Lore Sitemap block, which requires a standard WordPress menu to work, so first let's head to Appearance / Menus and create one.

    1. Create a new menu
    2. Populate it with the items from the left panel, you can use Custom Links tab to add absolute URLs for post archives (e.g. yoursite.com/knowledge-base) or external sites
    3. If you do not see Custom Links or other tabs, enable them under Screen Options
    4. Keep the menu two-dimensional (two levels)
    5. Once it is ready, save it

  2. Next, create a new page under Pages, or edit an existing one.

    1. Insert page title, you can use some basic HTML tags
    2. You can change the page layout by changing the Template attribute, we will be using the Default template in this example
    3. Please note that the Sidebar Settings will work only for Sidebar on the Left w/o Title, Sidebar on the Left, Sidebar on the Right w/o Title and Sidebar on the Right templates

  3. You can display list of blocks by clicking on "plus" button at the top of the editor. This page will contain only blocks from Lore tab.

    1. Click on "plus" button
    2. "Lore" tab contains theme-specific blocks
    3. "LSVR Elements" tab contains various basic LSVR blocks added via LSVR Elements plugin
    4. "LSVR Widgets" tab contains blocks based on various LSVR widgets added via LSVR plugins

  4. The grid section from the default demo home page can be created using the one of the three different blocks: Lore Knowledge Base - it displays knowledge base categories and articles, Lore Sidebar - it displays sidebar widgets and finally Lore Sitemap - it uses the standard WordPress menu. As mentioned in the first step, we will use the Lore Sitemap block for our example (can be found under Lore tab).

    1. Click on the block once you've added it
    2. Make sure you are editing the block and not the document
    3. Choose the menu you've created in the first step

  5. The most important option here is the Menu. Set other options as you like (for example set the CTA options if you want the demo look).
  6. The second block on our default home page is Lore Posts. Again, select it from the Lore tab, then click on it and set its options. Please note that you will need some standard WordPress posts for this block to display. You may want to add excerpt for your blog posts.
  7. Once you are done, save your page and set it as your front page under Settings / Reading.



Colors

Theme colors can be managed under Appearance / Customize / Colors. You can either choose from predefined color schemes, pick your custom colors or create your own color scheme. The difference between Custom Colors and Custom Scheme is that the latter is much more involved and requires some coding. On the other hand, it gives you more freedom and it is the recommended way for customizing theme's colors.

Since the Predefined Scheme and Custom Colors options should be pretty much self-explanatory, let's describe the process of creating your own custom color scheme.

  1. Open http://yoursite.com/wp-content/themes/lore/assets/css/skins/default.scss file. It should open directly in your browser, but some browsers may download it on your disk instead.
    If you are not able to access the file on your own installation, simply unpack the lore.zip installation file (please see the Theme Installation chapter to learn how to obtain it) and you will find the default.scss file under assets / css / skins folder.
  2. Copy all the code from that file to any text editor. If your browser downloaded your file, open that file in the text editor. You can use for example Notepad++ for Windows or Brackets for Mac, but any basic text editor (for example Windows Notepad) should do.
  3. Make your changes. Basically you just need to change color variables at the top of the file. The most important one is $accent1 variable on line 28. By default, it look like this:
    $accent1: #74aa7b; // primary accent color
    

    There are many online tools where you can generate a hex code for your color, for example colorpicker.com. Just change #xxxxxx to the hex code of your custom color (don't forget that it has to start with the # sign). Feel free to change values of other color variables in the file as well.

  4. Once you've made your changes, copy the whole code and paste it to the SASS column on sassmeister.com (or any other online SASS to CSS convertor). Please note that any typo in your syntax may lead to an error.
  5. Copy the generated code from the CSS column.
  6. Make sure the child theme is active under Appearance / Themes.
  7. Go to Appearance / Editor, set Select theme to edit: to Lore Child and paste your generated CSS after the "/* Add your custom css after this comment */" comment.

    1. Make sure Lore Child theme is selected
    2. Select the stylesheet file
    3. Put your CSS here and save your changes
  8. Next, repeat all the steps but now with the default editor color scheme file - http://yoursite.com/wp-content/themes/lore/assets/css/skins/default.editor.scss. Again, if you are not able to access it on your installation, unzip the lore.zip file and you will find it under assets / css / skins folder.
  9. There is one difference though, the final generated editor CSS code have to be pasted into editor-style.css file instead (which is also accessible under Appearance / Editor).
  10. Last step: go to Appearance / Customizer / Colors, switch Set Colors By option to Custom Scheme and save.

Translation

If you are going to use this theme in any language other then English, you will need to translate it. The important part is that you need to translate the theme and all LSVR plugins you are using. Most of the translatable text is part of the admin area, so if you plan to translate only the front-end, there won't be that much text to translate.

There are two general approaches to translation. You can either use a 3rd party plugin, or do it the old-fashioned way via the Poedit software. If you prefer the plugin approach, check out their respective documentations on how to do that. We will describe the manual process of translation via Poedit which I recommend over the plugin approach because it is usually much more reliable.

