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Installing Active Child Theme
Before we begin, make sure you have Divi installed on WordPress before installing this child theme. We recommend doing this on a fresh WordPress installation.
The Divi theme is not included in this package. To download Divi, you must have an Elegant Themes Membership.
The page links from buttons and logo are removed, so you need to relink those to the right pages.
Download and unzip the ‘Active_Child_Theme.zip’ file to your computer.
In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New.
Locate the active.zip file in the Active_Child_Theme folder on your computer and then click Install Now.
When the install is complete click on ‘Activate’, you will then see the Active Child Theme as the active theme in your theme panel.
After activating Active, you will see at the top:
This theme recommends the following plugins: Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll, Widget CSS Classes and Widget Importer & Exporter.
Begin installing these plugins by clicking on Begin installing plugins.
On the next screen, you need to check all the plugins and choose to install in the dropdown. Hit apply, and the progress will begin.
When the progress has finished click on “Return to Required Plugins Installer.”
Now you need to activate all the plugins.
Go to Divi > Theme Options. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Active Theme Options.json.
Go to Divi > Theme Customisation. Click on the import/export options (up/down arrow).
Click on Import and upload Active Customizer Settings.json.
Go to Divi > Divi Library. Click on the import/export options.
Click on Import and upload Active Builder Layouts.json.
Go to Appearance > Widgets. If there are widgets in the Sidebar, then remove them all. Create a new Sidebar. You can give it any name that you want.
Go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter.
Choose the file Active-widgets.wie. Click on Import Widgets.
Go to Settings > Sticky Menu (or Anything!)
In the sticky element field, add the following #stickybar
Under the advanced settings tab fill in the field Z-index: (optional) 999 in.
Go to Pages > Add New. Give your page a name for example Home.
In the Divi Builder Click on Load from Library then click on Add From Library.
Here you will find all the pages from the demo. Load the Home page and publish it.
Don’t forget to add a menu and set the Home page as static.
Changing logo and header information
We made the header as a global section. This means that every page that has this global section will be the same. So if you adjust one, then all the pages that have the same global section will be changed as well.
Changing logo and other information in the header
To change the logo, you open any page that you have created. And you open the first image and place your logo in it.
So all the pages that have this global section will have your logo now. And every new page that you will be creating as well.
Same goes for the social media buttons and the phone number. If for example, you don’t want the social media buttons then you can just remove them or replace with any other Divi module.
If you want to change the color for the phone number, just open the module and change the font color.
You can give any module, row, or section a fly-in animation when scrolling down. To do this, you need to give the module, row or section a particular class.
The classes are as follow:
From top to bottom:
et_pb_animation_top et-animated et-waypoint
From bottom to top:
et_pb_animation_bottom et-animated et-waypoint
From right to left:
et_pb_animation_right et-animated et-waypoint
From left to right:
et_pb_animation_left et-animated et-waypoint
et_pb_animation_fade_in et-animated et-waypoint
Credits for these animations goes to Geno Quiroz and Nathan Weller.
If you want to give a h1 or h2 title the gradient color.
Then you just have to add the gradient_title class to the module.
For the gradient border you add gradient_border class to the module, row or section.
Creating a blog post
To create a blog post with the same layout as Active you do the following:
Go to Posts > Add New
Go to Load From Library > Add From Library and choose Single Post Page.
In the right upper right corner, you find the Divi Post Settings. Make the following adjustments:
Page Layout: Full Width
Post Title: Hide
Place in the excerpt box the text that you want to show on the blog page or blog grid page.
You find this box under the Divi page builder in the post page.
Create your own page
If you want to create a custom page, but you want to use the same header and menu. You can easily achieve this by following these steps:
Go to Pages > Add New.
Click on the Divi Page Builder button.
Click on Add From Library and load Top Header Global.
Do the same with Menu Global.
Arrange them in the right order.
Now you can create the other sections/rows that you want.
To edit the content of the 404 page, you go to Divi > Divi Library.
Then you open the 404 page. You can make your edits here.