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Download MusexPress CMS

Download MusexPress CMS and install it.

Please keep in mind that if you wanna use the new version, you need to update all of the MusexPress widgets in your Muse project (to the new version) to be sure that everything will work correctly on your site.

Download Page Creator

Download this Plugin from MuseGain.com and unzip the file. You will find 2 folders: Plugin and Widget.

Install the Plugin

Go to the WordPress admin panel and go to the “plugins” menu. Click on the “add new” button on the top and then upload the plugin.

Select the musexpress-page-creator.zip file from the plugin folder and then click on the “install now” button. Wait for the installation and then activate the plugin.

Install the Widgets

Let’s open the “Widgets” folder and click on the mulib file.

We’ll be redirected to Adobe Muse. Here we are again. From the library panel open the “MusexPress – Page Creator” folder. You can see one widget called “Page Creator Content”.

Create the Muse Pages

What we have to do now is creating a new page in Adobe Muse. Note that you must add    “mxp_template_” before the page name . So, if you wanna name the page “contacts”, you have to save it as “mxp_template_contacts”.

You can create infinite dynamic page templates, just remember to start the page name with “mxp_template_”.

Open the page and select the MusexPress Page creator folder in the library panel.

Drag & drop the widget Page Creator Contents into the canvas. 

Custom Post Type Support

If you need to use some Custom Post Type plugins that do not create pages and neither uses shortcodes, create in muse a page named “mxp_custom_template”. Note: you can have only one page called mxp_custom_template.

Inside this page just drag & drop the widget Page Creator Custom Template into the canvas, exactly as you have done before creating your mxp_template_  pages. In this way the Page Creator plugin will override the header and the footer file of the base theme.

Different Single Post/Single Product Pages

With Page Creator Plugin, you can now select a different template for each post/product, just create a new mxp_template_  page in muse, but this time instead of use the Page Creator Content widget, use single post/single product widgets. You can also change the template of multiple posts or products at the same time. Go to Posts or Products Page, select all the elements you want to change template, then select “Change Template” from the bulk action selector, and finally insert the name of your template page inside the input text field that will appear. Note that the name you have to insert needs  to be exactly the name of the page template without the extension, for example mxp_template_full_width. To reset to the default template using the bulk action, just write default instead of your template page name .

 

Upload the Muse Template

Once your website design is finished, click on the File menu and then “upload to FTP hosting”. We insert our FTP credentials and continue. Now we have to insert the site URL. Pay attention to the “folder on server section”. That’s a very important step to have MusexPress working properly. You need to insert here the same WordPress installation path as completed before (either in root folder or in subfolder) and add  /mxp_theme. We’re ready to go to the next steps. In the Upload section select “All files” if you’re uploading MusexPress for the first time. Then you can choose “only modified files”. Click ok. You will see an FTP validation alert. Don’t worry about that. Click on Ignore and wait for the website upload.

Convert all Pages

Once uploaded, jump back to your MusexPress admin panel, go to the MusexPress menu and click on “pages converter”.

Select all the pages of your Muse project and click on the convert button. Keep in mind you have to follow this step everytime you upload your Muse Project again.

 

Add new Page

Ok now we can go to the Pages menu and click on Add New. Then insert the page title and click on Publish. As you can see, after the Page refresh, you can find the text editor and the template selector.

Select the Muse Page Template you have created in Muse before and click on the Update button.

In the same page you can find the Permalink section, that you can edit as you want.

Into the text editor area you can add all the contents you want and you can use also third party Visual  Composer Plugins to build your page layout.

 

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