Before we begin, download and install Poedit to your computer.

Theme Translation

  1. Make copy of the lore.pot file from the theme's languages folder. You can either just unzip the lore.zip file (which you got from full package) on your local computer and find the .pot file there, or you can use FTP to access your WP installation and copy the .pot file from the wp-content / themes / lore / languages folder.
  2. Paste the file anywhere on your computer and rename it to lore-xx_YY.po. "xx" stands for your language code and YY for country code (for example "lore-de_DE.po" for German). Notice how the file extension changed from ".pot" to ".po".
  3. Open your .po file in Poedit, make your changes and save the file. This will create a new file - lore-xx_YY.mo.
  4. Copy both lore-xx_YY.po and lore-xx_YY.mo to your WP installation under wp-content / languages / themes and that's it.

Plugins Translation

The whole process is very similar to theme translation, you just need to do it separately for each plugin. Let's translate the LSVR Knowledge Base plugin for example (but it is the same for all LSVR plugins).

  1. Make copy of the lsvr-knowledge-base.pot file from the LSVR Knowledge Base plugin languages folder. You can either just unzip the lsvr-knowledge-base.zip file from the Plugins folder (which you can find in full package) on your local computer and find the .pot file there, or you can use FTP to access your WP installation and copy the .pot file from wp-content / plugins / lsvr-knowledge-base / languages folder.
  2. Paste the file anywhere on your computer and rename it to lsvr-knowledge-base-xx_YY.po. "xx" stands for your language code and YY for country code (for example "lsvr-knowledge-base-de_DE.po" for German). Notice how the file extension changed from ".pot" to ".po".
  3. Open your .po file in Poedit, make your changes and save the file. This will create a new file - lsvr-knowledge-base-xx_YY.mo.
  4. Copy both lsvr-knowledge-base-xx_YY.po and lsvr-knowledge-base-xx_YY.mo to your WP installation under wp-content / languages / plugins and that's it.

Make sure that your site language under Settings / General is set to the correct language.


Icons

Check out the list of all built-in icons here.

If you want to add an icon into your content, use the [lsvr_icon] shortcode (LSVR Elements plugin is required for this shortcode to work).

More icons can be added via 3rd party plugins.


How To

How To Update The Theme

The easiest way to update the theme is to use Envato Market plugin.

Alternatively, you can download the installable lore.zip file from your ThemeForest account / Downloads and then either unzip it and upload it under wp-content/themes via FTP (overwrite the existing lore folder), or upload the file via admin under Appearance / Themes / Add New / Upload Theme (you will have to deactivate and remove your current version of the theme first).

You should update the parent theme only. The child theme is NOT supposed to be updated.


How To Update Bundled Plugins

Once you've updated the theme you should see an admin notification which will lead you through the process of updating the bundled plugins (if there are any which needs updating).

Alternatively, you can download the complete theme package from your ThemeForest account / Downloads, unzip it and check out the changelog.txt file to see which plugins were updated in the recent version. You will find all installable plugin files in the Plugins folder. Now, either unzip each plugin file you want to update and upload them under wp-content/plugins via FTP (overwrite the existing folders), or upload each .zip file via admin under Plugins / Add New / Upload Plugin (you will have to deactivate and remove your current versions of those plugins first).


How To Add Post Excerpt

Excerpt is a short text which can be displayed on post archive pages or in some widgets instead of the full post content. You can add excerpt for standard posts, knowledge base articles and FAQ posts.

If you are using the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg), you can add excerpt in the right panel when editing a post (make sure you are switched to Document tab at the top of the panel). If you are not seeing the Excerpt field, click on "dots" icon in upper right corner to enable the field.

If you are NOT using the block editor (for example when you are using the Classic Editor plugin), then while editing a post, click on Screen Options in upper right corner, check Excerpt and scroll down to see the Excerpt field under the editor.


How To Setup Contact Form

To add a contact form similar to one seen in the demo site, first install and activate the Contact Form 7 plugin. Then download and unzip the full theme package from your ThemeForest account / Downloads (if you haven't already) and upload the cf7-contact-form.xml file from the Demo Data folder under Tools / Import / WordPress in your admin (you may be prompted to install the additional plugin during the process). Please follow the official documentation on how to properly configure the plugin.


How To Setup Forum

The forum seen on the demo site was created using the bbPress plugin. Please follow the official documentation to learn how to configure it. You can download the dummy data here.


How To Reorder Posts and Categories

The easiest way to do it is to use Intuitive Custom Post Order plugin. Once instaled and activated, head to Settings / Intuitive CPO and check which post types and taxonomies you want to enable this functionality for. After that, you will be able to reorder them via simple drag & drop in your admin.


Elements

Following elements are used primarily to build the front page. If you are in a need of some basic design elements like accordions or tabs, search the official WordPress plugins repository for some additional 3rd party plugins.

Almost all Lore elements are available as blocks in WordPress block editor (Gutenberg), which means that if you are using the editor, feel free to ignore this chapter since the editor allows you to add those elements in a much more user friendly way. These classic shortcodes may be handy in some special use case scenarios though. The LSVR Lore Theme Toolkit and LSVR Elements plugins are required for these elements to work.

Knowledge Base

This shortcode displays categorized Knowledge Base articles.

[lsvr_lore_knowledge_base
title="Knowledge Base"
category="0"
columns="3"
enable_masonry="false"
post_limit=""
post_order=""
cta_position="disable"
cta_title=""
cta_text=""
cta_more_label=""
cta_more_link=""
more_label="More Articles"
id="my_unique_id"]
title
Section title.
category
Parent category ID or slug. leave unset to display top categories.
columns
How many columns should be used to display this section.
enable_masonry
Display this section using a masonry layout.
post_limit
Number of Knowledge Base posts to display per category.
post_order
Order of Knowledge Base posts inside category.
cta_position
Set the position of the CTA block.
cta_title
CTA block title.
cta_text
CTA block text.
cta_more_label
CTA block more button label.
cta_more_link
CTA block more button URL.
more_label
Label for a "More" link which links to a post / category archive.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

FAQ

This shortcode displays FAQ posts.

[lsvr_lore_faq
title="FAQ"
category="123"
limit="6"
columns="2"
show_category="true"
more_label="More FAQ"
id="my_unique_id"]
title
Section title.
category
Category ID or slug to pull posts from.
limit
Number of posts to display.
columns
Number of columns used to display posts.
show_category
Display the category for each post.
more_label
Label for a "More" link which links to a post / category archive.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

Posts

This shortcode displays standard (blog) posts.

[lsvr_lore_posts
title="Latest News"
category="0"
limit="3"
columns="3"
show_date="true"
show_category="true"
show_excerpt="true"
more_label="More news"
id="my_unique_id"]
title
Section title.
category
Category ID or slug to pull posts from.
limit
Number of posts to display.
columns
Number of columns used to display posts.
show_date
Display the date for each post.
show_category
Display the category for each post.
show_excerpt
Display the excerpt for each post.
more_label
Label for a "More" link which links to a post / category archive.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

Sidebar

This shortcode displays a sidebar. Sidebars can be managed under Appearance / Widgets.

[lsvr_lore_sidebar
title=""
sidebar_id="lsvr-lore-default-sidebar"
columns=""
show_borders="false"
enable_masonry="false"
more_label=""
more_link=""
id="my_unique_id"]
title
Section title.
sidebar_id
ID of the sidebar which will be used. It is lsvr-lore-default-sidebar for the Default Sidebar. For custom sidebars it is lsvr-lore-custom-sidebar-X where X stands for the sidebar number. You will get this custom sidebar number by visiting Appearance / Customizer / Custom Sidebars and mousing over the "sidebar remove" button for a few seconds. Omit the # sign, so the final custom sidebar ID should look like lsvr-lore-custom-sidebar-3 for example.
columns
How many columns should be used to display this section.
show_borders
Display borders around each widget.
enable_masonry
Display this section using a masonry layout.
more_label
More button label.
more_link
More button URL.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

Sitemap

This shortcode displays a menu. Menus can be managed under Appearance / Widgets.

[lsvr_lore_sitemap
menu_id=""
columns="3"
enable_masonry="false"
cta_position="disable"
cta_title=""
cta_text=""
cta_more_label=""
cta_more_link=""
more_label=""
more_link=""
id="my_unique_id"]
title
Section title.
menu_id
ID of the menu which will be used. To get the menu ID, head to Appearance / Menus, switch to your menu and copy the value of the "menu" attribute from the page URL.
columns
How many columns should be used to display this section.
enable_masonry
Display this section using a masonry layout.
cta_position
Set the position of the CTA block.
cta_title
CTA block title.
cta_text
CTA block text.
cta_more_label
CTA block more button label.
cta_more_link
CTA block more button URL.
more_label
More button label.
more_link
More button URL.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

Table of Contents

This shortcode displays a list of anchored headings. To anchor a heading, add an ID attribute to it (e.g. <h2 id="my-heading">...).

[lsvr_lore_toc
title=""
excluded_ids=""
id="my_unique_id"]
title
Title of this section
excluded_ids
Headings with these IDs (anchors) will not be displayed in table of contents. Separate IDs with comma.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

LSVR Icon

This shortcode displays a simple icon.

[lsvr_icon
icon="icon-check"
id="my_unique_id"]
icon
Icon to display. Check out the list of icons.
id
Unique ID which can be used for applying custom CSS to this element.

Lore 1.x

Please note that Lore 1.x and 2.x are NOT compatible. If you want to update your existing site which runs version 1.x to version 2.x, you will have to basically configure the whole site from the scratch. That applies to theme options, menus, widgets, any custom theme's elements or shortcodes, but most importantly to custom posts (knowledge base, FAQ).

Kirki and Lore Theme Toolkit plugins are no longer supported in 2.x, so if you decide to update to 2.x, feel free to remove those plugins (Lore Theme Toolkit was replaced with LSVR Lore Theme Toolkit).

You can find the latest version of Lore 1.x in the full package in "Legacy / Lore v1" folder.

Lore 1.x documentation